Have To Say It...It's Pretty Good

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#1 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

Sure it's no Mario Kart but I love games with a lot of customizations and this game has loads.  I'm assuming shit unlocks as you gain EXP so I'm hoping for more unlocks.  
 
Overall, it's a solid game and if you can put Mario Kart style levels or CTR levels in this game, I am most def buying this day one like LBP.

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#2 Posted by Soap (3774 posts) -

When I played it over summer the control was a little off, I can't really explain why, just turning seemed to slow. 
 
Could be cool I guess

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#3 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -

But it's not better than Final Fantasy XIII, is it?! 
 
Anyway, looks alright.

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#4 Posted by mordukai (8481 posts) -
@KaosAngel:  
I really don't get what's all the hoopla about Mario Kart. I always had a kinda of 'meh' feeling towards the kart series.  
Glad to hear you are enjoying it. I am very much interested in this game so I can't wait to see how it turns out. I already have some crazy ideas for racing tracks down on paper so I'm really excited about making them in the game.     
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#5 Posted by Weltal (2304 posts) -

Seemed slow as hell to load and it crashed when I tried to get into a race. So I'll give it a chance later.

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#6 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -
@Weltal said:
" Seemed slow as hell to load and it crashed when I tried to get into a race. So I'll give it a chance later. "
Yeah, I started getting that after 10am.  Before that it was working fine and perfectly.
 
@nanikore said:
" But it's not better than Final Fantasy XIII, is it?!  Anyway, looks alright. "

Nothing beats FF13.  ;)
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#7 Posted by Luke (1812 posts) -
@KaosAngel said:
Nothing beats FF13.  ;) "
So, you've Platinum Trophy'd FFXIII already?  Because I sure as hell wouldn't be playing anything else, if I had FFXIII and this requirement wasn't met. 
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#8 Posted by iPhone_Tyler (167 posts) -

I'm in the Beta and am generally really liking it. 
Some impressions though: 

  • The graphics are quite nice although the framerate dips a bit in odd places (not during game play but in the drivable menus - probably because of background loading).
  • The controls feel really nice.
  • The weapons seem pretty standard/boring for the genre (compared to Mario Kart, WipEout HD, etc). Also, they seem a little bit unpolished.
  • I raced online against 15 (I think) other players and everything was smooth and fun. In the post game I heard a lot of people saying how surprised they were, and how much fun they were having.
  • The load time are wickedly long, even between menu areas - hopefully this'll be tuned up before release.
  • Creating characters and especially designing cars is really fun.
  • There are already quite a few very impressive created maps available online.
 
In short I've move from apprehensive about this game to excited!
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#9 Posted by Andorski (5481 posts) -
@Soap said:
" When I played it over summer the control was a little off, I can't really explain why, just turning seemed to slow.   Could be cool I guess "
Yea, I noticed that too when I initially started playing.  But when you start to use the drifting mechanic and learn how to drift the majority of the course, the race feels a lot faster.
 
The beta overall has me excited for this game's release now.
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#10 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -

Game looks great, but how'd you get into the beta?

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#11 Posted by trophyhunter (6038 posts) -

I'd say it's almost as good as mario kart and I love me some mario kart.

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#12 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -
@Red: GOTY edition of Little Big Planet comes with a voucher for the beta. 
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#13 Posted by ryanwho (12011 posts) -

I think this game will make it glaringly apparent how much work goes into making a really good track. Anyhow have fun playing badly remade tracks from other games. I'll be waiting for the next Trackmania.

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#14 Posted by Red (6146 posts) -
@AjayRaz: Dag. 
 
Why must I be punished for initially supporting the Play. Create. Share franchise?
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#15 Posted by MetalGearSunny (7469 posts) -

I enjoyed the two minutes that I've played of it. But those loading times are horrible. I mean, I know it's a beta but...GOD!

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#16 Edited by Luke (1812 posts) -

Haha!  I just modded my Racer and Kart, jumped into my first online match and got 1st freaking place!!!  Nice :D 

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#17 Posted by iPhone_Tyler (167 posts) -
@ryanwho:  
Yeah and lots of people will put that much work in.  Little Big Planet has some junk but also has heaps of great, well made and entertaining user generated levels. 
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#18 Posted by moelarrycurly (731 posts) -
@Red: Gamespot is also handing out beta keys.  You can check over there.
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#19 Edited by get2sammyb (6686 posts) -
@flickr said:

" @ryanwho:  
Yeah and lots of people will put that much work in.   Little Big Planet has some junk but also has heaps of great, well made and entertaining user generated levels.  "

Exactly, LBP has 1,000,000 levels, so even if 99% are shit that means - what? - 1,000 levels are awesome. Or 10,000, I dunno. Excuse the maths. You get the point though.
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#20 Posted by iPhone_Tyler (167 posts) -
@get2sammyb:  
Sure, give me 1000 or 10000 well-made levels of a game that I like and I could be playing it for years . 

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