bluedogrulez wrote:@italia: I an enamored with Ridge Racer's first person view...but my racing skills do not translate probably because I do not understand RR's slide mechanic. When I use it, my car starts tilting uncontrollably from one side to the next. When I race without sliding, I suspect it costs me too much time. Really wish I was better at it so I could enjoy that first person view some more (and unlock those sweet rides you unlocked!)
The 100% is very near, only 3 Z-Class races missing and after the Ultra 64 will be mine.
Until yesterday I did everything with the 3rd person view, but yesterday I tried the first person view enough, because I noticed that on YouTube almost everybody used it and everybody complained about the difficult in 3rd person view.
Well, I have to say that with the FPS the game is even better! It's faster and it's more easy to avoid collision with other cars and walls. This gave me a great sense of accomplishment because I did everything in TPS.
About your problem with the powerslides, there is a solution, or better two.
First solution, you can avoid powerslides. Never stop to press A button and use the B button. Not every curve requires to brake, just give a quick tap for the fast curves and a strong brake before tight corners.
The last two races, the most difficult ones, don't require braking, not even one time, and not even powerslides. You just have to try to avoid walls going at the maximum speed.
Second solution, set RR64 powerslides behaviour (or just don't change it, it's the default one I seem), and before the the corners stop pressing A and let your car slide. It's a mix beetween the Ridge Racer classic slide and the Wipeout autopilot. In fact usually the car never hit walls during powerslides if you did the first part right (entry in the corner), escpacially during the spectacular 360 degrees one.
To be honest I didn't master the powerslides, I prefer the normal brakes, or to try not to brake at all testing the car's limits.
It's difficult to keep the control of the car after some powerslides, you have to work with the thumbstick, better with the brakes strategy.
By the way you can go far in the Grand Prix mode even without slides, and you can beat the game even without them.