One of the worst games I've ever played, but I love it.
I have to give it a bad review because I could not honestly recommend it to anyone. The whole package is probably one of the poorest attempts at a game, literally every aspect is lacking.
The graphics look like they are from Nintendo 64, it wouldn't be so bad for a 2007-2008 game but being from the end of 2013 we could expect MUCH better from indie games, but this is no indie, this is a full fledged "AAA-ish" game.
EDIT: Someone has brought to my attention that the graphics are better than Nintendo 64 <CLEARLY> the case. The reason I mentioned N64-like graphics is because the people in the game (at the finishing line for example) look like characters in Goldeneye 007. The buildings are very low-poly, basically like an N64 title. The entire landscape has zero effort put into it as well. You have your standard grass which is either painted directly onto the ground or it's the standing-up paper thin grass that's cleverly always facing you (sort of like the trees in Mario 64). The trees in this game look half decent but no huge effort was placed here which is understandable considering they have to keep the poly count down to keep the framerates up, but at least they look okay from a distance. THE CAR has good graphics to it, literally the only thing in the entire world which has any effort put into it is the car. I can't stress that enough. The entire package is put together well enough where the graphics are CLEARLY far beyond the capabilities of an N64 but looking at the carefully-selected storepage's featured screenshots it all looks cutting edge. But in reality you will be dissapointed if you think it all just looks perfect. IN FACT none of the screenshots posted are even FROM the game. Seriously. I've played the game quite a bit and I can tell you that none of those screenshots are from actual gameplay. Some of them I even find suspicious like image #1, I'd like to see someone show me how to see that in the game. </ END EDIT>
The sound is bad and I normally would never comment on sound but at times (particularly going under tunnels) it seems like the dev never even played their own game.
They have abandoned the whole game, within a few months of it's release the entire online aspect is shut down, achievements broken, they could care less. I get errors every race saying it failed to upload to their server, I assume at one point there was a user account system which has since been gutted out.
I was playing it last night and my friend said "where are all the other cars?", and then it dawned on me... There are no other cars. You will never see two cars on the track at the same time in this game, it's simply get to the finish line sooner than the par time.
A million other bad things I could say about the game -- it's pure garbage, avoid at all costs. However, it is fun. The driving through the courses and the vehicle physics are half decent. It really just feels like a cell phone game.
I paid $4 in the Humble Bundle and I am really enjoying my purchase, but if you paid $10 or more I would say you got ripped off, this is a cash grab and an abandoned project only a few months later. I could only imagine how mad you would be if you paid the full $30. This game should be $5 retail and it would feel like a much more honest game. I wish this had an "early access" label and the developer was continually tweaking and adding content but it's not, it's losing content as time goes by. I actually heard they de-patched it down to version 1.0...
Such a shame, too, because they clearly put some time into it. Some people say the physics are crap, but I think they nailed the physics. Not in realism, but in terms of being able to control it using a controller is basically perfect. The really sad thing is the "career mode". You would expect SOME half decent structure but it's just not there. There's a few modes: single race, single "set" of 6 races, or career, which is 6 races over and over. Finland? 6 races. Germany? 6 races. Don't expect any surprises like a set of 5 races, heaven forbid, you will get those 6 races per set. Over and over. You fix your car every 2 races, which is kind of interesting, but that's the depth of the career mode.