History VideoGame / BigRigsOverTheRoadRacing

31st Dec '17 4:27:09 PM Tightwire
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[[ExactWords Features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[ArtificialStupidity The AI is infamously brutal and unrelenting,]] [[BlatantLies so a challenge is guaranteed.]]

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[[ExactWords Features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.void and faster than the speed of light.]] [[ArtificialStupidity The AI is infamously brutal and unrelenting,]] [[BlatantLies so a challenge is guaranteed.]]
30th Dec '17 2:48:19 PM Rarefoil
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* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even [[TheOtherWiki the Wikipedia article]] sounds like it's mocking you. Probably because a frank by the books description of everything that occurs in Big Rigs is mockery enough.

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* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even [[TheOtherWiki the Wikipedia article]] sounds like it's mocking you. Probably Which is probably because a frank by the books description of everything that occurs in Big Rigs is mockery enough.
30th Dec '17 2:47:17 PM Rarefoil
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* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even [[TheOtherWiki the Wikipedia article]] sounds like it's mocking you.

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* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even [[TheOtherWiki the Wikipedia article]] sounds like it's mocking you. Probably because a frank by the books description of everything that occurs in Big Rigs is mockery enough.
26th Dec '17 11:33:21 AM EthanLac
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''[[ExactWords Literally]]'' [[ExactWords features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies The AI is so infamously brutal and unrelenting, so a challenge is totally and absolutely guaranteed...]][[ArtificialStupidity oh, who am I kidding, there's no AI in the first place.]]

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''[[ExactWords Literally]]'' [[ExactWords features Features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies [[ArtificialStupidity The AI is so infamously brutal and unrelenting, unrelenting,]] [[BlatantLies so a challenge is totally and absolutely guaranteed...]][[ArtificialStupidity oh, who am I kidding, there's no AI in the first place.guaranteed.]]



Sometimes confused with ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'', which takes the basic premise of a BigBadassRig driving game and actually ''works''.

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Sometimes confused with ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'', which takes the basic premise of a BigBadassRig driving game and actually ''works''.
takes it in a less [[SoBadItsGood hilariously broken]] and more playable direction.



!!This "game" provides examples of:

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!!This !! This "game" provides examples of:



* ArtificialStupidity: In the base game there is ''no AI at all''. If you download the patch, the opponent rig will move... and then stop short of the finish line because there is no code for what happens when you lose a race. If anyone but the player happened to win, [[NonstandardGameOver the game would crash]].
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Countless examples, but most notably what happens when you throw your rig into reverse. Your truck will gradually accelerate faster and faster as you hold the reverse button - ''way'' beyond the 60 miles per hour limit of going forward. After ''almost an hour'' of holding that button down, you will eventually reach the golden speed of '''12.3 undecillion''' (1.23E37) miles per hour. To put this in perspective, the speed of light in a vacuum is only 671 million (6.71E8) miles per hour. If you were travelling at the top speed a truck in the game can reverse, you could cross the entire known universe in under 160 picoseconds (and [[ApocalypseHow destroy it]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom as well]]). And yet, your truck will ''stop on a dime'' if you lift your finger off the reverse button at any point in your dimension-killing faster-than-light backwards trucking adventure.

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* ArtificialStupidity: In the base game there is ''no absolutely no AI at all''.all. If you download the patch, the opponent rig will move... at a fixed speed of 1 MPH, and then stop short of the finish line because there is no code for what happens when you lose a race. If anyone but the player happened to win, [[NonstandardGameOver the game would crash]].
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Countless examples, but most notably what happens when you throw your rig into reverse. Your truck will gradually accelerate faster and faster as you hold the reverse button - ''way'' beyond the 60 miles per hour limit of going forward. After ''almost an hour'' of holding that button down, you will eventually reach the golden speed of '''12.3 undecillion''' (1.23E37) miles per hour. To put this in perspective, the speed of light in a vacuum is only 671 million (6.71E8) miles per hour. If you were travelling at the top speed a truck in the game can reverse, you could cross the entire known universe in under 160 picoseconds (and [[ApocalypseHow destroy it]] [[EarthShatteringKaboom as well]]). And yet, your truck will ''stop stop on a dime'' dime if you lift your finger off the reverse button at any point in your dimension-killing faster-than-light backwards trucking adventure.



** A common problem that reviewers who tried to review ''Big Rigs'' have had is that, to even review it under normal constraints, one must acknowledge that it is in fact a ''game''. ''Big Rigs'' commits so many violations of what should be allowable in any game[[note]]driving through what should be solid objects or being absolutely impossible to lose[[/note]] that it becomes difficult to categorize as a game more than it is a very incomplete and work-in-progress game engine with a few assets that somehow ended up on store shelves. As such there is no metric that can sufficiently describe it.
* CoversAlwaysLie: A truck with flames[[note]] no vehicles move anywhere approaching this fast when traveling ''forwards''[[/note]] spouting from it ramming[[note]]no collision detection[[/note]] a police car[[note]]no police[[/note]] with the tagline "18 Wheels[[note]]not all trucks have loads and are 18 wheelers[[/note]] Of Thunder[[note]]no SFX[[/note]]." Even the concept of this game as carrying cargo is debatable, as all vehicles end where they start. The back of the box has advertising so blatantly false you'd almost think [[VeryFalseAdvertising it was a satire.]] It mentions "features" such as "three levels of difficulty" and avoiding police, neither of which are in the game. The screenshots are also obvious mockups if you have seen any actual pictures of the game. The most laughable thing, however, has to be its mention of the AI that will supposedly challenge the most experienced driver (hint: read the rest of the page). About the only thing it actually gets right is the environments it lists off, and even that's making an exception for the track that will always cause the game to crash when it's selected.
* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even the ''Wikipedia article'' sounds like it's mocking you.

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** A common problem that reviewers who tried to review ''Big Rigs'' have had is that, to even review it under normal constraints, one must acknowledge that it is in fact a ''game''."game". ''Big Rigs'' commits so many violations of what should be allowable in any game[[note]]driving through what should be solid objects or being absolutely impossible to lose[[/note]] that it becomes difficult to categorize as a game more than it is a very incomplete and work-in-progress game engine with a few assets that somehow ended up on store shelves. As such there is no metric that can sufficiently describe it.
* CoversAlwaysLie: A truck with flames[[note]] no vehicles move anywhere approaching this fast when traveling ''forwards''[[/note]] spouting from it ramming[[note]]no collision detection[[/note]] a police car[[note]]no police[[/note]] with the tagline "18 Wheels[[note]]not all trucks have loads and are 18 wheelers[[/note]] Of Thunder[[note]]no SFX[[/note]]." Even the concept of this game as carrying cargo is debatable, as all vehicles end where they start. The back of the box has advertising so blatantly false you'd almost think [[VeryFalseAdvertising it was a was]] [[PoesLaw satire.]] It mentions "features" such as "three levels of difficulty" and avoiding police, neither of which are in the game. The screenshots are also obvious mockups if you have seen any actual pictures of the game. The most laughable thing, however, has to be its mention of the AI that will supposedly challenge the most experienced driver (hint: read the rest of the page). About the only thing it actually gets right is the environments it lists off, and even that's making an exception for the track that will always cause the game to crash when it's selected.
* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even [[TheOtherWiki the ''Wikipedia article'' Wikipedia article]] sounds like it's mocking you.



** You cannot lose at all. ''Literally.'' You just... '''can't.''' Even if you download the patch to make the opponent rig move, [[EpicFail it still stops short of the finish line]]. If it does somehow manage cross it, the game ''crashes'' (or sometimes does nothing at all and ''still'' has you win) because ''there is no programmed failure state.''
** Sometimes the game's code has trouble distinguishing between starting and finishing, so you might win the race ''the moment you begin''.

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** You cannot It is completely impossible to lose at all. ''Literally.'' You just... '''can't.''' the "game", as the opponent racer does not move. Even if you download the patch to make the opponent rig move, [[EpicFail it still stops short of the finish line]]. If it does somehow manage cross it, the game ''crashes'' (or sometimes does nothing at all and ''still'' has you win) because ''there is no programmed failure state.''
** Sometimes the game's code has trouble distinguishing between starting and finishing, so you might win the race ''the the moment you begin''.begin.



** The game is an utter memory vampire - if you pull up Task Manager, you'll see that the game somehow uses ''50%'' of available memory, way more than it should.

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** The To add insult to injury, the game is an utter memory vampire - if you pull up Task Manager, you'll see that the game somehow uses ''50%'' of available memory, way more than it should.



** UnwinnableByMistake: However- selecting the "Random Race" option on the main menu will frequently render a race impossible to complete- as the game will try to increase the number of laps, but cannot register you driving through any checkpoint more than once: causing the race to never end. Effectively, you cannot win if this happens (for once), but ''you still cannot lose.''

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** UnwinnableByMistake: However- However, selecting the "Random Race" option on the main menu will frequently render a race impossible to complete- complete -- as the game will try to increase the number of laps, but cannot register you driving through any checkpoint more than once: causing the race to never end. Effectively, you cannot win if this happens (for once), but ''you still cannot lose.''



* ZeroEffortBoss: In the earlier releases, your opponent doesn't even ''move''. Folks, it can't get any more zero-effort than this.

