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Is Real Racing so realistic that it would turn off arcade fans?

08-28-2009, 11:49 AM
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Is Real Racing so realistic that it would turn off arcade fans?

Hey guys... By the way can I just say THANK YOU to everybody who urged me to get Monkey Island? I downloaded it yesterday night and I LOVE IT. Really great, funny game.

I just wanted to know, Real Racing has gotten amazing reviews and I know it's more of a sim than an arcade type... If anybody remembers an Xbox game called RalliSport Challenge, is it close to that type of game??? Cuz I loved that game, it was sim but still very fun.

Would you say Real Racing is still fun and approachable to more casual racing fans who prefer the Ridge Racers, Need for Speeds and other such games???

Thanks...
08-28-2009, 11:51 AM
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man i still havent gotten around to getting that game

been too busy fooling around with emulators

08-28-2009, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by XciteMe83 View Post
Hey guys... By the way can I just say THANK YOU to everybody who urged me to get Monkey Island? I downloaded it yesterday night and I LOVE IT. Really great, funny game.

I just wanted to know, Real Racing has gotten amazing reviews and I know it's more of a sim than an arcade type... If anybody remembers an Xbox game called RalliSport Challenge, is it close to that type of game??? Cuz I loved that game, it was sim but still very fun.

Would you say Real Racing is still fun and approachable to more casual racing fans who prefer the Ridge Racers, Need for Speeds and other such games???

Thanks...
I'm not a huge sim fan, aside from having played Gran Turismo 1-2 when I was younger, and I found real racing to be nothing short of amazing. It's not my favorite game on the device, but it is the BEST. I love it! I'm almost inclined to say, that it's my favorite racing game of all time. The steering and control feels more like F1 or cart racing. And the most important design element......it's really fricken fun.

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08-28-2009, 10:32 PM
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I'm not a huge sim fan, aside from having played Gran Turismo 1-2 when I was younger, and I found real racing to be nothing short of amazing. It's not my favorite game on the device, but it is the BEST. I love it! I'm almost inclined to say, that it's my favorite racing game of all time. The steering and control feels more like F1 or cart racing. And the most important design element......it's really fricken fun.
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08-28-2009, 10:41 PM
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I'm not a huge sim fan, aside from having played Gran Turismo 1-2 when I was younger, and I found real racing to be nothing short of amazing. It's not my favorite game on the device, but it is the BEST. I love it! I'm almost inclined to say, that it's my favorite racing game of all time. The steering and control feels more like F1 or cart racing. And the most important design element......it's really fricken fun.
+2, it's not that difficult actually. Funny thing is as you get faster cars, the easier it is. If you want a pure arcade racer get NFSU. It's fun as well and I guess they appeal to different people. Still, if you like racers, get Real Racing.

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08-28-2009, 11:19 PM
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If I were you, I'd wait for nfs Shift to come out...
I'd need more options, @least one more to help me decide

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08-29-2009, 01:23 AM
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Real Racing is a superb game and is worth every cent, especially after the last update which added 12 more cars to the game. The reason why it is so highly-rated is because it has amazing graphics, the content is huge, and the controls are almost flawless. There is also Wifi-Multiplayer and Online Leagues to keep you playing over and over again. What I particularly enjoy about this game is that it actually requires skill for you complete the game, so you are able to be competitive with your friends.
08-29-2009, 09:32 AM
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Funny thing is as you get faster cars, the easier it is..
The faster cars tend to handle differently, not necessarily better. For example the muscle cars tend to oversteer quite a bit whilst the exotics are much better balanced. However, what you'll find is the faster cars have way better acceleration so are maybe a little more forgiving of slight errors.


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Would you say Real Racing is still fun and approachable to more casual racing fans who prefer the Ridge Racers, Need for Speeds and other such games???
To answer you question, there are options in the game to adjust how hard the AI will be and also a brake assist option (will help you slow down for corners) if you like. Using these options anyone could enjoy the game.

But the real enjoyment would only be felt when you can nail great laps, fast times and beat the AI on top settings. To do those, you need some understanding of racing principles like the racing line and slow in fast out. Then you'd need to turn of the brake assist, and learn the tracks/cars. Once you've done that you could compete better in leagues, get some decent lap times and play on the harder difficulty settings, which is much more fun, challenging and rewarding.

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08-29-2009, 11:31 AM
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Totally offtopic but,

Oh man, I just got my Iphone and I'm amazed by some of the games that are available - I never figured the Iphone was such an awesome gaming machine.

This is one of those games I must buy. Although I think the price is a tad disturbing (not meaning it is too high, but saying that you would buy more easily when it was priced 6.99 dollars for instance)

p.s. maybe funny to know & I don't know if there's a thread for it (haven't used search yet), but just curious what people's first games were (of course this differs when you just stepped into the Iphone legacy or when you were part of it from the beginning, but nonetheless ) - As stated I just got my Iphone 3 GS and I have purchased Flight Control as my first game, followed by F.A.S.T. & Hero Of Sparta.

Last edited by Geeman; 08-29-2009 at 11:32 AM. Reason: Just realized I went way offtopic :D
08-29-2009, 02:14 PM
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Totally offtopic but,

Oh man, I just got my Iphone and I'm amazed by some of the games that are available - I never figured the Iphone was such an awesome gaming machine.

This is one of those games I must buy. Although I think the price is a tad disturbing (not meaning it is too high, but saying that you would buy more easily when it was priced 6.99 dollars for instance)

p.s. maybe funny to know & I don't know if there's a thread for it (haven't used search yet), but just curious what people's first games were (of course this differs when you just stepped into the Iphone legacy or when you were part of it from the beginning, but nonetheless ) - As stated I just got my Iphone 3 GS and I have purchased Flight Control as my first game, followed by F.A.S.T. & Hero Of Sparta.
Peggle & Edge. Still two of the best games evaaaaaaar... on iPhone.

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