OMG so psyched. You don’t even understand. Outside of like Forza Horizon 2 there’s been no rally racers this generation. And this thing has several pieces of awesome going for it:
- The Dirt brand: they haven’t produced crap yet. Pay no attention to the crap behind the curtain—Showdown was a fluke.
- They’ve promised a return to rally-centric action with hillclimbs being the only deviation. Perfect: it’s what everyone wanted anway.
- They pay attention. The locations? Wales, Germany, Greece, Sweden, Pike’s Peak. Well it’s a who’s-who list right off the bat. And the car list is ridiculous—it might be a little on the light side compared to some past titles, but all of the heavy hitters are there.
- Good physics, simplified tuning, touch of realism. You PC guys can tell me all about this I’m sure but I’m reading this: driving is tight; sliders for all major aspects of tuning; repair stations included; and Codemasters included the all-important cockpit view. I think. They’d better not drop it.
Guys, I’ve been hoping for literally a decade for a return to RalliSport Challenge 2, a game with all the basics and most of the details down. And this is gonna be it. I haven’t preordered a game in a few years, but I’m slapping my money down on this one.