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I found the game to be pretty much unplayable...

The biggest problem I had was that the "cinematics" (I hesitate to call them that...) were unskippable and there were a LOT of them. This wouldn't be that bad, except the story was perhaps the worst I have ever encountered. So bad that it made me almost angry, lol. I can't believe anyone thought it was acceptable. Again, it wouldn't be that bad, BUT YOU CAN'T GET AWAY FROM IT! You are forced to watch this horse$%!& over and over again. Ugh... Just Ugh. The story will make your roll your eyes so constantly and forcefully that you may go wall-eyed. Just a warning.

Here is a quick sample of how the story starts:

-You are woken up by a woman screaming at you b/c you fell asleep in her Ferrari

-You were in her Ferrari (sleeping, for some reason) b/c you are a valet, obviously

-She calls her dad (he is a bigshot, of course, hence the Ferrari)

-He tells her to fire you for sleeping on the job

-She decides instead to let you drive her about a half mile away (b/c that's the normal thing anyone rich person would do)

-She then also decides that if you can get her the half mile (it might only be a quarter of a mile) in less than 5 minutes or so you will have proven how your are the next racing superstar of the world and be able to race in the biggest race of the year

-If you can manage to get here there (I chose to drive through the surf on the beach... in the Ferrari), she runs to a TV camera and announces to the world at large that you (the valet) have entered the most elite race in history! You (the valet) wave to the camera

-She then turns you over to some OC hunk who will give you money for a new car and give you a place to live (b/c you look poor in your valet outfit)

-Man-toy takes you to meet man-toy2, who just happens to have cars that come with a devise that gives you money for driving like an a-hole. It's actually called a FRIM, which means something like free-something-instant-money... JUST LIKE REAL LIFE! Who said making money is tough?

It just goes on and on and on... And that's just the first five minutes... Ladies with little dogs show up, you have to move out of your free trailer, etc etc etc... Getting the idea?

The models and animation (for the humans, which are entirely too prevalent) are PS2 era at best and the textures are just smeared on everything, like there is a coat of vasoline making everything soft and muddy.

The car models that are there are decent, nothing special, but the selection is limited and the choices just feel very random and odd compared to what you get in other games that are out there. Exotic cars! Yay! Wait... Where are the Lambos? Porches? They probably opted out of this mess, lol, and I don't blame them.

All this could probably be tolerated if the driving had any redeeming qualities. I found none. The cars just kind mosey all over the road and felt out of scale with the world, like they were 25% larger in scale than the rest of the world, if that makes sense. When you are in your car and driving down roads every day of your life, you know how it feels, you don't careen from one side of the road to the other constantly. When you hop in a car in TDU2 and it instantly feels all wrong, you know something isn't kosher.

My experience was trying to use a wheel (DFGT) on PS3. I didn't even try to use a controller b/c I don't like playing driving/racing games that way. If you are a controller guy you may enjoy it more. My other recent experience with console racing has been lots of GT5, FM3, and Shift, heck, even the latest NFS, all of which I enjoyed for different reasons and played for hundreds of hours combined. After about 5 mind-numbing hours with TDU2, I packaged it up and sent it back to Gamefly with a feeling of disgust.

I would heavily advise against wasting money on this turd. =P

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At this point I can take it or leave it. I think a patch just came out which might help MP gaming to get a group together (very buggy and hard to get with friends), but "club" servers were still down last I heard. Still, a couple of days when servers were completely down when I wanted to get on for a while and couldn't even play solo...kind of killed my interest. This is on 360. Not trading it yet, but that thought keeps coming to mind.

Driving is better than the last one, but gameplay is slower and less interesting with the licensing and race structure. Those factors plus the MP issues...I'd wait for a good sale and a few more patches before buying. Give this about 4-6 months and it will probably be a great buy.

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On PC i think the game is good but needs some patching, the Club and TDUlife servers might still be down but i hope them to be up soon.

The FFB on the G27 is kinda meh! but its easy to get used to it. Just turn centerspring up to get a bit more force in it.

but the overall gameplay is pretty fun, it eats up hours like a police in a donut shop ;)

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I was kinda disappointed as it feels to me less sim like than the first game on hardcore mode, I knew it was not a sim but a game, but I had kind of expected at least the sim level of TDU but just with day and weather cycle plus a lot of more road to drive on.

so it all depends on what your after , I think its a great driving game , and suck as a sim ( it was not intended to be a sim anyway) and fail as a racing game, there is much more successful alternatives out there both arkade and more sim like.

Its really a bargain situation its all what's your after or expect from the game , in some areas its less than the first game and in other there is more, but I still like it so far as a driving game when I want to kick back and just want to cruise around and not take it so serious

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I have the 360 version. At first I was mildly pleased, Fanatec wheel worked decently, physics were okay. I didn't mind the fact that there was significantly less cars than the first one and more of an emphasis on avatar shopping. But after saving up for a second house and buying a GTR, I got the corrupted save file error. Which is too bad, since I was OCD ever since hearing about the issue. Didn't feel like starting over even though I'm not that far into the game. I actually booted up TDU1 for s and g's and immediately wanted to start playing that over TDU2. Guess that was the kicker. Always thought a sequel should be at least a little bit better than it's predecessor. Really wanted to like this game. That want blinded me to how disappointed I really was. Oh well gave it a chance.

