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To start Dirt is one of the most graphically impressive games out there. As soon as you start up the game you will immediately be impressed with the design of the menu system. As for online play though you can't really race others at the same time, but it still provides some excitement. Its been reviewed that the load times are long but looking at your stats as you progress through the games load time is somewhat entertaining. The in car mode is one of the best in my opinion and hands down will offer you a more immerse driving experience. As far as achievements go they are semi-easy to acquire. In the end if your looking for a new racing experience or a new graphical fix... Dirt could be the game for you...one more thing the game supports 1080p.
After some of us were blown away by Rallisport Challenge 2 for the Xbox, I really expected more out of this newly named extension of the Colin McRae rally racing series. The good thing about this game is that it looks stunning. All the environments are gorgeous even though the frame rate is limited to 30. This does become visually problematic when multiple vehicles are on-screen where you will see the frame rate drop instantly; perhaps this gives you even more incentive to stay ahead of the pack.
Single player is quite extensive and will keep you busy for a while and with multiple levels of difficulty you will easily find your niche to keep you challenged, but still able to progress. The multi-player is the saddest part of this game. Rallisport 2 was able to use every aspect of Xbox Live three years ago and now in a new generation all we get is a surprisingly sub-standard offering. You will never see an opponent on-screen; each racer simply races against the continuously updated times of their opponents. There is also no voice chat whatsoever. All we are given is a set of text messages reminiscent of wi-fi play on the Nintendo DS or the online games on Windows.
Overall the game is good, but at this point in time, I expected much more. The life expectancy of this game could have been greatly extended, but a lackluster multi-player was chosen instead and a sorry frame rate was implemented. Better luck next time and maybe we'll get a better Rally game sometime in the future.
DIRT is a awesome Rally game. The graphics will simply blow you away. Some tracks look real. The handling is different from games like Forza, so it might take a little while to adjust. DIRT has about a million different types of racing events, although I enjoy straight up rally and hill climb the best. There is really nothing like driving on a one lane road at 80mph with trees on both sides!