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[PC] Crazy Taxi

Discussão em 'Jogos - Discussão Geral' iniciada por possessed, 8 de Maio de 2002. (Respostas: 32; Visualizações: 6216)

  1. possessed

    possessed Full Throttle BOINC Roller

    Empire Interactive has sent over a tasty 24 brand new screenshots of Crazy Taxi on PC

    12:21 A huge hit on the Dreamcast - it sold well over 1 million units worldwide - Crazy Taxi is one of a number of Sega titles that Empire Interactive is bringing to PC.
    Crazy Taxi is essentially a racing game where the aim is to make as much money as possible before you run out of time. You pick up fares in your taxi, then attempt to get them to their destination within a time limit. Each time you succeed you get extra cash and extra time.

    Sounds simple, but it's been incredibly successful on console formats. It will be interesting to see how well it does on PC - check out the screenshots to see how it's shaping up.


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  2. The Zombie

    The Zombie Power Member

    Oxalá apareça depressa, esse jogo é muito giro.
     
  3. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Zwame Advisor

    Giro?
    Arcade puro... super divertido... GRANDE GAME!!!! :D
     
  4. Praetor

    Praetor Power Member

    tem de mudar muitas texturas e melhorar os gráficos...de resto está 6 estrelas (grande vicio esse jogo!
     
  5. possessed

    possessed Full Throttle BOINC Roller

    nao te esquecas que aquilo é conversão, nao podes pedir nada de topo graficamente, mas a jogabilidade está a toda
     
  6. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Zwame Advisor

    O que interessam os gráficos?? É FSAA 4x para cima e tá a rular... a jogabilidade essa... LINDA!!!

    ok espero que ao menos aumentem a "draw distance"... consideravelmente!
     
  7. Spooky

    Spooky Power Member

    Ta mesmo LINDOO!!! Mais umas horas pre se gastar no pc ! :001: :001: :001:
     
  8. Markito85

    Markito85 Power Member

    Epá quanto aos gráficos tenho de reclamar!
    Entao nao ha sombras para ninguem?
    E nao podem aumentar o draw distance nem mais um bocadinho? :mad:
     
  9. savagedemon

    savagedemon Banido

    Son of Dork!!!!!!!!!
    A banda sonora é genial
    Sim quando sair vou telo em conta


    O Sonic Adventures/Skies of Arcadia deviam sair pra PC tb!!!
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Power Member

    relativamente à draw distance... ainda va que nao va... mas agora umas sombrazitas e que era!!!!!! >( >( >( gosto muito que a sega converta os seus jogos (os bons) para pc, agora nem melhorarem umas sombrazitas....(...???)
     
  11. possessed

    possessed Full Throttle BOINC Roller

    preview PCZone

    Formato: PC
    Developer: Empire Interactive
    Max Players: 1
    Genre: Racing / Driving


    All the fun of the fare

    2 Jun 02 Some day A real rain will come and wash all the scum off the streets. Until then, unscrupulous minicab drivers will continue to aggressively hawk their services, proceed to take you home via the Watford gap, and then have the temerity to charge you three times the agreed fare. It may not be the most obvious subject for a game, but Crazy Taxi is about as far removed as it's possible to be from the depressing world of pine air freshener, Magic FM, and the stench of other people's sick. In fact it's quite a cheery take on the lot of the cab driver, insanely so, as the name suggests. Peruse the surrounding screenshots, and you will find nothing but bold, bright colours, blue skies and smiling faces.
    Not your average PC game then, you might be thinking, and you'd be absolutely right. If you've been living in your PC bunker for the last few years, let's bring you up to speed. A big hit in the arcades, Sega's Crazy Taxi was
    an obvious choice to appear on the Dreamcast, and did so to critical and commercial acclaim (well, as commercial as you can be on a console owned by about eight people). There was a Crazy Taxi 2, but it's the original that we are concerned with here. It's being converted to the PC by the same outfit that brought us Virtua Tennis, a game that shares a similar history: from arcade hit to Dreamcast classic to PC footnote in the space of a couple of years.


