Going open-world is now a fashion rule for all the racing games, and DriveClub is kind of a rebel from this point of view. But offering only closed tracks is absolutely not a problem here, as the game distinguishes itself with its thrilling sensation of pace. It's true that we'd have appreciated more subtlety in the driving and less rubbish in the collisions but DriveClub is at least accessible to everyone. Visually well-shaped, Evolution Studios' game is lacking a good AI and this little bit of craziness... Fortunately, the players can count on the included online functions to compensate.
First I need to say: never play SONY Gran Turismo 7 in "Ray Tracing enabled" mode, because the quality is terrible, it seems to be playing on a SONY PS3, the image resolution at the time of rendering seems to be reduced to 720p and it seems to be just stretched to 1080p/2160p.
And even in Performance mode, which will present the best graphics quality and resolution (it appears to be rendered at 1080p) still the graphics quality of the SONY Gran Turismo 7 game is absolutely disappointing, considering the 9.2 TFLOPs of graphics capacity promised by SONY for the SONY PS5.
Just to give you an idea, the Take-Two GTA5 (SONY PS4 Pro version) looks better graphically than the SONY GT7 on the SONY PS5 console.
In fact, running SONY Drive Club game (SONY PS4 version as it was never remastered even for SONY PS4 Pro), through Backward Compatibility mode on SONY PS5, SONY Drive Club still looks better graphically than GT7 on SONY PS5.
When I say GRAPHICALLY, I'm referring to how real (close to reality) the image looks, I'm not referring to frames per second or resolution.
Honestly, my disappointment is such that I would rather pay this price for the SONY Drive Club game remastered for SONY PS5 than this SONY Gran Turismo 7 game that disappointed me horribly in terms of Graphics Quality.
SONY, forget about Ray Tracing, we want Quality Graphics!
When it comes to gameplay, I still prefer SONY Drive Club. The only things I like about Gran Turismo 7 are the Museum, the Car Mall, and the fact that it's the same Car Simulator that follows the pattern of the Gran Turismo series, in addition to keeping the same Tracks from the series, as I did.
But Graphically, the picture is so disappointing that I feel that I was assaulted by the high price charged by SONY for this SONY GT 7 game with these graphics that when playing on SONY PS5, it looks like they are actually being run by SONY PS4 Pro when it is running. in "Performance mode", and appears to run on a SONY PS3 when running in "Ray Tracing mode enabled".
But the worst thing about a game, which is marketed in physical media, is the internet connection required to play, especially Career and/or Single Player mode.
In fact, I really liked being able to play with split screen, me and 03 friends competing, with the screen divided into 04, using the same Console.
That's why it's not worth buying the SONY PS5 or the SONY PS4... oh, how much regret.... The best is GT 6 on SONY PS3, there's no way... Besides, I have a 3D Projector with Active 3D glasses, and I have many Blu-ray Disc 3D movies, but only SONY PlayStation 3 supports 3D.
SONY PS5 and SONY PS4/PS4 Pro will have an advantage over SONY PS3 only in the fact that it supports SONY PS VR, but the graphics quality on SONY PS5 should be much better than SONY PS4/PS4 Pro on VR.
Anyway, the best game for SONY PS4/PS4 Pro & SONY PS5 is without a doubt the game: SONY Drive Club.
The last best SONY Gran Turismo was GT6 for Career mode, and GT Sport for graphics.
But between GT Sport and Drive Club, I prefer Drive Club, especially since Drive Club's graphics are better even than GT7's graphics (which are already better than GT Sport's graphics).
That is, Drive Club is better than all games in the Gran Turismo series, including Gran Turismo 7, Drive Club is better, especially in graphics quality.
GT7 is better than GT Sport in graphics quality, but in gameplay, GT7 is the worst game in the history of the Gran Turismo series.
GT Sport is better than GT6 in graphics quality, but in gameplay, GT Sport is the second worst game in the history of the Gran Turismo series.
