Reviews and Problems with Race 07: The Official WTCC Game
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Race 07 (PC)
5 August 2008
Excerpt: System Requirements Windows XP or Vista 1.7GHz CPU 512MB RAM 2.5GB HDD Space 128MB DX compatible video card DX 9 compatible sound The slogan on this box is Real Cars, Real Racing. This game is definitely focused on realism and not tricked out cars, electronic music, or city street racing like the Need for Speed series. For those who like Need for Speed or other arcade-style racing games, they may find Race 07 far too realistic, in both presentation and interface.
Excerpt: Don't let the simplistic name of Race 07 lead you to thinking that it's a simplistic racer with no innovation. This SimBim-developed racer follows on the tradition of their previous products (GTR, GT Legends, and GTR 2) in creating the most realistic racing experience ever found on a PC title. In fact, Race 07 tops even their previous entries in the increasingly crowded racing field. If you want realism in your racer, then Race 07 is the way to go.
Excerpt: Is it appropriate for a site about gaming to publish a review about a racing simulation? Since the birth of PC games, simulations have branched off from the general gaming community, providing intensely detailed experiences, sans the fantastical control elements of most video games. Racing simulators practically define hardcore, with insane amounts of control parameters that would have many gamers in a tizzy.
Excerpt: Racing games have really come a long way the past few decades. The early racers such as Pole Position and Sega Rally didn’t have graphics anywhere near the realism of today’s games, but one thing was evident about these old racers: they were fun. Now, we have the likes of Grand Turismo, Project Gotham Racing, Forza Motorsport, Ridge Racer, WipeOut and others to satisfy our need for speed.
Excerpt: The ending to Mafia II left me with a lot of questions, and frankly, a lot of frustration. So when I heard that a new DLC would feature Joe Barbaro, I thought, “Maybe 2K Czech will finally do some justice to this story by giving me a proper resolution, instead of a Mafia-3 -selling nightmare of a cliffhanger.” It turns out, though, that Joe’s Adventures actually takes place in the middle of the Mafia II storyline, during the years when Vito does his time in the can.
Excerpt: Racing on the PC has been taken to a new level with Race 07 from small developer SimBin. This year the ante has certainly been upped with a number of improvements and features added to the game, making it possibly the most comprehensive title on the market.