How to approach a racing sim?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by GeekyGuy, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. GeekyGuy

    GeekyGuy Professional loafer

    Global Moderator
    Jun 21, 2007
    United States
    I love playing racing games on my DS (heck, I love racing games in general), and though I can appreciate the quality of something like GRID, I just haven't been able to stick with it. I've had a lot more fun with MKDS and Asphault 2, since they're straight-on arcade racers. But I want to be able to enjoy the more realistic racing, if only I could hone a few standard techniques that work for those types of games. When do you break? When do you go for top speed? You never really have to think of those things in an arcade racer; you come upon a curve, hit the break button and acceleration at the same time to do a powerslide, and keep on truckin'. That, of course, doesn't work in GRID. So, what does work?
  2. Maktub

    Maktub GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    Brake, steer?

    I guess it tries to mimic real driving, so maybe you should try doing things you'd do while driving an actual car.
  3. Raichy

    Raichy Advanced Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    You mean like smoking weed and drinking beer?
  4. MAD_BOY

    MAD_BOY Lazy bum

    Feb 12, 2005
    Sittard, Limburg
    I hope you fold yourself around a tree.

    Anyway, it all depends on the corner you take really. Try playing 1 track over and over again until you can get the hang of it. I recommend practising on either Spa Francochamps or Monza. Not sure if those are unlocked at the start of the game though.