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I have to say that I am very disappointed to hear this game is a bit of a let down, I have never played Test Drive as I am fairly new to this forum but have been watching shows for at least a year. I play GT5 at the moment and am looking forward to getting a pc setup for iracing and other good driving sims, i was under the impression TDU2 was a kind of sim mixed with the freedom of NFS, its a shame cause i was excited about the concept of open roads sweet cars and they being hard to handle, its for sale down in the video shop but i think ill rent it to see for myself but seems i could be disappointed.

@ peter-jensen that is what i was hoping to use this game for, sitting back and crusing with the wheel and not having to just run a track being able to play follow the leader and the kind of thing you'd love to do on the public roads in real life but cant or you'll get banned from driving...again.. lol.

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IMHO - TDU2 - Is not a racing game, its just a game where driving a car is part of the game - like GTA series. I personally don't think it even warrants a section on the forums, but maybe there will be more fans of this game than I anticipate.

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WOW!..My Buddy, who works at Gamestop~ called me to say he has a used "PS3" Version of "TDU2" that he could let me have for 10 bucks,so I thought what the hell right? cant be that bad! 10 bucks is not gonna break my piggy bank,but then I thought,let me just check the "ISR" forums first to see what the overall feelings about this title really are & LMAO;)..THANKS for saving me ten bucks guys![thats a 12ver of "PBR" for gods sake!]..hehe, I had heard "TDU2" was not a very good title,and judging from all the negative reviews you guys posted,it must REALLY SUCK! Im not the type of person who believes everything he reads,and am quite aware a "Review" is just 1 persons "Opinion"..but this games sounds absolutley Horrid!..thanks fellas!:)

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Despite the biased review on this site, TDU2 is a great game. Many people who based their decision on not buying this game, because ISR is going to miss out big time.

well "oshaylinux" I Finally got to play a few hours of "TDU2" on my buddy's "X-Box 360' ..and Honestly man,All the "Negative" or "Biased" reviews on "ISR" and these forums are pretty much being way too kind to this totally "Crappy" and "Lame" Title,it basically Sucks royally,and all the "Negative / Biased" Reviewers are "Spot on" my friend,the Graphics stink,the story is Dumb,the voice acting is Atrocious!the cars,while looking OK [at best] drive really BAD,there is not a single redeeming quality to this "Stink fest" of a game,..However,this is just MY opinion of "TDU2",and if YOU enjoy it,and think it's a gr8 game,Have a blast my friend,because "One Mans trash is another mans treasure".

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"One Mans trash is another mans treasure".

I guess that's true, because that's the same way I feel about hp 2010. It's a shiny piece of nothing ans ISR rated it a 9. The only appeal hp 2010 has is psychological, take away the flashing lights and noises of sirens and all you have left is horrible physics even for an arcade game.

If ISR is partial to racing only racing games, then they should have not even touched TDU2. It seemed as though, ISR punished TDU2 by showing it in the worst light they could just rate it low, because it's not just another racing only racing game.

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Despite the biased review on this site, TDU2 is a great game. Many people who based their decision on not buying this game, because ISR is going to miss out big time.

"Biased" ? What was our bias ?? We like good racing games, not ones that are poorly done ? Only bias I felt when rating that title.

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I guess that's true, because that's the same way I feel about hp 2010. It's a shiny piece of nothing ans ISR rated it a 9. The only appeal hp 2010 has is psychological, take away the flashing lights and noises of sirens and all you have left is horrible physics even for an arcade game.

If ISR is partial to racing only racing games, then they should have not even touched TDU2. It seemed as though, ISR punished TDU2 by showing it in the worst light they could just rate it low, because it's not just another racing only racing game.

LOL.. You just won't give up on this title.. HP 2010 blew this game away. At least that was fun and we had fun playing against each other. Whats fun about TDU2 ?

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I guess that's true, because that's the same way I feel about hp 2010. It's a shiny piece of nothing ans ISR rated it a 9. The only appeal hp 2010 has is psychological, take away the flashing lights and noises of sirens and all you have left is horrible physics even for an arcade game.

If ISR is partial to racing only racing games, then they should have not even touched TDU2. It seemed as though, ISR punished TDU2 by showing it in the worst light they could just rate it low, because it's not just another racing only racing game.

