(Video) Criticising Modern Rally Games...HARD
Written by: GreedyIV - 10:48 Apr-20-2020

Since I've been having a fair amount of extra time recently (as plenty of people all around), I got around trying out the WRC 8. Going through waves of confusion, irritation and eventual appreciation of the game overall (kind of), I went on and shared my experience in here:

 

For those feeling curious and suicidal enough to delve into the rabbit hole...

Part 01:

 

Recently that became only half of the story. As I kept playing and discovering all the bits and bobs that the game offers, all the incompetent and weird imperfections started to outweigh the actual driving.

The overall theme eventually became known as MAGIC to me. Regardless of the fact, if it's just a silly design element of the game or blatant incompetence.

 

On top of that, I spent a few hours with the DiRT Rally 2.0, which I had skipped until also very recently. With many themes being shared among both games and DR 2.0 doing irritating nonsense of its own, the second video became a shared critique of WRC 8, DiRT Rally 2.0 and eventually - bashing of modern rally games overall.

 

Part 02:

 

Having been part of rally games (and driving games in general) since the late 1990s, in my eyes the concept of a modern rally game has become a shallow attempt to re-hash things that have been established for years, but not improving elements surrounding them + splitting long-established content into additional payments.

What you end up is - same stuff in a different skin, that costs more and possibly does it worse.

I believe the genre has become very stale, with the developers running around like headless chickens, not paying attention to the experience that's responsible for the main enjoyment and immersion surrounding the driving, but incompetently trying to distract you with fluff...


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