After few testing :
- menu where only arrows are there to navigate : wtf ??? Did Emmett Brown take them for a ride with a DeLeroan ? RBR was clearly driving me crazy with this ... here, I have no words !
- graphics are quite nice, there is maybe better, but at least it is enough beautiful to have some good moment looking at the scenery
- configuring the wheel was really pain in the a$$
- the general idea for the cars and mode : brilliant. There are Rallye stages, rallycross courses, Pikes Peak (I would have prefer Hill Climb, and then include Pikes Peak). My dream combo based on Group B and older cars to create a simulation around them. And if I understand correctly there are present, aswell as some more recent rallye cars (wich is clearly nice).
- The demo is composed of a modern VW WRC car, a Peugeot 208 S2000 (I guess, not tested) (edit : in fact it is a R5 : 1.6L turbo limited to 280hp) and an old Mini with 95hp. the stage is 5.9km on MonteCarlo with iced asphalt, having lots of changes in textures for the road and scenery : quite nice.
- physics / handling : almost awful ...
I know, but being a fan of LFS and in a slightly less tiny margin of RBR and AC (I love them anyway), I am certainly not objective when talking about physics ... but clearly, I fear I will not be a fan of SLR !
I forget to mention the price and the DLC associated ... I am not gonna buy
Downloaded and tried demo today - it seems like an xbox/playstation game that's been ported to pc.
I have i7-3770 with Gtx 580 and 12Gb memory - not cutting edge (or VR capable!), but no slouch either, but even with settings on low, and some turned off, it freezes when driving - anything from hundredths to over a second at a time (spent a lot of time watching the timer freezing and jumping partial and full seconds).
Game never remembers that I have a wheel - always defaults to keyboard, but none of the keys work when driving - only when in menu screen. Once driving, can't escape without CTRL-ALT-DEL and end process. And the brake is default reverse key when in neutral.
Game looks very nice, but I didn't feel like I was driving the car; just aiming in the general direction I wanted to go - and because of the lag, I was usually going in different direction and correcting for wrong behaviour.
"Even without the threat of one of the greatest off-road games ever made Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo would still come up short. There's a dreariness to the visuals that suggests that, no matter how much time Milestone has, it still will never quite have the budget to truly compete; the frame-rate's erratic, the scenery flat and mundane while even your co-driver sounds bored throughout.
You can have the finest stage selection, the most comprehensive car list, but it counts for naught if your handling is so fundamentally limp. Milestone seems to have been caught between the two extremes offered by its contemporaries, .....
....... It's left floundering between the two, though, lost like an errant spectator caught in the halogen glare of a fast-approaching car. Perhaps Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo's biggest crime is its appetite for understeer, anathema to the art of off-road driving and plain murder when you're trying to thread your way through its narrow, unforgiving stages." http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-01-29-sebastien-loeb-rally-evo-review
And, after driving the Demo, I think that the above is an accurate review.
(I laugh at 4 gig downloads)
Great tracks/stages, could live with the graphics (LFS !), physics are shyte, Career mode just really annoys me, Cut scenes - 'GTFO', Coding is dodgy - Xeon at 3.2 and GTX580 = unstable framerate, Virtual stuff ?.
Basicly, it doesn't 'feel' right. That's very subjective and others may well love it, but that's how I, and others feel the game currently is.