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  • Summary: Many racing games have strived for this goal. Now technology has finally caught up with amibition, and racing games have enetered a new dimension.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. It still feels more like work than entertainment, but persistent simulation fanatics will welcome the challenge.
  2. While the game isn't incredibly deep, it does have a deep learning curve for driving. Otherwise, there are about 50+ cars to be had, most of them unlockable.
  3. While the graphics are some of the best that I have seen in a racing title for a nex-gen system, this does not compensate for the fact that Driving Emotion Type-S has unrealistic physics that debilitate the overall enjoyment of the game.
  4. The graphics are fine, the options plentiful and the details lovingly polished, but the core gameplay -- the part where you're in a car racing against other cars -- doesn't do much to advance the genre at all.
  5. 50
    Even if your suspension, brake, and gear ratios are fixed for maximum handling, the controls are just way too sensitive -- the slightest touch on the analog stick makes your car careen into walls and run off course.
  6. It's so tough to accept the little bit of good (decent graphics, OK number of cool vehicles and tracks) that is mixed with so much that's wrong (physics from hell, semi-broken control, insulting soundtrack) in a driving engine that, with proper care, could have been a contender instead of a bump on the road.
  7. Blurred, standard visuals, limited circuit choice, atrocious handling, weak engine note, unforgivable loading times, undemanding structure, highly irritating. What else would you like to know?

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  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. RyanM.
    May 4, 2003
    5
    I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling I have played so many better racing games that it makes this one look terrible. It's not the graphics that turn me off, but the handling of the cars and poor control. Squaresoft has failed in this game. It was brave of them to try something new but please stick with rpg's. If you never played any other racing game, you'd think this game is ok. Expand
  2. ErcanB.
    Jul 16, 2001
    2
    First of all, this gameplay sucks big time. People can get blind because the blurred background. Fortunately "Gran Turismo 3" is saving the First of all, this gameplay sucks big time. People can get blind because the blurred background. Fortunately "Gran Turismo 3" is saving the PS2. I have never played a game like this. If you ask me they have to balance the steering wheels. This is toooooo fakeee. When I steer right it has to go right not left. CAPICH Expand