Přidáno: 13. dubna
I own and enjoy the first WRC game by the same developers which came out in 2010, so I thought I would get this when I saw it cheap in a sale for 80% off.
The game seems to have changed little since then - the graphics are slightly improved but not much. In some respects I think I prefer the original's graphics which aren't quite as colourful perhaps, but look more realistic as a result.
There is still no weather to speak of, most stages are dry with clear skies - no heavy downpours or snowstorms here, something which the Colin McRae Rally games had since the late 1990s! I would say that Colin McRae Rally 2005, in fact even Colin McRae Rally 3, had better graphics than this game as well despite being much older. Unfortunately Codemasters stopped making semi-realistic rally games like that, and went full arcade. Dirt 1 was still somewhat realistic but by Dirt 3 it dropped any pretense of realism and lost me entirely. If you hanker after old school rally games like the Colin McRae series then WRC is all that's on offer today. I would say it's better than Dirt 3 (except graphically) but inferior to the others.
The car handling seems to have taken a step back since the first WRC game and the cars are now much harder to drift without using the handbrake - even full throttle while steering on ice it is very hard to get the car to drift, perhaps this was dumbed down to make the game 'easier' and more casual but it makes the cars less satisfying to drive for me. (I did make sure stability assist was turned off.)
There are 6 stages per country but in my view this is very misleading because essentially, and I'm not exaggerating unfortunately, all stages look and play the same. You don't have the feeling of progressing across a country but of driving the same tiny part of it, 6 times! It's really very lazy I'm afraid. Also the stages have FAR too many corners and not enough straights - the first WRC game and indeed real life WRC isn't like this. So you are constantly bombarded with corner after corner after corner which becomes monotonous and tiring, and there are none of the exhilarating exciting super fast sections of the first game.
WRC 4 lacks the group B cars of WRC 1, like the RS200 which is disappointing.
Overall the game feels like a budget release, despite its full price tag and I would only recommend getting it when heavily discounted, and even then you probably won't be fully satisfied with it.
I gather that WRC 5 is coming out this year but by new developers. Hopefully they will put a lot more effort, polish and love into their game than this has had.