Archive for May 13th, 2009

Retro’s in Games

May 13, 2009

Now, if you’re the kind of person who loves seeing older cars in games, it’s quite likely that you’re a fan of the Gran Turismo series on the PlayStation.  As far as a driving simulation goes, it’s always been pretty good.  On the PC, there’s been nothing like it in terms of retro automotive content.  If you’re more into the arcade type of gameplay then.. well… who cares?! chances are you’re an idiot.  I read recently on Speedhunters that EA were including the KPGC10 in their latest NFS title, named Need for Speed SHIFT, or some lark.  Not too important I thought, especially given EA’s tendency to SHIFT towards arcade nonsense in their games with little thought given to reality.  Feeding the dogs of the F&F pound, no doubt.

However!  A more recent entry on Speedhunters in regards to this “SHIFT” title made the following statement; “We’ve collaborated with the development team responsible for the PC simulations GTR, GT Legends and GTR2, so you know the pedigree of this driving experience will be second to none.” if that statement is to be believed and they have taken on-board the skills of said team, then there’s quite the opportunity for this game to rock serious quarry, seriously.  Not that that makes any sense at all but the jist is that it should be good!  I still don’t hold my hopes too high, the swagger of NFS games post the Porsche one have been severely disappointing.

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Still, there is hope.  Cross your fingers.  You can read/see a little about GT Legends in one of my previous entries;  this one