FIA European Truck Racing Championship Review: A Promising (but Niche) Rookie Debut

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by GTPNewsWire, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. GTPNewsWire

    GTPNewsWire Contributing Writer

    Messages:
    10,610
    Location:
    United States
    MarcoM likes this.
  2. RaceFuchs

    RaceFuchs

    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    Germany
    30 fps on consoles? Thats pretty bad. If i was into trucks, i might give it a try on PC, but im more the GT3/DTM kind of guy.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  3. bloodyboyblue

    bloodyboyblue

    Messages:
    1,855
    Location:
    Canada
    Of course this game is the only console racer to actually get Mosport...

    It does look fun though. I’m not going to spend money on it but I’d like to play it at some point.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  4. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    That’s me, I’ll wait till it goes on sale.
     
  5. Silent Drifter

    Silent Drifter Premium

    Messages:
    1,098
    Location:
    United States
    So is this releasing physically in North America on PS4/Xbox on August 20th? Or would I have to import it?
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  6. er185es

    er185es

    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Spain
    Nascar Heat 3 (and surely the 4 too) have Mosport too.
     
    Jtheripper and Elitekilla29 like this.
  7. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    I’ve seen it on Walmart & Best Buy’s website.
     
    Silent Drifter likes this.
  8. Eh Team

    Eh Team

    Messages:
    1,920
    Location:
    Canada
    This review does not end with:

    Trucks.

    I am disappoint.
     
    SlipZtrEm and Alex ONeill like this.
  9. Silent Drifter

    Silent Drifter Premium

    Messages:
    1,098
    Location:
    United States
    Sweet, I looked before, but I didn't see it on Best Buy. I checked now and saw it. Only saw the European version on Amazon.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  10. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    On discount for 26cad. On psn in N.A.
    Loved mbtr back on pc long ago.
    Hope it's as good, need check gameplay.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  11. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    Picked this up on sale on the PS store, little time in it but find it very fun. It’s kinda what I would imagine driving my pickup on a track.
    Bummed that I haven’t seen any online lobbies but ah well.
     
    MrCrynox and Jtheripper like this.
  12. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    How would you compared it to MBTR(Mercedes Benz Truck Racing), if ever you tried that game? Was pretty believable to me back then, fun physics at least, and challenging in a realistic style.
     
  13. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    Never played that one, but the physics feels about right. Lots of weight on the front and none on the back.

    For some reason they have a setting on the wheel for “Road texture” (not sure they call it that) and it was set to 0 by default. I had to crank it up to 100 to feel curbs and such.

    Do you plan on playing with a pad or wheel?
    I haven’t done any racing just the License tests.
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  14. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    If it's as good as mbtr, definitely with my g29 set. Sounds were pretty good too on mbtr, with heavy tire skid sound on braking with the hard to stop weight of the trucks.

    Oups thought i clicked to reply your post @dlshearon.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  15. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    I’ll stream it some tomorrow and you can see. You have to keep your brakes cool and you can tell with sound, visuals, & FFB that the :censored: is comin around.

    I use in cab view but there are 2 chase cams, bumper, 2 in cab, & helmet view. Kinda like Pcars helmet cam with sound.
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  16. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    Sounds good.
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  17. MagpieRacer

    MagpieRacer Premium

    Messages:
    12,400
    Location:
    England
    Just picked this up in the Xbox racing game sale. Bit of a hidden gem this one. Faithful rule set with a shallow but good enough career mode, nice depth to the driving model and it is something a bit different. I like how they've captured how different trucks are to race/drive. Things like the turbo coming on boost, if you don't manage your throttle it will just spin off as the boost and torque hits, keeping you brakes managed is great and the racing is enjoyable.
     
  18. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    Glad, makes me sad i missed the sale just now, was good price at 26cad. On psn.
     
  19. Studentdriver

    Studentdriver

    Messages:
    1,192
    Location:
    United States
    Just bought this on sale on PSN for twenty bucks. It doesn’t seem to want to read my G27 w/ DriveHub adapter. Is there anything I can do or am I stuck playing with a controller?
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  20. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    If I remember correctly I had to turn the controller off before loading the game or it was load game and with the DS4 go into controller settings and switch it to the wheel.
    It’s been a month since I’ve played it, but I’ll load it up on my lunch break in an hour and see the correct way to get ya going.
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  21. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    @Studentdriver
    Not to double post but, use the DS4 go into options, controls, then switch it to steering wheel. Truck on brotha!
     
  22. Studentdriver

    Studentdriver

    Messages:
    1,192
    Location:
    United States
    It wasn’t quite that simple but it led me on the right path. Turning off the controller to plug it into the adapter left me stuck with the no controller prompt, but turning on a second controller brought me back to the menu with Steering Wheel now an option. Thanks!
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  23. dlshearon

    dlshearon

    Messages:
    708
    Location:
    United States
    I’m not the best with putting stuff in words, ask my wife. :lol::lol:
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  24. imported_rik19

    imported_rik19

    Messages:
    2,219
    Location:
    England
    I bought this a while ago for around £20 I always notice it on amazon and the price is always up and down like crazy, just now its at...Huh..I wouldn't pay that for it...Its an ok game....
    wtf.jpg
     
    dlshearon likes this.
  25. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    How would you compare it to mbtr Mercedes Benz truck racing game back on pc years ago if ever you tried that one too? I thought back then that it was pretty satisfying on the sim side.
     
    imported_rik19 likes this.
  26. imported_rik19

    imported_rik19

    Messages:
    2,219
    Location:
    England
    Im sorry i never had that game, so i cant compare it....The trucks feel trucky if you know what i mean...I play with a wheel and pedals, its pretty good, but it`s not worth that price really, I dont know why the price always goes up...
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  27. imported_rik19

    imported_rik19

    Messages:
    2,219
    Location:
    England
    What is going on with this game, I still dont get why people think it`s worth this much, just seen these on ebay....As a brand new game when it came out i thought it was only worth about £30...hmmmm

    And a few screenshot from me...wish it had a photomode..oh well....

    truck wth.jpg FIA European Truck Racing Championship_20200613132220.jpg FIA European Truck Racing Championship_20200613132548.jpg FIA European Truck Racing Championship_20200613141249.jpg
     
    Jtheripper likes this.
  28. Jtheripper

    Jtheripper

    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Canada
    How come you're looking into this? Are you wanting to get it on another platform than you have now?
     
    imported_rik19 likes this.
  29. imported_rik19

    imported_rik19

    Messages:
    2,219
    Location:
    England
    No i have it on ps4 i cant understand why its so expensive, because i saw it on amazon yesterday so i just looked on ebay and thought oh my god what the heck...
     
  30. MrCrynox

    MrCrynox

    Messages:
    974
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I'm eagerly waiting for this game to appear on Xbox games with Gold or Gamepass. It looks really interesting & slightly different to the usual racing games.
     
    dlshearon and imported_rik19 like this.