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I'm really into racing games.
There's something cathartic about constantly improving yourself and shaving milliseconds off of your time, becoming perfect over each iteration over your run.
The physics start feeling just right, you feel the car sliding to corner at a perfect apex on a dime, what a feeling.
Who here likes racing games?
I own a bunch but I identify racing games I play the most into three categories, they're all good for different moods:
Rally racing, circuit racing, if it gets too realistic the physics become cumbersome, but it's nice being focused on the weight transfer of the car.
Examples: Sega Rally 2, Dirt Rally, Colin McRae Rally, Gran Turismo.
Mindless tuning racers:
Racing games where you tune cars, constantly upgrading the settings on your car, either by straight grinding for upgrades or actually setting the gears, making sure aero is a perfect balance of stable on straights and stable enough on turns etc.
Tokyo Midnight Xtreme Racer 3, Need For Speed Underground 2, Drag Racer V3 Flash game, Forza Horizon 3
Really fast arcade racers:
Probably my favourite category, race games that go really fast and constantly have you on edge and focused.
Sometimes they have objectives, other times they do not.
The Initial D arcade games, Battle Gear, Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast, Wangan Midnight arcade games, Ballistic, Drift City.
Do you like it when real licensed cars are included in games? I love it.
I especially like seeing certain favourites of mine, the R32 Skylines are always good to see.
Not the GT-R, the GTS-T model, designated ENR32 on the chassis as opposed to BNR32, they are rear wheel drive versions of the GT-R as opposed to all wheel drive, with single turbo engines as opposed to twin turbo, kind of rare to see in games!
Is there a certain kind of feeling you'd like to have? or are there qualities that you feel a perfect racing game for you would possess? Feel free to mention this and I'll try to give you recommendations!