New to Trials, Should I Start Here or with HD?

#1 Posted by Triumvir (472 posts) -

After watching some recent Quick Looks and TNT, my interest was piqued about this game so I checked out the demos of Trials HD and Trials Evolution. They are both super addictive, but, seeing as they are both the same price and I'm low on cash, I was on wondering if I should just start with Trials Evolution. So, a few questions:

Would I be missing much by skipping Trials HD in terms of interesting tracks or practice for Trials Evolution?

Is the community for Trials HD dead because of the new Trials game?

Do you guys think it would be worth picking up the first one down the line if I played the crap out of Evo and wanted more, or is there no going back if I started with Evo?

#2 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2272 posts) -

Get Trials Evolution, you get A LOT more bang for your buck. The varied environments are worth it more over the same industrial warehouse setting.

#3 Posted by C0V3RT (1377 posts) -

You're fine if you started with Evolution. If you're still itching for more Trials afterwards, you'd by no means be taking a step "back" to HD.

#4 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -

Absolutely start with Evolution. It's a little easier overall, and MUCH better at teaching you how to play the game. There's also essentially unlimited DLC with the track share feature.

@Triumvir said:

Would I be missing much by skipping Trials HD in terms of interesting tracks or practice for Trials Evolution?

Is the community for Trials HD dead because of the new Trials game?

Do you guys think it would be worth picking up the first one down the line if I played the crap out of Evo and wanted more, or is there no going back if I started with Evo?

1) You won't be missing much. If anything, you should consider Evo practice for HD, not the other way around.

2) In trials HD, there never was much of a community to speak of, at least with the 360 version. You can't share tracks unless it's with people on your friends list, and there's no multiplayer. Aside from Leaderboards, that's about the only community you'll find.

3) If you play the hell out of Evo and are looking for more professionally made content, then sure. Just keep in mind that the tracks are a bit harder in HD, and the environments are a bit more bland.

#5 Posted by Airickson (120 posts) -

I agree with the above -- Evo is a great game that is better cosmetically than HD. The addition of multiplayer and ability to share tracks with non-friends makes it superior. There are some differences between it and HD and if you want more Trials, you can always go back and get it (plus the additional DLC tracks).

#6 Edited by Triumvir (472 posts) -

Thanks for the imput. I'll probably download Evo sometime this weekend, then.

#7 Posted by Patman99 (1572 posts) -

But if you dont play Trials HD, you will miss all the deep story and lore that is contained in the game...

#8 Posted by SuperSambo (2858 posts) -

Trials HD is also a lot more likely to be on sale compared to Evo.

#9 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@Triumvir said:

After watching some recent Quick Looks and TNT, my interest was piqued about this game so I checked out the demos of Trials HD and Trials Evolution. They are both super addictive, but, seeing as they are both the same price and I'm low on cash, I was on wondering if I should just start with Trials Evolution. So, a few questions:

Would I be missing much by skipping Trials HD in terms of interesting tracks or practice for Trials Evolution?

Is the community for Trials HD dead because of the new Trials game?

Do you guys think it would be worth picking up the first one down the line if I played the crap out of Evo and wanted more, or is there no going back if I started with Evo?

Get Trials EVO.

It's worth more than double of what they ask for.

It's everything in HD, plus so much more.

And if you ever get the spare money, get HD as well.

It'll probably pop up on Deals of the Week again.

#10 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.

#11 Posted by slowbird (1677 posts) -

@RandomHero666: you crazy for this one, Rick.

#12 Posted by AngeTheDude (659 posts) -

@Patman99 said:

But if you dont play Trials HD, you will miss all the deep story and lore that is contained in the game...

That's what I was about to say. You won't be able to pick up on the various story threads when they continue in Trials Evolution. Also, did they ever tell you at the end whether the bike was sentient?

#13 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1237 posts) -

I got started with evolution and am doing fine. The natural difficulty increase helps increase your skills

#14 Posted by HistoryInRust (6289 posts) -

. . . Neither?

#15 Posted by JasonR86 (9649 posts) -

@Triumvir:

Start with Evolution. The learning curve is much easier to handle.

#16 Posted by HistoryInRust (6289 posts) -
@RandomHero666 said:
Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.
I don't like either of them, if you want me to throw in with your camp.
#17 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

@RandomHero666 said:
Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.
I don't like either of them, if you want me to throw in with your camp.

Then...

What are you doing here?!

#18 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@BPRJCTX said:

@HistoryInRust said:

@RandomHero666 said:
Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.
I don't like either of them, if you want me to throw in with your camp.

Then...

What are you doing here?!

Is the thread called "trials fans only" ?? 
No, so shut up
#19 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@RandomHero666 said:

@BPRJCTX said:

@HistoryInRust said:

@RandomHero666 said:
Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.
I don't like either of them, if you want me to throw in with your camp.

Then...

What are you doing here?!

Is the thread called "trials fans only" ?? No, so shut up

Oh, hey there big man!!!

Talkin' like that on the internet, must mean you are a real badass in real life...

#20 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@BPRJCTX said:

Oh, hey there big man!!!

Talkin' like that on the internet, must mean you are a real badass in real life...

Talking like what? I'm acting hard by telling you people don't need to like trials to post in a trials thread?
#21 Posted by AngeTheDude (659 posts) -

@RandomHero666 said:

@BPRJCTX said:

Oh, hey there big man!!!

Talkin' like that on the internet, must mean you are a real badass in real life...

Talking like what? I'm acting hard by telling you people don't need to like trials to post in a trials thread?

It's fine to post in a Trials thread if you don't like Trials but... why?

#22 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

I think Evolution as the difficulty curve is less fucked.

