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  • Pure-Ultra 25 Oct 2012 10:19:46 741 posts
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    Anyone got this game? Is it any good? And has anyone spotted any vita specific reviews for it?
  • Darren 25 Oct 2012 12:13:56 8,869 posts
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    Well the console and PC versions were mediocre going by the reviews and the demo so I don't expect the PSV version to be any better. In fact, I expect it'll be much worst but that's just a gut feeling as I haven't seen any reviews either. That usually means it isn't very good IMO. I would definitely hold off buying it until you've seen reviews or comments from people who've bought and played it.

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  • Darren 25 Oct 2012 12:18:18 8,869 posts
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    Here's some gameplay footage from the PSV version: http://www.psvitahub.com/2012/10/first-ever-wrc-3-ps-vita-gameplay.html

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  • Darren 25 Oct 2012 12:36:45 8,869 posts
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    Having watched that footage, the game doesn't look half bad actually.

    It only has 11 of the 36 cars and 6 of the 13 rallies from the console/PC versions though, due to space restrictions on the PSV (4 GB or less) but there are plans to release the rest as free DLC apparently. Of course, you cannot buy a game on future promises so if it isn't realised then you're paying for half a game really.

    I've searched for reviews but I cannot find any; only screenshots and a few videos, which don't really show how well it plays.

    Edited by Darren at 12:37:50 25-10-2012

    Edited by Darren at 12:38:53 25-10-2012

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  • Ultrasoundwave 25 Oct 2012 12:54:48 3,319 posts
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    I honestly didnt even know this was out on the Vita yet - havent seen it in any shops and i just checked Shopto and they dont have it either.

    I also gave my local Game a call just now - they said it came out on the 12th of October but its an "online purchase-only" game, so you cant buy it in any shops.

    Quite annoyed actually because im going on holiday tomorrow and i would have picked this up to take away if i had known it was out. :evil:

    edit - a quick apology to Shopto, they do have it! (never doubted you guys)

    Edited by Ultrasoundwave at 12:58:15 25-10-2012

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  • Kangoo 25 Oct 2012 14:37:32 1,018 posts
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    Had a quick try of this at lunch, really not that bad. Looks fairly good, like a late PS2/early PS3 title, moves at a nice rate and is smooth.
    The content does seem a bit limited though and can't see Milestone offering free dlc if it doesn't sell well enough. It does play similarly to the demo that was on PSN/XBLA so maybe try that if you are interested.

    Overall, it depends on how much you love WRC and if it looks like it will float your boat more then NFS which is due out in a week and looks like it has a lot more content.

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  • Deleted user 25 October 2012 16:23:33
    Is it definitely just x = accelerate with no option to switch it to the right stick?
  • Kangoo 25 Oct 2012 19:06:50 1,018 posts
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    Accelerate is R button only can't see any options to change the control layout.

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  • Deleted user 25 October 2012 21:25:52
    r button... is the R button digital or analogue?

    edit: thanks for getting back btw. :)

    Edited by BraveArse at 21:26:12 25-10-2012
  • jonsaan 25 Oct 2012 21:37:31 25,353 posts
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    It looks excellent. Colour me interested.

    FCUTA!

  • Kangoo 26 Oct 2012 09:44:28 1,018 posts
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    Played a bit more last night, quite impressed once you get into it. graphics vary between stages from almost PS1 level on one of the stages to really pretty on another, some of the textures are quite blocky but once you are hurtling along, it handles well enough and is easy to get into.
    The biggest problem will be the amount of content you get with it, 6 rally's with about 7 stages to each one will probably get boring quite quickly. There is MP but as hardly anyone knows it is out, can't see that getting to much attention. A shame as it's nice that a smallish developer is supporting the Vita.

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  • bergkamp56 26 Oct 2012 18:23:57 13 posts
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    There's no sign of WRC in any of the retail outlets I tried today in Bristol and that includes HMV, Game, Gamestation.

    Is it available at all at retail or only available from the online retailers?
  • LEEROY_UK 26 Oct 2012 19:19:50 30 posts
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    bergkamp56 wrote:
    There's no sign of WRC in any of the retail outlets I tried today in Bristol and that includes HMV, Game, Gamestation.

