Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Wololo, Apr 17, 2018.
arcade is dead
but i would be pretty okay with a world in which forza horizon 4 coexists alongside ridge racer 8 and both sell well!
Burnout 3 was the pinnacle of the genre. I'd take a remastered 3 at this point. Shame they decided to do paradise instead
I would also have to second the mentions of TrackMania Turbo; a free game via Xbox GWG for me. I have been surprised just how much I like the time attack set up. I tried the original TrackMania multiple times on PC but it never stuck. This has.
Although not an arcade racer, another free time attack GWG, Trials Fusion, has also received a lot of playing time from me on recent weeks.
As a fan of the Need for Speed series, I actually really like Payback ... much more than Rivals and the NFS reboot (I have Xbone/EA Access). The latter two may be hampered by the confusing online/multiplayer integration (well, confusing for me), but Payback offers some fun racing action. I also like the silly story, but as a big fan of The Run, that is par for course for my tastes.
Yeah, it's really sad at the relative lack of them. And people who mention Forza Horizon and Driveclub are crazy. I think any game where you have to use an actual brake around turns is not an arcade game. Ebrake, yes. Drifting yes. But you should never have to slow down around turns.
Onrush looks great but is sadly not a racing game. The Crew 2 looks excellent, though. Really looking forward to that.
Burnout Paradise Remastered will have to do.
Redout is a pretty good arade-y racer like Wipeout. The learning curve is harsh as hell and kinda gets in the way of fully enjoying all the effort poured into it by the devs, tho.
Sega is too stupid obviously.
Nintendo released Cruis'n Blast last year.
Cant get more arcade racer than the GOAT
It's like they hate free money. The e-shop was amde for this kind of game.
And to add to that, requiring analog accelerators should also disqualify a title from being an arcade racer — true arcade racing is either “mash the pedal into the floorboard” or “release gas briefly to slow down for a moment” (or alternating between the two).
I've been playing some "Burnout Revenge" on my 360 this week in fact. It's way too dark. Boy, did we get a few things wrong when it came to HD. But hey, it was the first HD title for a lot of us.
We're close to announcing some stuff, so stay tuned.
And this genre is far from 'dead' or 'has been killed' I know that.
Would love a RIdge Racer type 4 remake would even take Daytona!
Arcade racers are in arcades
*IMPLORE* you do check out GRID 2, like.....NOW!!!!!
When the game came out it was hated by a lot of Codemasters fans for not having a silly cockpit cam, and consequently proceeded to get bashed and raked over the coals by many people that would have otherwise mostly like purchased the game. Those of us that actually bought it and stuck with it however, discovered that underneath all the bullshit controversy, was arcade racer that pays a HUGE homage to the Sega and Namco racers of the 90's.
GRID 2's physics are so fucking good you will swear you're playing a mix between Daytona, Outrun 2 and Sega Rally Championship. CM managed to make the cars extremely drifty and you're actually encouraged powerslide around corners to get the best times. Driving the McClaren F1 in GRID 2 is literally like driving the one from Scud Race! The Ariel Atom feels exactly like the Rivelta Solare from Ridge Racer V. These cars extremely fun to drive!
Everyone's talking about Burnout, NFS, etc but I can guarantee you NONE of them hold a candle to the pure arcade fun of GRID 2. The game is 5 years old and there are *STILL* people playing it online on Steam! Buy GRID 2 guys. It has all the hallmarks of the classic racers from Sega and Namco, and has a KILLER career mode and a fairly healthy online community to boot!
By the way guys: two things I'd like to point out....
1)There *IS* another "90's Style Sega-ish" arcade racer many of you may not have been aware of, coming out on May 1st on Steam called Fast Beat Loop Racer: It actually looks VERY good and appears to be sort of a Wangan Midnight/Scud Racer-ish type of mix. I got my pre-order in already and I'm VERY excited!
2)I know a lot people here are like me and loathe the whole Open-World style racer that's sort of taken over, but allow me to admit that as much as I scoffed at the idea of embracing an open world racer like Forza Horizon 3, I actually LOVE THIS FUCKING GAME lol! I just got 100% in FH3 and currently going through Blizzard Mountain. I have to say, the Blizzard Mountain DLC has taken the fun to the next level. It is fucking BANANAS!! The cars' physics are somehow even MORE on the arcade side of things because of the snow terrain, and sliding around corners in cars like the Mini Cooper feels VERY Daytona USA-ish! I can't speak for Hot Wheels DLC but if it's anything like Blizzard Mountain, it'll be even more fun!
Definitely check out FH3 guys, and don't let the whole "Open World sucks" thing prevent you from enjoying it. Believe me, FH3 is worth playing if you're looking for that arcade fix. Calling it sim-cade is stretching it IMHO, and this is coming from the biggest Sega/Namco 90's arcade racer whore on this forum!
I am so fucking thirsty for a new burnout
What happened to arcade anything?
"Content" is King, not the arcade ethos of accessibility x replayability.
Hi everyone, have a present. Blur in 1440p:
I miss the sloppy fun of arcade-feel racers. I don't know who these dry-ass driving sims are for, but it ain't me
Too bad we no longer got Motorstorm. Onrush is okay but it won't have splitscreen multiplayer.
What I miss, and perhaps someone can point me in the right direction, are the arcade racers like Speed Up, that focus on lap by lap elimination.
Bonus that it seems to be from a known publisher unlike that Wangan Warrior X thing which looked neat but the dev's last game got less than great response and it's been on release day hell a while and is currently gone from Steam...
Initial D or another Ridge Racer, preferably for Switch, would be great.
Sold off most of my PS3-collection but still holding on to my copy of Blur :D.
Please play Trackmania 2 (on PC) or Trackmania Turbo (on consoles). These games deserve a bigger audience. Don't get scared by jumping into the insane user created maps online on your first try, play the singleplayer challenges first and learn.
Trackmania turbo also has excellent local splitscreen modes.
Games like Ridge Racer, Hydro Thunder, and Sega Super GT.
So no open world racing games. I haven’t seen anything exciting on these lists, and I love the genre. I hope Ridge Racer does indeed return to form, so we can get at least one great arcade racer this gen.
Where the blazes is Distance? Not playing that on steam....I want that w year old promise to PS4!
I have a feeling arcade racers wouldn't be as dead if they were allowed to innovate more, but as Onrush shows us, try to make something new and you just get a wave of people complaining that it isn't the same old shit they've been playing for 30 years.
i’m still pissed we never got criterion’s f-zero. it’s a perfect match for the greatest racer of all time. fuck this stupid industry, god fucking damn it.
Grand Turismo 4
Guess which game let me drift and slide into a sweet x4 boost? :D