The lights are on
Activision and Eutechnyx's first outing with the NASCAR license was about what you'd expect from the first iteration of the series – it hit the basics, but it didn't ever race up front. The pair are back to improve upon last year's title.
The game has just been announced for the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii with a release this fall, and that includes a few new screens (see the gallery below).
Although hard details on the game have not surfaced, fans can at least take comfort in a few things. Developer Eutechnyx says it's working to improve the series' online portion (continuing the work done after the release of the first game) – including featuring a full race weekend. Although not implicitly mentioned, we hope there will be multiple practice sessions, a happy hour, etc. The game also features "top" NASCAR Sprint Cup series drivers, teams, and cars, 23 licensed tracks, and a bolstering of the game's career mode. You can get car upgrades, and the overall the mode hopefully will include more progression, as it promises that you can rise up through the ranks.
Given the amount of details to get right, it can be tricky tackling a licensed sport. Here's hoping that Eutechnyx can turn some faster laps in its second outing with the NASCAR license.
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Hope this one is better than the last. Never bought it, but I could just tell its golden bloomyness was not to be trusted.
Full disclosure: I will not be buying this game.
The game your middle class father will love, but never play because he doesn't understand gaming.
nacar the game was a solid game but the career mode became stale after a while and the online was okay when you didnt have racist whiteboys tryin to wreck you once they knew they were being owned by the one black guy who watches and plays nascar. and yes i said racist whiteboys!! so you chumps gone and report me and i will start another account and continue my rants against the racist!! good day.
NTG was a step in the right direction. They need to make damage more realistic and effect the car more. AI needs to be smarter and better. Honestly you can pass like 20 cars on a restart. Tire wear and fuel needs to come into play. If you race anything under a 100 laps you dont need to pit and that is with all the settings turned up for wear etc. I feel this will be a solid entry in the series but I think it still will be far from perfect.
I find it vastly entertaining how people mock NASCAR games for being boring and repetitive, yet they will run out and buy "Call of Duty XXVIII Modern Black Ops Special Gimme-Your-Money-For-The-Same-F**king-Thing-Every-Year" the day it is released. I'm no NASCAR fan, it just seems a teensy bit hypocritical.
Quick, turn left!
I kid. Not really a NASCAR fan (or a car guy in general), but those screens look nice. I like the way the colors pop.
I like racing but I've been to a nascar race. 200 laps is no joke. I almost went to sleep. Best highlight was fighterjets overhead.
hmm will wait on this game
If they don't make the season co-op they might as well save their money. Couch co-op and online co-op seasons are the only way more then half of us will buy this game. It is fun to cheat when your out of the race helping your co-op buddy, if not for co-op your just riding around in a circle.
If this game allows for the car modifications to be done by the user and allows more control on what we are doing on the mechanical side, I think I would check it out but with out those details you are just driving around in a circle and that takes the fun out of these great machines.