on 09-04-2012 08:38 PM
I am raising this question, because i am getting worried about Vita's direction.
I ve always chose Sony over Nintento because i am a mature player and i prefer a more... realistic approach.
Racing games over a portable console, are great time waster and perfect match for its "portable" character.
Of course i enjoy engaging games like uncharted and Shinobido, which absorve you in their world and demand home console-like continuity
But on the go, its important to have a game, that can offer you its core gameplay in small bits.
Fifa fills that role atm, MK soon.
But those games demand a concentration level that is sime times not available in a road with a bus, or an airplane, boat, etc.
This is the reason that GT and TD unlimited made me spend most of my psp with them.
At my age (around 30) at this moment, i have no option for a realistic racing title, if not GT like, even NFS like.
The current options are meant for younger players, mostly cartoonish, no offense but at my age, i cant play a game like Wipeout (riding spacecrafts) RC and modnations (Karts a la micro-machine or Mario/Crash Kart) Asfalt (rofl poor port from iphone) , F1 2011 (already last year and PSP era graphics) and the biggest dissapointment of them all, the ridge racer, an arcade game with non existant car-like vehicles, hovering around sideways.
I am not asking for a simulator, although Vita is not PSP and we cant now have a proper racing cars with physics.
I cant wait for a WRC, dirt, NFS port on Vita.
But come to think of it, this pattern of kiddie racing is not a coincidence. Most of them are made by Sony and most of the PSP racing games they allowed to become ports are also kiddie racers, like wipeout, ridge racer, pixar cars and other cartoonish, cart like games.
They didnt bother with WRC, NFS, TDU, or GT, is this a coincidence that the same pattern applies again?
Do they consider the Vita owners a teen and pre-teen audience, exclusively??
Then why bother with MK and Unit 13?
Why the racing genre should be the only suffering from this pre-justice?
Looking months ahead, i see no intention for a realistic racing title coming to Vita.
Am i the only having this concern? And i am adressing this question to the older gamers in here.
My best bet would be EA's NFS shift 3, but rumors have it that it will skip Vita again...
I wonder how many months/years will pass at least we get such a game.
I believe that Vita is powerful enough for a light simulator like GT5, Grid, Forza 4,
the purpose of this thread is to let me now if there is interest for such games, or you guys will just settle, or even prefer the current crop of... (casual?) racing games...
on 09-04-2012 09:58 PM
on 10-04-2012 01:06 PM
I'm 36 and love MC RC, yes its not a sim but for a quick and challenging race or fast lap it's a pretty absorbing game.
I'm 35 and also love MS RC.
Tbh I don't want another racing game by Polyphony Digital that replicates GT5.
GT5 was boring as hell.... why the difficulty adjust feature that were present in GT5 prologue... didn't make it into the retail version of GT5.... is way beyond comprehension.
The damage was nonexistent... I shouldn't have to get to a certain level(Tsukba pit bug put a stop to that)... when I can go into my local car sales depot, get in a car and smash it into a wall without ever levelling up.
Polyphony you've lost the plot...
I am a hardcore race sim fanatic. Just wish SCI entertainment were still about.... Richard Burns' Rally for the PC with zero driver assists was the bees knees as were F1 Challenge by EA.
I haven't tried F12011 for vita but own the PS3 version and must admit .....is ten times better that GT5
on 10-04-2012 03:44 PM
on 10-04-2012 07:26 PM
on 20-04-2012 02:11 PM
I'm loving the look of WRC for October! Very excited about that.
I whole heartedly agree with this thread - I'm 25 so the 'young' racers are still a bit too young for me. I know this sounds lame, but if I'm playing sitting on the train on the way to work, I don't want the person sitting next to me think my mental age is lower than it already is if I was playing, for eg, ModRacers.
I have been playing F1 2011, and I was utterly disappointed at the gameplay after the intro video. Wipeout isnt too bad, but the lack of precision means you dont actually have to be good (that is, have skill) to complete it.
I would love a DiRT game as they are epic (particularly liked DiRT 2 with the driver interaction). Wouldn't say no to a Skate or similar snowboarding game either.
on 25-04-2012 01:22 PM
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