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    Default Ridge Racer 6 (360)

    Anyone else just simply love this game as much as me? I got it for Xmas and admit I thought it would be my least played 360 game, but it ends up its my most played 360 game (I own 9 games) as well as one of my most played games of all time.

    I have never been a huge racing fan, but certain arcade racers are quite fun, this being one of them. Theres just something about going 250 mph around a U turn corner that makes this game unlike any other. I have 100% of the world explorer complete (which takes around 50 hours, its a HUGE game) as well as nearly 400 online races. Right now I am working on getting 200 online wins as well as 10,000 miles driven. I have over 72 hours in the game currently and need to invest another 30 or so until Im finaly done with playing it.

    If you play this online still and wanna hook up and race send me a friend request. I just wanted to see if anyone else out there finds this to be a little gem on the 360 launch.

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    It's in my rental queue... As soon as I get it, I'll give it a shot on Live. I'll PM when I get it.

    I'm renting it first, cause it got such bad reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schenley
    It's in my rental queue... As soon as I get it, I'll give it a shot on Live. I'll PM when I get it.

    I'm renting it first, cause it got such bad reviews.
    I wouldn't say it got bad reviews, mostly 7's. People feel it isn't next gen enough.

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    I too, was completely hooked once I started playing it.
    I got it on launch day, and played it non-stop for 3 weeks. It's one of the most fun racing games I've played in a while, simply due to the gameplay mechanics alone. I haven't played in about a month because I'm back to trying to finish RalliSport 2 right now, but once that's finished, I'll get back on RR6.

    If you want to play online, just send me a friend request with a note that you're on the DP forums so I know who you are.

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    I'm not as hooked as you folks seem to be, but I definitely really enjoy this. There are times, though, where I get into a 'drifting' slump and for whatever reason I can't get my drifts right. As I'm sure I don't need to point out, you pretty much can't win a race without being able to do this (and the game is pretty damn tough to begin with). Anyone have some good drifting advice for a n00b to the RR universe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacmanhat
    Anyone have some good drifting advice for a n00b to the RR universe?
    Use standard cars. Despite many Dynamic style drifting cars having a bit more overall speed, their drifting style is truly difficult to master.

    If you are already using standard cars, then my best advice is to learn the cpurses, and always look at how wide, short, long, whatever kinda turn is coming up next, and learn how much to turn your car to come out of it properly. Once you get good enough you can stay in a drift for multiple turns without having to break out of it, all while maintaining your speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacmanhat
    Anyone have some good drifting advice for a n00b to the RR universe?
    Get a PS1 or PS2 and play -

    Ridge Racer
    Ridge Racer Revolution
    Rage Racer
    R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (most important)

    Get a PS2 and play -

    Ridge Racer V

    Just stay far far away from the bastard offshoot of the core series, R: Racing Evolution. Fundementals learned in R4 and Ridge Racer V will help you a lot with Ridge Racer 6.

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    I really like Ridge Racer on the 360, played it a while back at my friend's store. It really is an arcade racer, very good for pick and play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker T
    I wouldn't say it got bad reviews, mostly 7's. People feel it isn't next gen enough.
    Yea, I guess that was a little harsh on my part. I should say "less than favorable." That sounds better than "bad."
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    I loved the original Ridge Racer that came out on the PS1 around lauch if my memory is on par. It's in a big plastic case, like what the Saturn games come in. I really enjoyed that race game because it's catchy techno music and tracks were so fresh and filled with life for a 32bit system. That was back when the physics for bumping a wall nearly stops you and does no damage... how things have evolved for car games. Rage Racer was a sequal that was nearly the same thing but was a good addition to the courses. I'd like to get the Ridge Racer for the GameCube someday, but we'll see when that happens.

    As for the 360 version, I did see some screen shots and some clips of gameplay and must say I love it. Back in the era of the N64 prime life, the Cruising series were top notch to me and I loved them to death. Now it's these "night life" racing games, but it's always the really interesting Namco racers that pull the swing. I know it'll be a great racing title for the 360 with beefy graphics, awesome physics, and crazy courses just like in the original PS version (consule wise).
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    I got 2 friend requests, anymore are welcome.
    Also what reviewers dont realize too is sure the game might not look dazzling, but this game runs at a SOLID 60 FPS, and basicaly NEVER drops below that (unless you are online and more than one person fires off a triple nitrous). But besides that, you can have all 14 cars in one screen in 1 player going 200 mph and the frame rate never drops, its a sight to behold really.