    Is it available at all at retail or only available from the online retailers?
    Aww, I've got cash and was going to take a trip into town, I guessed ill have to order it online, it looks fantastic!
  • LEEROY_UK 26 Oct 2012 19:23:08 30 posts
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    Kangoo wrote:
    Played a bit more last night, quite impressed once you get into it. graphics vary between stages from almost PS1 level on one of the stages to really pretty on another, some of the textures are quite blocky but once you are hurtling along, it handles well enough and is easy to get into.
    The biggest problem will be the amount of content you get with it, 6 rally's with about 7 stages to each one will probably get boring quite quickly. There is MP but as hardly anyone knows it is out, can't see that getting to much attention. A shame as it's nice that a smallish developer is supporting the Vita.
    What cars are in it, all of the console versions?
  • Kangoo 26 Oct 2012 20:08:19 1,018 posts
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    @LEEROY_UK

    It's a cut down version, 26 cars in total made up of versions of Citroen DS3, Fiesta RS, Mini and VW Polo. There are 6 courses as well, Wales, Spain, France, Montana Carlo, Greek and German.

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  • danwalton 27 Oct 2012 10:08:47 1 posts
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    It sets a worrying precedent that this isn't available on PSN (even if the game isn't great).

    I thought it was mandatory that all Vita games are released digitally too...
  • H1ggyLTD 27 Oct 2012 18:31:11 1,740 posts
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    I think it looks good.

    I sometimes wonder how much these reviewers understand the sport.

    Expecting NFS to be better, mind.
  • Rufus 30 Oct 2012 12:55:50 1,754 posts
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    Ultrasoundwave wrote:
    I honestly didnt even know this was out on the Vita yet - havent seen it in any shops and i just checked Shopto and they dont have it either.

    I also gave my local Game a call just now - they said it came out on the 12th of October but its an "online purchase-only" game, so you cant buy it in any shops.

    You can buy it at GAME as my store received copies of it (albeit only a few)!
    I wish it had a demo though, would love to try it out first!
  • atomicjuicer 24 Nov 2012 07:33:34 305 posts
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    Yeah, I wonder what this publisher did wrong (apart from release in autumn which is retarded). But not being on PSN is suicide...

    Have NFS for now so hopefully I can still pick it up during the spring/summer drought.

    When will these companies learn?
  • Rufus 1 Dec 2012 01:51:45 1,754 posts
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    Is anyone playing this online? Could do with some races!

    Loving the free DLC, though arguably it shouldve been included in the first place!
  • doubleblue02 1 Dec 2012 06:53:01 2 posts
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    Waiting for this to appear in Oz! Would love to play a new rally game on Vita.
  • steveb07 1 Dec 2012 09:17:52 857 posts
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    Any reason why this isn't on PSN seems odd and I thought from the start of the Vita everything was supposed to be dual releases

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  • prawnking1980 7 Jan 2013 19:41:07 4,629 posts
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    Just seen this on the store, is it worth it? I do like rally games. so I guess that kinda answers it. But if it is absolute shit I won't bother.
  • jonsaan 7 Jan 2013 19:48:06 25,353 posts
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    Not played it but have heard it is good. Not brilliant, but good.

    FCUTA!

  • prawnking1980 7 Jan 2013 19:51:17 4,629 posts
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  • prawnking1980 7 Jan 2013 19:51:57 4,629 posts
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    Mmmmm, wonder if its 30 good. Think I might wait for it to lower in price got a backlog so no real rush.

    Edited by cheeky_prawnking at 19:52:47 07-01-2013
  • Ultrasoundwave 8 Jan 2013 10:14:13 3,319 posts
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    @cheeky_prawnking

    I got it a couple of months back to take on holiday.

    Basically, its a good rally game, but its nowhere near the console version. Graphically, its average. Some of the environments look good but generally its VERY PS2ish.

    The career is also very stripped back - you can take control of a real-life driver and run them through a full season, but thats pretty much it.

    In terms of gameplay though, the game is spot on. The cars handle perfectly, the Vita controls work nicely (good old fashioned rallying, no touch-screen or touch-pad bollocks).

    Bottom line - worth picking up on the cheap (15-25) if your a rally fan.

    Probably a 6/10 score. Positives being gameplay and car handling, negatives being graphics and lack of content.

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  • StarchildHypocrethes 2 Jul 2013 18:02:12 25,942 posts
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    Picked this up on a whim yesterday and I've accidentally found a worthwhile Vita game!

    Suits handheld gaming perfectly and the rallying itself is really rather good.

    Hallelujah, I've got something to use my Vita for!
  • Deleted user 10 August 2013 15:05:49
    Is this worth picking up for a tenner? Can you race your ghost?

    Does it have any dynamic weather effects?
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