Codemasters used to be awesome and racing names. Now they are just awful. The purpose of the CMR games was to bring rallying to the masses. Now it just please the masses - defying the point. ToCA Race Driver 1 - 3 were amazing - what the hell was GRiD? There was a a restart button for crying out loud! ToCA RD 3 was the last racing game I bought - I'm yet to come across another game since good enough to buy.
Hopefully Codies can create a decent F1 game with their new contract.
I agree with both of you, however if the graphics will look as good as those screens and the physics have been overhauled, and there's a little more focus on the actual rallying and not the US-audienced crap then I'll be buying
It will be hard to top Richard Burns Rally, it's a few years old but still remains the best rallying game in my opinion. I wish there was a franchise of RBR titles much like the CMR series - the company responsible for developing RBR has since disbanded I believe.
Codies lost the plot a long time ago. Appealing to the Need for Speed crowd is a sure way to alienate purists of the sport. Why is so hard to make a rally game with an improved V-rally career and great graphics, damage, etc. I am even ok with it not being a Burns style sim as not everyone wants that. McRae was never meant to be that. It was a nice balance in my opinion. Lord knows what they are going to do with the F1 game!