WRC 8: General Discussion (Release: september 2019)

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  1. HERE4BEER3

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    I must have remembered that subliminally then. hehe

    Hopefully WRC games have a decent sale on sometime soon so I can pick up a copy of 7 and get a better idea what to expect. I know I missed the last one they had earlier in the summer.
     
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    I love the Heli cam.
     
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    Unfortunately it looks like all consoles will run the game at 30fps. Shocking that they do 4k @ 30fps on Xbox One X but can't do a mode with 1080p @ 60fps.

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    @Pfei that's disappointing, are you sure ?
    I was looking forward to 60fps on my XB1X, I thought they said they were going to implement it for the higher power consoles ?
     
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    That's what they said on the FB page. Who knows if they will surprise us and pull off a framerate mode.

    They never said it was a given, only that they were trying to target 60 fps on Pro and X. Looks like, for now, they haven't been able to do it.

    I had to upgrade my nine year old laptop for work. Spent a few extra dollars to get a gaming laptop. So if WRC 8 is 30fps on the Pro then I will go with the Steam version.
     
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    What improvement ?

    The co driver is absolutely awful. As much as it pains me to say it I prefer the old one. I'm really looking forward to this game but at the same time I'm not due to the absolutely rubbish choice they have made.
     
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    They removed the WWII correspondent filter and upgraded it to 1950s F1 commentator filter.
     
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    Mmm.... A change definitely not an improvement.
     
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    Did any of you play WRC7? Co driver is light years ahead.
     
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    True, but I'm afraid we have lost "a fond" forever...
     
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    I agree, but he isn't perfect either, a bit robotic but after a while I got used to him. Certainly much better than this new guy. I'm not looking forward to listening to this new bloke for the next 6 months. It probably doesn't help that I'm playing Dirt Rally atm listening to the voice of Mr Coleman.

    @Pfei At first 'a fond' was quite annoying but in the end I found it quite endearing.
     
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    Not crazy about this new guy either, but at least I can hear him better now.

    As far as robotic, it’s improved from WRC6/7 but still feels calculated and strict.

    DiRT has the co-driver much better implemented, though there are occasions in DR2.0 where Phil gets a little dramatic and delays calls. For example when you are going through a fast section and approaching a tight turn he calls the fast corners in quick succession and then waits to say “AAAAND ONE RIGHT”. Can’t stand that.
     
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    After the pre-order stuff, and what 30fps on the XBoneX implies for a PS4 Slim, I'm not quite so sure about this game anymore. But it still looks too good to pass up.

    Nice to get a look at a snowy stage in the Monte Carlo video above...but is that player just out for a Sunday drive? :p
     
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    Interesting to see the 2016 Polo WRC there. Multi season championships?
     
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    I hope so but I doubt it based on WRC7. I asked the question on their Twitter page but they ignored me.. If you can't race the classic cars in a championship then I personally don't see the point of them.
     
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    The guy uploading these videos has been at it all day LOL. There are a bunch more to watch on his channel.
     
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    Jolly good show chaps.


    lol where did they get that co pilot from? Gran turismo five had a good co pilot. It sounded like a live recording. All crackly and raw.
     
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    Actually I didn’t mind the codriver in V-Rally 4. Wonder why they didn’t go with that guy. Too American sounding? This new guy sounds like he’s ready for retirement.

    I don’t know if anyone has ever played Tour de France ‘18, but I’m almost positive it’s the same guy that does the voice overs in that game.
     
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    I was thinking that, he sounded very relaxed which is fine, and crucially, not in the slightest bit irritating !!
     
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    So you only get two of six pre-2010 cars if you don't pre-order a digital copy or the collector's edition for the RWD Legends and Legendary Car packs...that's pretty scummy. :ouch:

    I don't like it, but I might go all-in, based on what you guys have said about Kylotonn's DLC pricing.
     
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    @er185es I caught you napping again!

     
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    Co-driver sounds better than before for sure. I imagine I'll get used to him.

    Still really looking forward to it.

    ......and wait, what? Open World? I gotta binge all these videos you guys are posting asap! Now I can't wait to get home from work, more so than usual :)
     
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    It's not exactly open world. Free roam would be a better word. You have to stay on the roads. But there are a lot of them, both asphalt and dirt, and it will be a cool way to test setups.
     
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    @Pfei I've been watching a few of the thronefull guys videos too and I can see that compared to 7 the graphics/stages are much improved, they seem so packed full of detail and objects but the biggest improvement for me , (minus the co driver!), is the car sounds, particularly the WRC2 class. They sound correct, the same as watching the WRC on TV ! They all sound different to each other, even the anti lag sounds right. I can't wait to get my hands on this, it's looking quite special :)

    I particularly like the Monte Carlo epic stage, wow.
     
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