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  • brigadier 7 Feb 2013 19:37:51 147 posts
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    This came out in the 3DS eShop today, anyone else buy it apart from me? Looking to add some friends...
  • Raiko101 8 Feb 2013 00:19:55 6,715 posts
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    How does it perform? I have the Wii U version, but the eShop price for this on 3DS isn't too shabby for a change.

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  • binky Moderator 27 Apr 2013 18:37:20 9,950 posts
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    HMV were selling Sonic Allstars Racing on wii u today for £7.99 so grabbed a copy. Seemed rude not too, and it's another game my toddler can enjoy watching \o/
  • binky Moderator 16 May 2013 12:49:34 9,950 posts
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    Have played this for a few hours now and whilst I don't hate it, I'm not sure where the plaudits are coming from. The frame rate is a little jarring, it just doesn't feel smooth and the drifting is really shonky. The way it automatically straightens you up after the drift renders you without control and stops me from bothering to use it half the time.

    Or am I doing it wrong?
  • brn 16 May 2013 12:56:34 232 posts
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    if you're not using it all the time, you're doing it wrong. the trick is to hold until the next corner, release it and hold it again in the next one to add to your boost. i think it's more ridge racer than mario kart in the drifting aspect.
  • binky Moderator 16 May 2013 15:12:02 9,950 posts
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    hhmm, I'm definitely playing it more akin to Mario Kart. I shall have a try practicing it that way, ta.
  • Duffking 16 May 2013 22:00:58 7,570 posts
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    It's kind of like Outrun2/Ridge Racer drifting. You should be doing it continuously.
  • kentmonkey 16 May 2013 22:07:41 20,930 posts
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    binky wrote:
    hhmm, I'm definitely playing it more akin to Mario Kart. I shall have a try practicing it that way, ta.
    Take what you've learnt in terms of drifting in Mario Kart and completely do the opposite of what comes naturally.

    The drift model in this is great really, you get really good control, but it's totally different to Mario Kart.

    I really like the game. Took me a while to get used to but I really like it.

    Frame rate is fine on mine as well (PS3). What version are you playing on?
  • binky Moderator 17 May 2013 08:39:24 9,950 posts
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    Playing on the Wii U, and one some levels it's ok but others it just seems a bit naff. In fact it's the same reason that put me off getting it on the xbox when I played the demo for it.
  • stoneskull 25 Jun 2013 12:07:04 31 posts
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    it's fantastic on vita..

    i wish their were more online players though

    so get it and race me!

    Edited by stoneskull at 12:09:35 25-06-2013
  • ibenam 25 Jun 2013 13:27:53 1,542 posts
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    Framerate is dire

    Put me right off
  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 10:07:14 4,287 posts
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    Sega did an online poll recently, asking what people wanted for dlc.  Everyone overwhelmingly voted for Shenmue and Ryo Hazuki themed track and racing character.  Don't know how far along that is in development, but really hope it's out soon!

    I might have to load this up again later, see if anyone has beaten any of my times. 
  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 10:08:44 4,287 posts
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    Framerate has no issues at all on the 360 or PS3 version.
  • ResidentKnievel 30 Jun 2013 10:37:57 6,291 posts
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    Haha, good one!

    The frame rate in multiplayer brings back memories of perfect dark, hectic and fun, but you won't be able to have any serious games because of it.

    Definitely get it for PC if it's an option, that way the framerate won't get in the way of such an amazing game.

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  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 10:46:45 4,287 posts
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    Maybe you're confusing framerate with lag?
  • ResidentKnievel 30 Jun 2013 11:13:43 6,291 posts
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    Nope, I only play local multiplayer an it's not my tv.

    I can't comprehend how someone can not see the framerate issues in this game, it's so fast paced with a lot happening on screen. Even my non-nerdy friends notice it.

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  • FuzzyDuck 30 Jun 2013 11:16:54 4,922 posts
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    Picked this up on a cheap whim yesterday for the Xbox. It's a bit good, innit?

    Have noticed some minor slowdown here and there, but nothing that distracts too much from the game.
  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 11:47:40 4,287 posts
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    I've done got me hours of online multiplayer, and never had any framerate issues.

    People who think there is are a bit spasticated, or just trying to find fault with it, imo.
  • Raiko101 30 Jun 2013 12:23:44 6,715 posts
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    It has frame rate issues when you consider that Mario Kart 7 runs at a locked 60fps. All-Star Racing swings either side of 30fps on Wii U, which according to the digital foundry verdict, has the best frame rate of the console versions.

    It personally doesn't bother me all that much, but if you're not used to it with racing games, which isn't unlikely, then you're going to find it annoying. It really doesn't help that the game's scenery is massively cluttered, making the motion trails even more noticable.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 12:24:58 30-06-2013

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  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 12:31:22 4,287 posts
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    You're a fucking Nintendo fan-fraggle, this game is better than any recent Mario Kart, including MK7.
  • Raiko101 30 Jun 2013 14:57:51 6,715 posts
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    What's a fan-fraggle? Either way, you're entitled to your own opinion, but I personally feel the tracks in this one, whilst being visually interesting, have quite bland layouts. I'm not a big fan of the weapons either. Mario Kart 7 lacks any kind of voice chat, but has some great tracks, both new and old, and has customisable race options. That and it's just so damn fun to play!

    Edit - For what it's worth though, I have become a bit of a Ninty fan.

    Edited by Raiko101 at 15:01:27 30-06-2013

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  • muttler 30 Jun 2013 15:53:01 4,287 posts
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    The tracks in SRT are way more interesting layouts than Mario Karts.

    This pisses on Mario Kart from a ridiculous height, in every regard.
  • DFawkes 30 Jun 2013 16:57:19 24,069 posts
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    Is it still possible to have different opinions on different games? I thought it was, but now I'm not so sure. For what it's worth I find both are very enjoyable games, and I'm glad they do some things differently. It keeps them both interesting and fun to play for different reasons.

    I prefer the focus Mario Kart places on driving and the track design, but I really love the way Sega Racing reminds me of Diddy Kong Racing, except better :)

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  • FuzzyDuck 30 Jun 2013 17:54:21 4,922 posts
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    @DFawkes

    Indeed! This (which I've been playing all afternoon) and MK7 are the best kart racers since Crash Team Racing (which I'm gonna play now, before a spot of the title from whence we all came - Suoer Mario Kart!).
  • Pinky_Floyd 30 Jun 2013 19:19:49 8,356 posts
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    It is a great game but does of course have frame rate problems on console.  Saying it doesn't is a completely different thing to saying that it doesn't bother you.  Some tracks are worse than others and the frame rate can take a nose dive in water. 

    PC version runs on a calculator though and doesnt need that powerful à machine to lock at 60fps.  Its definitely thé sweetest version. 
  • Deleted user 4 July 2013 22:09:08
    Sonic & All Stars Racing Mouthful is free to play this weekend on Steam. If you don't give it a try then I worry about your mental well-being.
  • Duffking 5 Jul 2013 13:59:23 7,570 posts
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    It's a fiver to buy it as well.
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