This is an official notice that until this slippery handling model BULLSHIT ceases to ruin the enjoyment of any video game title with driving mechanics, i am hereby boycotting the genre as a whole, i have no interest in dumbed down driving for children who can't be bothered to practice to be any good at a game.
I understand that for some so called "fans" of driving and racing titles in video gaming (unbelievable, i've yet to see you ever put up a non-critique video about a racing/driving game) doing the things you normally do in other video games (e.g. putting in countless hours of practice to be good at them, which might i add you seem to gladly do for shooters) is an abhorrent request which you seem to recoil at the very notion of in shock and repulsion.
Thereby i see that you misrepresent your (passing) interest in these genres as it serves your ad revenue and no real passion for the genre, games, or mechanics contained therein.
Have you ruined them though, certainly not, or do i state that is the case?
Not at all, i will admit, some compromise can be reached, but the idea that it does not lower the overall quality to do so is ludicrous and totally without merit, examples i will now cite include Bugbear's Next Car Game, GRID 2 and many many others.
From a cursory inspection we can quite clearly see that while compromise can be a dangerous and damning thing to enjoyment in video games in relation to mechanics it can also be near tolerable, even in the best interpretations of these changes they are merely tolerable, Next Car Game is completely playable, enjoyable and fun even with compromised handling modeling.
However, it does leave one with a distinct lack of satisfaction in playing the actual game, to put it simply i and many others are left with the impression that while it is extremely satisfying still (due certainly to the developers skill and care) that it could be much more satisfying.
I'm not complaining as such for certain about compromise so much as i am the fact that i'm left settling for what feels like a non-ideal, it's "close but not perfect" in short.
In conclusion, i feel that despite a video response from neil barnden "Nobby" stating otherwise that my only option to get this ignorant mindset which is single-handedly destroying the enjoyment of the genre i am passionate about above all removed from gaming and therefore racing and driving titles in general, my only option is to speak with my wallet, nobby, you bold faced lied to us on this, i won't forget that, you stated that "if that's the way it must be then we will do it, but we won't have other carmageddon titles again for quite some time" for reference.
Frankly, we've waited longer than was required to give up hope of another carmageddon, if this is the last curtain call, thank you for the encore, truly.
Therefore, after effective immediately, i will pay no attention to, acknowledge none of and buy or play absolutely zero games in this genre, yes you heard me correctly, i choose to abstain from the quite frankly ignorant changes forced upon them lately.
If this is the way driving in video games must be for some of your casual-fags, then i want no part, i will sit alone and participate none in any way until changes are undone.
I will disclaim before i end here, i do enjoy C:R and will continue to do so, but this message has to be sent and not waved away, no is not an acceptable response.
Stop trying to ruin something that at least i personally am passionate about because you can't be bothered to put forth effort, you don't spend hundreds of hours in driving and racing titles, stop ruining it for those who do.
No responses to this thread are necessary, it serves as a statement only in summary:
The boycott begins now, totalbiscuit and his ilk are the enemy and this is war, i do not try to destroy things you cherish, certainly you can see returning that favor.
Thank you and goodbye, my love.