posted by metalmaniac1980 (HEBRON, IN) Dec 19, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
gamers (90%) found this review helpful
First off I will preface this review by stating that I think the reviews that paint a poor picture of this game are misleading. I almost didn't get this game based on reviews. Everyone doing their due dilligence would be wary of a game with a middle of the pack rating. With that being said here is my take and I hope you find it helpful.
I give the game a 8 because I have not delved into the Online portion, but knowing that when a game comes out there are bound to be a few issues that hopefully the developer will remedy in a short time.
I played the career mode expecting the worst case scenario. Finishing dead last, building up the car, taking forever, over-aggressive CPU etc. What I expected and what I experienced were not even close. Starting off in Daytona I chose to play on Medium difficulty and the assists were off, (braking, steering, spin control). First qualifying session I grabbed the pole. Beginners luck? Maybe. So going into the duel I wrecked a few times. partially due to my own driving error, and a few times because a cpu driver wouldn't give up a position and neither would I on an inside lane turn resulting in them giving me a little nudge on my rear bumper sending me into a spin. Yellow flag immediately followed. Once green flag racing resumed I had to make my way back which through patience I did, until an over-agressive driver wanted to battle. NOT ALL CPUs were over-aggressive and let me pass cleanly. I led the race and finished 1st in both duel and the actual race.
So with that being said, it takes precision driving and there is wiggle-room for human error. Drafting you may get a little loose, and if you over-compensate well thats not going to end well. You dont mash the thumbsticks for your turns, learn to go into a curve and you'll be just fine. I think this is a good game to keep and worth the money if you have the patience.
posted by dominator24 (JONESVILLE, VA) Jan 13, 2013
Member since Jun 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game has much of the same problems as the last one. The online portion of the game is terrible. Anyone leaving or entering the game as it starts online will cause massive pileups, cars flipping and all kinds of stuff. You would think that developers could make a better online experience since that is the way most games are played now.
On the other hand....The single player career is great. Not impossible to build up your car, or get a grip on the handling of the game. Having to qualify for the shootout, and the All-Star race and then be able to run the segments as they do in real life was an added bonus I didn't expect. I gave this game a 7 because of the online glitches, otherwise it would have gotten an 8 or maybe even a 9.
Overall it is a pretty good game, and well worth a rent. Don't think though that I would want to spend the full $60 for buying it.
gamers (27%) found this review helpful
If you played nascar 2011 with all the problems with the online game playthen your going to get more of the same. The career mode is pretty good but if you like to play online then you will be very disappointed with all the glitches it has.
posted by Raymond42c (SAINT LOUIS, MO) Mar 30, 2013
Member since Sep 2010
Once again, a Nascar game that is basically made for only those with extreme skill in racing games. I understand the need/want for realism. But for the love of god it's a game. I shouldn't be punished for not being able to turn the wheel the exact degree necessary in order to make a corner. In the few races I tried, I was able to win the pole. Then get passed right off at the beginning of the race. Then, when trying to make the small correction so as not to hit the car below me, BAM! into the wall.. BAM! into the other car.. caution. OVER AND OVER. This is even with most of the assists turned on. Look game makers, the Xbox controller is not a perfectly functioning steering wheel. Give us a break! I would love a Nascar game with the controls of maybe a NFS series game, where if I make a small adjustment mistake my car doesn't go spinning out of control. Maybe have an Arcade Mode and a "I want to act like its a real car not a game" mode."
I mean, really? You can hardly get out of the pits without spinning out. I make my car as tight as it will go and it's still fish tailing like crazy. All of the AI's are complete idiots. If you go as far as getting 10 ft from another car it'll most likely wreck you. They push you off the track then the Caution flag waves and sends you all the way back to 43rd (last place) And then when you wreck and go flipping across the track 200 times it wont throw the caution. If they barely touch you, you crash. If you slam them (notice I said Slam) You will crash and they will keep going full speed with out any hesitation. Just terrible all around.