That shopper would probably piss his biege corduroys at the arrival of a free local paper. Let's be fair he probably pisses them in his sleep regardless, but if your expectations in life are similarly limited you might see no problems with Driveclub.
Driveclub (referred to as 'DC' from here).. Hmmmm. What a winding, twisty-turny road this game has travelled to get into our PS4's.
Lost in development hell, many of us will still have adverts for the DC/PS4 hardware bundle immortalised on our sky+ box recordings from Christmas 2013. Gamertroll has been waiting since October 2014 for the Psplus free edition Sony promised to it's loyal online service subscribers. A promise many saw as an apology for leaving the PS4 without an exclusive 'triple A' racing title for the machine's entire first year. As I'm sure you all know as of Mid February 2015 that 'free edition' has yet to materialise, so like many, Gamertroll just bit the bullet and bought the recently discounted full game upgrade to the non-existent Psplus edition. That constitutes a tangled Web of deceit in anyone's language, but let's flick that filthiness from our fingers and put our best foot forward though, shall we?
|Gamertroll would kill the man who did this to his Spyker|
This network instability often means that you will have to resort to battling with 'ghosts' of friends' efforts rather than actually racing with them on the track. In the case of the latter message you can't even do that. It's single player events or do some housework. Gamertroll is not saying the Ghost battle challenges with your friends lists arn't fun, only that for all practical purposes, these are solitary drift competitions or time trials and shouldn't be the most enjoyment you can have with the game. It's quite a regrettable situation that they are.
|No Driveclub today folks, again|
Gamertroll wouldn't want to single out either Sony's PSN network or Sony's Evolution studio for blame over Driveclub's online failings, only because both parties are in this one up to their necks. Sony blaming Evolution studios for Driveclub is like Bungie blaming Xur for offering a shit selection of guns over the weekend at Destiny's Tower. Which amazingly, Bungie does BTW.
An odd issue with these otherwise entertaining friend challenges is that you can be sent challenges that you know you can Smash but can't enter because you've not grinded up enough levels to get the required car! Why can a challenge be made if you can't fucking compete? Equally, why can you see a Friend's challenge you haven't been invited to attempt? If somebody doesn't want to include you on their latest challenge because you thumped their last one why does the game insist on waving it under your nose? You'll rapidly find the better you play the less invites you'll get.
|Interiors are beautifully rendered|
|The track environments might be a sparse selection but the few you get are 'purty'|
|All those little droplets of rain run indepently off your windows. This isn't just rain, it's Driveclub PRECIPITATION. OOO!|