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_DTM2000_ 20th October 2006, 11:44 Quote
Looks really good, I quite fancy getting a new driving sim. I'll only be interested if it has the original Nürburgring though.

EDIT: I can't find anything on the official website that mentions what tracks are included but I did notice that a demo is available: LINK
Tyinsar 20th October 2006, 11:47 Quote
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...Be warned, however - without tinkering with the in game options you could end up taking on a race that lasts upwards of 3 hours. This leads me onto my first criticism - does anyone really want this kind of realism, especially as the default option?

In one of the races you get the chance to compete in a full 24 hour competition. You can, thank the lord, tone this down to a 24 minute race but what really confuses me is the idea that anyone would actually want to spend 24 hours of their life racing round the same track in a game. The rewards for competing in such a race are no greater than competing in the shortened 24 minute version,...


Thanks for the review It looks great for what it is but I think, like you, I'll wait for something a little more "arcadey".
AlexB 20th October 2006, 12:01 Quote
I SERIOUSLY love the GTR series. I'm the sort of person that will play the 24 hour race. Awesome

Been playing this for a few days now, and Its amazing. Much easier than the last GTR game, but that only makes the racing closer, which isnt a bad thing.

Top stuff. I'd give it a 9 ;)
LEAX 20th October 2006, 12:06 Quote
that looks awesome /starting to download the demo/ im sooo of it :D
Garside 20th October 2006, 12:11 Quote
Thanks for the demo link, have updated the article so people can download it!
Flibblebot 20th October 2006, 12:39 Quote
But the thing about 24hour races (like Le Mans) is that 2 drivers take part, not one...?

Looks nice though...might take it out for a spin. Can see my wallet taking a bashing again (it's just taken a bashing last week with a joystick and Flight Sim X)
Paradigm Shifter 20th October 2006, 12:57 Quote
I bought this a few days ago, and while I'm not a great fan of racing sims, I actually quite enjoy it. You can't go into this sort of game with the Need for Speed mindset, though (the one where you accelerate right up to a corner, slam on the handbrake to skid round then take off again...) if you don't start braking a heck of a long way off a corner, you just miss it totally.

I, too, hated the pit crew - they just detract from (in my view) an otherwise impressive experience. They look like they need to be put down.

I'd really like to play this with a high-end wheel and a TrackIR setup... :D
will. 20th October 2006, 12:59 Quote
looks cool... can't stand driving games on my pc though... dunnow what it is about a driving game that makes me feel like a sad ******* playing it on a pc.. hehe

btw, nice new badge! not sure on the glass effect though...
blackerthanblack 20th October 2006, 13:07 Quote
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Despite all the realism, I found that I could work out areas of tracks where I could cut corners and not receive a penalty. I also found that by timing it just right I could ram into the cars in front of me to aid me getting round a corner as fast as possible. These are probably both immoral things, that no serious racer would do but I was surprised at the ease with which I was able to get around the system without incurring a penalty.


So you don't watch the British Touring Car races then?

Nice review, dare I say taken from an FPS gamers' point of view, but still good. I remember buying the LeMans game for a whole pound just to do the 24 hour race. It took me and my mate a week to get through (pausing the game every once in a while) but it was a great experience. I don't know if I would do it again though.
Veles 20th October 2006, 13:09 Quote
What are you guys using to play this? Keyboard and mouse? Or are you using a game controller like a pad or steering wheel?
FooSai 20th October 2006, 13:22 Quote
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What are you guys using to play this? Keyboard and mouse? Or are you using a game controller like a pad or steering wheel?
Did you read the whole review?
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The biggest obstacle facing most gamers when trying to achieve the ultimate driving experience is the fact that they don't have a steering wheel, nor do they want to fork out the extra money to buy one. If you want to really enjoy this game however, then unfortunately you don't have a choice. Playing the game with the keyboard would be sacrilege and I'm a little disgusted that there is an option to control the cars with a mouse; it's unimaginable that anyone would choose to play like that.

