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Pacific Drive
« on: March 01, 2024, 08:52:20 AM »


Anyone else playing this? I'm really liking it so far, about 20 hours in.
Pretty unique idea, basically a first person survival horror with driving, looting, crafting and car modifying.
No fighting, it's about documenting and evading the "anomalies" and modifying your car to keep you safe when you're in it.

Great story and voice acting so far too. Highly recommend if you're into this kind of stuff.
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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2024, 04:39:20 AM »
Its on my radar, dont have the time for it yet. Is it a long ride or can you beat it quickly?

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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2024, 06:15:28 AM »
Its on my radar, dont have the time for it yet. Is it a long ride or can you beat it quickly?

It's as long as you want it to be, I think people have beaten it pretty quickly but if you really want to explore and get the most out of it I'd guess it could easily be a 100 hour game.
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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2024, 07:01:29 AM »
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Its on my radar, dont have the time for it yet. Is it a long ride or can you beat it quickly?
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It's as long as you want it to be, I think people have beaten it pretty quickly but if you really want to explore and get the most out of it I'd guess it could easily be a 100 hour game.

Woah, I’m interested but guess ill wait for summer to roll around in order to enjoy it properly. Do you have long periods of driving or is it more like you stop every five minutes to fix something? Thats one common point of criticism Ive seen on this game.

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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2024, 01:08:36 PM »
Yeah...you stop a lot, and the more reckless you drive the more often you have to repair your car.
All looting happens on foot, so the more you loot the more often you'll be stopping.
A lot of repairing also depends on how dangerous the road you're traveling is at that moment, the game is semi-procedurally generated, so you can drive the same road 10 times in a row and sometimes it'll be a cakewalk and other times it's pure fuckin' chaos. All depends on how unstable the conditions are at the time.
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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2024, 07:01:51 PM »
Yeah...you stop a lot, and the more reckless you drive the more often you have to repair your car.
All looting happens on foot, so the more you loot the more often you'll be stopping.
A lot of repairing also depends on how dangerous the road you're traveling is at that moment, the game is semi-procedurally generated, so you can drive the same road 10 times in a row and sometimes it'll be a cakewalk and other times it's pure fuckin' chaos. All depends on how unstable the conditions are at the time.

Right, so def a game you need to clear a schedule for, thanks.

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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2024, 03:00:13 AM »
I’ve been so close to buying this multiple times as I’ve had my eye on it since announcement.

Anyone who is currently playing it , how difficult is the game overall?
I saw some reviews using “punishing” and “brutal” so I’m a little put off.
I want a challenge in most games but not if it’s a hard slog with Rng fucking you every few minutes.

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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2024, 08:12:08 AM »
I’ve been so close to buying this multiple times as I’ve had my eye on it since announcement.

Anyone who is currently playing it , how difficult is the game overall?
I saw some reviews using “punishing” and “brutal” so I’m a little put off.
I want a challenge in most games but not if it’s a hard slog with Rng fucking you every few minutes.

Super late reply but you can adjust the difficulty to make it anywhere from extremely easy to hellishly difficult.
You can turn off car damage entirely or make it so your car is fully repaired after a successful run, turn off some of the more difficult storms and weather events, I think you can even turn off player damage.
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Re: Pacific Drive
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2024, 03:45:33 PM »
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I’ve been so close to buying this multiple times as I’ve had my eye on it since announcement.

Anyone who is currently playing it , how difficult is the game overall?
I saw some reviews using “punishing” and “brutal” so I’m a little put off.
I want a challenge in most games but not if it’s a hard slog with Rng fucking you every few minutes.
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Super late reply but you can adjust the difficulty to make it anywhere from extremely easy to hellishly difficult.
You can turn off car damage entirely or make it so your car is fully repaired after a successful run, turn off some of the more difficult storms and weather events, I think you can even turn off player damage.

Thanks for the late reply!
I've been looking for what to play next once I finish Alone in the Dark Remake (loving it btw) and still been so close to buying it.
That's great to hear actually, that sort of adjustable difficulty in different aspects is music to my ears. I'll probably pick this up for my next main game. Hopefully it doesn't disable trophies / achievements if you really lower the difficulty.


ETA:
Deluxe disc was on sale for £28 on Amazon so I bought it. That's the weekend treat sorted. Thanks for the input again.
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