    TWO YEARS TOO LATE?
    Crazy Taxi may have had the Dreamcast brigade drooling into their bibs back in the day, but why on Earth would a discerning PC gamer want to play a two-year-old console game? Rather than posing aggressive rhetorical questions, let's ask the game's producer, Strangelite's Danny Rawles. So is the notoriously snobbish PC community going to be interested?
    "If not, then they should be," he says. "Just because it's a two-year-old game - all that means is that anyone who hasn't played Crazy Taxi has been deprived for the past two years. It's an ageless classic that still looks great and plays brilliantly - even in today's market."
    We can't argue with that, but is there anything that can be done to improve upon the - admittedly excellent - Dreamcast visuals?
    "The Dreamcast version does look great, which is a testament to a technically great console. Our aim is to create a faithful conversion of the DC original and as such, for the majority of players, the game will look identical to the Dreamcast version. But for those with higher specification PCs, they can benefit from higher resolutions and increased draw distances."


    THE GAME REMAINS THE SAME
    Other than that, it's exactly the same game, and one that sees you take the wheel of that big yellow car in the pictures. Cruising round one of two fictional cities in the titular taxi, the idea is to take passengers to their intended destination in the quickest possible time, something of a breath of fresh air (literally) for anyone who regularly uses cabs in London. A fairly simplistic concept, but there is more to it than that, such as the fact that tips can be earned by driving flamboyantly, or to be more accurate, dangerously. Weaving through an impossible gap will yield a squeal of delight from your passenger, and an extra couple of dollars in your arse pocket.

    Yes, if it wasn't already blatantly obvious, the game is of course set in America. As such, crass commercialism is rife, and a number of major brand name outlets provide some of the destinations. Pizza Hut, The Original Levi's Company, and Tower Records are all featured in the game, along with more generic locations such as the Baseball Stadium or the Cable Car. Although the general direction is hinted at by a great big arrow at the top of the screen, the cabbie's proverbial knowledge will come in handy, and being able to recognise areas and find your way around town will be invaluable. Each city comes replete with a working traffic system, with none of the ambient drivers in the least bit bothered that you are in a hurry. As well as the two cities, a host of challenges are available, such as bursting balloons and even knocking down bowling pins, another parallel with Virtua Tennis.
    The emphasis is clearly on 'fun', and Crazy Taxi could well prove a welcome departure from the goblin-ridden nonsense that traditionally pervades the PC. The game's producer certainly thinks so: "Absolutely. Not only are these games fun to play but they are also fun to develop and produce. Crazy Taxi is one of those rare games
    that offers instant pick-up-and-play gratification. The game is insanely fast and fun to play and I strongly believe PC gamers will enjoy the 'adrenaline rush' gameplay that our console cousins have always raved about."


    GET IN THE CAR
    It may have escaped your notice, but the PC is also privy to another high-profile console conversion of a driving game. Crazy Taxi could be in danger of having its thunder stolen by the anarchic monster that is Grand Theft Auto III. Danny Rawles hopes not: "I think GTA III is a great game and will undoubtedly do well on the PC, but we are competing for a different sector of the market. Both games are great in their own right but they are different enough to stand out on their own and not get in each other's way."
    One key difference is that in GTA III the streets run red with the warm blood of the freshly dead. In the happy-go-lucky world of Crazy Taxi, potential hit-and-run victims show amazing reflexes and athleticism, and prove impossible to mow down, something that may prove anathema to blood-crazed PC gamers.
    According to Rawles, this is something PC gamers need to get over. "This is not how the game was designed and once gamers overcome the urge to try and run someone down (and they will try), they will soon realise that there are more important things to worry about such as avoiding cars and buildings rather than crashing into them! The best Taxi players will try not to hit any objects at all because the whole premise of the game is about speed."
    Fair enough. Midtown Madness employed a similar system of pedestrians leaping out of the way, and that proved popular enough. Is there a direct comparison with that game?
    "Well, any city-based driving game can be compared to Crazy Taxi such as Midtown Madness, but this is where most of the similarities end. It could almost be classed as a genre-defining game..."

    MUSIC SOUNDS BETTER
    Of course it could. Whatever it is, it's certainly not a simulation, and while it may technically be classified as a driving game, it has more in common with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater than it does with the latest Formula One title. Tricks and jumps are all part of your armoury, and the rules of physics are only very loosely adhered to. We've been playing an early beta version and it looks to be shaping up nicely, although with the sound currently restricted to just the overly cheery voices, it did eventually begin to grate.

