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this game is the absolute $hit if you like sports car racing. I dont play it enough to be good at it, its incredibly hard on a controller but I had fun when I do play it
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I just started hearing about this lately thanks to some YouTubers…

in comparison to Grand Tourismo… how is that game?

Are they close to one another?
 

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I just started hearing about this lately thanks to some YouTubers…

in comparison to Grand Tourismo… how is that game?

Are they close to one another?
oh gosh, Ive actually never played Gran Tourismo. I just never caught the bug. For me personally Corsa is the best racing game I ever played. Better than the F1 Games I've played, better than prime NASCAR Thunder Games I've played and better than some overall sports games. Its very very challenging though.
 

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It's a sim. Gran Turismo was still "simcade." Assetto Corsa has some nannies and aids to help, but it's a sim first and foremost.

I had that feeling about Gran Tourismo… I liked somethings about it, but I wasn’t over the moon about the whole vibe for some reason…

I was playing the NASCAR 14 & 15 titles around the time a buddy passed a copy of GT to me and thought I’d get a kick from it. It was fun… but I just kept wanting to drive NASCAR 14 instead. The physics and handling of the car was so much more enjoyable.

… and I love NASCAR 14 & 15 too… I want to make that clear… not trying to make some joke using that to compare to GT lol
 

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oh gosh, Ive actually never played Gran Tourismo. I just never caught the bug. For me personally Corsa is the best racing game I ever played. Better than the F1 Games I've played, better than prime NASCAR Thunder Games I've played and better than some overall sports games. Its very very challenging though.

good to know. Im not a huge gamer, so there’s titles that came out 7-10 years ago that went past my knowledge of them… I don’t think I had a console there for a window of time and I didn’t keep up.

I love the mods everyone does for the PC version of AC … just watched a guy’s YouTube video with him driving the 2020 Cup Series mod at Watkins Glen… It’s impressive just by the visuals… the cars are moving and bouncing in such a realistic looking way
 

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I had that feeling about Gran Tourismo… I liked somethings about it, but I wasn’t over the moon about the whole vibe for some reason…

I was playing the NASCAR 14 & 15 titles around the time a buddy passed a copy of GT to me and thought I’d get a kick from it. It was fun… but I just kept wanting to drive NASCAR 14 instead. The physics and handling of the car was so much more enjoyable.

… and I love NASCAR 14 & 15 too… I want to make that clear… not trying to make some joke using that to compare to GT lol
Gran Turismo was good, but always lacked a soul for lack of better term for me. It felt mechanical and grindy. People brag about the car count, but I could give two ****s about grinding to buy 37 versions of a Nissan Skyline.
 

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The TOCA: Pro Race Driver 2 is still the best in the business for console racing games. Better than Dirt To Daytona, Indycar 2005, and F1 games
 

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The TOCA: Pro Race Driver 2 is still the best in the business for console racing games. Better than Dirt To Daytona, Indycar 2005, and F1 games
I have an stillnplay Toca 3 I never played the others, it was fun but the American series weren't great.
 

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you'll love it. I wish I had more time to learn and be good at it, but the times I did play it was awesome.

Seeing you both talk about the realism and difficulty has me excited. I love the F1 series with my wheel and pedals but have always wished it had a more sim feel. So I'm pretty pumped to try this one as it's sounds like that is what it is focused on.

To keep on topic, I'll try the new nascar game when they get the bugs ironed out.
 
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I had that feeling about Gran Tourismo… I liked somethings about it, but I wasn’t over the moon about the whole vibe for some reason…

I was playing the NASCAR 14 & 15 titles around the time a buddy passed a copy of GT to me and thought I’d get a kick from it. It was fun… but I just kept wanting to drive NASCAR 14 instead. The physics and handling of the car was so much more enjoyable.

… and I love NASCAR 14 & 15 too… I want to make that clear… not trying to make some joke using that to compare to GT lol
I got GT6 for Christmas in 2013 and still play it from time to time. I love it even though it isn't perfect.
Obviously there is no damage mode, when you hit someone in a way that the laws of physics would make them spin out they stay on track, the NASCAR races included in it are a mess and it sucks that there is no way to use the most powerful cars outside of testing and arcade mode.

In NASCAR 14 I mostly played career mode until the Phoenix incident I mentioned some time ago in another thread. The game crashed quite often (and only when I was leading) but I had a ton of fun playing it.
The AI was not so great. At Atlanta they always slowed down in the middle of the straightaway and they sometimes didn't try to avoid wrecks.
The spotter never really worked for me, never said anything during a race even though I had the spotter on.
The TOCA: Pro Race Driver 2 is still the best in the business for console racing games. Better than Dirt To Daytona, Indycar 2005, and F1 games
I have the Race Driver:Grid Game from 2007. Compared to GT the car starts sliding through the corner very quickly but I like the somewhat realistic damage model.
My only criticism is that sometimes if you bump someone a little too heavy the windscreen is gonna break.
Not too long ago I bought Grid Autosport from 2014. In that game you can even get a tire rub that can cut a tire. The steering is almost a bit too realistic. Figuring out how to go fast around a track takes significantly more time than in Gran Turismo.
 

