Nascar 2011 The Game
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I, like many Nascar fans could not wait until this game was released but after spending $60, I should have rented it first. The graphics have improved dramatically, but there is so many flaws. First thing I noticed is that the drivers are not even updated. The have Kurt Busch as the number 2 car and many other drivers who swapped teams are still on the old team. I feel that an update should have been automatic. Then I begin to play and I see that the only way to get a caution is to have a 5-43 car pile up. I was spun out racing Dayton and because I hit no cars the kept racing. I was a lap down by the time I got back up to speed then I was ticked off so I wrecked a car and again no caution. I was confused from that point on so I raced Bristol, it took five cars to spin out for a caution to come out. I figured this would be an improvement from the older Nascar games but it is actually a step back. I would save my money and just rent the game but then the rental was not worth it either.
Very Good Game
First off I'll admit that this game has it's flaws, but I still love it anyways. The tracks are very realistic and each one drives differently which is awesome. The graphics are amazing and they're easily the best part of the game. They got the surrounding of the tracks down like Phoenix which will look completely different then other tracks like Kentucky. I also thought that it really feels like your going fast which I really didn't feel in other NASCAR games.
With any game though, there will be problems. Cautions don't always come out when you spin and online can sometimes be unplayable. The company is patching this, so it is still yet to be seen whether it will be fixed. Also, sometimes AI cars will break check you in the turns which causes you to slam into the back of their cars. The paint booth is also very extensive, though it's not as easy to use as other NASCAR game's are. All in all, I really like this game, but I think I'll enjoy it more if they can patch it up.
Fantastic A Great Game For Diehard NASCAR fans
This is probably by far my favorite nascar game yet! The graphics are great and the sound is unmatched by any other racing game ive played. The tracks are very well detailed and very accurate in terms of banking and speed. The only real problem i faced with the game is if you get hit by another car the sheet metal damage isnt 100% accurate and seems to tear instaid of bend or wear. the AI react quickly to decisions that you make on the track and dont randomly spin out like in previous NASCAR games. The replay value is excelent because you can almost never do the same thing twice in this game thanks to the wide variety of tracks. I also like how the game also captures the importance of drafting and clean overtaking and that it has its own in-race points system called NXP (Nascar Experience Points). I love this game and would definately reccomend this to any NASCAR fan.
all that hype for a bad game
I work in NASCAR and im not very happy with this game. all the hype before the release and nothing that was promised is there. sure you got the sound and the graphics but no realism. the damage is there but you cant fix it, the cars in the pits drive through each other. cautions dont come out when they are expected to. The only reason you should buy this is if your love for racing can make you think its worth it. wait for the price to go down and maybe they can fix it up next year. 09 was better then this one and maybe these guys promised to much for their first time doing a NASCAR game. And its only the sprint cup series and some drivers in there have never driven in a cup race, I dont understand it. The spotter is super annoying same comments over and over as well. The last thing is the tuning nothing changes with settings. add all the tape you want you wont overheat add wedge do whatever you want nothing happens. I'm really hoping they can get this straight for future NASCAR games.
Good Game, Worth The Wait
In my opinion, this game is great. The sounds, the graphics, the customizing options, the real life details when making your own car setup. It's all great. The problems I have with it are 1) When customizing your car's paint scheme you have to manually put each letter in at one time. You can't type a word and print it on your car, it's one letter at a time. 2) Online is fun, but can mess up. Sometimes it works great, other times, you'll start a race where some guy is already half way around the track before you start and two cars in front of you loaded on top of each other. Other times the field is froze and no one can move and you have to return to the lobby and restart, another time it could freeze completely and you have to restart the xbox. But if they are making a patch(es) like I've heard, this will all be fixed with time. I still think it's really fun and don't mean to discourage anyone. If you're unsure, rent it first. I personally think it's an awesome game. I would have liked to seen more realistic wrecks or more easily damagable cars, but no problem. Thanks.
Hope they make alot of patches
From opening the box this game had amazing potential, however after wrecking i came to realize there is little to no damage present, it is nothing like advertised being the most realistic wrecks ever in a video game. Secondly you basically have to have a fatal wreck to cause a caution even a big one at daytona or talladega the race stays green and they keep on racing. Graphics and sound are great and its easy to play but the realism....is just pathetic. I am a huge nascar fan so when a company like this makes promises to have the best game ever and they fail that is disappointing. Basically let me put it into perspective, sure nascar 09 sucked but its realism even wrecks was more realistic than nascar the game 2011. so far today I feel like i have wasted 65 bucks of my hard earned money. Hopefully they'll develop a patch to fix these problems if not well i guess you live and you learn.
This is the Best Game
I just got this game yesterday and i could not stop playing! if you like racing games you should get this one.
Achivment hunters will love!!!!!!!!!!
If your a achivment hunter like me and enjoy nascar racing you will love nascar 2011 the game. there are 40 achivments to be exact and all are doable. If your a person who Follows Nascar racing you will get intrested in carrer mode. what i enjoy is tuning my car it is simple and include options such as pounds of hot or cold air inside your tires.and more if you like online gameplay however there mey be a few issues such as glitches and wrecks. if you just get the game to wreck others online you will hate it they can kick you out of the game. but ovarall the online glitches may be annoying but if you race with your friends you will enjoy i think you should by this game to raise your gamerscore and to enjoy racing if your a person who only races with one driver it possibly could get old beacause some drivers only have one paint scheme if you race alot and eventully rank up that is how you unlock new paint schemes. if your a gamer who dosent go for achivments you will enjoy as well i hightly recommend nascar 2011 the game
this game will be so cool like i hope it would be nascar 2010 ive been waiting for it like over a year because ea sports are not making nascar.
before releasing this game Eutechnyx made this huge hype about this game, which is why I think that it is such a huge let down. Eutechnyx clammed they put a lot of effort in capturing the little details in nascar. unfortunately they missed a few things, although there is a new patch that is suppose to fix a lot of the problem that nascar 2011 gamers are facing it still amazes me that they didn't catch it before hand. Your spotter in the game is a joke, in fact I just turned him off, all he talks about it food never giving you any important information. Career mode is ahh I'll say its alright. Once you select a car to dive you cannot change it unless you restart your entire career. Qualifying in the game is so easy, just running a very easy conservative lap around any track would land you a pole. Cautions are a BIG problem, cause of the lack of them. If you spin out the only way you can land a lucky break and get a caution if to drive around the track backwards( MAKE SURE THE LEADERS DON'T PASS YOU, there is no lucky dog). Online is a huge joke, in fact I don't even bother to race online. I've been in leagues in 09 and was a huge online player until this game came out. Paint Booth isn't even worth the time or effort. Before this game was release people were bashing N09, now I think they realize how much better EA Sports was at making nascar games.