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Posted By XmanNZL

This game doesnt really look like it handles very sim like. And was that last track a rip off of the Nurburgring?

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Posted By ajamafalous

I sure do love Drew Quick Looks.

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Posted By delta_ass

"You have to hide behind some cover to get your health back?"
 
Drew needs to be in every Quick Look from now on. The man can do no wrong.

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Posted By Crixaliz
@sgjackson said:
" I think I'm going to get either this or Forza this year, and I'm going back and forth on both. This game nails the sense of speed really well, because I love getting behind a car and fighting it to push it to its limits to make it go really fast. What I've seen of Forza definitely makes it look like the superior game, but I can't shake the feeling Shift is the game I'll enjoy more. "
I feel that exact same way. I really wanted to see how bad the damage on the cars got, Forza looks like they nailed that aspect but I haven't really seen it in Shift. Ever since Burnout I love watching a car get smashed up and damaged when you make a mistake.
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Posted By Valru

one second look
1) sense of speed like pgr4, again if i wanted that i'd play pgr4 and enjoy the arcadeyness
2) frame rate is fucking terribe i noticed it the entire time
3) interface is trying to be sexy but at the sametime conviluted and just ugly
4) graphics are meh again pgr4 looks better
5) trying to be a sim but gets stuck in nfs mode so doesnt do either well.

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Posted By eclipsesis

This is simulation in the sense that it is no where near simulation. But still one of the best game NFS has put out 

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Posted By FrankCanada97
@XmanNZL: His assists were probably on full, and this game does have Nurburgring, at least the Nordeschliefe.
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Posted By Diamond

Seems like an OK game, but I find it's just not grabbing me.  Driver progression is one thing, but if you're going to give me a sim, I need TONS of cars, and TONS of options, and a tight (difficult) money system.

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Posted By CowMuffins

The skybox in this game looks terrible.

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Posted By XmanNZL
@FrankCanada97: They were, but even when Ryan turned them off the way the car flicked out just didnt look right. 
 
I defiantly prefer Forza 3 over this.
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Posted By Octaslash

I would of liked to see more of the cockpit view considering it's one of their main selling points.

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Posted By Tikicobra
@DiGiTaL_SiN said:
" SHIFT! "
Do you have, like, no life?
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Posted By CactusWolf

Will stick with Gran Turismo.
 
Good day.

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Posted By Oy

Should  have let Drew play this in cockpit view at least once.  Since the that's the game's main draw apparently.
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Posted By jakob187

I thought that this was a solely cockpit view game?  Too sad that they didn't play it in the cockpit view, which is probably why the frame rate was shit.  My anticipation for this game is dying...

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Posted By TheMustacheHero

More like Need for Speed: Shit amirite?

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Posted By PanchoKilla

I will wait for Forza 3

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Posted By digital_sin
@Tikicobra: If you check and see who has first post and have been keeping count, then it's probably you who has no life.
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Edited By kerikxi

Drew! Yay!
 
On topic, I really don't see why I would get this instead of Forza 3. Cockpit view is neat, but I always end up either in a first person view with no obstructions, or a behind the car view. Cockpit seems like a novelty.
 
Then again, I'm not a hardcore racing guy. Forza 2 is really the first game of the type I got into, but it got its hooks in pretty deep considering my lack of experience with the genre.

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Posted By Claude

Wait... my nephew has a copy of Forza 2. I need to get that...note. But this game does look good if not deeper than usual.

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Posted By natetodamax

Meh, I've lost interest in this now. I'd definitely get Forza 3 over this.
 
Also, I took out my iPod Touch and found out that the loading times are approximately 44.7 seconds long. No thank you.

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Posted By PowerBombYo

Yeah, this game may turn out to be decent, but I have to put my money on what I think will be better, which is Forza 3.

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Posted By mudkip9000

MOAR DREW

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Posted By Shandwraith4

Really should have let drew do all of the driving.  No point in taking a look at a sim style racing game if the driver cant make good turns, even with all the assits turned on.
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Posted By PentaCube

man, would have been great to see the real damage one, or the cockpit view.  Would have also been nice to see drew take a crack at a race.

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Posted By killdave

Actually doesn't look that bad.
 
Or maybe it was because Ryan was driving my car for this quicklook ^^
Well, that was the coupe version while I have the 130i hatchback, but I got the point ;p

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Posted By citizenkane

Yes!  Another Drew Quick Look!  ^__^

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Posted By snattu

Hmph. Does not appeal to me at all. I applaud the effort, but what I'd really would have liked is a Need for Speed 1 game with todays technology. Looks like GT5 will be the only driving game I'll be buying this year.

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Posted By Hitman101

MY GOD! TECHNO KANYE WEST MUSIC IN A RACING GAME. 

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Posted By YetiAntics

another racing sim. I see what NFS are trying to get at, but, NFS is a arcade racer. I will miss that.
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Posted By lihtster1
@ColumnBreaker: Just a couple of tips, start in cockpit view and when you got the feel for the game, turn the assists off.
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Posted By EgoCheck616

Was close to buying Shift but decided to go with DiRT 2 instead.

