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Quick Look: Wreckfest

YOU CAN DO WRONG WAY | NO BRAKING ALLOWED | EVERYONE WELCOME !!! | THE ONLY RULE IS DO NOT ASK ABOUT THE RULES

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Jun. 29 2018

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Dan, Abby

Posted by: Abby

In This Episode:

Wreckfest

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Next Car Game

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It's really good guys. They finished the video game.

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Custom games is where it's at in this game.

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Ahh, nothing starts the day like a balanced Wreckfest.

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Edited By aznan
@shagge said:

Ahh, nothing starts the day like a balanced Wreckfest.

Beautiful.

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Yo, this seems gooooood.

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Edited By BiggNife

This is making me extremely nostalgic for Team Fortress 2 server messages

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WHERE IS SCOTT PARKER

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Wreckfest 'N' Ben

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Dan's reaction every time Vinny drives through the tires is very Dan.

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Jumping the roof ornament moment for the GBE.

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Losing your progress for an event when you replay it seems like a weird oversight. I'd have expected it to work like a high score thing, where you keep your old progress unless you do better.

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This game basically laid dormant in early access from 2015 until late last year. Really glad it got restarted.

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@shagge said:

Ahh, nothing starts the day like a balanced Wreckfest.

Close the comments down, we're not getting better than this

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I swear, the second race track looks exactly like a track from one of the Flatout games. It makes sense, but it's crazy that I can still recognize that track.

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Edited By eloj

Apparently I added this to my Steam wishlist 2014-06-28, so almost exactly four years ago.

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Edited By Newfangled

This game is an absolute blast for about two hours, then, as the novelty wears off, and its many glaring errors gradually make themselves known, you wonder how Bugbear/THQ Nordic can justify the price point for what's available. Online is already pretty dead (which is the most entertaining aspect of the game by far, given how stagnant and one-dimensional the single-player AI is), and the career mode is seriously bare-bones (there aren't any Steam achievements, for example), so it's one for those with very short attention spans.

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This game is so great! Please do a Playdate so we can join the fun sometime :)

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I had much more fun with tech demo playground than final game sadly

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Alex's drunk as shit Orson Wells joke = good

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Wreckfest is the most important meal of the day.

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This looks like a ton of fun.

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Does Abby seriously not know how to drive?

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@morningcoffee: Lot's of people "seriously don't know how to drive", because in a city/nation with a robust mass transit system and/or ride-sharing services, there's sometimes no need for it.

C.f. Brad Shoemaker, as I recall him saying in a long-past podcast that he either never drove before moving to San Francisco, or hasn't driven since moving to San Francisco (or both).

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I have to believe Dan's spent enough time on the Internet and around DBZ, that he knows damn well what that green and purple colour scheme reminds him of.

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Wow, really jumped the shark with this one

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I can't wait for this to come out on PS4 as almost every other racer this gen is boring or bad. I'm stuck with GT Sport (which is fine) and that's it. ONRush is great but it's not a racer.

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Edited By dasakamov

Ahh, the internet. Where people rage in the in-game chat because their car got wrecked in a game designed ENTIRELY around cars getting wrecked (to the point where it's in the game's damn name). :b

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Current Car Game.

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I think I bought this at some point, hooray.

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giant bomb really cleared the fish

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I miss "join a server and hang out" multiplayer games like this. Excited to jump back in, haven't touched it in a while.

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Wow

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Edited By vibratingdonkey

The vehicular violence in Bugbear games is diabolically satisfying. You want to physically lean into hits. You get possessed by the urge to smash it up and drive like a vindictive asshole. Lining it up, nailing it and driving off with a grin as a disintegrating car chaotically tumbles around in your rearview. It's very good.

And if it happens to you online you're just like "Good slam, ya roadbastard!"

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This is the closest thing to the Mad Max game I want.

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Hmm.

I would prefer all games to have server browsers and not just a quick play option. You can pick map, amount of max players, connection quality.

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The Micro Machines Man is still alive as of right now, according to Wikipedia.

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I like it when all 4 of them are in on a quick look, great mix of personalities.

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Edited By Basanakin

Honestly, I refunded the game of fear that people are abondonning it. I can see how waiting for the race to end is agonizing, especially if you're one of those who got trampled in the first/second corner. Add the slow countdown and the IMPOSSIBLE votekick system (all have to vote within the same 30sec!) and you have enough for people to doze off and play something else.

The game requires patience. If you're unlucky and you crashed early in the race, than that means that you probably have to wait about 6 minutes until you can roll around again. With the sometimes unfair community using the TITLE of the game as an excuse to troll racers, it can really take a toll on your patience some more.

Great game, but they've to change the pacing, and maybe the price.

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This is definitely the largest amount of Finnish online players I've seen in a quick look.

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Yo this is a perfect community playdate game, just sayin.

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No two engines are not on fire

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The soundtrack is primarily heinous.
So much better when replaced by Spotify.
I made a playlist consisting mostly of upbeat merrily aggressive grimey psychobilly, punk, rock, ska, and Queen.

Also you can change the names of the AI drivers by modifying the two text files in the folder below, which I recommend doing or it'll feel like you're playing against internet randos (they're names of backers).

...\Steam\steamapps\common\Wreckfest\data\property\career\...

Just be aware that the career races that consist of multiple heats require there to be at least 96 names to pull from ai_names_career.txt. You can not play those (the game will crash if you try) if you don't have at least 96 names in that file.

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i don't wanna race anymore. if i can't have my shark i don't wanna race

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I love this game and fun fact. I yelled at dan to do the figure 8 race on lawn mowers on twitter and he did it! It was a fun UPF (You all can thank me now).

I supported this game from day one and love the final product. I DO NOT think it's worth 45 bucks, but it is a fun game! I love the car damage!

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As a Dragon Ball fan, Dan, you might be recognizing the colors purple and green as the color scheme of Piccolo, popularized by the internet meme "Daily Dose" or "Piccolo Dick".

Neat video and the game looks fun.

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This looks pretty cool. I hope duders play it more on the site.

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"was this message from the game?"

Gamers born right now, will probably never use a server browser. God I feel old.

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looks like a damn good time