I was part way through my 1st race, bored out of my mind, when my 3 year old son walked by the TV glanced at the game and said "This game is ugly daddy." That pretty accurately sums it up. I took the game out just to be sure I hadn't been shipped the PS2 version by mistake and even for a PS2 game this game would have looked terrible. The backgrounds look pathetic, the frame rate is terrible. Everything more than 10 feet ahead of you is a blur and you aren't even moving that fast. After finishing 6th out of 7 in my first 2 races (and setting records each time) I took the game out put it back in the envelope and wished I had those 10 minutes of my life back. Learn from my mistake. Play Burnout Paradise instead. Play RC Pro Am on the original Nintendo instead. Push Matchbox Cars around your living room. Do anything other than play this game. There isn't even background music.