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« on: September 21, 2016, 10:19:39 PM »

So I downloaded the demo of Forza Horizon 3, and thought it was absolutely amazing. But as I was playing, one thought kept going through my head- "This would be even more fun with a rocket launcher bolted to my Ferrari's hood." Finishing the Forza demo, I promptly loaded up the 2010 game Blur, and had an absolute blast. For those of you that may not know, Blur was a racing game in which you would drive over power-ups such as mines, shields, lightning, etc, and use them against other vehicles. There is nothing better than being in 2nd place in a race, and using a well timed homing missile to take out the first place car.

Does anyone know of any recent vehicular combat games with high production values? Blur and Split Second came out in 2010, and except for Mad Max I'm not finding much else. I wish the developers of Forza or Need for Speed built these features into their game, similar to the Call of Duty Zombies mode.
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2016, 10:27:17 PM »

It's in early access, but check out GRIP on steam, it's basically a Rollcage clone.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfPRVRIQ1uM
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 01:31:56 PM »

Where's our Interstate 76 or car mmo that isn't the one we already got? ninja
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 01:54:43 PM »

Why, by the love of all that's holy, has no one remade I76?  I would take some "spiritual successor" nonsense, even.
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 03:03:19 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 22, 2016, 01:54:43 PM

Why, by the love of all that's holy, has no one remade I76?  I would take some "spiritual successor" nonsense, even.

Mad Max?
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 03:37:34 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 22, 2016, 01:54:43 PM

Why, by the love of all that's holy, has no one remade I76?  I would take some "spiritual successor" nonsense, even.

Yeah, that is one of my all-time favorite games and I have been waiting for someone to take up the mantle for ages!

I'm in the alpha for Auto Age: Standoff and it is a really fun and promising car combat game.  But while it is strongly influenced by I'76 it only focuses on Twisted Metal-style arena combat.  No races or story or anything. 

Of course there are games like Robocraft and Crossout and all of the build-your-vehicle combat games these days, which are fun as well.  But nothing that captures the feeling of Interstate '76.
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 03:42:08 PM »

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention, did you try the new Carmageddon?  It isn't quite weapon-heavy like Blur, but it is racing with powerups and has lots of crashing and blowing up other cars in it.  They should be releasing the console version any week now I think.
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 04:12:50 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 22, 2016, 03:42:08 PM

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention, did you try the new Carmageddon?  It isn't quite weapon-heavy like Blur, but it is racing with powerups and has lots of crashing and blowing up other cars in it.  They should be releasing the console version any week now I think.

The console version came out a couple of months ago.  With a thud of bad reviews and not great performance, as I understand it.

I've actually had the most fun reliving Carmageddon on the iPhone, bizarrely.


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Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 22, 2016, 01:54:43 PM

Why, by the love of all that's holy, has no one remade I76?  I would take some "spiritual successor" nonsense, even.

Mad Max?

Mad Max is great and a lot of fun, but it isn't anything like I76.
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 04:24:57 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on September 22, 2016, 04:12:50 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on September 22, 2016, 03:42:08 PM

Oh, I guess I forgot to mention, did you try the new Carmageddon?  It isn't quite weapon-heavy like Blur, but it is racing with powerups and has lots of crashing and blowing up other cars in it.  They should be releasing the console version any week now I think.

The console version came out a couple of months ago.  With a thud of bad reviews and not great performance, as I understand it.

Oh, yup.  Damn.  I had hoped that the console release would bring some major updates and changes to the game, but I guess that was too much to hope for.
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 11:14:09 PM »

Oh, somehow I completely forgot about Gas Guzzlers Extreme...it's available on Steam or consoles now as well I think.  And it's actually a really decent racing game with weapons, has single player and multiplayer.  Best of all, it's on sale on Steam this weekend!  Only $7 for the game and 2 DLC packs!

And Motorgun is another arena-type car combat game that just hit Early Access.  I'm watching it but waiting until they've done a few updates to see how often it's supported.
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