Please kindly post this in AC bugs forum! Not many people have the expertise to notice and/or to describe this is sufficient detail. Otherwise it may well be overlooked as they have a tonne of work to do etc.
Sweden had ALL but one of their star players sidelined, last to go was their no1 centre Backstrom who played in semi-final, but not in the final. Zetterberg, Henrik, Franzen, Backstrom were all out. Crappiest final ever.
COngrats to Sweden fo r making it to the Ice-Hockey final! Finland is a hard working team with a aged genius (Selanne), but good technique and fast passing combos will make them chase shadows. Sweden v USA in the final?
Pussy Riot attacked with whips by police at
(its not really police its "neighbourhood watch" guys who do not have the right to use force. The guy with the whip was fined £15 for doing this, smaller fine than for not letting pedestrian through at the crossing
Apparently Focus is popular due to some new type of independent suspension ("control blade"?) that was invented by Ford in 1998 - I always wondered why they are common as dirt it it appears they are instead common as ipods then. Mazda=jap built Focus, so should be a nice car to drive. COngrats
GT's AI - this guy lets the AI drive away at the start of the race, drives the other way, does some dipsy doodling, then starts after the AI, catches them and goes 1st, drops back from 1st to last, overtakes them all over again and wins the race. WTF? Seriously, PD? Seriously?!
Starting behind the first car (like 1 minute behind) is a trick that shows that PD's AI code is not capable of being a challenge in a normal way like starting from a pole position with player at the back of the grid as this gives only a few seconds advantage. So yeah, unlikely to be patched then.
I'll have a think if I can enjoy the game how you enjoy it, and have a look at the premium car list. cheers!
Shame I think I'll wait a few months and will post the same question again- like I said I only wanted GT for its career mode, do not care about its online stuff (which I read is bugged to hell and back anyways with invisible players, disappearing cars etc - but that does not bother me like I said). Hope it will be patched!
Do you think it will be patched? Is new AI easier then GT5's? Basically is this AI so bad (like you said "worst since the 80s" lol!) due to some bugs, or is it PD's new philosophy/approach, did they say anything on this matter?
It just doesnt make sense really as Grid (just an example) that surely competes for the same slice of casual racers' market never had such ideas as "lets take the challenge from racing out of the game as it frustrates our customer base".
I wouldnt buy GT for online though - already have AC for that. GT is about it's single player, but if the state of AI is indeed like its in the two vids above, then forget it...
I hear about "horrible AI" all the time, but this is just ridiculous. Winning races with a cup of tea in your hand and never shifting above third is just...
This is what I mean- @ 1:26 this player overtakes AI (which is in a more powerful car) on the outside of a gentle turn. Is this the norm or has this been patched? (that's the problem with games nowadays, nothing is final, constant flux of patches and changes )
Well, that is all metaphorically speaking But seriously, apart from unlocking cars, is there fun/difficulty in racing? Is the reported "easy mode" due to players using overly tuned cars compared to the AI? Or is it just a very easy game?
The last driving game that i played was Grid and it was tough I thought, particularly the infamous "RavenWest" challenges- AI was fast on higher difficulty settings, I had to restart loads of times but it was satisfying to beat it.
So what is the verdict on this game? I am semi considering getting a PS3+GT6, but not sure... I'm not sure just how cringe worthy the physics are - I'm only becoming a sim affectionado with rF2 and AC being my current favourites.
And also I am not sure just how fun this is - as afar as driving games against AI go, how does this rate (against similar games, not against iRacing or some online leagues haha)? Some say that AI are just stupidly slow and you pass all of them bar the leader in first half a lap. Are there no difficulty settings? Is there a difficulty curve, so that first races are easy, but latter are harder? And I do mean AI, not some tough time trial stages.
I feel for what you're saying, I'm in the same boat as you (down to 460gtx), lets hope we get the sim playable on our "not the very best" machines.
However, once I see reliable posts that some particular hardware is running it maxed out without dropping fps I will be upgrading. Just for this game and its sequels (remember IL2 had many reiterations).
I want this: