Insanic Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:57pm
Last Boss
He is too hard, I give up.
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<{.:[Hellfire]:.}>Odyssey-☭RUS Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:07pm 
Savo is a ♥♥♥♥♥ and a half. No lie. His car is made of AIDS. I use the Saikou XS for all of his races. IMO it is best car and way better than the grippy GTR-34 you get. (I foget what it's actually called in game. It's the last car you get before Savo)
<{.:[Hellfire]:.}>Odyssey-☭RUS Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:07pm 
But yes, try the Saikou XS. It is a very underrated car and just as fast as Savo's. The in game stats lie lol
Ngazi Sep 7, 2012 @ 2:19pm 
Learn the map. Savo is slow.
[Skylords]Skylord_Robert May 22, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
This boss is the trickiest of them all. I spent a year trying to win until I looked up cheats for the PS2 version. I did the Steam version all legit. it was tough
Badshooter 270 May 29, 2013 @ 8:08am 
What a great community to encourage this guy and not tear him down!
Viola DeWynter Jun 23, 2013 @ 9:35am 
wow, you actually made it that far? i got stuck when i got to the blonde girl in tokyo and havent played since
Ngazi Jul 6, 2013 @ 1:24am 
Nice video.
Øōø Jul 21, 2013 @ 10:35am 
I actually just beat Savo, it reqiured a couple of retries but I managed to get it finished. I don't know why, but I never beated him on the PS2 version..

Best bet I used was to just use the Saikou XS and bank on his mistakes.
Baby Jesus Aug 31, 2013 @ 8:47am 
hahah lol i beat the game years ago when i was 13 without cheats or anything... no bueno
chirovette Apr 3 @ 12:12pm 
Originally posted by grove st 4 life:
wow, you actually made it that far? i got stuck when i got to the blonde girl in tokyo and havent played since

"Let Haley show ya a little somethin', somethin'..."

Yeah her second race in particular is a little ridiculous! lol Honestly, a lot of the races in this game are very difficult, particularly for like 99% of gamers. I know that many people, some here in the forum, are so good at this game and are kind of elite gamers, that they may not be able to understand how difficult this game really is because of their formidable skill, but even though I beat the game waaaaay back over a decade ago when it launched on the PS2, and I just picked it up off Steam a week or two ago (and am on the third World Champ race) I can agree that this game is tough,

My advice is twofold:

1. Learn the course and all the shortcuts so you can navigate the race like the back of your hand.

2. SLOW DOWN! I know for me this was huge! I was trying so deperately to get into first as fast as possible that I always ended up crashing up a storm, damaging out my car, and throwing my controller in rage. :) But once I realized that I can get into first place just by IGNORING the other racers to a large extent and just running my race at a decent speed that keeps me out of crashes and preserves my car health, it started getting a lot easier. I also found that in many places I actually DO NOT take the slipsteam I get from cars ahead of me, because I end up *ss-over-teakettle or slamming head on into a wall or tree...and not the one of the good ones you can drive through! lol

Honestly? If the game is important to you, then just stick it out and do that stuff and you will get through it. I am sure that some of th gamers on ths forum who would blow my doors off in this game can add a ton to the advice I gave you, but that's all I got.
Ngazi Apr 3 @ 6:43pm 
If you know the map and be careful of traffic, it doesn't matter so much whether you stay in first or behind. Knowing the line you are going to take and still leave room to be able to react to traffic is the biggest way to do better in campaign. Use slip stream and nitrous at the right time going into a traffic light stretch. Find a landmark to remember exactly where to brake, to turn, to push.

Don't be afraid to try different routes. You might be faster going one way just because of your style. Same with different cars too.
chirovette Apr 8 @ 7:29am 
Ngazi, when you ay "know the map and be careful of traffic," I think for the most part that works. the problem is that this game really is extremely difficult. I find that, yes, knowing the map, the shortcuts, the course for the particular race, and where to cut corners on your handbrake turns is absolutely very helpful, no question about it.

If you know the course like the back of your hand and where all the shortcuts are, then you have a leg up. Also, remembering where you will be driving with traffic and where you are forced to drive against traffic is vital to sort of mentally prepare yourself for the race. A perfect example of this is the second Savo (world championship) race in Tokyo. In my honest opinion, that is the most difficult race in the game, hands down.

The problem I have with this game is the same I had with it over a decade ago. The AI competitors are so fierce and drive so fast that the margin of error for beating the races, particularly that one, is too slim in my opinion. Now also keep in mind that I am a good gamer, arguably above average, but NOT an "elite gamer."

So my honest opinion about this game is that Rockstar should have dialed it down just a drop in terms of dificulty. Let's use that Savo race as an example (again, the second one in Tokyo): Yes, I beat it without the cheats. But by the time I did, it was long after it had stopped being fun and I only beat it out of sheer determination and force of will.

As for being careful of traffic, that is a lot easier said than done in this game, because the way the cars handle it makes it very dificult to navigate through congested pockets. Even slowing down, picking a line in advance to anticipate what's coming, and driving very carefully, I found that avoiding collisions,particularly in the huge highway stretches of that race where you are forced against traffic was next to impossible. Sure, I could avoid over 90% of the crashes, but that isn't good enough. I noticed that I could drive the last half of that race perfectly and ONE crash toward the end would be enough to let the AI jump ahead and win.

tl;dr I think that if I could go back in time and worked for Rockstar, I would have made the game just a drop easier. Not insanely easier but just a little, in order to make the races more fun.
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