ForgedReality wrote on Feb 25, 2022, 14:25:
I hope there's at least a decent damage model and semi-realistic physics. Seeing as how it seems to be focused on multiplayer, I'm betting that's not the case. The trailer looks like NFS or Forza Horizon style damage model. I'd like to see body panels crumpling and breaking off. Why can't any games seem to come out that do that? BeamNG doesn't count since that's practically undriveable. Cars fall apart just from going too fast in that one. I just want a fun driving game where I can break cars if I want to, but lets me drive and have fun if I don't want to.
Mostly the destruction, or lack thereof, is because car manufacturers are reluctant to have their cars shown as looking terrible. It's surprising they allow dents and scratches, honestly. Heavy destructability currently requires that all the cars involved are made up. It's why Burnout and BeamNG have no-name cars in them. Also, and here's where I was heading the whole time, does Wreckfest. Unlike BeamNG, Wreckfest's cars won't fall apart just from going too fast. They are absolutely designed to be torn to shreds, and magnificently.
The game is a riot, although the multiplayer seems hellbent on making sure you sit around doing nothing for at least 3-4 minutes before you ever get to race. Join a game in progress? you can't spectate, just wait until it ends. Once it does end, it sits around on the score screen for a minute and a half for no reason. Then it'll load the next map and dawdle for another two or three minutes unless everyone readies up on their car selection, which takes all of 5 seconds for anyone to pick a car, but then at least one jackass won't click "ready". Also, if anyone loads into the server while the countdown is going, well, time to start that all over, hope you brought a fucking book.
Single player and closed-lobby-multiplayer is a riot. There are tracks meant for racing, and tracks meant to test your ability to even cross the finish line in a functional car. The second kind is the most popular, because good LORD are the wrecks incredible! This is the sort of game you absolutely do NOT play from cockpit view, as the car can get so mangled that you can't see anything. Got an axle torn in half and you're pretty sure you see the missing wheel in someone's rear window? Well, if you can get all 3 wheels on the ground you might just get across the finish line anyway. Body's twisted and only 2 touch at any given time? Might be a rough last half lap, buddy. Maybe someone will plow through what's left of your car and put you out of your misery, but why not push ahead anyway? I mean, that school bus over there is cut in half, dragging the body behind the front wheels. If he's gonna try, you should too!
Sorry, that was longer than I planned.
tl;dr: Wreckfest has destructability without the vehicles feeling like they're made out of paper. Good times but long waits between races in multiplayer.