1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

NFS Carbon. Anybody playing?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Skivvywaver, Nov 10, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Skivvywaver

    Skivvywaver Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2001
    Messages:
    13,948
    OK, more of the same with a few new twists. Since racing games are among my favorites Carbon will do.

    I am driving the 68 Camaro. I have played enough to mod it yet but I'll have her hopped to the max before long. :D

    Much better than Most Wanted turned out to be. This one I want to play. Most Wanted was a chore.
     
  2. PSPete

    PSPete

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    LoL! yer im playing NFS Carbon, but on my happy 1.5 PSP, Dont u think this game is the best one yet?
     
  3. Skivvywaver

    Skivvywaver Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2001
    Messages:
    13,948
    I like it for the muscle cars and the game play is interesting. Man for once I can get a real powerslide going. Kick the arse of that Camaro out and turn into her and you have cornered.

    Yeah I am liking it pretty much. I can't say "best" because I love NFSU but I can say "almost equal". ;) Yeah, good game. :D
     
  4. PSPete

    PSPete

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2006
    Messages:
    135
    Well... i dont know if the PSP version has a different port to the gameplay but i realy do like this game,
    I also liked most wanted, lol that game got me hooked on the driftin.
     
  5. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    Well, Skivv I hate to break bad news...
    I thought it was great at first too.. Real easy.
    But.....

    It all starts to go south when you take the last of the first 3 areas on the map..
    I was kicking butt with my camaro too.. But "Race Wars" on the last area I took. (Right after the top section unlocks ) They put my class 2 car against Porche Carrera GT's..
    Class 3 cars, I hadn't even unlocked class 3 cars. (n)

    OMG! Are they fast. Class 3 car, no mods (not unlocked yet) and I can't even break the top 6.
    I used a trainer just to finish and see whats what..
    I had to use the "Super acceleration" just to beat these guys. Even with a fully modded Mclaren SLR.

    Sad thing is, the best cars are only unlocked when you finish.. So what's the point?
    You unlock the Audi (lead character car), a Camaro Concept, A modded Lamborghini, and the Koenigsegg super car.. But they can only be use in "Quick Race" mode.. (n)

    When I saw the car list I was impressed, but you don't get all of them in career mode.. What the heck EA?...

    Ah..
    *End Rant.
     
  6. GripS

    GripS

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,113
    I finished this game in 2 days. Maybe 6-8 hours of total play. It is painfully easy on the first 3 areas. After that it really steps up a notch and you are forced to tune your car in order for it to hang with the class 3 cars. I was able to grab the pink slip for the RX-7 so this made it a little easier for me. The muscle cars are nice but you need a tuner if you want to win the canyon races as handling is key for winning those. I used the camaro to win all 3 of the bottom areas. Then used the RX-7 when i won the pink slip for it. After that i used the mitsubishi lancer evo to win the game. I tried winning it with the challenger concept car but it's handling would not allow me to crush my oppenent in the canyon race. Cool game overall but the previous NFS games were harder to complete.

    I also used a game pad in the game. Using the keyboard is quite difficult compared to using a game pad. If you find you are having trouble pick up a game pad and give it another go.
     
  7. leroycocu

    leroycocu

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    44
    im playing it on the ps2 but i have only won 2 of the final area checkpoint races...
    did unlock a mercedes tho but cannot afford it :(
    driving a Dodge Charger R/T
    thats such a charm in canyon races but against tier 3 its not usefull.
    does some one have any good tips for how to tune the car ?
     
  8. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    Muscle cars by design don't handle well.. I think the game even states that.
    If you want fast in a strait line then chose muscle..

    I used the Camaro and Charger I won.. But found the Camaro handled better..
    Even fully tuned the charger just didn't want to turn very well.

    The muscle cars are awsome drifters.. (y) All the power, just tap the e-brake to start the slide and hold the gas.. You can power slide almost every turn.

    Anyone finding the cops way harder in this one?
    I thought they fixed the NFS curse with Most Wanted.. but its back.

