V-Rally 4 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) - Release date September 2018

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  1. Brend

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    It has that, yeah. :)
     
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  2. cjr3559

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    Purchased the Lancia S4. Now we’re cooking in career mode. Amazing car and I haven’t even added an upgrade yet.
     
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    I've taken a momentary break from VR4 to play Gravel which I got for Xmas. Whilst I'm enjoying Gravel I don't think it's a huge game as I'm already almost at the 3rd 'boss' challenge so will back to VR4 soon enough, although WRC6 is being given away with Gold soon so no doubt I will be playing that too.
     
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    Quick question about career - do new events just appear infinitely? I’ve been trying to knock out all the one star events but I’ve got a feeling I’m misreading how the career mode works.
     
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    It seems to me that they appear more prominently whenever you purchase a new car so that you have the opportunity to compete whilst starting to upgrade your car as otherwise you will face an uphill challenge trying to compete in 3 star or championship events etc. I've noticed that once you start upgrading the 1 star events start to disappear and championships only appear once cars are fully upgraded.
    Hope this helps :)
     
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    Events in career mode seem to show completely randomly. Ever since I started all the different starred events in all disciplines show up whenever/wherever. I just choose whatever I think is winnable. Seems ok so far.
     
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    Another thing about career; pay attention to the team agents available for hire. I just found one that specializes in Rally events. So Rally events should show up more often and offer higher prizes.
     
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    Just purchased the Rally VW Polo. Great little car, with paddle shifters! Now I can keep both hands on the wheel all the time except for the occasional handbrake. Maybe now I can finally win a 3 -star rally event. I will say the longer stages (around 10km or so) are really taxing.

    I’m starting to think this game has the best stages out there and definitely the best stage generator. Just when you think you’re starting to get the hang and predictability of some of the locations it throws you something seemingly entirely new. Today I came across a stage at Sequoia National Forest with harpin after harpin after hairpin that I never drove before. Awesome!
     
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  9. Scaff

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    Yep the stage generator and stages themselves can be great (and certain better than Dirt 4s attempt.

    Just a shame about the rest of it.
     
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    I don't know what you mean..!
    I think it's a great game all round :)
     
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    I'm getting distracted with WRC 6 at the moment, just got to WRC2 class and it's starting to come alive. Although not as good as WRC 7 I think it's still worth playing and glad games with gold gave it away.
     
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    The physics are a step backwards from WRC7, T300 users have a bug that stops you being able to move around 20% of the time from the start gate (and need you to shut the game down and restart to fix), the career mode is an unclear and unbalanced mess and the season pass is a rip off (£20 for four cars, yet £5 if you bought it as part of a bundle only avaliable before golive).

    I can keep going.

    I seriously wanted it to be good, particularly after how much progress they made working on the WRC series, but apart from the stage and stages generator is a bug riden mess.
     
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    I agree that it's less involved than WRC7, but I think it's supposed to be, its an arcade game.
    Being a controller user I didn't know about the start gate bug, hopefully they will patch it.
    I also agree with your other points about the career mode and the overpriced dlc, it's almost like they don't want anyone to buy it!
    The career mode is strange, eg I want to do a rally world championship yet it's not available ??
    But despite these problems personally I still like the game.
    I'm sure WRC8 will be a worthy successor to 7 :)
     
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    I almost always have a Rally Championship show on the info board. Hmm. It has the wings around the little blue square, though I rarely enter one due to the extreme difficulty (on default AI). The stages are long, complex, drivers are fast, and there’s usually 5 or 6 locations to race. I’m not to that level yet, especially considering I haven’t won a 3-star event. :guilty:

    Speaking of career mode, I’ve finally warmed up to it. It’s arcane at first, but it’s really not that complicated; run events, make some money, build up your cars and staff, and sign sponsors. Maybe it’s the presentation that makes it mystifying at first. I find it more manageable to focus on a particular discipline, though nothing is stopping you from jumping around if you need to make some extra cash grinding the 1 and 2 star events. (Yep, I said grinding :))

    And I really haven’t found any inconsistent AI times. When I finish 15 seconds behind an event it’s because I’m too slow or made a mistake somewhere.

    The only things that bother me are the replay and car livery options that are atrocious to non existent on a T300 and the asymbiotic relationship the wheel and controller have. Every day is a new experience where the wheel mysteriously changes its settings after using the pad, or some other issue that results in my having to back out to the settings menu and blindly reconfigure and/or recalibrate the wheel.
     
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    I have completed a championship in all disaplines and can say yes, the rally one was the most difficult, much more so than the three star events, I did restart some stages many times but got the best time on the end. I struggled most on the Japanese stages. I want to play the world championships now, but they don't seem to come up for me at the moment.

    Talking about the rallying, I've only got 3 cars, both the Escorts and the 131. I considering what to buy next, but there are so many good cars I feel that I want to get most of them!

    I play all disaplines at 125%, it was a struggle at first but it has forced me to really learn the stages/tracks until comfortable with it.

    Sounds like they need to sort out the wheel problems quick if they want to retain those players within the user base.

    I do acknowledge most of what @Scaff said in his post, but I still feel the rally physics are pretty complex, granted not at WRC7 levels but you still have to use proper techniques to get the best out of the cars to
    win the stages.
     
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    @Scaff @MrCrynox

    After using the VW Polo Rally car quite a bit recently I think it handles very similar to the WRC level cars in WRC7. It may have a touch more oversteer especially on tarmac, but generally it seems similar.
     
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    Version 1.08 has been released. Will check it out later today.
     
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    Update 1.08, my thoughts (it seems to have fixed my biggest issue).

     
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    Update 1.09

     
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    DLC Car - VW IDR Pikes Peak

     
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  22. doblocruiser

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    The game is currently on promo on PSN! €19,99 for the UE. Normal is €14,99.
     
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    @doblocruiser Thanks for the info, couldn't pass on that price. :gtpflag:
     
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    That's with PSPlus? I don't have that :lol:
     
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    My bad, it is indeed 14,99 and 19,99. I have store in different currency and just calculated it completety wrong. That's what happens when you wake up and check forums being still half asleep. :lol:

    So glad I bought the game, it feels really good. Also Japan looks truly amazing. (@doblocruiser I get some DC vibes from driving a stage in Japan) :dopey:

    Also I didn't know that they recreated one of the best roads in Europe- Transfagarasan. Went there last year and it was a breathtaking experience to drive on that road. Can't wait to just cruise there in game. :eek:
     
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    I did 3 rallies and the stage design is superb. The person that created the completely unlogical and confusing menu should be fired though :lol: What a mess :irked:
     
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    The good thing about it is that every time you start a stage thinking you know it, you find that is been mixed up a bit and infact its quite different.
     
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    Exactly, if Codies had built the D4 stage creator in this way, then D4 we would have been all the better for it
     
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    I picked the ultimate version of this today as it was going cheap on the PS store. However despite the season pass being installed I’m still being charged for the DLC, specifically the supercharged pack. Anybody else had this?
     
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    The supercharged pack is not part of the seasonpass if I understood correctly.
     
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