Project Gotham Racing 4 vs. Forza Motorsport 2

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by lamina, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000

    lamina

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    I am a huge racing game fan. I tend to go for the simulation rather than arcade feel in a racing game.

    Has anyone had experience with both these games? Which did you find was the better?

    I'm buying a 360 this Thursday after my midterm :)D) and I will likely go with the Forza bundle, but I'm curious about PGR4.
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    I know that PGR 3 sucks! But the new one looks surprisingly better, amazing what devs can squeeze out of a console in a couple of years :)
     
  3. stagecustom macrumors regular

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    i beg to differ, i thought the 3rd one was great, forza 2 was not as good in my opinion! 4 looks amazing.

    :apple:
     
  4. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

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    Can I rephrase to just refer to the bad graphics and draw distances?:D
     
  5. stagecustom macrumors regular

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    um, i use vga through 720p and i see none! as for the graphics i still think there good, better then some new games!
     
  6. thegreatunknown macrumors regular

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    the PGR series is about strictly racing fancy cars in big cities. performing good moves (drifting, etc) gets you "kudos" which acts as money to buy new fancy cars. It personally is my favorite racing series on a MS platform.

    Forza has the ability to tune your car, paint it different ways, do this, do that.

    I personally don't want to think about how the car functions when I play video games, I just want fancy cars to race with. That is where I feel PGR shines.

    they are different games so it depends on what you like. I also believe Forza does not have the "in the car" view which for me is a huge no no...
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Forza is very simish
    PGR is 65% simish 35% arcade

    Both are great games if your a driving nut.


    Personally i'm crap at both games but I will be buying PGR4 regardless simply so I can use my wireless steering wheel :D
     
  8. icecone macrumors regular

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    I would say FM2 sucks (I have PGR3 but not PGR4)
    For single player, it's not fun at all. Its like real-time strategy more, if you reduce the difficulty, you get less credit but you still completed it (with less time). So noobs can win all races as well with suggest line and low AI difficulty.

    For multiplayer, it's even worse. If you find a game, you have to check many things, damage type, car class, ABS, TCS, sometimes you don't mind them, but you would (at least I would) want to have suggest line forced off. When you're in the lobby, you'll see a SMALL box scrolling thought about the details, saying:
    Force off ABS
    No
    Force off TCS
    No
    ...
    Car Manufacturer
    Any
    Car Class
    Any
    Power
    Any
    Engine
    Any
    ...
    I have no idea why can't they put it in

    Force off
    Suggest line, ABS, STM

    Car restrictions
    Class A, Porsche

    Moreover, it's quite buggy, you cannot see which lap the car is in when you're spectating.

    PGR is more fun in multiplayer, but the single player focuses very much on Kudos, which some people like it and some people don't. (Kudos is what you get if you drive "with style", I don't see why does it look better if you do some 360s in the middle of track or drifting on a straight road though)

    Sorry for my bad English since it's my second language.
     

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