Game was played on Hard6/10
- Great graphics
- Good selection of cars
- Nice tracks
- Lengthy game(20+ hours)
- Game feels "real" compared to Grid 1
- Circuit races and sprints are very satisfying and provide a good amount of challenge
- Can run smoothly on weak/medium PCs
- AI is still ♥♥♥♥, some cars are almost impossible to beat while the rest try to slow you down
- Drifting sucks
- Your car becomes unstable at high speeds. CPU can cruise the tight corners easily.
- NO RACING LINE
- Inconsistent difficulty
- Grip cars feel useless
Race Driver Grid was a fantastic game, but in terms of driving it felt quite similar to the Need for Speed series. It feels more arcadey than realistic. Grid 2 on the other hand did a better job of making the game feel real. You can't just hit the pedal and force your car to turn. You have to find the right moment to brake and accelerate. The game feels much better in terms of circuit racing or sprints. You actually have to fight all the way to get to the number 1 spot. In Grid 1 it was quite easy to get to 1st.
There are lots of cars as well, and they are classified as one of the three : Balanced, Drift or Grip. In my entire playtime I don't think I have ever used a Grip car for a race, unless I had no choice and the game forced me to use it. You're going to have to drift a lot in Grid 2, and some grip cars suck at drifting.
Speaking of drifting, it sucks in this game. Grid 1 absolutely nailed drifting. It was perfect. Now drifting here is a 30 second track and no customizations. Plain horrible. It tried to go Japanese since most drift races are on mountain passes.
The game still has no racing line, which can become crucial in those difficult tracks for the Vehicle Challenges on the higher tiers. There were 3 difficult challenges where the racing line would have helped significantly. The Jaguar at Hong Kong, the Benz at Okutama and the Pagani Huayra challenge. Cars also become unstable at high speeds while other cars can just stick to the ground and not slide. I've seen this several times already. I forcefully rammed a CPU car and took a 10 second lead, but he was able to catch up and beat me on the last corner. I've seen his style and even with the car he should not be able to just accelerate through corners at that speed. Don't be surprised if you see the CPUs blast through chicanes at 250km/hr without slowing down.
It's a good game, but I can't recommended it. A lot of race types just suck and the circuit races and sprints are the only fun ones.