GT6 is the best game in the history of the Gran Turismo series.
On SONY PS3, there is no better racing game than GT6.
On SONY PS4/PS4 PRO, PS5 there is no better racing game than SONY Drive Club, although it has not been remastered even for the PS4 Pro, so there will never be a remastered version for the PS5.
The studio that produced SONY Drive Club was shut down by SONY for making the game stupidly better (in graphic quality) and better looking than any other racing game, humiliating the Gran Turismo series games in such a way that SONY shut it down. the Studio that produced Drive Club, in addition, SONY forbade the remastering of the Drive Club game for SONY PS4 Pro and SONY PS5, as the game was so graphically beautiful that it would make people repulse spending money and play Gran Turismo games.
Gran Turismo Sport was released to try to make people forget about Drive Club, but the failure of "advance in graphics quality" between GT Sport and GT7 is so massive that it's impossible not to compare it to Drive Club and note that both, GT Sport and GT7, are inferior to the Drive Club, graphically.
I recommend your last GT game to be GT6, only available for SONY PS3. If you have a SONY PS4/PS4 Pro/PS5, I strongly recommend, just play Drive Club & Drive Club VR. Stop wasting time with Gran Turismo Sport and Gran Turismo 7!
That said, the tentacles of Driveclub can grip tight if you get invested in the game’s asynchronous challenges, and it’s very much geared around encouraging us to hop online and compete by making it so easy.
It's a fun and engaging arcade racer, but the focus on the social activities isn't supported well enough by a rich infrastructure. Surely, there's potential, and DLCs will strengthen the offerings, but right now the fun definitely ends too soon.
It just isn't much fun to play. The core act of driving a car feels off in a way that completely put me off of playing the game. Without that in place, the rest of it just falls apart. The PlayStation 4 has been without a serious racing option since launch, and Driveclub doesn't fill that gap.
It's an interesting game, all kinds of races that can exist in a car ride are available in this game, in addition to the ability to select stages selectively and choose the time and weather conditions, this game also has Tour, basically available from the very beginning. but the other modes must be purchased separately, the online competitions of this game were also attractive (currently, this game is no longer serviced for the online part) two types of challenge competitions in which players must break the challenge designer's record and competitions There was online multiplayer, but I am most interested in the main menu songs of this game, the main menu songs have a really relaxing feeling and convey the feeling that you want to go outside after listening to these songs. And go to the street and walk alone in a rainy weather and look at great views.
Driveclub is a PS4 launch game that tried to bring something new to the online racing genre but ended up being a huge disappointment.
Driveclub was delayed for more than a year and its eventual launch was botched because servers didn't work and weather effects were missing. The developers brought servers back online, added the weather effects, and afterwards supported the game for a year with dozens of free and paid for DLCs. When everything calmed down though, what game did we finally have in our hands?
Driveclub was meant to revolutionize the racing genre, by bringing people together in Clubs (think of clans or groups) who'd collectively race, progress and challenge other players and/or Clubs. A new social racing game for the online age. But the execution failed, because I never felt I had to be in a Club to progress. After winning 5 career tournaments (15-20 races total) I stopped playing because I wasn't having fun, unfortunately.
The driving itself is a mix of simulation and arcade and is fine, but the races are played in walled environments. I know it's not an open world racer like Forza Horizon, but older Gran Turismo games had more freedom than that. When driving well you earn points for the Club, but if you crash with other cars or against the environment, or exit the main road, you lose points.
The graphics are supposed to be Driveclub's main selling point, but they also hurt the game. I read reviewers raving about the "amazing graphics" but I wasn't in such an awe as other people for some reason. These graphics had the side-effect of forcing the developers to target 30 fps instead of 60. But what impressed me for sure were the weather effects like rain, fog and snow, as well as the day/night cycle. Yet again, these effects can completely obscure your vision (no matter what camera you are using) and make you crash the car.
Driveclub is a game with many pros and cons, but I think it's a failed experiment.
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