Driveclub Might Be Better Than Everyone Seems To Think
If you ask around, I'm not sure you'll find a lot of people who are totally gung-ho about Driveclub.
In my experience, the typical reaction to the PlayStation 4 exclusive from Evolution Studios is, "meh, I might try it." My point is that excitement doesn't exactly seem to be hitting a fever pitch; it's not like a new Gran Turismo.
And I've been one of the less enthusiastic ever since Driveclub was announced. I love me some GT and I have a lot of respect for Evolution (these guys know racing), but this new project just wasn't doing it for me. I wasn't a big fan of the big social emphasis, for one, and I wasn't enamored with the gameplay descriptions I'd read, either. It just wasn't coming together in my brain as a fully robust AAA production, you know?
But if you really sit back and drink in all the details we've received this year, you might start to become more excited. I have. I'm still not saying it'll be a definitive new IP for the PlayStation brand, but I'm more than willing to give it a chance. The developers are putting a lot of effort into making this look and feel like a next-gen racing experience. That's worthy of recognition, I say. Furthermore, don't forget that internal Sony studios always have a PlayStation console closer to their hearts; they're more capable of wowing us before multiplatform devs, in my estimation.
So, if you've been ignoring Driveclub thus far, I heartily recommend doing a little research. You might be surprised at what you find...
Related Game(s): Driveclub
8/4/2014 10:04:45 PM Ben Dutka