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Posted By FrEeZe

watching these HD Game quick looks makes me wish for HD Videos on Giantbomb

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Edited By Rio

Still considering picking this game up, not quite sure yet.  Game looks really good from the quick-look, and the couple body kits shown arent hideous like past nfs games (I'm an enthusiast that largely prefers a clean look leaning away from body mods).  Game definitely looks good.
 
lol, ryan needs to learn that you dont apply gas before a turn,  I wonder if he knows what the apex is?

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Edited By bybeach

Kind of like this game, like ryans demonstration of it. i need to try a racing game. I know how this sounds, but I found out I liked it in Mafia and vice city. i tried some should have been GS recromended, no.  But i want to make another effort again.
 
" Hide behind some  trees till your health recovers"...I heard that drew! Something I`d try...

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Posted By composite

I was screaming "USE COCKPIT VIEW" after the switch to the elise, if only for a few seconds, I was damn curious what the inside of one of those carbon fibre go-karts looks like. Spending money on Forza 3 instead of this, but this looks like it is a pretty good start for a game competing against other console racers with a few more iterations under their belts.  
 
Also,
Is it a Ryan Pronunciation to say "Fort"za, or is that how you say it?

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Posted By Reuben
@composite said:
" I was screaming "USE COCKPIT VIEW" after the switch to the elise, if only for a few seconds, I was damn curious what the inside of one of those carbon fibre go-karts looks like. Spending money on Forza 3 instead of this, but this looks like it is a pretty good start for a game competing against other console racers with a few more iterations under their belts.   Also,Is it a Ryan Pronunciation to say "Fort"za, or is that how you say it? "
That's how you pronounce it. Unless you're speaking in Italian and saying Forza.
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Posted By Terjay

I'm kinda bummed... Because I loved the megahammy plot of Most Wanted and Carbon. Even though Carbon was pretty bad.

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Posted By troyx

god this looks way too good for a need for speed game

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Posted By Lazyaza

Looking good this game is, be buying it I must.

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Posted By Xeiphyer
@FrEeZe said:
" watching these HD Game quick looks makes me wish for HD Videos on Giantbomb "
Agreed =P Not for all videos, but for the ones where graphical quality is a selling point like racing games
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Posted By BombaLuigi
@Shandwraith4 said:
" Really should have let drew do all of the driving.  No point in taking a look at a sim style racing game if the driver cant make good turns, even with all the assits turned on. "
i agree... if drew is the one who's into racing games, let him drive
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Posted By Dred_Priest

Love the name "NachoBoss"

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Posted By TripMasterMunky
@composite said:
" Also,Is it a Ryan Pronunciation to say "Fort"za, or is that how you say it? "
"Fortza" is the correct pronunciation of "Forza."
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Posted By BD_Mr_Bubbles

An accessible racing sim for once? i'm on board.
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Posted By jakob187
@Xeiphyer: Not everyone is in HD, so doing so would mean they could push away potential viewers.  A switching option would be nice, but right now, I think Giant Bomb offers great quality in their videos. 
 
@BombaLuigi said:
" @Shandwraith4 said:
" Really should have let drew do all of the driving.  No point in taking a look at a sim style racing game if the driver cant make good turns, even with all the assits turned on. "
i agree... if drew is the one who's into racing games, let him drive "
I also agree, and it's no offense to Ryan.  I really wanted to see more of the cockpit view, which is the main selling point of this game.  Just the small amount that I saw makes me really want to check it out, even though the frame rate has me wanting to stay away.  It would've been nice to at least hand the controller off to Drew at some point and said "why don't you take us through a better look at the cockpit view?". 
 
I do like that he turned the assists off at the end, as the whole time...all I could think was "BUT WHAT IS IT LIKE WITHOUT THE ASSISTS?!".
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Posted By zudthespud

Considering I have S rank's in Forza and 1 achievement left in race pro, I would be kidding myself if I said I didnt want this game. I'm going to pre order.

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Posted By TheDarkVoid

This is not a sim game at all!!!! This is arcadiest of all nfs.. the car is not turning  realistically , never acting  realistically .Acceleration is terrible. The racing line they show you is wrong
 
...really disappointed  after all that big talk from them

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Posted By cikame

Looks kinda..... sideways?
 
all the time? 
 
I don't know, something about the way the cars handle in this game looks... strange.
Also what was that camera about in the upgrade menu, you can't even see everything the upgrade is doing visually until you let it pan for the next 30 odd seconds.
 
This game will have more in the way of upgrades, parts, drifting and so on, but forza will bring more cars and more diversity.

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Posted By Whatclowns

I just registered to say these guys aren't  playing from the cockpit view.  How are you people in the gaming industry and dont know thats the way to play this game??  They are doing this game a dis justice.  The game has already gotten 90% from its first two reviews.  Listenup podcast today stated the game is amazing on all fronts Graphics, Gameplay and sound.   Do not make clueless comments like its another PGR game.  Its not ive played it and it blew away forza 3 at PAX.  IMHO