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Gnocchi Flip Flops

The Driving Appreciation Thread

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

 

 

Most of GTA V's supercars look like oversized Hotwheels cars IMO. Do I need to mention that hideous Zentorno thing? *shudders*

 

Speaking of supercars I love racing in GTA IV's Infernus. It has such great grip/chassis balance it feels like it's on rails.

I agree that the Zentorno is an ugly POS. Even the Veneno is cringeworthy IMO. I don't get why most Online players bought that monstrosity of a car. Felt like a cheap knockoff of the Sesto Elemento, rather than a uniquely designed copy. I do however appreciate the Osiris and the T20. Both cars are sublime and fantastic to drive. Rockstar really nailed it with those. No wonder I grinded to the death to get both cars.

 

Maybe it's just my taste in cars. Supercars in general don't do much for me. I'm more into muscle cars and classics. I would rather drive a rusty Tornado in GTA V than the hideous Zentorno.

 

Yeah and I'm more of a sedan/coupe/GT car guy. I've had more fun driving a Oracle II than most of the super cars in this game.

 

 

 

I agree that the Zentorno is an ugly POS. Even the Veneno is cringeworthy IMO. I don't get why most Online players bought that monstrosity of a car.

Uh, maybe because they liked that car? You know, the thing called different tastes? Typical IV fan attitude at display again.

 

I normally don't suggest this but dude, you seriously need to be banned. How the mods can't see through your trolling tactics and haven't at least temped you yet is beyond me. :/

 

Edited by Scaglietti

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SonOfLiberty

Back to the driving itself. The thing I love the most about driving in GTA IV is the way vehicles react to different surface changes. You can feel every single bump/imperfection on the road. Even when it rains it has a noticeable effect. Cars become harder to control with less traction available.

 

It's these fine details that I've always enjoyed driving/racing in GTA IV.:)

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

Back to the driving itself. The thing I love the most about driving in GTA IV is the way vehicles react to different surface changes. You can feel every single bump/imperfection on the road. Even when it rains it has a noticeable effect. Cars become harder to control with less traction available.

 

It's these fine details that I've always enjoyed driving/racing in GTA IV. :)

Yup. Walking how every car's unique suspension copes with the cobblestone streets of Suffolk and Little Italy never gets old. The Sentinel shakes all over the place whereas the Cognoscenti just soaks them up.

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Lilіth

IV handling is lovely. It takes some time until you actually master the handling of a car, nothing is more accomplishing as letting a Super GT slide into corners without it spinning out or crashing into traffic.

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The Dedito Gae

I'm gonna be honest, i know this is an appreciation thread and i should be possitive and :^: like, but bike handling is awful, it feels choppy and the bike "hiccups" on even the smallest detail in the floor (curves, bumps, pedestrians) sends you flying in weird directions with exagerated inertia.

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

I'm gonna be honest, i know this is an appreciation thread and i should be possitive and :^: like, but bike handling is awful, it feels choppy and the bike "hiccups" on even the smallest detail in the floor (curves, bumps, pedestrians) sends you flying in weird directions with exagerated inertia.

The bikes are crap. I'm really not focused on them at all in IV. I mean I do cruise around in the Freeway or PCJ-600 from time to time - partially because they have many different variants and I love that - but that's it.

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Gnocchi Flip Flops

Does anybody else love the Russian Benefactor Schafter?

 

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There's a pearlescent grey and stone paint scheme for the Schafter which comes with blacked out rims similar to what you'd find on a stock Russian Schafter. That's how I like mine.

 

And overall, it's a badass sedan. It sounds like a muscle car, it loves to powerslide and it isn't a slouch either. Even though it isn't as fast as I'd like it to be - I mean come on it's a supercharged V12 going by the badges, it should at least do 0-60 in under 5 seconds - I still love it more than any sedan in GTA V. Rockstar at least tried with it. They made it look menacing with the black rims and V12 badges and the quad pipes and they made it sound mean as well. It's also fun to drive. All it lacks is speed whereas most of V's "sports" sedans lack everything but the badges and occasionally the look. They all sound like vacuum cleaners and perform like Karin Asteropes.

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DrivingAddictGta

My favourite I'd the banshee as well but I also like the classic sultan. Hah I even remember in gta 4 I used to drag race with all of us in sultans

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Melancholia

Upon first play, I hated the driving mechanics. I felt it was too delayed for my tastes. But upon growing older, I've fallen quite in love with the way a vehicle steers. I felt that the driving in other GTA games was too responsive. I can say that I find GTA IV's driving to be the most fun and satisfying to play in the series.

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JosephStalin

My Favorite car is the Sabre GT, always had a soft spot for the Sentinel also.

 

 

The Driving itself is the best in the series I love cruising around Liberty city,

 

come to think of it I Think it's the best in the genre !

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SonOfLiberty

My Favorite car is the Sabre GT, always had a soft spot for the Sentinel.

