BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Roonmastor » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:39 pm

I miss our FlatOut days!

Been waiting since last November for this to come out. Will be PS4 for me though (don't worry too much, I barely get online these days)

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Diceman » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm

PS4 for me.
Fingers crossed it’s amazing.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Trelliz » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:04 am

I redownloaded this the other day and it's come a long way from where it was the last time I tried it. Playing with realistic damage and hard ai makes it quite scary.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Monkey Man » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:52 pm

81% on Metacritic - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/wreckfest

IGN - 9

Wreckfest is the long-overdue return of serious, high-quality destruction racing and, in that admittedly slim niche, it’s the king of the crop. It lacks a little spark off the track but out in the thick of it it’s some of the most frantic fun you can have on four wheels. I play plenty of serious racers, but sometimes it’s nice to toss the rulebook into the back seat and get out in the mud and trade some paint.

https://uk.ign.com/articles/2019/08/23/wreckfest-review



Gamespot - 9

It's rare when a racing game manages to modernize and reinvigorate an old formula with spectacular confidence, but Wreckfest does just that. Minor issues with menus and its soundtrack aside, it wows with a gorgeous look and wonderful driving feel, along with a damage system that satisfies in the most brutal of fashions. With its array of different cars, tracks, and event types, Wreckfest is a brilliantly fun and frenetic racing game that can be thoroughly enjoyed by anyone, not just racing game fans.

https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/wreckf ... 0-6416935/

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Peter Crisp » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:05 pm

I'm enjoying this on PS4 although I'm struggling on normal. If I upgrade the cars it's not that bad but with the base cars it's a tough mission.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Roonmastor » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:22 am

PC, I thought this comes out on Tues? You have it already!?

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by J. Vengeance » Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:34 am

Roonmastor wrote:PC, I thought this comes out on Tues? You have it already!?


I got my Xbox copy in the post yesterday.

I agree with pc though, normal races are tough to start off with, but I've been enjoying playing on realistic settings. Finished a race with a damaged engine, damaged gearbox so I was stuck in 3rd gear, damaged suspension and unable to turn left unless I used the handbrake due to me missing the left wheel :lol:

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Roonmastor » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:39 am

The downside of just getting everything downloaded because disk changing is effort.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:32 am

Had a quick first go on this at midnight last night when my Xbox copy unlocked. Great fun so far having done the first few career races.

Seems a bit buggy in places. Nothing game breaking but noticed weird sorta graphic artifacts on some menus and loading screens and the Dolby Atmos sound cuts out now and then.

Shame it's no enhanced at all for the X either, there's a few jaggies here and there - I think 4K or extra anti aliasing on the X would've been a nice addition. HDR too would've been nice. Regardless though it's a really fun game, can't wait to play more today.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by KK » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:35 am

Is the in-car view any good?

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Avon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:59 am

Yes! It’s Wreckfest Day!

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Trelliz » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:28 am

I'm not a fan of the demolition derbies in the career mode, fortunately there is some leeway in terms of the points needed to unlock stuff.

The in car view is fine, but with no mirrors it can be hard to block other drivers coming up on you until it's too late.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by HailToTheKingBaby! » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:14 pm

Finding it quite buggy too. Had a few times the track hadn't loaded in so just had to drive into a grey void at which point it all loaded. Infrequent but there's lots of little graphical glitches at the mo, feels like it could've used a bit longer before release. Hopefully a patch soon will fix it.

Great fun though, would highly recommend it despite the above. The destruction Derby events are a bit hit and miss especially the weirder ones like lawn mowers but you can normally get through them after a few goes though there does seem an element of luck.

The randomness and the ai makes racing fun though. Had a few times where I've been in the lead and a random cars just flown across the track in front of me and nearly papped myself.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by jawafour » Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:55 pm

Eurogamer has assigned a "Recommended" assessment to the console release... but it's an odd review. They've re-published their review of the PC version from last year and just placed a new paragraph above it.

Wreckfest is, quite simply, the best Flatout game to date. We thought as much last year when it released on PC, and having spent a while with the console versions that opinion hasn't changed a bit - if anything, it's lovely to have Bugbear's brilliance back on console where it belongs. This review is from the PC version last year, and very much still applies to this week's console release - though be warned that load times are excruciatingly long on Xbox One and PS4, and even playing on an Xbox One X you're going to be falling well short of 60fps. They're small, noticeable problems that are a shame, but don't detract from the greatness on offer here.


It makes me wonder just how much time they've spent with the console version. Flaws have been highlighted but determined as being "small"... I dunno, it seems positive but the review feels a bit slapdash; perhaps more so as I believe the PC version has received several updates since it launched.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Avon » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:27 pm

First impressions are it’s a solid 8/10 for me.

If they sort out a few rough edges and add some more customisation options (custom playlists/MP games is absolutely needed and a track editor would be amazing) then it could elevate it to a 9 or 10/10 for me.

Thoroughly enjoying it so far.

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PostRe: BugBear's Next Car Game | Wreckfest | 27 August 2019 on PS4 & Xbox One
by Roonmastor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:19 pm

Agree with Avon


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