Post by Afanen (A.K.A Apolared) on May 24, 2017 9:15:40 GMT
Hello everyone, Recently I got bored of GTA 5 racing and I'm looking for a new racing sim (yeah I know GTA isn't really a racing simulator). I've looked at Project CARS, Gran Turismo (unfortunately only for PS4) and Forza Motorsport 6. But I don't know if Project CARS is a good racing sim and can't really make up my mind if I should buy Forza, so I want to hear an experts opinion about this, and maybe help me decide or recommend some other good racing games. I'm mostly interested in mid to high end cars (No F1 but for example Nissan R34 or Maclaren P1, yeah I'm not good with cars I know but bear with me I only got interested in them recently) In looking for street/ circuit racing but no stunt races like in gta
Post by D.Shostakovich on May 25, 2017 19:55:43 GMT
Before commenting on any of these games, F1 2017, Forza Motorsport 7 and Project Cars 2 should all be released soon (possibly all in 2017). I hope and guess that Forza Motorsport 7 will be cross-platform, therefore available on PC, just like Forza Horizon 3. But Forza Motorsport 6 is Xbox One only.
Assuming you're gonna play with all assists turned off in any of these games. I've only played a little bit of Project Cars, and I play with controller, so might not have gotten the full experience. From what I've experienced in Project Cars, F1 2016 and Forza Motorsport 6, I would recommend Project Cars for better realistic simulation, but Forza for better overall racing experience. However, Project Car is pretty notorious when it comes to steering, especially for non-wheel players. F1 2016 is really good for F1 fans, but it's only about F1. It handles quite similarly to Forza 6, so I would recommend it if you only care about F1. Forza 6 might be my best recommendation, given its nice graphics and friendly handling. My favorite feature in Forza is the League races, where you get matched to players on the similar skill level as you. If you are a fast driver, it's usually very clean and close racing in a totally random lobby.
While F1 2016 obviously contains only 2016 F1 cars and race tracks on calendar, Forza Motorsport 6 has better track collections and more track configurations than Project Cars does, at least from what I can remember (not very sure about this because I haven't touched Project Cars in a long while). When it comes to car choices, Forza definitely dominates the three games. Given the car you want, I would say Forza is a much better choice. While Project Cars really has more race cars, Forza has all varieties of cars from sedans to mid-end sports cars, high-end GT cars, super/hypercars, and even limos and trucks. Of course Forza does have race cars as well if you do care about that: WTCC, LMP, Lotus E23 (the only F1 car in this game), IndyCars, Formula E and many others.
I've never played Assetto Corsa, but from what I've heard it's more of a simulation game like Project Cars but with much friendlier handling. So if you are really looking for a hardcore simulator, but worried about if you would like Project Cars handling, it might worth a shot as well.
Pcar has to many problems when it comes to competitive racing. on some track you can cut and don't get a cut track penalty. replays are broken and if there was a crash and you wanted to who was at fault you can't.