 

 

The Driving itself is the best in the series I love cruising around Liberty city.

 

I'm more favourable of the Faction personally. Good power to weight, reasonable chassis and suspension. It's great for racing IMO.:)

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The Rockstar Gamer 108

My favourite Cars are Infernus, Sabre GT, Dukes and Comet etc.

My favourite bikes are NRG 900, Sanchez, Zombie, Hellfury, Hakuchou, Hakuchou Custom, Daemon, Diabolus etc.

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Legion of Hell

Back in the day i was the master at GTA IV overrealistic car physics, but today i was horrible at driving in gtaiv

 

I mean the car was overrealistic (or doesn't realistic at all?) i want the game to be fun, not too realistic. GTA V done perfect at handling

 

However i still like driving my beloved merit, and the cavalcade. Or riding a nrg-900 or the freeway throughout liberty city and alderney

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B Dawg

GTA V = perfect? Bitch plz. If you want a proper arcade driving experience, you should play San Andreas, not the abomination that is V.

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ViceBoy69

driving in GTAV is horrible, every car spins when you apply power, its annoying and the car nadling is by far the worst in series. In GTA4 it feels like you are driving a car, one of my favourites is the Blista Compact, fun little car to drive.

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SonOfLiberty

Back in the day i was the master at GTA IV overrealistic car physics, but today i was horrible at driving in gtaiv

 

I mean the car was overrealistic (or doesn't realistic at all?) i want the game to be fun, not too realistic. GTA V done perfect at handling

 

However i still like driving my beloved merit, and the cavalcade. Or riding a nrg-900 or the freeway throughout liberty city and alderney

 

Fun's subjective though. I find GTA IV's more fun because the cars feel different and unique from class to class which in turn make driving more enjoyable/rewarding mastering each type.

 

However I wouldn't even call it that realistic. It's always felt like a good balance between arcade and simulation to me.

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Legion of Hell

However I wouldn't even call it that realistic. It's always felt like a good balance between arcade and simulation to me.

I don't really know. Some people say the driving feels like driving a boat and the car have somewhat bumpy landing. Some people say the driving is simply horrible, and since GTA V release people say the driving was like a driving simulator so i don't know if the driving is actually overrealistic, a good balance, a true driving simulator, or simply horrible

 

For me while the driving is somewhat hard, it still fun and also provide a little challenge

 

One thing i still don't understand, if GTA V handling is horrible then why a mod that change the GTA IV Handling into GTA V one even exist

Edited by CGFforLife

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B Dawg

One thing i still don't understand, if GTA V handling is horrible then why a mod that change the GTA IV Handling into GTA V one even exist

Because there will always be butthurt noobs who can't drive for sh*t or can't appreciate a well designed game aspect, nothing's gonna change that.

On the other hand, real men will seek to enhance the already good driving experience with Killatomate's Realistic Driving mod.

 

If you want to know how good a game's driving model is, you should ask Scaglietti :p

Edited by B Dawg

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Legion of Hell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing i still don't understand, if GTA V handling is horrible then why a mod that change the GTA IV Handling into GTA V one even exist

Because there will always be butthurt noobs who can't drive for sh*t or can't appreciate a well designed game aspect, nothing's gonna change that.

On the other hand, real men will seek to enhance the already good driving experience with Killatomate's Realistic Driving mod.

 

If you want to know how good a game's driving model is, you should ask Scaglietti :p

 

:lol:, anyway can you give me link to the mod?

Edited by CGFforLife

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B Dawg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thing i still don't understand, if GTA V handling is horrible then why a mod that change the GTA IV Handling into GTA V one even exist

Because there will always be butthurt noobs who can't drive for sh*t or can't appreciate a well designed game aspect, nothing's gonna change that.

On the other hand, real men will seek to enhance the already good driving experience with Killatomate's Realistic Driving mod.

 

If you want to know how good a game's driving model is, you should ask Scaglietti :p

 

:lol:, anyway can you give me link to the mod?

 

Here

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Legion of Hell

 

 

 

 

One thing i still don't understand, if GTA V handling is horrible then why a mod that change the GTA IV Handling into GTA V one even exist

 

Because there will always be butthurt noobs who can't drive for sh*t or can't appreciate a well designed game aspect, nothing's gonna change that.

On the other hand, real men will seek to enhance the already good driving experience with Killatomate's Realistic Driving mod.

 

If you want to know how good a game's driving model is, you should ask Scaglietti :p

 

:lol:, anyway can you give me link to the mod?

 

Here

Thanks, I'll try it

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0223998743

GTA V = perfect? Bitch plz. If you want a proper arcade driving experience, you should play San Andreas, not the abomination that is V.

 

Vice City is pretty good too, driving in the Comet is so satisfying lmao.