    The dialogue should prove less irritating against the background of a bustling city and the obligatory angry music, which is one area where the PC version could differ from its console counterpart. The original Dreamcast game featured a skate punk soundtrack from The Offspring and Bad Religion, but the PC conversion could boast something else. As the producer admitted: "There will be four music tracks in the game but these are yet to be finalised, so I can't reveal any more about them. You can't cater for everyone's tastes so we are currently discussing the possibility of allowing the player to swap the game
    CD with a CD from their own music collection. The game will automatically play the tracks from the inserted CD rather than the four default tracks for a more personal playing experience."

    Given that they are only offering four tracks – one for each driver in the game – that will probably be a very good idea. Whatever happens, anything will be preferable to listening to Heart FM while slipping in and out of consciousness. Stop the car.

    Steve Hill
    PC Zone UK


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  12. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Zwame Advisor

    Esse repórter é literalmente um PALHAÇO...

    Se repararem o texto é só tentativas de deitar o Crazy Taxi abaixo - já tem 2 anos / há o GTA3 para PC / não dá para atropelar ninguém.

    Só uma pessoa que não percebe NADA de jogos >( é que não percebe que tipo de jogo é o CT!!

    O Crazy Taxi para já faz parte de um género que não se vê no PC - jogos arcade.
    Para além disso o que destaca este jogo é a JOGABILIDADE e o divertimento!!!

    Os gamers de PC só têm sido brindados com jogos de *****! É só melhorias gráficas... de resto são RAROS os jogos que inovam na jogabilidade e que são minimamente divertidos.

    Foi preciso uma conversão de um jogo de consola (GTA3) para pôr os gamers de PC todo excitados! :rolleyes:

    E quem promove este tipo de filosofia é a nVidia com as suas placas novas de 3 em 3 meses...

    É verdade que os gráficos são uma parte importantíssima dos jogos mas não deviam ser o factor principal... a prova disso são os jogos de GBA por exemplo. Trocaria muito poucos jogos de PC pelo Mario do GBA (ou SNES) ou pelo Sonic ou pelo Golden Axe ou pelo Street Fighter...

    Sempre que penso nisto dá-me vontade de vender a minha Radeon 8500 e comprar uma consola...
     
  13. Crusher

    Crusher Power Member

    Bom desabafo pá... :'(
     
  14. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Zwame Advisor

    Eu é pá eu tenho calma pá...
     
  15. Crusher

    Crusher Power Member

    Pois eu sei, mas surgiu uma questão a partir do teu post...

    PC vs Consolas=>Qual é a melhor plataforma de jogos?
     
  16. Praetor

    Praetor Power Member

    epa...eu ainda tenho uma revista francesa com quase 10 anos a falar sobre a eterna questão: Consolas Vs Pc's....

    New thread? :D
     
  17. Korben_Dallas

    Korben_Dallas Zwame Advisor

    Pessoal essa questão é velha e tenho andado a guardar a poll para quando faltar assunto aqui no fórum... mas se quiserem abrir...
     
  18. possessed

    possessed Full Throttle BOINC Roller

    pois, se a questão se colocar pc+emu vs console então não há nenhum problema em descobrir o vencedor
     
  19. eXistenZ

    eXistenZ Banido

    Sem duvida nenhuma que são as consolas o grande vencedor, agora abram lá a thread para o ppl desabafar :p

    Portem-se,
    Moralez
     
  20. possessed

    possessed Full Throttle BOINC Roller

    já saiu

    So you can drive, but can you make a living from it? You're gonna have to drive like crazy to earn your keep. Find out more...

    System Requirements:
    MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Windows 98/ME/2000, Pentium® II 450Mhz with 64MB RAM. Direct®X 3D graphics card accelarator with at least 16MB RAM. 640x480 to 1280x1024 screen. Controller: Joypads/Steering Wheels/keyboard. 4x CD ROM. Direct®X compatible Soundcard.


    a jogabilidade está lá toda, os graficos estão do melhorio, mesmo com tudo no minimo, de resto não tem mais nada a apontar
     

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