Average User Score: 5.7Jun 5, 2013Let me start by saying this, anyone who reviewed this game lower than a five is a child, plain and simple. There is a level common decencyLet me start by saying this, anyone who reviewed this game lower than a five is a child, plain and simple. There is a level common decency that people lack nowadays when they take to this forum to bash their games without considering how their childish action impacts peoples lives, as is now the case when metacritic reviews impact pay for game developers and bonus's they may or may not get.
Lets be clear, this game is not now, or never has been a Sim, so when you give the game a negative rating based on that, your wasting both your own time, and your negatively impacting other people who may not know that this game is not meant to be a sim.
Lets look back at Grid 1, where you could get into a race where your going around a figure eight and desperately trying to avoid crashing into the other racers, was this a sim? How about the races where you have ramps and jump your car over others, while the next turn has you wrecking into your competition, was that a sim? No, the game was never a sim, so all the childish babies that are giving negative reviews are sad, infantile and sad.
As a near forty year old gamer who understands the number system, 10 is supposed to be perfect, one is so broken and filled with bugs that it should not have been released. Five stood for average. Anything below a five was bad, but three and lower were reserved for abysmal failures. Yet here we are, people giving this fun game a 3, what a joke.
I know what sim racing feels like, I have played every racing game since RC Pro Am. I know what arcade racing feels like, and I sure as hell know what rubber band AI is all about. Mario kart 7 is a great example of a game ruined by rubber bane AI, but not ruined into being a 3, its just not a ten. So rating this game as anything below seven or eight is flat out a simple minded, inconsiderate and truly childish attempt at skewing peoples opinions into avoiding a game that should be considered a great amount of fun for most people.
Yes, it definitely does require you to use drifting, A Lot!, but as an arcade racer, I don't mind this and really enjoyed it because what they did was focus their tuning on the drifting and nailed it perfectly. The game is heads above most recent arcade racers, except for NFS Most Wanted. That will be the only game that I can honestly say is more fun.
The game is challenging, there is no doubt. You are rarely going to race each event only one time. If you are a great racer, sure, its possible, but with little errors, you will usually place second, and want to try again. The events are way more fun when you have to play them using the hood view, as it gave me the sensation of playing out a movie like The Fast and the Furious. If you try to imagine that type racing, then you fully understand what your buying in this game. If you were thinking Gran Tourismo or perhaps Forza, then you are wasting your time.
You will find a great mix of cars, both old and new. There are some classics such as the much loved Mustang, to the Charger used in the Dukes of Hazard. Of course you will find some hot hatchbacks, and older model Mercedes and BMW's, but you are also going to find newer supercars such as the Ariel Atom, a car which defies all logic by placing a small v8 into a tube frame car which has the power to weight ratio of a jet plane. lol
The graphics are definitely nice. I have been playing the PS3 version, but just got the Steam key for the PC version. The game looks great. If you are looking for a fun arcade game, give this game a try.
P.S. Ebay currently has a deal for 20 dollars per steam key, so at that price, if you don't buy it, your really missing out.… Expand