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    dkirschner's DiRT 3 (PC)

    [December 22, 2016 08:07:09 AM]
    Got this for free somewhere recently and glad I didn't pay money for it. It used to be on my wishlist and I wish I remembered why I took it off. Dirt rally racing sims are apparently not my thing. Was hoping it would be more akin to an arcade racing game like Burnout, but it's closer to a sim. The game immediately drops you into a race (nice that it gets started so quickly) in which I spun out multiple times. You are on a racing team populated by three irritating people who talk at you in all the menus. One of them kept calling me "amigo" and I performed many driving feats that were "sick, bro!" Then there's a guy with an English accent and a woman with an English accent. It seems like the main purpose of these people is to build your self-esteem, as they constantly slather you with praise. I hate them, especially the "sick, bro" guy. Why do "extreme sports" games always have such terrible announcers and music?

    The racing itself feels slow and the cars feel heavy. Success is all about precision in handing curves and knowing the terrain (dirt, rain, snow, concrete, etc.). There are many "assists" that will handle speed, braking, driving lines, and other things for you if you want super easy mode. I played through the first of (three?) seasons, and at the end you get a tutorial on tricks like doing donuts. The guy who gives the tutorial is a real rally racer and "YouTube star" (according to Sick Bro). I'm sure he is, and that's awesome, but it adds to how much this game reeks of all sorts of marketing and cross-promotion. (If I had a dollar for every time an announcer said or I saw a logo of: DC, Rockstar Energy, Monster Energy...) My girlfriend came home during this part and immediately said, "That guy must be a real rally racer," because his voiceover work was funny. You'd think a YouTube celeb might add some more pizzazz.

    Anyway, after you complete the tricks tutorial, you get a little car playground to drive around in and complete challenges like making long jumps, driving over collectibles, doing slaloms between objects, doing donuts around objects, and so on. That was fun for a while, and I completed a bunch of challenges before turning off the game and uninstalling. I need another Burnout game!
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    dkirschner's DiRT 3 (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 21 December, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 21 December, 2016

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Meh, rally sims not my thing. --------------- Give me more Burnout!

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstar

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