Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

TestDrive Archives

Post Reply
User avatar
Bezrider
Website Owner
Website Owner
Champion
Champion
Posts: 5324
Joined: Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:48 pm
Gender: Male
Location: The Garden of Eden
Contact:

Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

Post by Bezrider » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:57 pm

Check out this article on Euro gamer and reminisce about Test drive unlimited 1

Euro Gamer


Image Image

User avatar
lambo_lover
Apprentice
Apprentice
Posts: 164
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:38 pm
Location: In my bored and isolated mind

Re: Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

Post by lambo_lover » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:57 pm

Makes me sad reading that and comparing it with tdu2. I love how tdu is still an amazing game even to today's standards


YOU buy a FERRARI when you want to BE someone, YOU buy a LAMBORGHINI when you ARE someone!!!
Image

User avatar
MadManCK
Veteran Racer
Veteran Racer
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10823
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:17 pm
Location: Amsterdam
Contact:

Re: Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

Post by MadManCK » Thu May 02, 2013 7:41 am

That was a good article.

The funny thing is, the devs never anticipated a lot of players would just drive around and hang out with friends.
This was part of the reason why TDU1 became such a big success and a Classic.

There is a rosy cover-up in this article about the flaws that TDU most certainly had, but that is the way things work when something appeals or has a positive vibe around it. Small mistakes are forgiven more easily.

In TDU2 you see the exact opposite. Especially on some "fan" sites. They won't see the good things about TDU2 and are only complaining about TDU1 servers who shut down. A large part of the TDU community never really embraced the successor. And now it really doesn't matter what the devs do or don't, the initial "bad" vibe is hard to get rid of.

Fact remains, TDU2 didn't deliver what a lot of us wanted from it. Dumbing down driving dynamics is probably the worst decision the Eden team has ever made, instigated by Atari BTW.

The cool element of just driving around is one of the best parts of TDU. You don't need to do anything you don't want, unless you want to level up your XP. Yesterday morning i took the FXX and drove about 100km in 30 min, just for the driving and meeting some old friends. 8-)

What TDU needs, is some active publisher and developer, who like the concept and keep supporting it. With new content on a regular base and improved driving dynamics. And maybe a thing like the Steam Workshop, to allow the community to build a new location for example.

For me TDU2 will always be the game with the big potential and missed opportunities. Even now i still think it can be boosted, lol.

Short recipe:
TDU1 and TDU2 merger and TDFRL physics, could be fun.
All ingredients are there, all we need is a mastercook to turn it into something great.

:character-blues:


PC Player Image TDU, GRID, Assetto Corsa, pCars, NCG, The Crew, Dirt, Forza: MadManCK Clubs: TDU2: Luny's Fair Friends (VP-Exec), GRID AS: TDUDT (Pres) DT-Racing Team: Team Leader

Image Eden Games Can Kiss My Mustang

RamteamJax
Mechanic
Mechanic
Posts: 485
Joined: Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:49 pm

Re: Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

Post by RamteamJax » Fri May 03, 2013 1:07 pm

I miss tdu1 :( ...

But eh .. A new Open World Racing Game is on its way, set to release somewhere in March or April 2014 !
Not sure whether it's for consoles only, but the thing is, that the developer recruitet almost everybody who worked for Eden Games, hence the fact that 80% of this dev consist out of former Eden Games employees ;)

The name:
- Ivory Tower Studios.

Why should we trust them now ?

Well, Atari is long gone, the current Atari is just Infogrames with a cover up ..

ITS is fully owned by Ubisoft ;)

Lets hope its comming for PC !


.

User avatar
MadManCK
Veteran Racer
Veteran Racer
Site Admin
Site Admin
Posts: 10823
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:17 pm
Location: Amsterdam
Contact:

Re: Test Drive Unlimited retrospective

Post by MadManCK » Fri May 03, 2013 1:39 pm

RamteamJax wrote:I miss tdu1 :( ...

But eh .. A new Open World Racing Game is on its way, set to release somewhere in March or April 2014 !
Not sure whether it's for consoles only, but the thing is, that the developer recruitet almost everybody who worked for Eden Games, hence the fact that 80% of this dev consist out of former Eden Games employees ;)

The name:
- Ivory Tower Studios.

Why should we trust them now ?

Well, Atari is long gone, the current Atari is just Infogrames with a cover up ..

ITS is fully owned by Ubisoft ;)

Lets hope its comming for PC !
You might want to check out this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=257

It really looks promising. More info at the E3 about the new Ivory Tower game 8-)

:character-blues:


PC Player Image TDU, GRID, Assetto Corsa, pCars, NCG, The Crew, Dirt, Forza: MadManCK Clubs: TDU2: Luny's Fair Friends (VP-Exec), GRID AS: TDUDT (Pres) DT-Racing Team: Team Leader

Image Eden Games Can Kiss My Mustang

Post Reply

Return to “TDU1”