Reviews and Problems with WRC: FIA World Rally Championship
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Value for money 6
WRC2 Fia World Rally Championship
1 November 2011
Excerpt: Black Bean are back again with another entry into the WRC series, after the previous outing was a little disappointing and didn’t provide the authentic rally experience that the official licence would suggest.
WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 2 Xbox 360 Review
24 October 2011
Excerpt: There are not many pure rallying games these days; in fact until Milestone developed last year’s WRC game, there hadn’t been such a game for five years, with the last being WRC: Rally Evolved on the PS2 back in 2005.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, once you enter the Road to WRC career mode, it becomes apparent that little else has been improved since last year's game. The structure is the same: start your own team and hire mechanics to upgrade your car and managers to negotiate with sponsors.
Pros: Super Special Stages and Group B are welcome additions, Solid car handling, Rally Academy is a good way to introduce novices to the sport.
Cons: Many issues from previous game haven't been addressed, Poor environmental graphics, Road to WRC is almost completely unchanged, Majority of the stages are the same as last year's.
Excerpt: Milestone is a developer who specialises in motorsports, having already released two titles in the genre this year: SBKX and Superstars V8 Next Challenge. Both games were perfectly playable, but suffered from production values and structure well behind the times, and this is sadly the case with the...
Summary: In WRC: FIA World Rally Championship, you assume the role of a young off-road racer looking to work your way up the ranks and join the world's elite rally drivers. Facing off against guys like Ken Block and seven-time champion Sebastien Loeb might sound like a difficult task, but WRC's variety of...
Pros: Solid, realistic handling model, Lengthy career mode, Includes official WRC support classes
Excerpt: Rally games seem to be few and far between in modern day gaming, aside from DIRT which is becoming a regular contender. I was quite looking forward to the opportunity to play a rally game that was based around the WRC, instead of the Americana that was DIRT 2.
Conclusion: If you're a casual racing fan that cares less about authenticity and just wants to get down to some drifting then DiRT 3 is for you. But if you watch WRC on the telly and want to try your hand at something that steers towards simulation - but not so much that you may as well just buy a used Subaru -...
Conclusion: It's not quite the spiritual sequel to Colin McRae Rally 2.0 that we were hoping for, but with some immensely satisfying handling, stunning course design and a style of play that captures the essence of the sport perfectly, WRC is far and away the best traditional rally game on the 360.
Excerpt: is a game that shows promise but ultimately fails to deliver enough substance to be deemed a true sequel. The title continues the excellent vehicle handling of its 2010 predecessor and still offers a really solid and enjoyable racing experience.