Before we started playing with the steering wheel and pedals we tried out the wired 360 controller. Using the analogue sticks was far better than the keyboard, but was still far from perfect. Once we plugged in the office steering wheel (a Logitech Drive FX) the whole game becomes much more immersive. All of a sudden I really am behind the wheel, leaning into corners and slamming on the brakes. If you plan on playing GTR 2 properly you really need a steering wheel setup.

Nice review... I usually prefer arcade racers, but I'm still gonna take a lookat this, d/l'in the demo now =)
RTT 20th October 2006, 13:42 Quote
This game is absolutely awesome, we were all fighting for turns to play it in the office yesterday :D It's probably not worth playing without a wheel and pedals, but they are cheap enough anyway.

The game is at it's best when you've got all of the driver aids turned off... so unforgiving yet so awesome when you start to get the hang of it.

The sound in this game, as the review says, is also fantastic. Can't beat the chatter from the turbo on the 911 biturbo as you go down the gears into a corner :D
AlexB 20th October 2006, 13:50 Quote
Driving Force Pro here - love it!
Shadowed_fury 20th October 2006, 14:16 Quote
I think i'm gonna have to pick this up, is the single player big enough for that alone? :)
_DTM2000_ 20th October 2006, 14:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Garside
Thanks for the demo link, have updated the article so people can download it!

You're welcome. ;)

Does anyone who's got this game know if it includes the Nürburgring Nordschleife track? I doubt it seen as it's not really used for races anymore.
LoveJoy 20th October 2006, 15:15 Quote
Nice graphs :)
Pyr0 20th October 2006, 15:47 Quote
Nice Review ;)

I noticed that the Logitech DriveFX wheel was used on the PC even tho it's an XBOX360 wheel. Did the DriveFX wheel need any special drivers for Windows or are they included in the package?

I've been looking at PC wheels for a while, and after reading this, was thinking of either the DriveFX or the Logitech MOMO wheel

Can anybody reccomend either one over the other?
Garside 20th October 2006, 15:53 Quote
The wheel didn't require any special drivers when using it on the PC. Plugged it in and it worked straight away.
M4RTIN 20th October 2006, 16:56 Quote
i have a logitech momo wheel, its absolutely brilliant for sims like gtl, gtr rfactor and live for speed but no good for arcade games like nfs:mw, but then that may just be me. just a shame it doesnt work on the 360 as it doesnt get a lot of use now.
Pyr0 20th October 2006, 16:58 Quote
Excellent, thanks for the reply :)
Now I just need to decide which one to get, hehehe, the MOMO wheel looks like it might be a more solid build *shrug* but i'm not sure
It's funny (or not) that on the Logitech site, the wheels are roughly the same price in dollars, but over here in the UK the DriveFX is about £20 cheaper.
dom_ 20th October 2006, 17:14 Quote
Now i just need to buy:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/GB/EN,CRID=2217,CONTENTID=11867

Would be nice as i assume GTR2 has clutch support like GTR.
RTT 20th October 2006, 17:38 Quote
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Now i just need to buy:
Would be nice as i assume GTR2 has clutch support like GTR.

yep
glaeken 20th October 2006, 18:06 Quote
I love GTR, one of the best racing games I've ever played as far as realism goes. I played the demo of GTR2 and it felt like the driving physics weren't as good. It seemed a lot easier than the first. But I love playing these games on my force feedback sidewinder set.

Like the review says, you really have to have a steering wheel. In the first one, you couldn't keep from spinning out in the higher horsepower cars. 100% throttle or none just doesn't work in a simulator.

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Originally Posted by dom_
Now i just need to buy:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/p...CONTENTID=11867

I want that so bad. That's the coolest racing wheel package I've seen. Besides that, all I would need is the cockpit frame and racing seat.
Jodiuh 20th October 2006, 18:16 Quote
The first was tougher than the new one by default as most of the "helper" setting are enabled. I find it a touch too easy, but that's all good cause it's crazy configurable.

I'll be putting the pc in the living room over the weekend to do some "couch" gaming. This will be first on the list!
Flibblebot 20th October 2006, 20:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by dom_
Now i just need to buy:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/GB/EN,CRID=2217,CONTENTID=11867

Would be nice as i assume GTR2 has clutch support like GTR.
Ooh, nice. Now, just to find £150 without the wife spotting it...
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