Well "oshaylinux",I could not disagree Stronger man,First off,let me just say I LOVE a great "Arcade" racer,and have absolutely nothing against "Arcade" type titles whatsoever,they give me a nice break from the more serious "Sim" based racers,and can be just TONS of fun,Ive been a HUGE "Motorstorm" fan boy since the original,and am having wayyyyyy too much fun with "Motorstorm Apocalypse",it is a Blast,and just an amazing "Arcade" racer..IMHO perhaps the single best "Arcade" racer ever,I also Honestly believe the entire "ISR" Crew also has Nothing against a "GOOD ARCADE" title too,if they did not enjoy them,and play them themselves...well,they sure as hell would not have them on the show..right? and I have heard "Darin" & "Shaun" both say that they enjoy a "GOOD" arcade racer...as with "NFS HP 2010", thats because it's a really great "Arcade" racer with a HUGE "Fun Factor" wherein "TDU2" pretty much sucks doorknobs all the way around,it's beyond me how you can think "TDU2" is a better game then "NFS HP 2010" ..but That's your Opinion,and as I said,if you enjoy "TDU2",thats GREAT!have fun my friend,because thats what it's all about ..but I can assure you,"Darin","Shaun" and the whole "ISR" Crew are Definitely NOT "Biased" towards "Arcade" racers,Ive seen MANY reviews of Arcade titles that were very favorable,and all you had to do was watch to see that they were clearly having a blast playing them,and honestly man,the entire "ISR" Crew bust their ass to give us inside info on upcoming titles,killer reviews,and really sound advise,along with helping a LOT of people who are having problems with setups,software,hardware,rigs,wheels,buying decisions and so on..and as far as I am concerned,the "ISR" Crew and the show is Top Notch,professional,entertaining as hell,and most certainly NOT "Biased" in any way ,shape or form..they simply offer their "opinions" ..and that my friend is NOT being Bias..and by the way they do a stellar job,and deserve a HUGE thank you from the entire "SIM" and Gaming community...not insults man,cheers and great racing to all.

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...What was our bias ?? We like good racing games, not ones that are poorly done ?

I my opinion: ISR has an affinity toward pure racing games and those racers that leave you no real choice but to race. Neither TDU nor TDU 2 fit those molds, by design, but ISR judged TDU 2 by those measures. Atari/Eden dared to be different and made two "racers" that "march by the beat of a different drummer." ISR, with extreme prejudice, tore apart TDU 2 and shined the most negative light on a product, reviewed it based on its bugs and weakness and dismissed its strengths.

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I bought TDU2 through Steam.

I was seriously disappointed considering the hype before launch.

I very much enjoyed the original TDU, but the new one didn't do a thing for me, personally, I think it was a $45 rip off.

I'm happy you like the game, unfortunately, I can't share your level of enthusiasm for it.

Take care

Regards: >>>> Jack <<<<

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Wow, it seems this game is getting a very bad rap. I honestly don't mind it that much. I find the game to be fun, even though every NPC in the game sounds like a piece of cardboard given a short lesson on how to utter words. And don't get me started on YOUR character. God if I have to hear MY OWN characters voice one more time, I think I'll gag. Other than fact I find the game to be rather enjoyable. I like the character customization even though most people it seems would rather not have it.

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IMHO - TDU2 - Is not a racing game, its just a game where driving a car is part of the game - like GTA series. I personally don't think it even warrants a section on the forums, but maybe there will be more fans of this game than I anticipate.

I went back to TDU if that anwsers the review question.

TDU had its errors, but we loved it. Tdu2, the error is the game. They focused on the fact that we loved it so much that we wore suits in mercedes and sports wear in our sports cars. They focused on the avatar in tdu2 and even that failed.

TDU2, if you want a better road surface but worse driving go ahead. Me, I am playing TDU 1.5 All the roads on 1 plus all the offroads on 2; the offroading is the only thing they did right. They changed the physics to handle offroading but apparently never tried the on road after doing so.

not even a year after and gamestop is only buying back tdu2 for 6 bucks. And I wouldn't even buy it for 6 bucks.

Remove tdu2 from this sim racing site. TDU2 is a HUGE failure.

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I didn't read any of the posts, just the topic, so here's my verdict: Not Bad

Why? Cruising. I LOVE to cruise in TDU 2. The environment is quite pretty and is really enjoyable to drive around in.

Yes, the physics aren't too good, but it's not bad. If you're a hardcore sim racer, then yeah, I can understand why one might dislike it. For me, I'm more of a casual racer (who's just now getting into sims), so TDU 2 was well worth the money (pre-ordered it the second it was available).

The patches really did improve upon the physics, but it can still use some tweaking. I've been playing this game with my gamepad forever until just recently where I started to use my wheel, and boy is it way more fun.

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For people who are looking at this, and have seen or played this game, and are looking at TDU1 aswell please take note that TDU2 is nothing, I mean nothing compared to TDU1. This game is the definition of crap, fortunately it was only gifted to me obviously I had to play it for some time not to be rude or anything, but the funnest thing in this game is poker in the casino. Game is dull to drive on, digital clutch and brake, cars with open diffs :lol: and weird physics. One thing I've noticed is that almost no one even drives in the twisty mountains in hawaii. What's the point with all these new race tracks they added when driving is so dull.

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For people who are looking at this, and have seen or played this game, and are looking at TDU1 aswell please take note that TDU2 is nothing, I mean nothing compared to TDU1. This game is the definition of crap, fortunately it was only gifted to me obviously I had to play it for some time not to be rude or anything, but the funnest thing in this game is poker in the casino. Game is dull to drive on, digital clutch and brake, cars with open diffs :lol: and weird physics. One thing I've noticed is that almost no one even drives in the twisty mountains in hawaii. What's the point with all these new race tracks they added when driving is so dull.

This is to be taken with a grain of salt :lol:.

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