Did Patches and DLCs really improve the game?

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#1  Edited By chan05

Hi folks, 
 
so i wanted to buy this game but it had so many problems at the beginning that i didn't. Have the patches and the free DLC made this game worth buying or is it still flawed?

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#2  Edited By TheKeyboardDemon

Yes, patches fixed issues, added new features and made the game generally better. It is worth getting, I've not played it in a while, have been meaning to go back to it though. It is the driving/racing game I have most enjoyed recently, IMHO it was much better than NFS: Hot Pursuit.
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#3  Edited By FritzDude

I'm in the same boat as the thread host. The ammount of bad press the game got at launch with all the problems made me look away from the game for a while.

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#4  Edited By tds418

Yes, the patches did fix a lot of the issues the game had. Even before the patches came out I found it to be quite enjoyable. I would definitely recommend picking it up! I was glued to it for a solid 2 months or so.

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#5  Edited By chan05
@tds418: How is the AI? In the reviews i watched the AI was so bad that you didnt see them again after the first 10 seconds of the race.
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#6  Edited By tds418

@chan05 The AI never struck me as being terrible. Certainly there are some races where you'll win by huge amounts (especially if you've upgraded your car to a high level), but there were certainly races that I had a lot of difficulty winning as well. It's a mixed bag, but it doesn't really hurt the game.

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@chan05: Don't get the game, the vehicle handling is terrible (even if you adjust it). Nobody better @ reply me about this statement either, that's not an invitation. Plus you need money to do things but you will have a hard time once you beat all the challenges or lose interest in progression due to the annoying driving schools.

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#8  Edited By TheKeyboardDemon

I never had any issues with the handling, it made more sense than the handling in Hot Pursuit. Driving schools were annoying, but I got through them with help from Youtube and I now have every car in the game (not including additional dlc/special editions).
 
I found the Casino was a great way to get extra money and won 2 cars there.

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#9  Edited By tds418

Yeah, the handling didn't bother me after a couple hours of play.

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#10  Edited By mfpantst
@afrofools: INVITATION ACCEPTED
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@mfpantst: Oh darn. 8P

Okay maybe I was a little harsh... It's still a bit fun driving around, and thanks @TheKeyboardDemon: for the YouTube tip. The multiplayer racing is hard to get a match for, but I don't know if that's only for certain times of the day.

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#12  Edited By Sayishere

Its damn cheap on steam, my urges to buy a racing wheel are coming back. :P

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#13  Edited By mfpantst
@afrofools: Is it 'fun'?  And is it pretty on the PC?
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@mfpantst: It's worth the price it is on Steam, but I play on the 360 console. It can be pretty bland but it's all-right for the price on Steam.

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#15  Edited By mfpantst
@afrofools: cool- good to know.  Fortunately the new CD keys for the summer sale don't work so I won't find out until later if the game is good.  Glad that happened to remind me I should be doing other things!

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