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Topic: Phar Lap Coming to xbox PS4
Posted By: magoo2912
Subject: Phar Lap Coming to xbox PS4
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 7:05am
Finally we are getting a horse racing game for PS4 XBOX, https://stevivor.com/news/phar-lap-horse-racing-challenge-coming-xbox-ps4-march/?utm_source=FB&utm_medium=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2SYWJSGYrZimD8RdZoAacp7W671VTH0WfQxbJxtpEMYLkMvrskH8Qpz08 - click here
The game is available March 22nd, it has online play story mode etc, my expectations are low but fingers crossed it is good!




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Posted By: padrebri
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 2:19pm
Literally been waiting years for something modern to be released for the PS4. Good to hear!

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Posted By: padrebri
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 2:42pm
Any idea if this will be released globally? Only things I can find online are from Australian websites.

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"You ever feel like the world is a tuxedo and you're a pair of brown shoes?"


Posted By: jwsonny
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 6:58pm
This is the best news I've heard today

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Sonny - MN born & raised. Skol Vikes and Wild.

"A heart-pounding, PULSATING stretchdrive. And Tiznow prevails."


Posted By: magoo2912
Date Posted: 05 Mar 2019 at 7:10pm
The told me it will be available in other countries on disc and digital but not which countries. I don't have huge expectations but will buy it anyway


Posted By: gcliffo
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 2:49am
https://www.amazon.com.au/Phar-Lap-Racing-Challenge-PlayStation/dp/B07GDK7VRL



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Posted By: gooddude
Date Posted: 06 Mar 2019 at 10:36am
Hope its a good game


Posted By: vkstables
Date Posted: 20 Mar 2019 at 2:50pm
Don't hold your breath all. Could be wrong but this is the same company that released Melbourne Challenge for PS2. That game looked pretty good but was bad. I remember them having 2400m (1 1/2) races for 2yo's.

Crossing fingers!


Posted By: liddleski
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2019 at 6:28pm
well this game is very disapointing


Posted By: magoo2912
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2019 at 7:39pm
I have not bought it please give a review


Posted By: magoo2912
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2019 at 8:15pm
From what lids told me it is complete and utter garbage, do not buy it


Posted By: robd
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2019 at 6:07am
it's not a stable management game like this one.

it's like a kids arcade game where you are the jockey and you have to ride the horses so no gameplay whatever.


Posted By: magoo2912
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 3:14am
%20 - https://news.sportsbet.com.au/racing/an-extremely-honest-review-of-the-new-video-game-phar-lap-racing-challenge/


Posted By: astarisarock
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2019 at 6:07pm
not what we were hoping for


Posted By: sjmeola
Date Posted: 31 Mar 2019 at 11:30pm
Just bought this game a few minute ago...
excited

SJ


Posted By: sjmeola
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2019 at 4:55pm
If you are expecting a full emersion horse racing sim then you will be disappointed.

This is not a kids game in any sense. I am finding it more challenging than I ever expected. It's one of those games where you have to complete tasks and win certain races to advance to the next game level. As you move up you get better horses. As you advance you unlock more racecourses. It does have groundbreaking features never seen in a horseracing game.

The race caller actually calls the horses names during the running and gives you a decent idea of what is going on as it unfolds.

You can buy and breed horses and then race and train them to get horses good enough to win the desired races in order to move up. I did get stuck on level 3 for a while and frustration set in until I blew up my barn and bought and created new stock. That was the trick, I needed better horses. I was stuck in the sense that I was trying to win a 50k claimer with a 5k horse.

Haven't messed with online play yet, I can see that you can create horses and post them online for you or other players to race with.

The game looks good visually and has a slight euro feel as to American races.
Races are in meters and not furlongs.

You have a store of some sort where you have to sell things off to make money for the stable. you buy these items or earn them from running in races. examples are:
feed, tool, safety equipment, tack, etc.

You can rename any horse but if you do not combine words that are in the database the track announcer will not call the name but call the post # instead.

I named a horse silent wizard and was surprised to have the announcer call it. so both words silent and wizard are in the word data base. you also can use the name generator until you see something you like. It's similar to tool on YOSS'S site.


The Bad
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I was getting really frustrated with the cut scenes before the race, over and over.
Until I figured out that I can skip them by hitting x on the controller at the right time.

I feel boxed in at times with having to do certain things like breed a certain horse or sell a horse or win a certain race, often I do not have a horse that does well in that race despite being the favorite.

I still haven't been able to master riding in a race. I can win races with a front runner or early presser but it is quite challenging for me and have not won a race with a closer yet. Once a horse is trained to max level it becomes much easier to ride but still not a gimme. In this sense it is really different than any gallop racer game.

It is unrealistic that you may be ridding the same horse over and over and maybe in the same race just to earn money to continue playing or trying to win a desired race.

As far as I know during the running of the race, especially on the lead you cannot look around or see behind you like you can do in GR. if you are on the lead it's hard to tell how far back the competition is, resulting in sometimes getting caught near the wire.

In my opinion it's not what we all want but I feel it is a decent effort since we have nothing as far as horse racing on these consoles. A few more hours of play and I feel I already got my monies worth.

If the online play turns out to be good then it's an added bonus.

I can't call it utter junk because I know I will be going back to it over other games on my xbox1.

I purchased thru the online store for $ 29.99 which I think is fair compared to a lot of games you download and play only a few times. I spotted the disk version for both platforms for the same price on Amazon.

For the price and playability I give it a buy with 3 out of 5 stars..

SJ


Posted By: lbailey
Date Posted: 01 Apr 2019 at 4:58pm
Just picked it up from the Playstation store. Have not played yet


Posted By: marmac0
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 2:40pm
Sjmeola, do you have to ride in the game or can you play as trainer/manager? Thanks for the review.


Posted By: sjmeola10
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 3:02pm
You have to ride the races.

SJ


Posted By: marmac
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 7:48pm
Originally posted by sjmeola10

You have to ride the races.

SJ



Thanks, back to Starter's Orders.


Posted By: padrebri
Date Posted: 02 Apr 2019 at 7:53pm
Just a couple things....

When riding in a race you can hit L2 (Playstation 4) and the camera view shows what is behind you....you can't "look around" but if you're up front and waiting for the cavalry charge it's worth using this view.

Also, after a certain prestige level (i don't remember what level it unlocked at) you have the ability to "hire a jockey" and then you can sim the race. I've only used that feature a few times but it helped get me past some tough points. It's isn't cheap to hire the top jocks

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"You ever feel like the world is a tuxedo and you're a pair of brown shoes?"


Posted By: robd20
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2019 at 1:13pm
You can only have a max of 10 horses and sometimes the task you get is to sell a horse (this happens more than once) so even if you really like all your horses you will need to give one away. I don't like the fact that when you get a task, a lot of the game is locked and you can't do stuff until the task is completed - the trouble here is that sometimes when you finally finish a task there are 3 more tasks waiting for you so it can take a while before you get back to looking after your stable, which is really frustrating.


Posted By: jwsonny
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2019 at 6:19pm
I have played the game quite a bit now and it's fun enough. Not great but definitely not terrible. Unless, of course, you are looking for a realistic, true-to-life horse racing experience. If so, then it is terrible and you should steer clear.

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Sonny - MN born & raised. Skol Vikes and Wild.

"A heart-pounding, PULSATING stretchdrive. And Tiznow prevails."



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