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Re: Initial D.

by TSTR Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:41 pm

So for folks interested in this type of gameplay, I'm guessing the TXR series is a good substitute (as CD AGES mentioned)? Any recommendations on which one of those is the best to start with?
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Re: Initial D.

by Ghegs Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:55 pm

Personally, I really like the Touge series and the Side By Side / Battle Gear games. But most of those weren't released outside Japan either, though some did get released in Europe. Only the first Touge game came out in US (under the name Peak Performance) and that's the worst of the bunch...

As for what actually is available in US...Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 might fit the bill. It focuses on driving on winding mountain roads and drifting through corners, so it's similar to Initial D in that regard. It does have more options in tweaking your car, which may or may not be to your interests.
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Re: Initial D.

by TSTR Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:01 pm

Ghegs wrote:As for what actually is available in US...Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift 2 might fit the bill. It focuses on driving on winding mountain roads and drifting through corners, so it's similar to Initial D in that regard. It does have more options in tweaking your car, which may or may not be to your interests.

Ah, yeah, that's what I meant—stateside and in English. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Initial D.

by ninjainspandex Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:04 pm

what does initial D mean exactly? or is it just random engrish?
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Re: Initial D.

by Ghegs Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:18 pm

ninjainspandex wrote:what does initial D mean exactly? or is it just random engrish?


Well, the D can mean Drift, of course. Especially if you listen too much to the US-localized intro to the anime. It could also be a reference to Project D which is a thing in the story. Don't want to spoil just in case someone isn't following the manga or anime.

Or, like you said, it could just be random engrish and was chosen because it sounds cool. I don't really have any solid facts to prove things either way.
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Re: Initial D.

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Re: Initial D.

by d123456 Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:51 pm

Get BG3 and BG2, thank me later. look at the vids.
IMHO gameplay is the best in the BG games out of ALL racing games.
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Re: Initial D.

by pierrot Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:22 pm

Ghegs wrote:
ninjainspandex wrote:what does initial D mean exactly? or is it just random engrish?


Well, the D can mean Drift, of course. Especially if you listen too much to the US-localized intro to the anime. It could also be a reference to Project D which is a thing in the story. Don't want to spoil just in case someone isn't following the manga or anime.

Or, like you said, it could just be random engrish and was chosen because it sounds cool. I don't really have any solid facts to prove things either way.

For what it's worth, the title is written in Japanese as 'Kashiramoji D' (although the title is still pronounced essentially the way it is in English) where "kashiramoji" is the term for 'initials,' as in the initials of a person's name.
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Re: Initial D.

by Ghegs Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:44 am

pierrot wrote:For what it's worth, the title is written in Japanese as 'Kashiramoji D' (although the title is still pronounced essentially the way it is in English) where "kashiramoji" is the term for 'initials,' as in the initials of a person's name.


Oh, I didn't know that. Interesting, thanks.
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Re: Initial D.

by Pulsar_t Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:52 am

Why haven't they ported Battle Gear 4 to PS3? :|
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