Certainly a mixed bag, almost impossible to play on the pad with all assists off, need a little bit of TC on as the throttle is almost on/off, when you nail the apexes just right it feels amazing, who gives a crap if its realistic.
Penalties are way over sensitive, AI aren't bad, better than many other racers, I wonder if they need a difficulty level above legend, I am getting top 10 finishes on legend in a Lotus on my first season.
Got my PS3 copy through today, it's a good game and looks less blingy than GRID/DIRT2. The physics seem to make sense and they're not over-dramatic like in GRID - that understeer on entry and oversteer on exit has gone.
The penalties are over sensitive but the quality of racing is up to Codies' usual standard and the Flashback is a lifesaver.
Didn't try with the DFGT because, well, it's a fun Codies game not a sim.
Just had a weird bug which wouldn't let me start the Second Training Session at Melbourne. Everytime i wanted to leave the Pits the Screen turned Red and the was a Message saying the Car has been totalled. Weird.
Other than that i'm quite enjoying the game. I'm glad i went for the PC Version instead of the 360. The Settings Tristan Posted work pretty well for the G25.
I also quite like the Graphics Style, not to flashy but pretty real looking.
I was running 10th at Malaysia, head to my first pit stop, Sutil overtook me, fair enough, I had trouble finding the pit entrance. So speed limiter on, and the other AI cars start piling into the pits behind me, but they turn into Ghosts and go through me, faster!
I'm still at the stop, and all the AI cars leave the pits quicker, way before me!!!!
Ended up 19th in race because of that!
My objective was to place 18th or higher... Virgin management not too happy....
Been playing this since Tuesday, used a VPN to unlock then put steam into offline mode, worked a treat. GFWL has been fine aswell after updating it manually, everything has been working perfectly.
So far, i like the game, Saturation at 100% and linearity 50% gives nearly linear steering with G25 set to 400 degrees, feels pretty good, obviously not sim like, but its good to drive.
The pit stop bug is pretty annoying, hopefully they'll bring out a patch shortly, however pitting a lap earlier or later and running longer races and its barely an issue. The AI is also far too easy, on the hardest setting (custom difficulty with AI set to 'Legend' and no aids) i've been challenging for race wins in a Lotus, so in a couple of seasons in a faster car its going to be too easy. Hopefully somebody will be able to mod it though and make it a bit harder.
Also, on the PC version change the audio settings to 'Software', helps ten-fold, the raptor pish is really laggy.
This is what i don't get about steam, i preloaded the game around 2 weeks ago (or when preload was made available) to play the game when the unlock timer runs out, but instead people who have brought the game after 12pm UK time today have there's already unlocked and ready to play, just takes the piss.
Played it for an hour tonight. So disappointed atm.
@ rc10racer - I bought it from game.co.uk for £25, got the code at midnight, took 3 hours to download, then 20 odd minutes to decrompress and install. Then spent a good hour trying it in various modes, graphics settings.
Cockpit view - crap atm, controller lag seems much worse in this mode
Headcam view - Much better, but I still seem to only get 20'ish fps, no matter what graphics I select. I have 2 nvidia gtx260's in sli mode, running at 1360x768 and no matter what I try I am getting this.....
Will try some more tomorrow, but not impressed so far...
Played my first practice session on the 360, in the HRT, 7 year season on the hardest settings. My best time put me up around 13th or 14th in the session, but I did get a 5 place penalty for some reason, I'm assuming I caused too many incidents because I did spin quite a lot. So far I think the competition is a bit easy, but the cars are challenging and fun to drive.