I have played the demo and can't wait for the game to come out. The graphics and damage modeling is beautiful! However, it is nice to see some reviewers giving credit to Rallisport 2. I keep telling people that Rallisport 2 for the Xbox is probably the best rally game ever made, and is up there on my list of all time favorite racing titles. While this game is fun, I just can't seem to get the drifting down. Where as in Rallisport, the controls were so intuitive that after 5min I was drifting with pinpoint precision. One area where Dirt surpasses Rallisport is in the amount of modes and cars that are available. Aside from the drifting, it seems like either some people were brought on from the Rallisport MSGS team or they tried to copy Rallisports intuitive play. Don't get me wrong, Dirt is going to be an insane experience. If you like Rallisport 1 or 2 for the Xbox, you'll love Dirt for the 360 (and vice versa).
Best Rally Racing so far
My specialty is asphalt but I have always been amazed by Rally racing and up until now all the games I have tried have been terrible, especially if compared to the likes of Gran Turismo. This game is by the makers of GRID and has similar appeal. (I love GRID by the way). The only downsides to GRID was the lack of adjustability of mechanical parts (ie: air pressure, shocks, downforce, etc.) and easy practice runs of a track pre-race. DIRT has included each of these functions including realistic damage and control. It has all the great GRID features such as a helmet cam view and accurate sound effects. I love the realistic feel of the game with the use of a steering wheel and how if you veer off course you don't hit some invisible wall. The game allows you to flip, slide and completely fall off course if you suck that bad. I would've given the game a 10 all across the board, but there is no Paris-Dakhar Rally feature (gran turismo and Grid included 24hr specialty races like the 24hrs of lemans). Other than that, this game is a must have for any auto racing junkie; asphalt or dirt.
Dirt Forza 2
yeah... forza 2 was a joke and dirt took its place for my purchase. this game is incredible... the car damage is awesome, this game even has environment damage! in the demo my friend (terrible at this game) crashed into a barrier and bent it a little, so this game is very in-depth! graphics are gorgeous and the gameplay is great. i love the handling, i dont have to slow down to 10mph to make a turn like in forza 2. i saw a review earlier with some moron saying that forza will "last longer" pfft most ppl played the demo for forza for 1 lap and turned it off bc 1. the controls suck, we dont want something too realistic, we want something fun. 2. the graphics on forza 2 are a joke, the cars look like they do in forza 1 and the environment looks worse than it did in forza 1... 3. the online will be much better and more fun. thats enough for me so im gettin dirt, i suggest u all do too.
Cant get enough DiRT!
Dirt is just a fabulous game! The graphics when I first turned on when the rally car does the turn then you go down the mountains were just breathtaking. I love the violin music at the start and the menu's are very intuitive. The graphics blow you mind away (especially when your xbox 360 is hooked up using HD cables!). The customization I think could have been more in depth but honestly rally cars shouldn't really be customized. Some of the physics on the Rally raid T4 Trucks aren't totally correct but the rally car physics are very realistic. One thing I noticed was the rumble feed back which I thought was just great. My favorite car would have to be the freight liner hill climb truck. I thought the damage was extremely realistic. I think that DiRT really gets you hooked and you really can get enough DiRT! I also like how your vehicle gets progressively DiRTY!
The game is beautiful, loved the demo. People psyched about the game though need to understand there is NO SPLIT-SCREEN, NO REAL MULTIPLAYER ON OR OFFLINE. The "99 racers plus you" thing is stretching the truth, you'll be on the track by yourself and only able to talk to one person. There's a graphic on the side of the screen that will tell you what position you're in based on your time. That's the closest you'll come to racing another human with this game. Pretty much just a time trial, which is what rally is like, but still... it's not multiplayer. I like the game. If it had multiplayer I'd be buying it. I just want people throwing down $60 thinking they will be able to jump in the game with a friend at their house or online and mash it up like the PS3 folks can with Motorstorm. Maybe they'll get it right in DiRT 2. :(
Best off-road racing game i have played.
DiRT is one of those game where you love it, or you hate it. i love it A LOT. Anyone can just pick it up and start playing since there are 5 difficulties. It takes a few races to get used to the controls in the game, but it is a great game and it has a lot of tracks and different places to race in it. With that, and the spectacular graphics for a 2006 game, its a great game
out of your minds
I will put money on this, Forza beets this Hands Down. Graphics. Forza pulss 9.5, dirt pulls a 9. how can you say dirt is better, forza EATS this, play the demo before saying anything... dirt looks good but it is deff not Forza. And, i will beet anyone on this, dirt will be good for about a week. forza will be awsome for a couple months. Forza is like a racing rpg. you have to earn cash to fix up your car if you crash it. that puts alittle comp in the play, trying to play with a bunch of you asses wrecking you all the time. lol well you wont be playing long before you have no cash from crashing others because you need to win races to get money and you have to use money to buy the parts you need, tires that blow, parts fly from your car. Forza is going to SHINE i played the demo and HOLY @#$!!!!
Great for 1000 GS but time to get there is long!
If you are looking to boost your gamerscore to another 1000GS, than grab this game, because its insanely easy to obtain. The downside is the time it takes, and things you have to do to get that insane 1000. 1) 2 to 3 play throughs in career, and that's just getting to 1000 miles in career, and enough money to buy all cars. The miles only count in career, and after my first play through, I didn't even have 500 miles complete, it was like 450 or so. The online is simple, and the championship is simple. However, the rally & cross over races in career mode will frustrate you entirely, due to the fact that the cars are hard to handle, and control, unlike "Split Second" where the cars are very smooth. A hardcore gamer will get the full 1000 such as I am, but only the dedicated!
Pretty good game
It's not nearly as close to a simulation as Forza 2, but it still has its fun aspect. The biggest problem I have with the game is the controller adjusting can only be done outside of the race and requires you to go all the way back to the beginning. As a result, it's very hard to get your controls set up right. Also, I'm not a big fan of how they'll be doing their online play. The online play may be 99 other players, but they set it up so you'll never see one of them, so it's really just a game where you race the time or the computer, then submit a score to compare yourself to other people. Even in the buggy races where it should be you vs real life players, it ends up being you vs the computer and then submitting your time to compare it to other people.
Got this game a couple months ago and been slowing playing it. Its a really fun game and has many options the graphics are good and the game play is smooth. another issue i had with the game is that the comp. players need to be more challenging and more aggresive when your racing. When you crash the graphics are great i love that feature when racing. It also seem that at the last minute someone said put some trucks and buggies in the game not saying it was bad just could have been better. i thought it could have used a couple interesting tracks into the game and maybe the chance to change horsepower options and car designs. the track graphics could had some more work put into it but other from that it a good rally racing game. 8.75 out of 10!!!