NEWS - Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Gamers Are Unhappy With PGR 3

Bizarre Creations’ official community website suffers deluge of criticisms from fans of the next-gen racing game. But are they valid? We’ve all been expecting Project Gotham Racing 3 to be one of the Xbox 360’s hottest games at launch, but a blizzard of forum posts on developer Bizarre Creations’ official community website has led to worries that the racer isn’t quite as souped-up as we hoped. Xbox 360 owners in North America – who have been playing Gotham 3 since the console launched there last week – have been posting on the forums at www.bizarreonline.net with a number of problems and concerns. The main grumbles are that the single-player game is too easy and consequently much shorter than that in PGR2, and that players are restricted to certain classes of cars in ranked online races. But other issues – like the Ferrari F50 being so powerful that it unbalances online games and the fact that races are not timed – are also causing grumbles. The problem with the single-player difficulty level is a particularly important issue for those Xbox 360 gamers who won’t have Xbox Live. “In short the game is a bit easier, but doesn’t make it much less fun,” says forum poster McLarenF1God, before explaining that he’s more interested in the online mode anyway: “I wouldn’t like it to be too long again, I have online races to play!” And Bizarre’s decision to restrict gamers to certain classes of cars depending on the circuit in ranked online modes has caused conflicting opinions. For example, on short, fast courses you’re restricted to the slower Class E cars, while on the sprawling Nurburgring circuit you can only use Class B cars. “There are a lot of courses you’ll miss out driving on unless you stick to certain classes that are pre-chosen,” explains McLarenF1God. But other forum posters point out that this feature helps to balance the online experience. “One of my largest gripes about PGR2 was that people would almost always choose the Ultimate Class on Live which kept me from driving my beloved Viper too often,” says Jaws, explaining that restricting the car class takes the choice out of players’ hands. And you can choose any car from any class in the unranked Playtime mode. One problem that has caused everyone to get upset, however, is the total lack of a race-timing clock. It seems Gotham is completely without any sort of on-screen timer, meaning you can’t measure your lap times. “It seems a bit weird not having one. Its fun bragging about who got the best laps to your mates, etc,” says poster Takeshi Kitano, while Mr Herer gets straight to the point: “No clock? In a racing game? Sounds a bit mentalistic to me.” Other posters gripe that the Ferarri F50 is too powerful and ruins online races, but that’s largely because the real Ferrari F50 goes like stink off jobbies. Then there’s the accusation that it’s too easy to spin out other racers (making those annoyingly aggressive drivers on Live even more powerful) but it should be pointed out that nudging a car’s arse at 100mph will usually send it spinning into the ditch. We’ve been in touch with Microsoft and Bizarre Creations to get their reaction to these criticisms and are currently awaiting comment. While it’s worrying to hear such negative feedback on one of the Xbox 360’s biggest and most eagerly-awaited games, it’s worth mentioning that most of the forum posters have also pointed out that the game is still great. But the criticisms prove that if you want the definitive verdict on Gotham 3 you’ll have to pick up the next issue of Xbox 360: The Official Xbox Magazine, on sale December 9, for our huge Gotham 3 review and an exclusive driving masterclass from Adam Plumb, the UK’s official Forza Motorsport champion. PGR3 is an Xbox 360 launch game in Europe, so you’ll be able to get it on Friday when the console launches.
Source: http://www.oxm.co.uk

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 74,791
Forum Posts: 725,957
Xbox One Titles: 4,884
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 586
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 2,410
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 16,463
Screenshots: 37,384
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

KeyWe Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 13467 Views

2021: XBA is still here
Post by shrew king
30 Replies, 100607 Views

Watch Dogs: Legion
Post by Nato King
0 Replies, 94568 Views

Xbox Series X or S
Post by Nato King
5 Replies, 109724 Views

Spellbreak Grand Magus Pack (3) and Starter Pack (7) Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 105378 Views

I pay $ 1000! I search the Element 54 Canadian launch Team signaturen Faceplate
Post by Smill
0 Replies, 119878 Views

Xbox one no signal
Post by debrartin
0 Replies, 118133 Views

do you remember?
Post by SnoochyBoochy
3 Replies, 146269 Views

i haz xbox
Post by SnoochyBoochy
0 Replies, 111865 Views

Claiming the first thread of 2020
Post by Kraft
7 Replies, 187373 Views

Important! I pay $ 1000! I search the Sweden launch and the Element 54 Faceplate
Post by Smill
3 Replies, 118145 Views

Squad Up
Post by samslophead
0 Replies, 207213 Views

TERA Skinned Xbox One X Giveaway!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 148573 Views

Starfield Release expectations?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 259457 Views

Issue with Xbox live on Xbox home
Post by rcmpayne
0 Replies, 145178 Views

© 2000-2023 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics