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DiRT shows off the power of the next gen consoles spectacularly and with its instant accessibility, it's a must have racer for everyone.
That said, DiRT has a lot to offer. If you're a rally fan, than this purchase should be a no-brainer, and the game's accessibility means that even new fans like me can easily jump aboard. It doesn't revolutionize the driving genre, but still impresses on multiple levels. A definite winner.
I also bemoan the lack of multi-car online races (you can only compete solo, then test your time against others). Still, most of this game is as good as it gets. With a few tweaks, the next edition of Dirt could be a classic.
This game is just plain FUN no matter how you flip it and irregardless of the missing multiplayer features, and that's the true brilliance behind DiRT. There's no question that DiRT makes you feel the stress of sliding a very expensive car between trees and rocks at 50+ mph or the exhilaration of launching said expensive car end-over-end. In fact, if not into a serious race, it's fun to just hit the course and see if you can beat your best number of rolls, longest jump or time on two wheels. Flip the car, jump it off cliffs; do your worst or your best and have fun. You’ll continue to be amazed by the varied amount of tracks, vehicles (which you can purchase as you progress), and especially the arcade feel combined beautifully with a rally simulator.
Colin McRae: DiRT is a return to form for the long-running series and I would gladly recommend it to gamers who are searching for a great racing game. DiRT is a real tribute to the late Colin McRae. The game's got great graphics, a lot of variety, perfectly balanced car handling and a career mode that could last you a long, long time. Just forget about the online mode.
That said, the multiplayer support is really the only thing about DiRT you can call truly disappointing. On every other front, DiRT delivers a racing experience that's a lot of fun to play, as well as visuals that are an absolute joy to watch. The PS3 version's inclusion of a steadier frame rate, slightly better audio quality, and support for the Logitech G25 force feedback steering wheel helps define it as the best of the bunch. If you already picked up one of the previous releases of the game, there's not enough new content here to make this version worth your while. But for those who missed out on DiRT the first time around, this is the definitive version to get.
Colin McRae: Dirt ist auf der PS3 genau das, was es auch schon auf der Xbox 360 und dem PC war: Ein leicht zugängliches Rennspiel rund um den Rallye-Sport, das seine Prioritäten mehr in Richtung Arcade verschoben hat, aber trotzdem kein reiner Spaßraser im Stil von Sega Rally ist. Trotzdem hat man das Gefühl, als hätten die Entwickler selbst nicht so richtig gewusst, was sie überhaupt wollen. Könnten die vielen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten aus einer Simulation stammen, wirkt das Fahrverhalten wie ein Kompromiss aus Realismus und Spielbarkeit, der aufgrund des fragwürdigen Bremsverhaltens aber auch auf der PS3 einen faden Beigeschmack behält.
When it comes down to it all, DiRT is the rally game hardcore enthusiasts have been waiting for. It's not a game I'd recommend to the casual Need for Speed fan, but it certainly is something fans of the sport and of the Colin McRae franchise will enjoy greatly. DiRT is plenty deep, and has a bevy of race modes, tons of tracks, good replay value, in addition to some pretty solid car customization. Not all is super, though; as the online experience is lacking, the visuals have some sore spots here and there, and gamers will have to dig a bit in order to obtain the cars they really want to roll around with. Other than that, DiRT is still a fine example of a proper rally game.
Jos tämä todellakin jää viimeiseksi Colin-peliksi, on tunnelma hieman ristiriitainen. Visuaalinen ulkoasu on kenties komeimpia mitä rallipeleissä on nähty, mutta sisällössä on valittu vähän kaikkea -linja. Peli raapaisee hiukan sitä ja tätä lajia, yrittämättä keskittyä mihinkään erityisemmin. Kaupallisesti on varmaan mielekästä hämmentää soppaa, kun ahkerinkaan fani enää tuskin muistaa, mitä eroa 04- ja 05-painoksilla oli, mutta vastaavasti ralliin muutenkin kuin "kivana ajeluna" suhtautuva häiriintyy siitä, että Colinin nimikkopelissä ajetaan lajeja, joita Colin ei koskaan harrastanut. Autot ovat virallisia, mutta FIA-lisenssiä pelillä ei ole (keksityt suomalaisnimet kuljettajistossa ovatkin kohtuullisen huvittavia). Näin koko homma on ikään kuin jonkinlaista ralliautoilufantasiaa, jota kyllä jaksaa huristella aikansa, mutta pitemmän päälle jatkuva lajista toiseen pomppiminen alkaa puuduttaa.
Regardless, DiRT is a great game to show off your PS3; it’s gorgeous, fun, and is easily one of the very best racing games available for the console.
