WRC 8: General Discussion (Release: september 2019)

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  1. paulpg87

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    Great YouTube channel. Always trust your reviews and feedback.
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  3. MrCrynox

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    Oh dear. Hope that's not the final English co driver, I think he sounds awful ! I much prefer Mr 'Afond' ! (And that's saying something).
     
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    The dynamic weather looks especially good. Really hoping for 60FPS on console but not holding my breath.

    And that first car (can’t see it) sounds like a hive of mad bees. :)

    Still, I know what I’ll be playing this fall/winter! :tup:
     
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    Bigben, in a YouTube comment, said that framerate optimization is still on the table for Pro/X. I would read into that as confirmation that consoles will once again suffer with 30fps.
     
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    Jeez.... Co driver sounds like a ww2 news announcement..... :lol:
     
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  7. Jtheripper

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    I dont know, doesn't look believable on that 1st vid in argentina,maybe cz it's 3rd person.
     
  8. Racetee

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    Yeah. And it sounds like he was talking to you over the phone from some different environment, not actually sitting with you in the car.
     
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  9. MrCrynox

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    Glad is not just me. Let's hope they sort it out otherwise this could ruin a perfect game..
     
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    At this moment absolutely benefit of the doubt because it is 'just' an Alpha version. Co Driver will also be sorted out?!
     
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    Well, it's a recorded sound, so they cannot just change some code and magically sort it out. I guess they will have to re-record pacenotes. We can only hope that they will read the feedback from the comments and react accordingly.
     
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    I just sent them a message on twitter about it, I mentioned GTP for reference. Perhaps others should do the same... :tup:
     
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    In my experience new co driver always seems worse than it is at first. I hated the calls when I first picked up WRC7, the way he shouted brake was super jarring and some of the rhythm of his calls seemed totally wrong. Eventually I adjusted to his calls. I depend heavily on notes to support my flat out, 110% is better than 90% driving style.

    Nicky Grists's Dirt 4 calls still can't be beaten for me though. He is a class act and there's something calming about the Welsh accent.
     
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    The codriver seems to be using the same methodology from previous titles but only with a different voice. It’s ok I guess.

    Just to reminisce:

    “We’re driving on a flat!!”

    “A fond!!”

    “Turn right 2, BRAKE!!!”

    :lol:
     
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  15. Pfei

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    Don't forget "HARD BRAKE!"
     
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    Obligatory "Samir, you're breaking the car!" reference .
     
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  17. MrCrynox

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    Yeah, took me ages to ignore his exaggeration and brake much later, in fact it still caught me out loads in my recent WRC6 playthrough..
     
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    Does anyone else find the Argentina "beta" footage a bit suspicious?

    • It's from an unknown, non-official source
    • It was uploaded at the same time as the two official videos from Bigben
    • Graphics-wise it looks like a huge step backward comparing it to the Argentina shown on the livestream a couple months ago
    • The sounds are terrible
    • Physics look decent in places but horrible in most of the video, a clear step backward from the livestream
    • Is the WWII-era co-driver final?
    I really can't imagine the beta being in a worse state than the alpha. Perhaps it is some internal dev build that was leaked? It definitely doesn't do the game any favors.
     
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    Also I would add that I thought the Germany video footage looked sped up ? The car is traveling too fast ?

    And all of the replay footage was completely outboard, which I don't believe is correct as although an improvement I can't believe that it will be completely like this, I'm sure it will be a mix like in past games but favouring outside views ?

    And further to this I had a message from KT asking me where I saw the footage with the co driver.

    Hmmmm.
     
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  20. Pfei

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    Oh boy, are they THAT disconnected from the World Wide Web?
     
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    Looking great! Skipping DR2.0 seems to have been a wise choice so far.

    Great coverage as usual, @VVV Mars VG.
     
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    That codriver is a little stressing lol. Sounds like he just drank a litre of coffee hehe. Not sure about this, the wheel controls were off in wrc7 and doesn't look convincing to me so much here. Cheers.
     
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    Agree, the steering controls in Kylotonn games tend to have a lot of play and feel generally loose. I personally prefer a tighter wheel, but as it stands it takes some time to acclimate but it’s not bad.

    We should expect some detailed wheel setting options as in WRC7 and V-Rally 4 which helps tighten up the handling and make steering feel more direct.
     
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    The game is looking better and better with every footage released. Shame about the co-driver but I'm sure I'll get used to him.
     
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    Good to hear PS Pro and XB1S are aiming for 60 FPS though I’m guessing it’s going to be 30-60 variable which already seems evident in these videos.

    Sure it will be fine, but sometimes variable frame rate can be more disruptive than a locked 30 FPS. We’ll see.
     
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    This probably sounds a bit silly but I just hope that they change the gear no. indicator back to green or any other colour other than white as I find it hard to see it without directly looking at it. With WRC 7 I could see what gear I was in out of the corner of my eye, which really helped because if I was really on it and I looked at it for a split second I would invariably end up going off line or crashing !

    And replace that horrible co driver !!
     
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  30. Pfei

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    The career mode looks surprisingly in-depth. Lots of menu footage at 3:03:30.



    Amazon says September 3rd.

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