Honestly, I have the highest respect for rally drivers in the world, as what they do truly is amazing. To me it is the peak of motorsports racing and the best of drivers... ( except for marcus gronholm.. he's just a tosser :-P )
However, most of the games leave a lot to be desired.. I recently tried Rallysport Challenge 2
on xbox and couldn't believe they made the physics so bad, to the point it's not even enjoyable to play. Colin McRae 03 and 04
are a blur; the physics always made the car 'pop-up' off the road in weird ways. CMR02
was much the same, but I could endure that for a while.
Before that I was playing Rally Champ 2000
on PC which wasn't too bad for physics, but lacked interesting multiplayer. Even way before that was Rally Masters, which was hilarious multiplayer, had very dodgy physics, but was really just great fun
I would have to say however that Gran Turismo
on PSX had the right physics for me. It was very challenging when it came to licenses and driving correctly...DTM Race driver 2
is the only recent game that has come close to that recently, but I have yet to try the multiplayer side. I think Richard Burns Rally
looks fantastic! I'll have to grab a copy for xbox and give it a good go and hope they finally get physics right in a rally game
What it comes down to is YES, there are heaps of rally games, and for the most part they still get better. There IS a long way to go tho! Track detail and complexity is improving immensely recently, but it's always the physics that counts, and that still has massive amounts of improvements available.
phew, that was a big blurb
-biofrogThis comment was edited on Jul 7, 20:20.