#23 Posted by natetodamax (19191 posts) -

Don't get Trials HD. Evolution has more varied environments and more of a multiplayer component (in that it actually has one).

#24 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@AngeTheDude said:

@RandomHero666 said:

@BPRJCTX said:

Oh, hey there big man!!!

Talkin' like that on the internet, must mean you are a real badass in real life...

Talking like what? I'm acting hard by telling you people don't need to like trials to post in a trials thread?

It's fine to post in a Trials thread if you don't like Trials but... why?

OP asked a question, I answered it.
#25 Posted by Wondeboy (38 posts) -

Start with evolution, and then if you finish that go back and play HD... Evolution is exactly that, it's the evolved, more feature full version of Trials

#26 Posted by AgnosticJesus (543 posts) -

I'd jump right into Evolution. It's a much better made game than Trials. I was terrible at the 1st game but find Evolution to be much more accessible.

#27 Posted by d0rado (35 posts) -

Trials HD is on sale for 600 points on xbox for anyone thinking about picking it up

#28 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@Triumvir said:

After watching some recent Quick Looks and TNT, my interest was piqued about this game so I checked out the demos of Trials HD and Trials Evolution. They are both super addictive, but, seeing as they are both the same price and I'm low on cash, I was on wondering if I should just start with Trials Evolution. So, a few questions:

Would I be missing much by skipping Trials HD in terms of interesting tracks or practice for Trials Evolution?

Is the community for Trials HD dead because of the new Trials game?

Do you guys think it would be worth picking up the first one down the line if I played the crap out of Evo and wanted more, or is there no going back if I started with Evo?

Hey, if you still want Trials HD, It's on sale right now, 50% off, as well as one of the expansions.

#29 Posted by Triumvir (472 posts) -

@BPRJCTX:

Thanks for the heads up.

I'm currently an area with no broadband for the next few weeks so I'll have to pass right now, but I already picked up Trials Evo last week. I'm sure I'll see it on sale again before the year is out. Maybe then I can finally catch up on all that complex Trials lore...

Evo is crazy good. Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. I'm sure there are plenty of folks like me who will find them useful.

#30 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -

@RandomHero666 said:

@BPRJCTX said:

@HistoryInRust said:

@RandomHero666 said:
Am I the only one who doesn't like Evolution? I played the fuck out of HD, Evo is just.. shit.
I don't like either of them, if you want me to throw in with your camp.

Then...

What are you doing here?!

Is the thread called "trials fans only" ?? No, so shut up

He wasn't talking to you. You coming here and saying that you recommend HD over Evo is fine, although some reasoning behind your choice would have been nice. "I don't like Either of them" is a worthless post that contributes nothing to the discussion. The "what are you doing here?" was directed at that poster, but you took offence and started with the "shut up" crap.

#31 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -
@SpaceInsomniac: I didn't take offence to anything, I just don't like being told what to do on a public forum, and he did include me in his quote so one would assume he was talking to everyone he quoted no?
 
 
To Conclude, Trials HD was fun, Trials Evo is the same game with more stuff to look at, with less challenge
#32 Posted by Darklight (212 posts) -

@RandomHero666: There's a lot of chance he was not talking to you when he said that you know. Since when someone quote a poster it quotes everything he probably did not bother removing your quote, thus you're in it. And just want to point out that if you did not like it and felt the urge to say shut up to a singular question, then it pretty much look like you took offense to it ( interpretation of stuff on the internet and all that jazz) Anyway...

Trial Evolution seems the best choice to start, more polished and with more functionality.

#33 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3628 posts) -

@RandomHero666 said:

@SpaceInsomniac: I didn't take offence to anything, I just don't like being told what to do on a public forum, and he did include me in his quote so one would assume he was talking to everyone he quoted no?

Not really. In my last post, I quoted three different site members--and what I said was based on that entire conversation--but my post itself was only directed towards you. Quote trees happen all the time on this site, but--far more often than not--the reply is usually directed only towards the last person quoted.

@RandomHero666 said:

@SpaceInsomniac: To Conclude, Trials HD was fun, Trials Evo is the same game with more stuff to look at, with less challenge

Except that Evo has endless user made DLC, some of which is FAR more difficult than anything in Evo or HD. Also, less challenge is probably what someone should opt for when asking "should I start here?" And lastly, just because you can finish the tracks doesn't make the game "easy". There are always platinum medals to reach for.

Either way, if you don't like Evo, you're certainly entitled to your opinion.

#34 Posted by yoshisaur (2700 posts) -

@Triumvir: Start with Evolution. I just feel that it is a better game, and that you get more for what you're paying for. If you really like Evolution, then definitely pick up the first.

#35 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac said:

@RandomHero666 said:

@SpaceInsomniac: I didn't take offence to anything, I just don't like being told what to do on a public forum, and he did include me in his quote so one would assume he was talking to everyone he quoted no?

Not really. In my last post, I quoted three different site members--and what I said was based on that entire conversation--but my post itself was only directed towards you. Quote trees happen all the time on this site, but--far more often than not--the reply is usually directed only towards the last person quoted.

@RandomHero666 said:

@SpaceInsomniac: To Conclude, Trials HD was fun, Trials Evo is the same game with more stuff to look at, with less challenge

Except that Evo has endless user made DLC, some of which is FAR more difficult than anything in Evo or HD. Also, less challenge is probably what someone should opt for when asking "should I start here?" And lastly, just because you can finish the tracks doesn't make the game "easy". There are always platinum medals to reach for.

Either way, if you don't like Evo, you're certainly entitled to your opinion.

Yeah, i'd like to know his gamertag to check out all his platinum medals...

I'd also love to see him play a Ninja Level...

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