    Sure it might not be amazingly beatiful, but to me it gets the job done in the visual department, I mean this is an arcade racer there is no need for vehicular damage that many reviewers complain about. This is ridge racer, not just another liscenced car game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfluxor
    I loved the original Ridge Racer that came out on the PS1 around lauch if my memory is on par. It's in a big plastic case, like what the Saturn games come in.
    Had three releases actualy...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfluxor
    Rage Racer was a sequal that was nearly the same thing but was a good addition to the courses.
    Rage Racer was the third game in the series which was QUITE an overhaul to circuits, physics, graphics and music. The sequel to Ridge Racer was Ridge Racer Revolution which was a graphical and audio enhancement (best version of Rare Hero - "Rare Hero 2") with a few little tweaks. Later on R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 would be a full overhaul to everything with a cool story-esque mode. Ridge Racer V on the PS2 is really an enhanced remake of the first two games for the most part.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfluxor
    I'd like to get the Ridge Racer for the GameCube someday, but we'll see when that happens.
    That mess that was R: Racing Evolution (originally planned as Ridge Racer 6 years before) was released on the GameCube.. what a dissapointment. Not as bad as Ridge Racer 64 though.

    Quote Originally Posted by PDorr3
    Sure it might not be amazingly beatiful, but to me it gets the job done in the visual department, I mean this is an arcade racer there is no need for vehicular damage that many reviewers complain about. This is ridge racer, not just another liscenced car game.
    It's a very nice looking and entertaining game, don't get me wrong, and it's good to see Namco getting the series back on track. However it's not as great as it could be which makes me think Namco must have something amazing up their sleeve concerning the Ridge Racer and Ace Combat series' on the PS3.

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    I bought it long ago, but it was missed when they shipped my games, it's sent now, but its late again! I've wanted to own it since I played it on my buddies 360 at launch

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    Fantastic game, nice learning curve and great reward system on world xplorer mode. Can be quite challenging as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Had three releases actualy...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)
    Had four releases actually...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)

    and...

    Longbox (large jewelcase Not For Resale version)


    ...not really another release, but it is a variation....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tholly
    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Had three releases actualy...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)
    Had four releases actually...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)

    and...

    Longbox (large jewelcase Not For Resale version)


    ...not really another release, but it is a variation....
    Ah, right. That one always gets me. What the hell was it bundled with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Quote Originally Posted by tholly
    Quote Originally Posted by InsaneDavid
    Had three releases actualy...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)
    Had four releases actually...

    Longbox (large jewelcase version)
    Jewel case
    Jewel case (Greatest Hits)

    and...

    Longbox (large jewelcase Not For Resale version)


    ...not really another release, but it is a variation....
    Ah, right. That one always gets me. What the hell was it bundled with?

    the system....
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    Default Ridge Racer 6

    It's cool to see people so interested in Ridge Racer. I've been playing the series forever. The first time I played it was at a Dave & Busters in Atlanta and immediatley loved it. When it came out for PS, that was it for me. And by the way; was Rave Racer ever released on any console format?

    Any way, I've completed the 100% on the World Xplorer, won each individual race class on each individual track (with and without nitrous) and am currently trying to complete the all classes/all tracks with no crashes. That's a tough one. I've been working on getting 230 online races so all cars will be unlocked. And the 200 Wins bonus is a long way off for me. Of 140 races so far, 20 are wins. It's easy to be in the top 3, but it's tough to grab that top spot.

    So what style car do you prefer? I'm a Standard guy, but I've been trying to learn the Dynamic drifting style.

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    I used to use mild, but I switched over to standard. Dynamic is just too loose for me, Im sure it can be mastered, but its not worth the effort IMO. Gun and Full Auto have been eating up my time, but I will soon be back on RR6 racing online again, I need to get my 200 wins and 10k miles driven.

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