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WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo

A playable demo is now available for WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship, offering the chance to test drive the next installment in this rally racing series, saying: "The demo will allow you to try out the Road to Glory Mode." The 1.2 GB download can be found on AtomicGamer, AusGamers, and Jeuxvideo. Here's more on the game:

Developed by Milestone, WRC 3 marks a radical departure from the previous titles and sees the team using a completely new graphics and game engine, developed in-house, in order to bring the 2012 WRC drivers and teams to players on all relevant gaming platforms.

WRC 3 features all the rallies in the 2012 WRC calendar, complete with all leading WRC teams and drivers in the revamped career mode. WRC 3 also features a brand new graphics engine, called Spikengine, allowing Milestone to accurately model lighting, particle effects and other real-world characteristics to create an in-game virtual reality, offering complete immersion in the WRC universe. The cars themselves showcase new modelling techniques - they have never looked as life-like, or handled as realistically, as in WRC 3. Milestone has streamlined every aspect of the game to allow new players instant gameplay satisfaction, while still allowing experienced rally gamers to explore the game’s full range of features and drive a WRC car from the comfort of their own home.

As well as all this, the game has improved crowd effects, rebuilt stages and new cinematic introductions to each stage. WRC 3 features more than 50 official WRC teams, alongside Class 2 and Class 3 series. WRC 3 also offers amazing Super Special Stages

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10. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 14, 2012, 11:58 SpectralMeat
 
It is definitely an arcade game but it isn't so bad imo. It does feel like a low budget game however.  
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9. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 13, 2012, 04:07 eRe4s3r
 
My verdict from the Demo, hovercar racing. The cars feel floaty, light and totally unrealistic, the graphics are OK, cockpit view is unrealistic (no dirt/bugs/windshield wipers etc) and where are the mirrors in the cockpit view?. And sound is total crap, for real rally racing, RBR is still the only thing to go to... ;/

At least DIRT 1 was pretty cool with a wheel.

(I played the demo with a FF wheel so that I could compare it to RBR, which I played just an hour before ) Also force-feedback is very weird, there is some steering and bump feedback but it is not realistic. And sometimes there is literally no feedback at all. Hence hover cars. This has about as much to real rally racing as F1 2012 has to Formula 1 racing (My god are the controls utter crap in F1 12, the word under-steering is too mild, the cars in that game drive like they got no back wheels at all.)

By the way, whatever is Simbin doing lately? After RACE and GTR Evolution it seems they went completely off-grid... are they seriously only doing some F2P stuff now?
 
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8. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 13, 2012, 00:58 Crustacean Soup
 
It does look that way, but in-game it seems pretty similar to Dirt, just without all the cinematic flourishes and fancy menus. Definitely not simulation physics. It's kind of like a low-budget, completely rally-centric Dirt.

Not too bad; I'd love to see a modern hardcore sim rally game though.
 
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7. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 18:43 Mordecai Walfish
 
Whats the verdict folks? Worth a shot?

I do love a good racer.

Edit: Looks like a broke ass DiRT clone, probably gonna pass on this one.

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6. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 11:11 eRe4s3r
 
at least they got the turbo engine sound right...  
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5. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 09:24 SpectralMeat
 
Looking at gameplay vids I don't think this is realistic rally game, more like an arcade rally game like Dirt with a lot less attention to the xtreme games, monster energy Ken Block ass kissing gymkhana tire burning bullshit. Kind of how Dirt1 was back in the day.  
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4. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 09:13 eRe4s3r
 
Thanks for the link Might grab the demo after all. Why don't they write that in the PR blurb though.. weirdness..

I wonder if this is better than RBR.. or if that decade old game still pwns... if you want realistic and absolute hardcore rally experience that is.

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3. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 08:28 SpectralMeat
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 12, 2012, 06:31:
So, does it have a real cockpit view? Because it's not saying...
Yes it does : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GRtw6NJlAM
 
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2. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 12, 2012, 06:31 eRe4s3r
 
So, does it have a real cockpit view? Because it's not saying...  
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1. Re: WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship Demo Oct 11, 2012, 23:32 jdreyer
 
That looks pretty cool, actually. I'll be downloading that.  
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