"Loading screen simulator." 5/10
If you enjoy fancy loading screens, repetitive announcers, short races, and travelling from menu to menu listening to some cool tunes, then this game is definitely for you. I'm not kidding, I spent more time in 'Dirt 3' staring at menus and watching things load than I did actual racing. I'm not sure about you, but when I buy a game it's to play it, not to look at it. But hey, maybe that's just me, I mean, there are a surprisingly high number of users around here who enjoy 'walking simulators'. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Other than the painfully long wait times though, this game isn't that bad. The graphics are nice, the controls are nice, and the soundtrack is also nice. Too bad it's not nice enough to justify all the waiting. The waiting is not nice at all. And what's with the short races? If you're going to make me do all of that waiting, then at least reward me with a race that lasts longer than two minutes. But nope, let's go back to that awesome menu there and check out some car stats or something. Not nice. Pretty darn not nice, actually.
I know a lot of people enjoy this game, and that's cool I guess, but honestly it's a pretty big steamer. I'd steer clear from this one and maybe get something that is a little less terrible. Possibly a racing game with a little more racing and a little less waiting. As I stated earlier the waiting is the part I really did not enjoy about this game. Also you cannot save your game. But honestly, who really cares.