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This is a thread wherein someone who is in the market for a certain game or type of game can ask fellow forumites what they think. This is different from "The Game Review Thread", "Rate the Last game you Finished", and "Which Games Are You Currently Playing?" threads in that, in those threads you are critiquing games after you played/beat them, seemingly at random from a conversational standpoint.

In this thread, someone might be looking for opinions about a specific game or group of games in a certain genre, in an effort to know whether they should buy it or not.


The reason why I'm making this post is so that I can (1) purchase a game while knowing I'm not falling victim to overblown media hype, and (2) ask questions of the community about potential purchases without spending hours fiddling with the search function.

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  • I am currently looking into getting a racing game for my PS3. Preferably not a simulator dedicated to realism, and preferably not confined to professional tracks. Also, not a kart racer.

    After some decisions and research, the games I've been looking at are Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Burnout: Paradise. I'm also considering maybe Need for Speed:Hot Pursuit though it's not open-world, and Need for Speed:Most Wanted (2005) although it's a (downloadable) PS2 game.

    Any thoughts? I'm leaning toward Midnight Club, but I don't want to just jump into the decision like I did when buying the God of War Saga.

  • Have you ever played Need for Speed: Underground?
    Thats an old PS2 series (I think it had 2 PS2 titles, and a PSP game but I can't remember), but I thought it was pretty good back in the day.

    Here's a vid of Underground 2:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9JrzuBdQ1I&feature=related

    (I think it might have been multiplatform so there might be a PC version as well...)
    (Infact from this video it looks like the PC version looks nicer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgKu5-od2KQ)

    As for recent titles, there is nothing I can really recommend. To be honest racing is my weak area, (I hate Sport titles the most though... -_-).

    This generation has been oddly dry on good racers as well, either going the kart route or the Sim route, with little inbetween.

  • @RetroVortex said: This generation has been oddly dry on good racers as well, either going the kart route or the Sim route, with little inbetween.

    This.

    You could give the the new Need for Speed a try, it seems similar to what you're after. Look into it.

  • @Darth Marsden said: You could give the the new Need for Speed a try, it seems similar to what you're after. Look into it.

    See, that's where I'm not sure. I'm concerned about the fact that you can get any and every car available in the game from the very start so long as you can find them, and you can't customize cars more than change to a random paint color.

    When I consider that it has police in it, which are reportedly fun to evade, I then start thinking about Midnight Club LA and how it doesn't cost 60 bucks.

    What seems to be the consensus between Burnout Paradise and Midnight Club LA is that Midnight Club has better single player, while Burnout has a more active online community. Many people say that Need for Speed:Most Wanted (2012) is just Burnout Paradise with licensed cars and cops, and while I like the way Burnout Paradise looks, I'm not sure I'd want to pay an extra $40+ to have those two things added to it.

  • I still don't think there is a better racing game than Burnout 3. (Though like say Destruction Derby 2 its more of a "smash-em-up" simulator tbh! XD)

    I should really set the 'ol PS2 up and play that again. (Paradise was a bit disappointing in comparison)

  • Longbow 2 Simulator, by Janes. If you can get it to run on a modern O.S., I recommend it. I haven't seen a better flight simulator produced in the last decade or more.

  • @RetroVortex said: I should really set the 'ol PS2 up and play that again. (Paradise was a bit disappointing in comparison)

    Because of what they did to crash mode, or because the path you should take during races isn't made clearly enough in advance?

  • @Chyron8472 said: Because of what they did to crash mode, or because the path you should take during races isn't made clearly enough in advance?

    Both of those, and I just love how 3 did the takedowns/boost system! :D
    (It had a good flow to it, but it required skill to get it working. Paradise felt off to me when I last played it (it was a long time ago so take that with a grain of salt))

    Also, I think the courses in Burnout 3 were all pretty well designed too. Every course felt quite unique, whereas in Paradise, its mostly city, (and a bit fiddly for my tastes having to try to find everything. Then again, I think Burnout was always meant to be a "jump in and play" kind of game).

  • Well i found Jak X for PS2 to be a fun racing game, it's racing but with guns and stuff mixed into it and it works well in my opinion.

  • Another suggestion (possibly) is DiRT Showdown. I've heard positive things about it.

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