Played the demo on Saturday morning on the PC and immediately went out to buy it. Have been thrashing the arse off it all weekend
It's so much fun - it makes Gran Turismo look like train spotting! The damage modelling is a thing of beauty - Damage showcase videoYes, that's all in-game footage. It almost makes you want to total your car to enjoy the replays...
The game centers around you, as a rookie driver, setting up a racing team. You get to name the team and choose the colours and designs for your cars. Then you need to earn money to fill your garage with cars that allow you to compete in certain races. There are various events - so far i've thrashed big US muscle cars round New York and San Francisco, raced open wheel one-seaters round Donnington, drifted jap tuners sideways down a mountainside road, and hurtled GT supercars through european racetracks.
There's oodles of variety, and what can only be described as arseloads of cars to buy. I recently bought an Aston Martin DBR9 for just under £1 Million to compete in the end-of-season Le Mans event
Probably the prettiest game i've played, even on my mediocre system. Highly recommended.
The slightest bump with the opposing cars sends you skiding off the track, it doesn't matter if the AI driver is the one at fault as your the one who always comes off worse.
Hope you've been using the Flashback feature to rewind the action and try again then When starting out, i set the difficulty on Normal or Basic, so you get a good 4 or 5 Flashbacks per race to undo the muck-ups, whoever's fault they are
I'm starting to get ballsy and ramp up the diffculty level, which boils down to less Flashbacks for when it all goes tits-up. Focuses you somewhat