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Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
This 100%. Unfortunately my favourite console racing game is still Gran Turismo 2. Yep - GT3, GT4, GT Sport all look great, but IMO (very limited experience) all are a PITA to play with a stardard PS controller. Gran Turismo 2 was still fun and the controller vibration was really good at communicating wheelspin, slides, ripple strips, etc...
Yes, they all look super graphically and sound realistic, but, well, it is hard to translate to being a good game. Colin McRae Rally was good at it time and I still have a soft spot for belting across Baja in Motocross Madness 2. It is pretty short list unfortunately. GT2 was well done though.

Next year (assuming a return to normality), I might look at build a car racing sim so the more sim-focused games are more fun (I love tweaking all the car settings, just find the modern games finnicky to play to a high level with the standard controller) - it definitely won't be Xbox based though as the game options are too limited. Probably PC based to allow most flexibility.
Have to agree that the controller is a weak point. A cabin with a steering wheel has to be a good thing. I do have a Thrustmaster steering wheel here somewhere too and it did make a big difference. Go for it is you can find a worthy game to make the most of it. Has to be cheaper than the real thing.
 

Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
I still loved GT3, 4 was a bit of a drainer, think I switched to Xbox after that. I enjoy Forza but don't play it much anymore. I've always been into drifting and Forza do it well, used to do multiplayer with a heap of mates, that was good fun. Dabbled with wheels a couple of times but never commited to a decent set up. You need a whole games room for that otherwise you have to pull the eyesore apart every time you're finished with it or it turns into a kids playground/clothes horse. I don't have the space so just deal with controller.

Unfortunately every time I have half an hour to kill, anything I put on wants to do an update that takes longer than I can be bothered playing for. I still play Skate 3 fairly regularly though.
 

beeb

Likes Bikes and Dirt
gotta grind until you get that pike peak car then watch the field disappear in the mirrors
Haha, I unlocked every car I ever wanted in it except for the race-spec Toyota GT-One. I played that game so much it got to the point I could actually drive the TVR Speed 12 with the engine upgrades done. Give me that game but with current graphics and I'd be set for life, haha. That Pikes Peak Escudo was mental though.
 

Milpool

Have knuckles, will drag
I loved the used car lot. KP61 starlets and Datsuns and 200 different skylines. It had Rally cars from when rally was cool. The main menu music is like an instant relaxant to even think about.

I put some serious hours into GT3 though, I was like 14 when I had it so at the peak of available spare time. A mate used to stay over and we'd play until like three in the morning or until mum would come out and crack the shits over the noise of the analogue sticks smashing left and right.
 

gippyz

Likes Dirt
It will be interesting to see on the PS5.

The PS4 uses usb 3.1 so it is as quick as you can hope. At least the PS4 is easy to expand.
Bought a 1TB pro ps4.
So far I’m super impressed. Played Star Wars and the quality was impressive!
Bought kingdom hearts today, and pre-ordered ff7 remake from jb today - which has just been shipped!
Very happy with it!
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Bought a 1TB pro ps4.
So far I’m super impressed. Played Star Wars and the quality was impressive!
Bought kingdom hearts today, and pre-ordered ff7 remake from jb today - which has just been shipped!
Very happy with it!
Good one. Best go big and pick the best one. Do you have a 4k TV or monitor to make the most of the Pro PS4?
Which Star Wars - Battlefront 2 or Jedi Fallen Order?
I had a bit of crack at BF2 multiplayer last night and it is always fun but not one of my better days.

Try Warframe. It is free and very Destiny-like.
https://www.warframe.com/landing

My PSN ID is LooseKnob.
 

droenn

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Humble have this deal at the moment:


$51 for 40+ games. Into the Breach and Super Hot look good, any other good ones there?
 

TM2

Likes Bikes
My PSN ID is LooseKnob.
Funny, same as my pornhub login .

I've got Fallen Order on XBox, but never get around to playing it. Ironically with the Carona developments, I get less gaming time as my 13 year old is home all the time, and I don't have the heart to kick him off it when he's chatting to friends and gaming.
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
+1. very enjoyable game. good lightsaber dynamics and special moves, IMO.

Just started The Last of Us (remastered). uses the same engine as the uncharted games, by the looks - from Naughty Dog studio.
The Last Of Us remaster is in my list too....doh.........
 

Mr Crudley

Eats Squid
Funny, same as my pornhub login .
I guess I'm thumbing my PS4 controller knob and your, well....err......let's leave it right there :)

Anyhow, to save you the suspense, it doesn't matter how long you pull it for, it won't fall off.
 
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gippyz

Likes Dirt
Good one. Best go big and pick the best one. Do you have a 4k TV or monitor to make the most of the Pro PS4?
Which Star Wars - Battlefront 2 or Jedi Fallen Order?
I had a bit of crack at BF2 multiplayer last night and it is always fun but not one of my better days.

Try Warframe. It is free and very Destiny-like.
https://www.warframe.com/landing

My PSN ID is LooseKnob.
Jedi fallen order. Loving every minutes of it. I was hoping to get more time gaming the fact that I’m home all the time now, alas the University is not letting off. So busy right now that it’s madness.

Yes I have a 4K tv and monitor. The quality is amazing. Now to get a proper sound system going.

Haven’t signed up for PSN yet. Will do soon :)
 
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