Being a UK resident means it's likely to be the same whenever you buy it. But now is a good time for those outside the UK to buy, since the Pound value is pretty low but starting to pick up. Could save a few dollars or a couple of Euros
Weather might cause performance issues, but I don't see why it should - plenty of games have similar scope and manage it. GTA4 had a decent cycle of conditions, and that was a while back now.
But time of day transitions won't have any effect on performance - they're already using realtime lighting, so moving that light source around isn't going to add or remove anything. Obviously they'd need to also have a skybox transition, but that's just a texture so it shouldn't cause any problems.
Although I guess with a changing ToD, they'd need to include dynamic lights on the cars and around the tracks too, which is where the real performance hit would come into play. That graphic quality, crazy amounts of shaders on each car PLUS light sources flying around, casting shadows all over the place? Could be nasty.
I hope they can implement it though, because it would be nice to have a range of experiences available for each track.
What do you mean "why new"? The same reason they put new cars in any game - because that's the current model and manufacturers pay big bucks to focus attention on their new cars.
Putting the old model on the cover would immediately give the impression (to the public) that the new cars weren't in it so the game was just old content, and (to Subaru) that they weren't interested in making a feature of the new car.
Not sure if Photoshopping Colin in would be poor taste or just pointless. Maybe have him in the background as some kind of godlike overseer
In all fairness, even if they did decide to keep charging £12 every stage, that's not unusual. Episodic content is the new thing, right? Did we not pay full price for Half Life 2, then smaller payments for Episodes 1 and 2? Won't we pay again for Episode 3? And what does that total - £60? 70? 80?
Nobody is forcing you to pay for anything you don't want. And if you want it, pay up or shut up. You get nothing for nothing, as the saying goes. No such thing as a free lunch, goes another.
And as another saying goes, exercise some patience and shut yer whinging yaps
I'll accept that in FM3 I suck, since I've only done a handful of laps so far. But in FM2 I've done hundreds of laps across all of the tracks, yet I still lag behind like a crazy man. So obviously I'm doing something wrong across the board.
I'd like to do some runs against the ghosts though, learn the track properly without having the AI get in my way. But no connection at home right now so I don't think that's going to work
I would trade the shoes for a G25 or the Fanatec wheel though. Might even be tempted with a plain old DFP, because I really want to get back into playing LFS properly.
This thread has gone so far off-topic now. Dirt 2 is good. The cars feel weighty and behave more or less as you'd expect. The RWD ones probably not as twitchy as you'd think, but it's all good fun. Loving the open wheeler.
Cockpit view is a nightmare when you go through deep water. Love it
Been playing this for a few days and I have to say I'm pretty impressed. Compared to the other capital letter racing games (SHiFT, GRiD, etc) it feels pretty good. As everyone has said, there's not enough focus on proper point-to-point rallying, but most of the events are alright. And the RWD rally cars don't feel twitchy enough, but that's a minor issue.
And for anyone interested, here's what I got as my prize: