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A close look at the trailer for Atari's Test Drive Unlimited 2 trailer – Click above to watch video after the jump

Gamervision has saved you the trouble of going on a frame-by-frame clue hunt through Atari's Test Drive Unlimited 2 trailer. Among its findings, a bunch of hot new cars, jet-setting between stages, day-to-night transitions appear to happen in-game, not just in the trailer, and SUVs are included in a rally mode, but motorcycles and non-player road traffic have been left out. However, we're thoroughly confused about the possible inclusion of the 2011 Shelby GT350 or the previously unheard of "Aston DB9S..." Follow the jump to see the breakdown and decide for yourself.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      First of all - TDU was great. I enjoyed it very much. I'm sure that TDU2 will make many countless improvements, even if they don't fill out all of the expectations some have for it.

      And second - the "GT350" has sloped back rear windows and a similar, on-skirt side scoop. It's probably another DBS - or, oops!, a DB9S... heh.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I really hope the non-player traffic is simply missing as it wasn't added to the video and not because they removed it. Having to transport a high-powered car, trying not do cause any damage required well-timed overtakes of the normal traffic and that would be a big loss if traffic is removed.

      I know bikes have been announced as coming in a DLC when they've got the feel right, so maybe traffic is still being worked on to make it better? They drove too quickly (at about 70-75mph on roads with any speed limit and sometimes they just stopped on the freeway. If they can make them go to the posted speed limit for the road they are on, that would give the overtake sensation in all cars, not just the ones that can easily accelerate above 100.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The first test drive unlimited was. Lot of fun. It just needed a few things done to it. One of which would be actually running into other players while driving around. On tdu it would only hold 10-15 players in a server max.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I loved the original TDU. It managed to be huge and inconvenient to get around, while simultaneously mesmerizing me for hours at a time. True, that was back in my college days where there was no good reason not to sit around and play playstation for hours on end. I hope this game lives up to the legacy...

      Also, GT350? I think not... Yankeejk2 is on the right track.
        • 4 Years Ago
        i agree. there is no way that is a GT350. my first guess was an Austin though... then again what do i know?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks interesting especially with amount of customization you can do. Not the level of Forza when it comes to car customization but it looks pretty solid. I never played the first one but I heard good things about it. This looks like a good rent for sure and if it's any good maybe a good buy... I'm still holding out for GT5 however :D
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've played both games, TDU and GT5 aren't suppose to be approached the same way. TDU game is more of the "lifestyle" of driving luxurious in exotic places. More of buying a collection of cars and mansions to show off those cars in.

        Since TDU is a MMO you'll see new people driving all over the island. Either drag racing at red lights to performing race challenges or visiting each other houses, going to stores in trading cards. Think of it as a World of Warcraft for cars (but not as serious) and you'll kinda get where TDU is coming from.

        Both are definitely good games I wouldn't choose one over the other because they both provide a different experience....
      • 4 Years Ago
      This game looks terrible. I'm at work so I can't watch the video, but from the screenshot, the graphics looks like the best of PS1.

      However, I've read the post and see there's quite a "cult-following". I can definitely respect that. I'm still a Tokyo Extreme Racer fan. That game flew under the radar for many racing fans, but I thought it was one of the best game concepts ever put out.

      Ride on, Test Drive...Ride on!
        • 4 Years Ago
        You're basing your impression of the graphics on a still from a re-encoded YouTube video? You'll want to check out the game website. It's no GT5, but it's definitely no PS1 either.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm going to agree with you on this... I've viewed all the 3 psuedo-HD videos from GameTrailers.com:

        http://www.gametrailers.com/game/test-drive-unlimited-2/12792

        The other 2 videos (not shown here at Autoblog) really make the game look like it's for the late-teens through late twenties kids. I am reminded of my Paul Oakenfold days, and I really hope that this game stays away from the "social" aspect of customizing peoples faces by going to a plastic surgery clinic.

        What I want from TDU2 is the freedom of driving around endlessly with the physics, noise, and graphics that are true to the real life. But looking at the videos, they are a step back, kind of like GT4 HD that we've seen demo's for a few years ago. Not impressive.

        Come November 2010... it will be GT5 that will justify my PS3 purchase from November 2009.
      Pug_Power
      • 4 Years Ago
      With all the Forza and GT talk, Test Drive really went under the radar for me. I remember picking up Test Drive 4, it was pretty awesome for its time as were 5 and 6. I haven't played Unlimited, but I hear it's great too and fun to mod. I think I'm sold if the damage modeling is put in.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This frame by frame break down was really poor, they missed a lot from the trailer, cars moving parts, the spoiler of an aston martin was rising, the breaks are getting hot and glow red and offcourse the cars, they can't pronounce names and they don't know what their talking about.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Spot on sir.

        I have played the original game and it was great fun, sometimes I preferred it to playing GT4.

        I have to fix my PS3!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I appreciate the effort the guy made in trying to break down the vehicles seen in the trailer, but he doesn't really seem to have any clue as to what he's talking about, something he puts a nice exclamation point on at the end with the speculation that the vehicle behind the Aston is a "GT350".

      Regardless, looks like it could be a great game, but there's a lot of "ifs" to be seen through.
      • 4 Years Ago
      With more accurate physics modeling, TD:U would have been my dream game. Just being able to drive wherever you want - mountain passes, freeways, coastal roads - was a blast, and the car selection was fantastic, too (had the best representation of the McLaren F1 that I had seen at the time).

      I'm a bit worried about all this customization garbage, though. I really hope they didn't put too much development time into giving the player the option to change his/her clothes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      There is something wrong and 90-ties on the way the cars move when going through corners.
      Also how the guy is seeing Shelby in the white car in the end is beyond my comprehension. Hell it looks more like Rapide, which it probably won't be, but Shelby? O.O
        • 4 Years Ago
        yeah, that's more likely
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