Test Drive Unlimited preview

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  1. jonnydynamite

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    IGN have a hands on preview of this.

    http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/696/696215p2.html

    This was a game which wasn't really on my radar until I read this but it sounds like it could be quite interesting if it's something like a GTA style sandbox with everyone driving around challenging each other to races etc. The flip side is that it could either a) be quite dull driving round the same island with little variation in tasks or b) could be ruined by a few 'crashy' players. Anyway, I think it's one I'll be keeping my eyes on.
     
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    Is there any chance of someone pasting the details for us poor Folks stuck behind a firewall at work :) I'm dying to get my hands on this game.
     
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    this game looks crap anyway
     
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    We appreciate your constructive input.
     
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    ye but seriously it looks rubbish, i am looking forward to Forza 2, anybody heard anything about that?
     
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    imo it looks very good.
     
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    Really looking forward to this game
     
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    Been looking forward to this looks decent. Some good ideas there hope they can pull them off.
     
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    :lease: Have you actually seen pictures from this game?

    Please, just type "Test Drive Unlimited" into google images and be quiet :D
     
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    I just really hope they pull it off, the concept is a great idea I just hope they take into account the idiot factor of xbox live so that gaming experience cant be totally ruined by the others...
     
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    There hasn't been a good Test Drive game in years so I'm not feeling too hopeful about this one... it certainly has potential though, so maybe they'll pull something special out of the bag.
     
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    This really is looking good, I for one am looking forward to this little baby:smashin:
     
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    As I said in another thread, I can't wait for this one. Just racing past other people's avatars in a flash motor will be fun in itself!
     
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    God this looks Unreal,

    Looking forward to the type of game it is too.

    Bike Vs Car should be great!!
     
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    Definately waiting for this one :thumbsup:

    No idea how it's going to work with '1000s of online players' all racing round the same island tho - sounds like carange to me! LOL

    Unless perhaps the lobby is the island and you drive round it looking for a game?
    And then when joining an actual race, you get the island track to yourself?

    That would be cool :thumbsup:


    I'm just hoping Audi endorse this one :D
     
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    What do you mean racing by others avatars?
     
  19. Steve-L

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    I take it you haven't read any of the info about this game or looked at any of the screenshots etc?

    You have your own persona in the game - a virtual you/me - an avatar. You can change their clothes, appearance etc.

    Like this:

    Still think it's crap? :)

    [​IMG]
     
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    I've just been swatting up on the IGN Preview. Sounds impressive. The online modes is a real break from the norm and could provide a completely open structure to racing. A step in the right direction.

    No mention of the streaming radio though. It had been something they wanted to include in the final version. Is it still on or what?

    P.S. That screenshot is well sweet.
     
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    hopefully they wont mess it up , I liked the old test drive games on the psone , they didnt have the polish but they did offer something different. This one does look slick though.
     
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    I must say that this has been on my watch list for a while now - I just really love the whole freedom aspect to it. It sounds a great concept and they seem to be producing a decent game. It should make a nice change to the standard racing game format.:)
     
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    Excellent videos - cheers :thumbsup:

    It has certainly come a loooong way from when I first played Test Drive I & II on the Commodore 64. The last incarnation I played was 4 and it was pretty crap to be honest so I really hope that they can pull this one off... just a bit worried because it all looks and sound too good to be true :rolleyes:
     
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    Well it was in, in November ,when Eurogamer tried it.

    I hope the island isn't the lobby and that races happen in the main world rather than an instanced version of the island. Having said that, as other say, it could be Burnout style carnage with say six of you trying to race through busy streets.

    Need more info on this.
     
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    This is potentially a good racer, tho its predecessors were not the best by a long shot. As with all these new games we'llhave to wait for the reviews (or a demo, mind it'll be a huge demo as they'll likey have the entire island with limited cars or something).
     
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    The island is definately the lobby.
    Once you've chosen a person to race, you get dropped out of the 'Drive around with everyone' bit and it's just the two of you with AI traffic.
     
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    The final line of that preview makes me wonder if this'll be one of the demos MS are putting on the marketplace next week...

    Fingers crossed :thumbsup:
     

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