PUTRE

Discussion in 'Driveclub' started by doblocruiser, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. doblocruiser

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    Hi All,

    A small impression of my favorite track in the game!

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    I got introduced to DRIVECLUB mid 2015 by a group of enthusiastic videogame photographers here at the GTPLANET forums. The topic showed off the game in an artistic way. Impressed by the details and beauty I decided to finally buy it when it went on sale in september 2015. A game for €20,- including all the DLC so far released.

    These days DRIVECLUB can be had even cheaper and with its 116 cars in 5 classes, 114 tracks in 6 locations and incredible weather system, it offers great variation. Within the game there are many social features. Speed, Drift and Corner challenges, timetrial and a level system. All those challenges are mixed into the large and varied career mode as well. 1134 gold stars lie ahead for those who are tempted.

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    DRIVECLUB has some great loadingtimes. Never you will be waiting for more than 25 seconds. A race with 11 opponents, variable time of day and weather will make you have to wait 23 seconds before the greenlight hits. A timetrial with time of day and weather will load in a stunning 11 seconds!

    On top of the varied racing there is a photo mode which adds a lot to the long term playability. Photo mode gives the player the option to take pictures of the game with an ingame photocamera. In DRIVECLUB there is a wealth of variation to be found. From shutterspeed and aperture settings up to multiple filters, vignettes and bokeh options.

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    I have been playing DRIVECLUB since 2015, completed the career, spend hours and hours in photo mode, did hundreds of social challenges and still it impresses every time I fire it up. The first time I saw the thunderstorms at night, the heavy snow in Norway or the beautiful reflections on the tracks I’ll never forget. Evolution Studios has created a unique, fun and accessible racer which should be up there with the “musthave” titles if you are a racing fan.

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    It is actually not the game itself I want to talk about but a specific track in this game. The tracks in DRIVECLUB are fantasy tracks based on real world locations and there is one that has become an all time favorite of mine. Namely PUTRE which is located in Chile. The P2P track has 2 variations, one that goes downhill and the reverse variation which goes uphill. Both offer a great challenge to the player, no matter what car class has been chosen.

    The track is 8.6 kilometers in length and bursts with variety: fast straights, flowing corner combinations, fast corners, tight corners and blind corners. This all in a beautiful mountain section where the track has been laid out.

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    When racing downhill you are represented with beautiful vistas. There are a few locations where the track opens up so nicely that you can look off into the distance. Throw the different weather settings in the mix and you probably want to park your car and simply look around!

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    The first time a player will encounter this track in DRIVECLUB’s career mode is in the DRIVECLUB TOUR, German Sports Series and the Putre Challenge. Both which require a sportclass vehicle.


    The corners, we need to talk corners. Beside two non worthy chicanes there is a magnificent set of corners available on this track. The real fun starts after the first chicane. First corner up is a lefthand midspeed corner followed by a double righthander which is pretty hard to get right. The track opens and shows the beautiful mountains of Chile. With the first “vista” behind you dive into the lefthand corner at highspeed, which tightens up. Make sure you get the exit right because you’ll need to find a good entry and braking point for the second chicane.


    When coming out of the second chicane where after a short uphill straight you enter a righthand blind corner which leads you to the long straight. The long straight ends in a sharp righthander which opens up very wide. The second “vista” moment is beautifully presented. Pause and awe! We go straight into the second fast lefthander which also tightens up. This time even more than the first one. It doesn’t make braking easy and it is very hard to get right but oh so satisfying when you do.

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    Next up we have a set of fast corners, the first one you go in blind and when exiting it has some off camber. With most cars this one can be taken full speed but you’ll need to take it perfect. The exit is followed by a long straight which leads up to the fastest thrilling righthand corner of the track. It is an amazing feel when the car grips and grips just up until the point you need to hit the brakes in full force to make it for the tight uphill S-corner which follows. It is in the hyper class almost not possible to arrive in a straight line so the car searches for grip and it can swerve around which makes it even more exciting.


    The second half of the track is made up by a long righthander between the public which never seems to end. It is a very difficult one because you have to wait before you can get on the power or you’ll end up on the high curbs on the left which can cause the car to unset. This section is followed by a long sweeping section with a few bumps which will require you to keep focussed. At the end we take a left and pass the bridge. A small uphill corner turning left in which it is important to find a good exit speed because you will have a very fast blind righthand corner followed by a long straight which ends up in an exhilarating brake moment!

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    After you have correctly applied the brakes there are only a few corners left, the first one tightens and can be easily messed up. You will get onto another straight where after passing the second bridge you’ll get a right left combination before passing the finishline.

    After every race you will gain experience points which levels up the player and club.

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    In a hatchback your race will take about 3:30 minutes where as in the hyperclass the time will be around the 3:00 mark. No matter in which class you’ll take this track on, it will always be a great experience. A track that never bores, never gets old and will stay up there with the best!


    Try it out!
     
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  2. MeanElf

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    You're weird ;)
     
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  3. CSL_GoTp

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    Putre is life. :tup:
     
  4. doblocruiser

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    Don't know what got into me today :lol:
     
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  5. TRL LIGHTNING

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    Putre is love :D
     
  6. MeanElf

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    Choose Putre...
     
  7. torque99

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    I think I was part of the original group of DC photographers, I think I may be partly to blame for this thread:gtpflag: Mr @doblocruiser :bowdown:
     
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  8. MeanElf

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    It was actually the first track I tried in arcade TT mode - set to midnight or thereabouts - that was a hairy first run, especially after only pootling around Tamil Nadu once or twice beforehand.
     
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  9. doblocruiser

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  10. 2clicks

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    Amazing stuff. I never complete a session without a race on Putre.
     
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  11. Flex0r

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    I agree.
    Whenever I get a new car and want to put it through it's paces, Putre it is.
    No DC session without Putre.
     
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  12. Nihilus4000

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    I hAve got DriveClub as well, and will check this one out, Putre, I am a fan of the Canadian P2P circuits ones myself, but I will test this one out.
     
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  13. mustangxr

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    Whats the best way to get there in the game?
     
  14. MeanElf

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    Putre?

    Home screen select 'Drive' then bikes or cars - single event and race or Time Trial...