It’s strange that a game called “DiRT” would be so conspicuously clean. There’s no mud, puddles, or general nastiness to speak of. Your car might get a little dusty, but nothing a dry cloth couldn’t handle. Off-road racing is supposed to be dirty. Real dirty. Regardless, DiRT is a fantastic rally racing game that aims to be a fantastic all-around off-road experience, but like internet porn, next time it needs to get a little dirtier.
All round, Colin McRae DIRT is fine game which mixes just the right amount of depth with the kind of accessibility that should open up the brand to the kind of audience it always deserved. Sure, some of Codies tactics in 'going mainstream' are a tad irksome, but in the main the game succeeds by not only being exceptionally good fun to play, but being unquestionably one of the finest looking racing games on the market too. With only an undercooked online element and pointless truck racing detracting from the package, it more than makes up for these aberrations elsewhere. Codemasters did Colin proud.
Nevertheless, DiRT is one of the best racing experiences we've played, and easily holds its own in a crowded field. You'll race through much of the game's content in a week of play, and without true multiplayer there's not much incentive to keep playing once you've mastered the handful of tracks. Still, the experience of going through the satisfying career mode should be on every PlayStation 3 racing fan's list of things to do this year. If you haven't already picked this one up for the Xbox 360 or PC, the PS3 version is well worth checking out.
Despite it's limited focus, Dirt's single-minded pursuit of racing serves the game well and creates a strong foundation for the future. I guess I can't blame it for tuning out the rest of the world while it whips around dusty tracks at scary speeds. As we know, getting dialed into the zone is everything.
Colin McRae: Dirt is a solid and often spectacular effort from Codemasters. The core racing is thrilling yet accessible and the amount of content on offer will keep players enthralled for some time. Improvements over the Xbox 360 release are minimal at best, but that shouldn't stop PS3 gamers adding another off-road racer to their collection.
Although Colin McRae: DiRT is not the best game in the series playability-wise, it is certainly the most visually impressive. Despite its flaws - namely the floaty handling – this has more than enough strong points to make it a worthy addition to any racing fan’s collection.
Mensen met een PlayStation 3 en een sterke affiniteit voor racegames kunnen met Coling McRae DiRT eigenlijk niet fout gaan. Het ontbreken van een degelijke multiplayer en wat kleine slordigheidsfoutjes zijn een behoorlijk gemis, maar als het aankomt op het avontuur voor de eenzame speler, dan is DiRT gewoon een hele goede game. Er valt genoeg te ploeteren in de modder, de presentatie is ronduit fantastisch en de game speelt gewoon erg lekker weg. Al met al is DiRT een meer dan prima racer die het race-assortiment van Sony’s laatste console prima aanvult.
DiRT is the best racing game on the PS3 thus far. Sure, it may be by default since it doesn't have to compete with Forza like the Xbox 360 version, but that doesn't detract from the game's merit. Still, despite all of the efforts to be accessible to technical rally racing newbies, this is still a game for tinkerers and realistic driving enthusiasts at heart. Those simply wishing to Go Fast(tm) in their racing games, unfortunately, will have to stick with Full Auto 2, or Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix via backward compatibility for the moment. The multiplayer, while serviceable, needs serious work, but players looking for their own fantasy rally racing league to enjoy on their couches have come to the right place.
Overall, this title has bucket loads of quality and a game structure that should keep you happily driving for many hours. It is a shame that multiplayer didn't make it in somewhere (even in online, it's all time trials). The impressive parts of the game easily manage to outshine any failings. This is a franchise we expect to mature with age, so if you are not a real petrol head perhaps you should wait a year. If you are into your combustion engine powered automobiles though, you really shouldn't miss this one.
DiRT does a lot of things right, and offers a lot of different variety. The graphics and menu presentation are second to none, and the crashes are awesome. But a horrible online mode and a number of problems in key racing elements like handling keeps this game in mediocrity. Motorstorm does off-road racing better and provides a crazy environment, and that’s why I just don’t feel safe in giving DiRT the greatest score ever. You will find enjoyment in this game; it’s just nothing you can’t find in any other racer.
On retiendra en priorité de DIRT qu'il est exceptionnellement beau. Destiné à combler les attentes d'un public peu exigeant en terme de réalisme de conduite, il décevra ceux qui l'attendaient comme le premier jeu de rallye de la machine. Plus près d'un TOCA que d'un WRC, il emprunte donc une voie différente de celle que l'on associait à la série Colin McRae. Mais au final, on adhère très rapidement au concept et les heures de jeu s'enchaînent (entre des temps de chargements très longs) à grande vitesse.