Edited by anthony

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TheOneLibertonian

I really love how curbs and bumps are deadly while driving at high speed and how it varies from car to car. Vehicles like the Cavalcade and the Cognoscenti goes through them smoothly while supercars have the tendency to spin out and scrape the bodywork. Also I love how some cars have no ABS at all especially old cars. From my sim racing experience, I find GTA IV to be the perfect blend of simulation and arcade driving, even though it leans more on the arcade side. The handling feels natural, it feels diverse, and despite the "sim handling aspects" it's very easy to get used to.

 

Furthermore, I really liked IV's representation of vehicular drivetrains. FF cars have the tendency to have major understeer if not driven correctly, FR tends to corner better, but at the expense of wheelspin through the rear wheels, MR cars are much better to drive at peak potential but can spin out with snap oversteer, and AWD cars being very grippy and easier to handle but at it's peak not as fun to drive as RWD vehicles.

 

GTA IV also does a great job with the weight transfer to the cars. The Futo or the Feltzer is a very balanced car to easily understand weight transfer within the physics in IV. When the car initiates a drift you can feel the rear skidding and light while the front is heavier and produces grip to create angle. Vehicles with soft suspension like the Cavalcade tends to roll and produce understeer with the car feeling like it's going to roll due to the heavy, soft, and bouncy characteristics.

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Johnny Spaz

My favorite is the Mafia's Sentinel XS, love the handling and the looks, plus its a nice throwback to the Mafia Sentinel from III

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Luke Ferris

Finding the right vehicle for chase missions was the big driving conundrum for me. I tried various makes, but to my surprise the one vehicle that unexpectedly came up trumps was the Patriot. It just seems to handle well it those circumstances. I always try and find a Patriot and save it for those particular missions.

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SonOfLiberty

Yes. I remember this thread and thought I'd bump it up again. What race (s) do you guys prefer? I love the Star Junction race and the Road To Bohan.

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dutch PLAN der linde

What are you talkin about? Ohhh car physics yeah sure,ohh sorry i mean the boat physics,yeah right this game has the best boat physics you can ever see in a videogame.

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billiejoearmstrong8

It's funny because at first I just found both GTA IV and GTA V driving hard compared to the 3D era. Like my friend was playing IV back in the day and I had a go driving and was like NOPE it's like driving on an ice rink. Didn't play the game again. Then had the same experience when I first played V...again the cars were slidey and harder to control than 3D era so at first I thought I'd just watch my brother play and never enjoy playing myself. Turns out it was just a case of getting used to it though lol, soon had no problem with V. And then going back to IV from that it was remarkably similar, just took an hour or so of play to get fully used to having to brake earlier.

 

Now count me in as a big fan of IV's driving. Again I still don't find it THAT different to V and certainly not THAT much harder so I don't really get where all the complaining about IV being SUPER hard comes from, you literally just have to brake more. Also I find it much harder to come to a stop where I want to in V or perform skid turns and if you hit other cars it stops you dead, so it's not even easier in every aspect. Where IV's driving really shines is in the extra detail it has compared to V, the way each vehicle feels different and how you'd expect that type of vehicle to feel, the way you can feel the weight and see the suspension working and feel the surface and bumps in the road etc, the skidding and doing turns, the damage. It all just feels more real and more satisfying. Being able to knock other vehicles out the way nicely, especially in a big/heavy one. Being able to keep the engine running and radio on for quick getaway/some nice background music outside the car. And of course being ejected through the window, bailing out or driving off with someone holding onto the door is more entertaining than the toned down equivalents in V. I love to drive around Liberty City enjoying the car physics, great!

Edited by billiejoearmstrong8

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Vladistar_895

I have no problem with cars and boats;I like the driving but on bikes and helicopters it's hard until you get used

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diperro

I recently bought a new laptop and luckily, it can run GTA IV. I've immersed myself again in this beautiful game (played it on ps3), and I gotta say that getting to grips with the driving is very thrilling and enjoyable. I tried Killatomate's handling and another weapon realism mod, and I haven't touched GTA V ever since. Like many here have said, the overall feel of cruising around the city is so good... every car has its own soul and you can feel how each car behaves in a different way depending on the surface and the street inconsistencies. I don't even miss the car modding features from V , because they're pointless when the car you're driving looks amazing, but drives like a go-kart. I've played lots of open-world action games and GTA IV's driving can only be compared to the Mafia titles (I, II, III). I recently bought a new laptop and luckily, it can run GTA IV. I've immersed myself again in this beautiful game (played it on ps3), and I gotta say that getting to grips with the driving is very thrilling and enjoyable. I tried Killatomate's handling and another weapon realism mod, and I haven't touched GTA V ever since. Like many here have said, the overall feel of cruising around the city is so good... every car has its own soul and you can feel how each car behaves in a different way depending on the surface and the street inconsistencies. I don't even miss the car modding features from V , because they're pointless when the car you're driving looks amazing, but drives like a go-kart. I've played lots of open-world action games and GTA IV's driving can only be compared to the Mafia titles (I, II, III). 

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