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PPDB 07 V1


PPDB Giant 2007 V1


Overall Description:

The PPDB giant is created by plakkernl and his community www.ppdb.nl. They are famous for doing some great db’s and they have therefore received several awards including pcmdaily’s two db awards this year.


Features:

“177 teams (incl. the national teams)
2830 riders
479 races
1240 stages
new secundary sponsors
new staff
new seasongoals
new jerseys
new mini-jerseys
lots of 2007 profiles
real life startfields
realistic contracts
graphic improvements for surroundings
totally and stunning revised Champs Elysees-stage
new background
realistic stats, based on our experience and system that has been succesfull for 6 years in a row now
seasongoals for the new teams
etcetera etcetera”



Alex153
Team tested: Liquigas
Period tested: Jan-May 2007


Opinion:

This db proves one thing. There is db’s and there is the PPDB, it has everything you would want and it has a lot of it. 177 teams and 479 races is just a little bit of what it has to offer. Without any doubt the best db there is for any PCM game. It may not be to everyone’s liking, but to people who want to play a career with many races and teams to chose between it’s the best one. The only thing I can think of that takes down the grade is the season goals and the experience levels that isn’t set for all teams and riders. Not that weird considering how long time it would have taken to do. It will probably be fixed for version 2, at least the season goals.

Stats:

The most important thing in a db in my opinion and the PPDB has the best I have seen. A few riders has some small stats that can be discussed, but thinking about that all riders in all 177 teams has been looked up to see what they deserve is impressive. The only thing that I think is a bit high is some of the TT stats, but the reason for that has been explained by plakker with the fact that they need that high TT stats to be leaders for there teams in Grand Tours.

Stability and Gameplay:


There has been a few fixes released to fix a couple of problems with different things, but that has now made the db’s stability really good. If you install it correct you should be able to play for several seasons without a single problem. The gameplay is also great, you have so many more riders to chose from and so many races to chose between that it will keep you occupied for a long time.

Pros and cons:

+ The amount of new races, teams and riders
+ Amazing graphics improvements with stages and jerseys
+ You should be able to play several seasons without problems
+ Great stats
+ Realistic budgets and contracts
+ Rider photos
+ Many 2007 profiles for big races

- Experience levels of cyclists
- Some unrealistic season goals


Grade:

Graphics 10/10

Stats 10/10

Editing 10/10

Overall 10/10

Alex153
Simply the best db there is at the moment.



The updated V2 has fixed most of the issues I mentioned here.
Comments
#1 | Crommy on 16. July 2007 10:59
PPDB is defitely the best DB out there. 10/10 is well deserved Grin
#2 | Addy291 on 16. July 2007 20:35
definatley deserved, if you decide to do a v2 review it would be someting like 30/10Pfft
#3 | Sniff on 17. July 2007 18:41
hvor hentes denne skøndhed???
#4 | Crommy on 23. July 2007 12:37
?????????
#5 | fefj on 07. September 2007 20:02
It is danish for "whew do you download this beauty".
Kig i download sketionen sniffSmile
#6 | Hurricane on 23. January 2008 17:28
To give everything 10/10 is soo weak.
Its a super DB, but the graphics (shirts) can be better. Smile
#7 | CrueTrue on 27. January 2008 01:07
I agree with you, Hurricane. But then again, I've never been a fan of the PPDB, so Wink
#8 | Jorgeb on 05. August 2009 22:37
Where is the DB
#9 | Alexander2000 on 07. August 2012 08:26
We Can't Download it anymore Sad
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