    How in the heck can a Civic catch a fully modded Laborghini?
    What are these programmers smoking? Give us a chance or even a reward for having a wicked fast car..
    And have you tried to pit these cops?.. Oh man, You gotta nail one hard in the back to spin them..

    Ah.. More rants..

    As for tuning.. Notice your cars weak points.. Top end, acceleration, cornering. and set your part to compensate.. You can even go back and repurchase the same parts to change the setup.. It won't cost anything, but lets you try different configurations.
     
  9. leroycocu

    leroycocu

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    44
    yeah i found out about the reconfig of your already bought parts...
    well the charger does it nicely. but vs tier3 you really gotta watch every corner.
    did win some races with it again.

    only those canyon races are so hard... tried with tuning and exotic but didnt work that well.
    my charger just drifts along the corners but somehow it didnt drift as i wanted any more in those tier 3 tracks.

    ande indeed muscle is great i drifting havig some nice multipiers with it too.

    kinda maxed out the HP and look at it reving up.....
    does rev faster as a tier 3 car but corners are the weak spots.

    also got that porsche unlocked only gotta save up some cash to buy it :D


    edit:
    also did anyone use the chop top autosculpt thing yet ?
    i did and if i go to low some weird black looking roof comes visible dont like it :S

    btw,
    i can buy
    #1, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
    #2, Porsche Carrera GT
    #3, Plymouth HEMI `cuda

    1 and 2 seem both good.
    mercedes got more accel. but porsche got more handling.

    what seems the best option ?
     
  10. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    ??? I went with the Mcaren because I just like it better. :D

    Wish you could use the Audi, Koenigsegg, and the Camaro concept in career mode.

    Hey, how'd you get the Porche GT?... It only unlocked for me after I finished the game.
    I stared with Muscle..

    Started a new one with tuner this time.
    Have one zone complete now (tuner), left one section in another (exotic), and am working on the third.(Muscle)
     
  11. leroycocu

    leroycocu

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2004
    Messages:
    44
    i started with the exotic and did it with the charger.... if you learn to handle it better and change some tuning it rocks and can beat tier 3 cars ^_^
    it was some checkpoint race that unlocked that car for me :cool:
    driving the porsche now too with upgrade already :D
    i runs nice but still some weird evo lancer that corners like a mad man....in a canyon race
    no way its possible to win that race :O

    also a good option if you unlocked the subaru impreza to buy it for canyon as the car has full handling and can take on corners at higher speed.

    edit:
    at the last boss race that guy drives like mad, it like impossible to gain on him.
    drives so fast and trough corners to....
    *****************************
    never mind i did finish it the last canyon race was hard tho but it was possible after 40 retries orso.
    by colliding with him in the first corner and stayig infront for 10 sec ^_^ i knew it was possible its a good tip for other too.
    can save lots of retries by just trieng to find a good spot to catch up and over taking him.

    did it with lots of canyon races and isnt that hard if you know where to do it good luck for the guys who still gotta beat the game 8)
     
  12. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    I know, I was using a trainer for instant speed and had a time trying to stay with the last guy.
    A challenge is one thing, but near impossible is just plain wrong.

    ...Hmm, I guess I'll need to start with exotic next and see what unlocks.. It did say what you chose determines your unlocks..
     
  13. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    Oh, Just read some news about the saves for Carbon...
    Turns out they include your CD-Key in them.. So don't upload or send them to people you don't trust...

    Looks like you can't just download and use other saves because of this.. (n)
     
  14. GripS

    GripS

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,113
    The mitsubishi Lancer EVO is the only car you need to win the game. Of course you need to be able to buy it first. But when that opportunity arises snatch it and tweak it. Have fun blowing the doors off of cars that cost a whole lot more.
     
  15. Super-D-38

    Super-D-38

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2002
    Messages:
    3,974
    Funny I should read this now..
    I just got the Lancer, tuned what I could and quit for today...

    Tried the Hemi Cuda...... (n) Real fast, but don't try to stop or turn. :D
     
  16. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/517141

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice