I was very sceptic at first but having bought this on sale I thought I give it a shot.
At first I found it quite confusing to look at as the map details, while amazing, do tend to make you not being able to see your car that well.
However, this was amazingly easy to get used to. Soon I was able to look ahead a little of my car but steering correctly at the same time. What I found confusing at first turned out be now a feature for me I quite like as it adds to the difficulty of the game as you constantly have to re-check your position, then look ahead again, while trying not to run into any obstacles you occasionally find in narrowing lanes.
I find this game now very addictive.
- it looks great
- the steering is very nice (I use an XBOX controller)
- all cars you can drive handle differently
- you can power drift
- challenges in the licenses and the races along the way are great and difficult on places (nice)
- nice balance between frustration and fun ratio (it never gets to frustrating not to be fun as you always can see where you go wrong and can improve to be better next time)
This game is not for players who want to just race ignoring the environment and just get on with it as that way you will keep crashing into things.
You will need to get used to the feel of this game and then get used to each track. I find myself having to drive tracks several times before I know which corners cause me problems and what car is best for me to use in this race which in my humble opinion is a good thing and adds to the fun.
The only gripe I have is that you cannot switch cars when restarting a race but need to cancel out of the race before being able to try a different car. However, that is just my personal preference and not a deal breaker.
Great game 8/10