WRC 4 PC FIRST IMPRESSIONS & REVIEW: Who Let the Dogs Out?? Gameplay Commentary Review Walkthrough

WRC 4 PC FIRST IMPRESSIONS & REVIEW: Who Let the Dogs Out?? Gameplay Commentary Review Walkthrough

WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship
Genre: Racing
Developer: Milestone S.r.l.
Publisher: Plug In Digital
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013
Regularly $39.99

Has 65 cars
very good sound, different effects with camera angles
moderate car tuning options

horrible controller support, no rumble or feeling for car mechanics
cars feel very floaty, do not have feeling of real weight
poor direction icons on screen, very hard to read while driving
imprecise car tuning
poor graphics, very 2007 looking
low difficulty

Overall just a poor effort for a racing game. This is no different than the Dirt series and brings nothing of value to the market. For $40 you can buy all of the dirt games + grid + forza 1 2 3 and 4 and have at least a variety of entertainment. Very disappointed, expect this to be a $1.99 gamestop purchase by christmas.

The car handling feels extremely arcadey and no different than the Dirt series. Controller support is useless without rumble for tire lockups, provides zero feeling when braking or turning. Turning off driving assists helps but does not solve poor engine design seemingly from the 2000’s.

Engine noise is good with various effects based on camera angle. Was extremely hard to hear co-driver talking with all but interior camera, which is impossible to drive with.

Graphics seem plucked straight from 2005 and offer nothing impressive.

Difficulty is stupidly low and requires zero effort to win. Not really sure what the benefit of winning even is, just to unlock a next race and waste more time apparently. Nothing feels rewarding about winning a race or continuing on.

This game is hard to play because of its artificial limitations and poor design. Having no tire feedback in the controller is the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard of, it’s an absolute must for a game of this genre. It’s like trying to race a bus with ski poles for throttle and brake, who knows what’s going on down there.

Review Score: 2 out of 5

About the Game
Show off your style and win the FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 season!

Experience the 2013 season with the drivers, cars and courses of the WRC, WRC2, WRC3 and, for the first time, Junior WRC championships. Take advantage of an improved graphics engine and unprecedented realism that lets you develop new driving styles on surfaces that are more lifelike than ever. Play online against your friends morning, noon and night on one of the 78 available courses, each tougher than the last.

• The official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame
• 65 official cars and colours
• 78 courses in 13 different countries
• An incredibly authentic and immersive career mode
• All weather conditions and road surfaces
• Online multiplayer mode for up to 16 people
System Requirements
OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
Processor: Intel™ 2.4 GHz or similar
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 8800 GT or AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or above (has to run Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512 MB video memory
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard Drive: 4100 MB available space
OS: Windows®XP™, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7
Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or above
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9000 series or above, AMD® Radeon™ HD4000 or above (has to run Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1 GB video memory. Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported.
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Hard Drive: 4100 MB available space