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* ZeroEffortBoss: In the earlier releases, your opponent doesn't even ''move''. Folks, it It can't get any more zero-effort than this.
11th Nov '17 10:27:35 AM infernape612
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--> '''Johnny''': We're not going to give it a score, it doesn't deserve one.

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--> ---> '''Johnny''': We're not going to give it a score, it doesn't deserve one.


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* EpicFail: You know you screwed up when even the ''Wikipedia article'' sounds like it's mocking you.
3rd Oct '17 4:59:00 PM AriRockefeller
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** WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd is reduced to {{corpsing}} at the most egregious flaws, particularly at the "YOU'RE WINNER !" screen. He called it the most unplayable game he's ever reviewed.

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** WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd is reduced to {{corpsing}} {{corpsing}}, at the most egregious flaws, particularly at the "YOU'RE WINNER !" screen.screen, which nearly reduces him to tears. He called it the most unplayable game he's ever reviewed.
24th Sep '17 5:42:06 PM Tightwire
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See also ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'', which takes the basic premise of a BigBadassRig driving game and goes in another, less hilariously broken but just as enjoyable (for a select few anyways) direction.

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See also Sometimes confused with ''VideoGame/EuroTruckSimulator'', which takes the basic premise of a BigBadassRig driving game and goes in another, less hilariously broken but just as enjoyable (for a select few anyways) direction.actually ''works''.
12th Sep '17 4:22:45 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* CoversAlwaysLie: A truck with flames[[note]] no vehicles move anywhere approaching this fast when traveling ''forwards''[[/note]] spouting from it ramming[[note]]no collision detection[[/note]] a police car[[note]]no police[[/note]] with the tagline "18 Wheels[[note]]not all trucks have loads and are 18 wheelers[[/note]] Of Thunder[[note]]no SFX[[/note]]." Even the concept of this game as carrying cargo is debatable, as all vehicles end where they start. [[http://mortarandpistol.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/919220_49160_back.jpg The back of the box]] has advertising so blatantly false you'd almost think [[VeryFalseAdvertising it was a satire.]] It mentions "features" such as "three levels of difficulty" and avoiding police, neither of which are in the game. The screenshots are also obvious mockups if you have seen any actual pictures of the game. The most laughable thing, however, has to be its mention of the AI that will supposedly challenge the most experienced driver (hint: read the rest of the page). About the only thing it actually gets right is the environments it lists off, and even that's making an exception for the track that will always cause the game to crash when it's selected.

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* CoversAlwaysLie: A truck with flames[[note]] no vehicles move anywhere approaching this fast when traveling ''forwards''[[/note]] spouting from it ramming[[note]]no collision detection[[/note]] a police car[[note]]no police[[/note]] with the tagline "18 Wheels[[note]]not all trucks have loads and are 18 wheelers[[/note]] Of Thunder[[note]]no SFX[[/note]]." Even the concept of this game as carrying cargo is debatable, as all vehicles end where they start. [[http://mortarandpistol.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/919220_49160_back.jpg The back of the box]] box has advertising so blatantly false you'd almost think [[VeryFalseAdvertising it was a satire.]] It mentions "features" such as "three levels of difficulty" and avoiding police, neither of which are in the game. The screenshots are also obvious mockups if you have seen any actual pictures of the game. The most laughable thing, however, has to be its mention of the AI that will supposedly challenge the most experienced driver (hint: read the rest of the page). About the only thing it actually gets right is the environments it lists off, and even that's making an exception for the track that will always cause the game to crash when it's selected.
15th Jul '17 1:48:47 PM josedanielsteller
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''[[ExactWords Literally]]'' [[ExactWords features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies The AI is so infamously brutal and unrelenting, so a challenge is totally and absolutely guaranteed...]]oh, who am I kidding.

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''[[ExactWords Literally]]'' [[ExactWords features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies The AI is so infamously brutal and unrelenting, so a challenge is totally and absolutely guaranteed...]]oh, ]][[ArtificialStupidity oh, who am I kidding.
kidding, there's no AI in the first place.]]
15th Jul '17 1:47:00 PM josedanielsteller
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[[MetaphoricallyTrue Features never-bef]][[ExactWords ore-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies The AI is infamously brutal and unrelenting, so a challenge is guaranteed.]]

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[[MetaphoricallyTrue Features never-bef]][[ExactWords ore-seen ''[[ExactWords Literally]]'' [[ExactWords features never-before-seen freedom]], as the trucks can [[ObviousBeta go up cliffs, through buildings, and into an endless void.]] [[BlatantLies The AI is so infamously brutal and unrelenting, so a challenge is guaranteed.]]
totally and absolutely guaranteed...]]oh, who am I kidding.
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