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

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. RaceFuchs

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That’s me, I’ll wait till it goes on sale.
     
  5. Silent Drifter

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    So is this releasing physically in North America on PS4/Xbox on August 20th? Or would I have to import it?
     
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    Nascar Heat 3 (and surely the 4 too) have Mosport too.
     
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    I’ve seen it on Walmart & Best Buy’s website.
     
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    This review does not end with:

    Trucks.

    I am disappoint.
     
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    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.
     
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    On discount for 26cad. On psn in N.A.
    Loved mbtr back on pc long ago.
    Hope it's as good, need check gameplay.
     
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    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.
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Sounds good.
     
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    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.
     
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  18. Jtheripper

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    Glad, makes me sad i missed the sale just now, was good price at 26cad. On psn.