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FM5 Demo Review by XPR Roadrunner

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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Sun Oct 27, 2013 5:33 pm

So my local best buy had the xbox one demo today...actually this week. So I got to try it out! Smile

First off let me say...the Controller feels AMAZING. The Triggers curl up....like a real trigger lol. Gives you precision at the end while still feeling great. The FB thru the triggers is amazing! Feels sooo emersive. I tried out Killer Instinct as well, and it feels great, altho to FB thru the triggers (or none that I noticed) on that game tho.

Also the MS rep told me that the XB1 is...........wait for it..........4K ready! Whaaa!!!>????

Ok so onto FM5!

Firstly, the graphics are amazing! Really amazing, the 1080 res is bar-none to FM4. The glare around Laguna is GONE. yes GONE. Awesome! Altho coming off turn 5 you get flooded with sunlight if you are in cockpit view. Rumble strips make the actual sound they should make, and you can feel it too its great! NO MORE DIRT BRAKING!! woot woot. You get off into the grass/dirt and you are goners. However, if you go off far enough...hello sticky grass. Altho its nothing like FM4 where you go off one car width and there it is. Its more like 5 or 6. Altho it was the demo, there was a bit of a lighting glitch (my shadow going down the corkscrew was as if my car was 10ft in the air.

On to General Physics. If you are thinking you can dive in full gusto into T1 on L1. GOOD LUCK. Tires are sucky when they are cold, no matter what car you drive. Unfortunately the demo is only 1 lap, so the tires are ALWAYS Cold, but there was a bit of a noticable difference at the end of the lap. Brakes are super sensitive, a barely touched them and they locked up, especially on the R18. It might be down to cold brakes as well (I couldn't pull up telemetry....) so I can't say for certain. However, it feels NOTHING like FM1,2,3 or 4. I really, REALLY like it a WHOLE lot better!

This could be my personal driving style going against the default tune grain, but I was getting snap oversteer on the higher performance models, namely the P1, F12 and ESPECIALLY the R18. Of the 5 cars, oddly enough the Focus RS was the best car to drive...not like me at all lol.

Now on the starts if you are running Man w clutch, you have to shift into 1st before GO. Otherwise you start in N and that sucks, as you have to rev the engine up quite a bit before you dump the clutch. If you are using Auto or reg Man, you don't have to worry about the starts, it starts you in 1st. As for the regular driving, its absolutely no different than FM4. You can clutch pop till your heart's content....which I hate....ergh.

I ran most of the races I did with all assists off (except for the R18 where I had traction on, altho once I had STM on and TCS off by mistake, worst combo ever, car pushed like a mother...). There is now a "Veteran" difficulty, which I find interesting, I couldn't change the AI difficulty tho, so not sure if that affected anything. When TCS engaged, you felt the pulse in the throttle trigger, it was amazing. I can't begin to praise that new feature in the controller! IT'S SOOOO AMAZING!

The other interesting note, I found, was that the Stock R18 had a PI of X999....that sucks hardcore. Gonna wreak havoc on future series development.

All in all, it was amazing and I can't wait to get my hands on the full version!

It was a flash demo, so no disc. So I couldn't confirm or deny and licencing rumours.
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Re: FM5 Demo Review by XPR Roadrunner

Post by HCR Karma on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:37 am

Superb review and sounds like the learning curve will be good with the game getting used ot the feel of the new physics.

Just a pity I will have to hang off till they get a steering wheel solution in place. Mad 

Good work chief Cool 

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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:25 pm

danke!

There aren't any more spots for pre-order so....i'm gonna have to wait. I may just pre-order FM5 and see what happens

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