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Gnocchi Flip Flops

The Driving Appreciation Thread

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Emmi

I loved the driving in GTA IV from the very first day ... I never understood the criticism about it. It's fun, realistic and very satisfying if you master it ... especially since every type of car reacts differently, depending on weather, surface, etc. It's brilliant.

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So since discovering IV like 6 months ago I haven't played V at all (after playing non stop for years), yesterday I thought why not give it a play. OH MAN the driving is so bad!!! I never minded it before and didn't think it was that different to IV (and I'm sure it would stop bothering me as much after playing for a while) but going from IV to it it's atrocious. First thing I did was get in a bus and it's literally like driving a toy one, no weight to it, no texture to the driving, handles like it's on rails. And then when you at least try to have some fun barreling into smaller vehicles with it they stop you dead as if they're made of lead (when in fact if you drove one it would also be like a light plastic toy). Trying other vehicles and it's no better, all the same artificial feeling handling and lightness and nothing to distinguish them from each other (and incidentally when I got a gun out and started shooting same plastic toy experience - also you have to press two buttons instead of one to fire a gun from a vehicle which is annoying). Final straw when I hit something and flew out the window and died instantly even though I had a lot of health and it wasn't a hard fall (where in IV I would've gone flying along the road amusingly and unpredictably and dusted myself off), realised the game is no fun and turned it off. IV driving ALL THE WAY, so much more character, realness and fun to it, so much appreciation for the level of thought and detail put into it right now. This game has well and truly ruined V for me.

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American Venom
On 4/6/2019 at 10:30 PM, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

So since discovering IV like 6 months ago I haven't played V at all (after playing non stop for years), yesterday I thought why not give it a play. OH MAN the driving is so bad!!! I never minded it before and didn't think it was that different to IV (and I'm sure it would stop bothering me as much after playing for a while) but going from IV to it it's atrocious. First thing I did was get in a bus and it's literally like driving a toy one, no weight to it, no texture to the driving, handles like it's on rails. And then when you at least try to have some fun barreling into smaller vehicles with it they stop you dead as if they're made of lead (when in fact if you drove one it would also be like a light plastic toy). Trying other vehicles and it's no better, all the same artificial feeling handling and lightness and nothing to distinguish them from each other (and incidentally when I got a gun out and started shooting same plastic toy experience - also you have to press two buttons instead of one to fire a gun from a vehicle which is annoying). Final straw when I hit something and flew out the window and died instantly even though I had a lot of health and it wasn't a hard fall (where in IV I would've gone flying along the road amusingly and unpredictably and dusted myself off), realised the game is no fun and turned it off. IV driving ALL THE WAY, so much more character, realness and fun to it, so much appreciation for the level of thought and detail put into it right now. This game has well and truly ruined V for me.

Interesting to get the perspective from someone relatively fresh to GTA IV. It's not just us old GTA IV folk that have been used to it for years.

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Zello

Driving in other games feels wrong. IV gets it right.

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American Venom
33 minutes ago, Zello said:

Driving in other games feels wrong. IV gets it right.

I wouldn't say wrong necessarily, but driving physics in other games feel conformed and standardised so the general masses don't have a bitch fit just because they have to use the brakes properly and can't go flying around corners like Lewis Hamilton in his F1 Mercedes.

 

I'm happy GTA IV exists to break the monotony.

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xXPinguXx

Out of all the open world games I've played, the only game I've played that had sh*t driving mechanics was Just Cause 2. It's literally that difficult to even make a turn, and mind you, this is with a fast car. As soon as I press the handbrake button, my car goes out of f*cking control, and starts to flip over and drifts all over the place.

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