Best Rally Game To Date
I have the demo and its a great game. I've noticed from the other reviews a lot of people are complaining about the physics and saying motorstorm is better on the basis of "fun". Of course motorstorm is going to be more "fun", its an arcade style game. It's sole purpose is to be fun. Dirt is a rally sim, its supposed to be realistic. As far as physics, I rally my subaru wrx and i can say that the helmet cam view in this game gives the perfect sense of what it is like to rally race. The way the cars slide through the turns and weight transfer is as dead on as i've seen in any other game. not many games respong realistically to a scandanavian flick(turn technique for rally) like this game does The graphics are excellent. The music is pointless and simply background to the sound effects like most racing games. Only downside to this game is that they dropped Colin McRae's name off it because few people in America know who he is. Excellent game hands down.
Still the best console rally sim
DiRT is a very, very good rally game. It has flaws, but it's still the best one out there. It has almost everything a player that wants a rally sim would want in a game. The physics are very good, the cars handle responsively and you feel the bumps, shattering crashes, and hard landings. The brakes are a little too responsive on gravel, and the grip is a little strong, making long, sweeper corners not something you can hang the rear end out on, but still, the game handles great. Graphically, it's still great today. The bloom effect is a bit strong, but the environments look wonderful, as do the car models, and the damage is by far the most impeding to your racing of any of the DiRT games. If you crash into a stump on the inside of a corner that you thought you could cut, surprise, your alignment will be shot afterwards.The stages are long, averaging 4 miles, and maxing at about 6 (rally stages), and that's about right for a rally game. They're dang challenging, too. However, there are no weather effects, no snow stages, and that can hamper the replay value a bit. But, you can tune every last aspect of the car to your hearts content, aside from the engine mapping. And it makes a huge difference in how each car handles. The game can seem a bit dry or without personality that the sequels have, but this is a sim, and if you want a great rally sim experience to tide you over until Dirt 4 comes out, this is the game for you. (I've raced rally in real life, and this is as close to it as I can get and still have fun)
Actually, I believe the reason they're probably delaying isn't because the PS3 will be some super ultimate version, but the fact that when making blu-ray the amount of discs that are defective are off the charts. Also, your number 59 gigs on a blu-ray disc is way off. There is no real end to the amount that could be put on a blu-ray disc as of yet but it is projected to be up to 300 gigs. That said even the memory sticks used in the common PSP are projected to hold up to 32gigs. So don't hold your breath for the 300 gig blu-ray discs. They are commonly defective. Plus, I'm not sold on the idea that ps3 has better graphics then the xbox 360 as I haven't seen anything that really is comparable. All I've seen mostly is cross platform titles from the xbox 360 to the ps3, which are delayed often by the defective discs problem. In the end blu-ray might be the killer of the ps3.
I don't really care that they are going to delay it for ps3. As long as it comes out on the ps3 it will be graphically superior and run better than on a xbox 360 or a pc. As for the blue ray disks, they can hold 25gb, no more, no less. That is the amount that you can hold on them at the moment. It is possible that in the future that there will be a possibility to hold more. I already know that a 50 gb is on the way but at the moment only 25 gb are available. The ps3 is hard to make games for because it is difficult to use all of the power that it has to offer and the developers tools are hard to use and that is the true reason that they are delaying the game for ps3. Not because it is uber good, (though it will be graphically superior) and not because of defective disks. But it will be a great dirty racer for the ps3, cant wait for it to come out.
Played the Demo on the Xbox360. Graphics are great, yes, car handling and physics like most Codemasters racing games is terrible. Since when do all cars drive the same, its like you rammed a pole down the middle of the car and the twist it to turn the vehicle. There is no sense of real difference between the vehicles, no sense of grip on the road, no sense of vehicle weight. Enough with the bling factor Codemasters, work on the physics. To all that say it will look better on the PS3. I have both the PS3 and Xbox360. Up until now most games released on both systems look either the same (Obilivion not counted) or 1% better on the Xbox360, oh, and the Xbox360 seems to have less problems with erratic framerates. I am going to pick up this game on the Xbox360 just because I enjoy smashing up the cars and it looks good, handling, what a joke.
Don't let the demo fool you
I own the 360 version. Yeah, I too downloaded the demo and didn't like the game. But I got it anyways and found it to be a smooth game. Yes the controlling takes some getting uses to. But once you get it down pack, the game can be fun. The only thing about the 360 version is there is no split screen play. But you can play online. As far as who's graphic are going to be better between 360, ps3, and the pc. I would say 360 and ps3 have been neck and neck so far. The graphics are wicket no matter what system you roll with. For those who are not sure about the game. Rent it first, and get the feel for it. For the ps3 owners, I hope with the delay, you do get the split screen play. The ps3 has the power to do it. Hope codemasters honors that power.
If you love Rally like I do, then this game is near perfect. The graphics on the demo are great, the car/driving physics are what we have come to love about the codemasters rally games. I guess this is the replacement for Colin's game, but its a worthy one. Bottom line, if you like Rally, and your not a casual player, you will be sporting some wood. I'm a bit torn on this game vs. the new "sega rally revo" game, but I will probably get both I guess. If you only want to buy one, then I would rent them both...as they come out at the same time if I remember correct.
Not for everyone
I recently downloaded this game off of PS3 Store and let me tell you, i found this game to be boring and just plain bad! The graphics were good but thats all it has, its only looks nice-doesn't feel nice. Motorstorm is way better and trust me on this if u want a fun racing game go for Motorstorm.
Rally racing at its best
Great physics in handling , and damage . Sound is awesome and realistic. Great graphics tracks and cars . Lasting appeal good but gets boring after three times around on single player . Don't judge 360 version reviews the PS3 version is a lot better . ( handling physics are excellent )
I've played many of the Colin McRae rally games and they are all great. I can't wait to play Dirt, I just got the Demo of the game yesterday for my PS3 and it looks really good, I can't stop playing it. All the Colin McRae rally games have had that realism of real rally in them and that is one thing that makes them so great. With the Realism, Detail, and now all the different types of racing in it this one is going to take them all I think.