Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

thoughts on toca 2 (xbox live)?

Old 04-19-04, 11:56 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,693
thoughts on toca 2 (xbox live)?

ok, for some reason, 3 people have told me this morning that TOCA 2 is a great game and that i should get it... better than PGR2.

so, i just bought it at ebgames ($29.99 and a $10 gift voucher thru the mail). but, i haven't heard people talk about it here that much.

any impressions that you'd like to share? i'll be on tonight although i'll probably be on single player to get a feel for things.
young is offline  
Old 04-19-04, 12:36 PM
  #2  
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 99
best racing game i have played. ever and i get them all.
Great selection of racing types. best 20$ you'll ever spend.
Sticky Bomb is offline  
Old 04-19-04, 01:34 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 198
I am really enjoying this game. And for $30 bucks, it's tough to beat. The only thing that bugs me is that there's no sense of progression like in MotoGP where you could build a custom rider/bike. It's almost like it was totally built for Live and the single player, while good, could've used some more depth. The original game had single player depth in spades, this one a bit less.

Oh man, if you want the slowest race of your life, try out the big rig racing.

I've noticed that on Live, most people are playing only the races that come unlocked already, which I'm guessing means everyone is grabbing it and heading straight to Live. I'm trying to unlock as much as possible in hopes I can host games of all types. I rule at the pickup truck racing (Lightning Challenge) for some reason.
Calico is offline  
Old 04-20-04, 09:44 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,693
well, i was only able to play it a little yesterday - i ran into a wall on a sharp turn... i had to retire from the race!

unlike pgr2 (which i also like), damage is an integral part of racing in TOCA. the damage really affected how i drove and made it more realistic. i didn't just barrel into turns and bounce around.

i hope to get some more playing time today but so far, it looks like it is going to be a great game.

i dub the Xbox, King of Racing Games.

Last edited by young; 04-20-04 at 09:46 AM.
young is offline  
Old 05-03-04, 01:28 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Danville, CA
Posts: 10,495
I just picked this up today and so far I'm really impressed with the damage aspect of the game. Much like young I've had to re-learn the correct way to take a corner so I don't bang the hell out of my ride. I've yet to take it out on LIVE, but can't wait to do so.
Copenhagen is offline  
Old 05-03-04, 10:36 AM
  #6  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 302
Yeah it's a great racer and I'm impressed they made it 12 player on live. Ralisport will only be four player but I guess it's the nature of those courses, TOCA is well worth the $30
Dave Scarpa is offline  
Old 05-03-04, 12:21 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,693
rallisport 2 will be 4 players w/ collisions on; 16 w/ collisions off and wireframe cars (thick outlines color coded)... i will be picking this game up as well and plan to DOMINATE!*

*keyword = plan

Last edited by young; 05-03-04 at 12:24 PM.
young is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 08:45 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Indiana
Posts: 869
After the favorable reviews, comments from you good folks, the $29.99 price point, and my desire for a good racer to play on Xbox Live, I picked this one up last night.

WOW. Congrats to Codemasters on this one. This game is just fantastic. More than anything, I was just blown away at the sense of speed. If IndyCar Series 2005 is anywhere in the league of this one, I'll be in Indianapolis Motor Speedway heaven.

I've only just started the single player career mode. I was too eager to jump online and into some multiplayer racing. Of course, I promptly got schooled, but I expected that. I'm finding newbies can have a tough time on Xbox Live.

This game, along with Crimson Skies, is making me feel very good about finally taking the Xbox Live plunge a couple weeks ago. If you like racing games, you gotta check this one out--especially at $29.99.
DavePack is offline  
Old 05-05-04, 11:02 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 1,423
Best game to debut at $30 EVER.
DamingR is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.