GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by The Doom Spoon » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:59 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Really enjoying V-Rally 4. It's a little twitchy and takes a few races to get to grips with, but once it clicks it's a great arcade rally title. Some of the track design is inspired.


Would you recommend it? Been after a good Rally game for a while. I can get Dirt Rally and Dirt 4 on Xbox Gamepass but haven't tried them out yet. How would you say V-Rally stacks up against those two?

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Gemini73 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:33 pm

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Gemini73 wrote:Really enjoying V-Rally 4. It's a little twitchy and takes a few races to get to grips with, but once it clicks it's a great arcade rally title. Some of the track design is inspired.


Would you recommend it? Been after a good Rally game for a while. I can get Dirt Rally and Dirt 4 on Xbox Gamepass but haven't tried them out yet. How would you say V-Rally stacks up against those two?


It's more accessible than the simulation that is Dirt Rally, and no better or worse than Dirt 4 except for the handling which in Dirt 4 is tighter.

If you enjoyed any previous V-Rally games and their more arcade style approach then I'd comfortably say you'll like 4. There's also some great track design throughout.

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Gemini73 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:59 am

Ride 3 Eurogamer review. I agree with the author that Ride is a flawed, but enjoyable series. The latest appears to be the best yet

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018 ... awed-racer

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by KK » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:57 pm

Add me to the list of those who have/are enjoying V Rally 4. My initial impression wasn't the best after a really long installation and update process, followed by the opening video package crashing and locking up the PS4 (which I still haven't seen in full). The graphics are also a bit PS3 and the song that plays on the menu screen ON A LOOP is tedious after, ooooh, the 4th time of hearing it. The rallying itself however is great - really accessible and fun, in a way DiRT Rally (which is still definitely the better game) isn't. I was a bit worried about the handling model at first during the introduction, but once I purchased the Lancia Fulvia and a few other cars it's absolutely fine. Much less twitchy than the 1997 original, heavier than 3 or the various WRC games on PS2, and not as slidy as SEGA Rally on PS3/360. Has more in common with V Rally 2. Generally, it does remind me of rally games of the past in which you can really drift around wide corners and fling the car about more robustly (just like the Colin McRae games of old). It doesn't require the same amount of concentration, and the difficulty setting (which is set on 50 as standard) can easily be changed before every race.

I paid £19 for it at ARGOS with a voucher code (it's currently £24) and at that price I think it's well worth it. It lacks the general polish and sophistication you'd expect for a full price release, but a worthy purchase for those who fondly remember and had fun with rally games in the late 90s to mid 2000s.

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Sandy » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:23 pm

I've been wanting to give it a go and this is convincing me it'll be worth while. My wheel is PC and Xbox though so I might wait until I can get it for a good price on PC.

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Monkey Man » Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:29 am



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by KK » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:32 pm

I’ve changed my mind a little about V-Rally 4: I think it’s bloomin’ brilliant. While the graphics aren’t going to be challenging Gran Turismo any time soon, some of the small touches really are great and do an excellent job of making the environments feel alive: the palm trees swaying and blowing about in the rain on the Malaysian courses, birds flying in the sky, mosquitos and flies in Africa, a bullet train whizzing past in Japan, the at times magnificent lighting (it’s not even HDR) - Monument Valley looking especially fantastic at night. Track design is varied and interesting as well.

Audio in terms of the environment can be rather pronounced too, though mainly on the Malaysian stages; the sounds of tropical birds and gushing water in the background.

Some of the cars are a bit of a handful to get to grips with like in any racing game, but generally the handling is spot on, and it doesn’t take much effort before you’re able to purchase something new. One of the most difficult and twitchy/light cars is actually the first one in the opening introduction, strangely.

I think a number of reviewers have been overly harsh on this, tbh. I’ve certainly had more fun playing V-Rally 4 these past couple of weeks than DiRT Rally.

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Robbo-92 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:14 pm

Just loaded up GT Sport for the first time in months, nice 22 GB update before I can play as most of the game needs a connection. Did a few laps of the Nurburgring ring though :)

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PostRe: GR Racing Game Thread - Kunos announce Blancpain GT game
by Gemini73 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:26 pm

KK wrote:I’ve changed my mind a little about V-Rally 4: I think it’s bloomin’ brilliant. While the graphics aren’t going to be challenging Gran Turismo any time soon, some of the small touches really are great and do an excellent job of making the environments feel alive: the palm trees swaying and blowing about in the rain on the Malaysian courses, birds flying in the sky, mosquitos and flies in Africa, a bullet train whizzing past in Japan, the at times magnificent lighting (it’s not even HDR) - Monument Valley looking especially fantastic at night. Track design is varied and interesting as well.

Audio in terms of the environment can be rather pronounced too, though mainly on the Malaysian stages; the sounds of tropical birds and gushing water in the background.

Some of the cars are a bit of a handful to get to grips with like in any racing game, but generally the handling is spot on, and it doesn’t take much effort before you’re able to purchase something new. One of the most difficult and twitchy/light cars is actually the first one in the opening introduction, strangely.

I think a number of reviewers have been overly harsh on this, tbh. I’ve certainly had more fun playing V-Rally 4 these past couple of weeks than DiRT Rally.


It's a tidy racer that doesn't take itself too seriously, and as you point out the stages and environments are really interesting. They have an almost Sega Rally blue-skies arcade vibe to them. VR4 can be a lot of fun.

However, on PS4 the AI difficulty slider is completely broken. No matter where its set, 0% or 100%, the difficulty is permanently set to the highest level. Winning a championship is nigh-on impossible. Looking online it seems that players complaints regarding this have fallen on deaf ears as there has been no feedback from the developer and, more importantly, no patch. It's why I finally decided to ditch it.


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