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I got GT6 for Christmas in 2013 and still play it from time to time. I love it even though it isn't perfect.
Obviously there is no damage mode, when you hit someone in a way that the laws of physics would make them spin out they stay on track, the NASCAR races included in it are a mess and it sucks that there is no way to use the most powerful cars outside of testing and arcade mode.

In NASCAR 14 I mostly played career mode until the Phoenix incident I mentioned some time ago in another thread. The game crashed quite often (and only when I was leading) but I had a ton of fun playing it.
The AI was not so great. At Atlanta they always slowed down in the middle of the straightaway and they sometimes didn't try to avoid wrecks.
The spotter never really worked for me, never said anything during a race even though I had the spotter on.

I have the Race Driver:Grid Game from 2007. Compared to GT the car starts sliding through the corner very quickly but I like the somewhat realistic damage model.
My only criticism is that sometimes if you bump someone a little too heavy the windscreen is gonna break.
Not too long ago I bought Grid Autosport from 2014. In that game you can even get a tire rub that can cut a tire. The steering is almost a bit too realistic. Figuring out how to go fast around a track takes significantly more time than in Gran Turismo.
TOCA 2 is farrrr superior to the games you mentioned. It is the only true "sim"-feeling console game I've ever played
 

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Nascar 14/15 would have been an amazing game if the AI wasn't so bad

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Apparently, the freezing during pit stops issue that I've been having only happens at Texas (or at certain tracks). I've been able to run complete 15% races at Charlotte, Phoenix, Vegas, and Darlington without it happening, but it happens every single time at Texas, without fail.

Also, it definitely seems to be easier for me to pass the totally oblivious, often 2-wide AI (on Veteran difficulty, at least) on the outside at the 1.5 mile tracks than on the inside. If I go high once the tires start to wear after a few laps, I fly right past them. If I go low, there's at least a 50/50 chance that I get hooked in the right rear.

I'm officially invested at this point, boys. No more Heat. It's NASCAR 21 or bust.

 

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Apparently, the freezing during pit stops issue that I've been having only happens at Texas (or at certain tracks). I've been able to run complete 15% races at Charlotte, Phoenix, Vegas, and Darlington without it happening, but it happens every single time at Texas, without fail.

Also, it definitely seems to be easier for me to pass the totally oblivious, often 2-wide AI (on Veteran difficulty, at least) on the outside at the 1.5 mile tracks than on the inside. If I go high once the tires start to wear after a few laps, I fly right past them. If I go low, there's at least a 50/50 chance that I get hooked in the right rear.

I'm officially invested at this point, boys. No more Heat. It's NASCAR 21 or bust.

Godspeed and thank you for your service. I’m not into that level of masochism.
 

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I admit that I find myself getting weak looking at the sale page on the xbox store, and there's Ignition 30% off. Is it at least playable after patch 3?
Honestly man, stay away. I fought the good fight for as long as I could, but I ended up tapping out, deleting the game, and going back to Heat 5 (and my other racing games like MotoGP 21) again.

I'm not sure if the freezing during pitting glitch was ever fixed. They re-worked the AI, and now they don't pit at Texas anymore during 15% races (you don't really have to pit either in that scenario, so it's whatever). So, I was at least able to finish the race.

The AI ended up being the final straw for me. They just have no spatial awareness whatsoever, and I can't deal with it. They drive like you're not even there. You can lean on them for an entire straightaway and not wreck them, but if you try to pass them on the inside of a turn, you're going to get hooked in the right rear and turned around backwards against the wall more often than not. That gets pretty old after about the hundredth time. I don't have that problem in Heat 5, so unless something drastically changes in the future, that'll be where I go for my NASCAR gaming fix until the next game comes out.
 

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Well, in a moment of extreme boredom and weakness, I bought it. You’re right. Online racing (when you finally find a room) is actually kinda fun. But the handling is confusing. You’re right AI are horrid, and you have to turn in way sooner than I would think to in say iRacing. The car has grip but is sluggish af. Brakes also suck ass. I was having to lift just past s/f line at Bristol and give 100% brake well into corner to not plow down the wall. On iRacing, I only medium pressure trail brake at Bristol.
 

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Well, in a moment of extreme boredom and weakness, I bought it. You’re right. Online racing (when you finally find a room) is actually kinda fun. But the handling is confusing. You’re right AI are horrid, and you have to turn in way sooner than I would think to in say iRacing. The car has grip but is sluggish af. Brakes also suck ass. I was having to lift just past s/f line at Bristol and give 100% brake well into corner to not plow down the wall. On iRacing, I only medium pressure trail brake at Bristol.
Maaaaaaaaan...I specifically told you not to do it!

 

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Well, in a moment of extreme boredom and weakness, I bought it. You’re right. Online racing (when you finally find a room) is actually kinda fun. But the handling is confusing. You’re right AI are horrid, and you have to turn in way sooner than I would think to in say iRacing. The car has grip but is sluggish af. Brakes also suck ass. I was having to lift just past s/f line at Bristol and give 100% brake well into corner to not plow down the wall. On iRacing, I only medium pressure trail brake at Bristol.
I'm honestly flabbergasted, shocked, embarrassed and insulted that they released a game this bad.

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