September 16 2011, 03:58:45 PM
Originally Posted by BLEURRRRGH
TrackMania Nations (free) & United (paid)
TrackMania Nations Forever (free) & United Forever (paid), was essentially an upgrade, if you had TMU you got TMUF, etc.
Should probably get this when I've got some more money after sinking hundreds of hours into United & United Forever, although I used to loathe the Canyon environment. :V
Edit: Watching TotalBiscuit play is just painful to watch, so bad. :P
Last edited by Sirrush; September 16 2011 at 04:12:43 PM.
September 16 2011, 05:19:15 PM
TB has never been any good at games. Also contributes to the fact that he's a horrendous shoutcaster for SC 2
September 16 2011, 06:44:15 PM
Not like he gives a shit, he's making good money sitting on his ass talking and going to tournaments/game conventions.
September 16 2011, 07:54:54 PM
The good stuff starts around 17:51...
Originally Posted by Winged Nazgul
Last edited by kzig; September 16 2011 at 07:59:41 PM.
September 19 2011, 10:17:10 AM
Well I got it. Glad I did, even though they'll get me again when another environment comes out... bastards...
It took me a while to figure out what the trophy countdown thing on the side was /o\. But all in all I think the Official Time mechanic is fairly well designed. It will definitely infuriate the junkies who make every millisecond count but only one in a hundred attempts are successful.
The game looks gorgeous compared to the original, the water is laughably bad and actually glitches for me when underwater (never change Nadeo), and the car is fun to drive and has enough depth in it for a challenge. Compared to the stadium indycar at least.
Oh yeah, for the keyboarders out there, LCtrl doubles as brake.
September 19 2011, 09:03:24 PM
This look prety fuckin' good. Just need to get a pad for the PC. Open to recommendations.......
September 19 2011, 09:44:15 PM
PS3 or Xbox pad work just fine.
September 20 2011, 12:16:00 AM
It's not really needed. Trackmania is designed with keyboard in mind, and it works pretty well.
Originally Posted by F18
September 20 2011, 09:42:56 AM
Yea the game looks great and then u fall in water kinda lets it down tbh...
Originally Posted by LoudSpeakly
Also u can rebind the controls to whatever.
September 20 2011, 10:30:48 AM
As a keyboard user in the previous game i tried many times to use a pad but just couldnt match the times i acheived with keyboard (arrows and z key for brake)
but Tm2 with the weight of the slides i find the keyboard to lack the finesse required. i still prefer to play with keys as its simply what i know but i can often beat my times if i use a pad.
September 20 2011, 11:25:06 AM
Enjoying it, but I do miss the precise-ness of the original. Canyon is more about finding better routes around each corner than nailing each corner absolutely on the dot. Good fun though.
September 21 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Am enjoying this, I quite like the 5-min gap between submitting official times in solo mode, makes it a lot more of an event than a slow grindy succession of 1ms improvements.
What I'm less sure about is the leader points / ranking system, I might be wrong but it seems to be purely cumulative. Which would suggest that getting a high rank is perhaps more about playing a lot than it is about actually performing well...
September 21 2011, 03:46:31 PM
In United Forever you gained points based on your performance and rank vs. the rank of others around you. e.g, when you were ranked 500k+ and you finish in between people in the top 1000, you gain a shitload of points, but the other way around would result in 0 points.
Originally Posted by Cerzi
September 21 2011, 03:48:46 PM
I just listened to the giantbomb podcast and they said you need ingame currency to download the game.
That sounds pretty messed up.
September 21 2011, 05:47:12 PM
I used to use my PS3 controller it's not necessary but helps a bit.
Originally Posted by F18
Nations was awesome, will buy.
September 21 2011, 06:17:48 PM
They're dumb then because I bought it with a credit card v0v
Originally Posted by kyrieee
September 21 2011, 06:39:25 PM
September 21 2011, 09:44:28 PM
so, let's share usernames so we can compare our inter-regional peens
September 21 2011, 10:32:07 PM
Did you want to say something?
Originally Posted by Grarr Dexx
I'm not going to read a wall of text to get a correction for a comment I heard someone else make
September 22 2011, 11:55:30 AM
Very intriguing, I have all the earlier ones. Liked Nations vanilla and Sunrise the best though