DRIVECLUB - First Impressions by Pete Dodd

When I fired Driveclub up for the first time I was very excited. I am a huge fan of Evolution Studio's work. Motorstorm was my favorite racing series last gen, their rally sims the gen before were also top notch. Driveclub has been a mystery to me because it has the looks of a sim racer, it was delayed for almost a year, and there has been very little talk about how it actually plays.

It's 3:39 am as I type this, the game unlocked for me at 1am. I played the entirety of the rookie tour. The online went in and out (mostly out). I also was streaming in front of a bigger audience than I usually have. All of these things could have contributed to how I feel about the game so I'm putting them out there for you all to decide.  But first off, let me get some facts out of the way.

Overall, through my first night with the game, as the many people in my stream can attest... I had a blast. I wanted to love it, and I did. It isn't what I thought it would be, but it's a crazy amount of fun. I can't wait until Sony gets its shit together and has the servers working for more than 5 minutes at a time and I have a full club going. This game is going to be in my playlist for a long time. 


Nice write-up Pete. Especially like the comparison comment - been saying this for months and come Friday will be the happy owner of both - mumble grumble UK release dates...
Looking forward to finally be playin' the full version in... 11 hours and 11 minutes...
Nice Pete-cam reaction shot!
Nice write up Pete, just gotta wait until Friday now :(
Rain City Gamer
I appreciate the write up Pete! Looking forward to getting my hands on the PS+ version to see if I want to pick it up.
Looking for the Tweet of this so I can retweet it!
That's a nice intense face there. The sense of speed looks really good. This and FH2...only so much money...
Nice work on the impressions piece Pete. Lucky for me I just got some money back from a car loan that got paid off when I traded the car in. Just in time for this release schedule. Picked up Horizon 2, NBA and Driveclub.
Pete Dodd
Zombie rises from the dead thread :)

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