I absolutely LOVE the DIRT tracks because of the realism and awesome graphics -- but I get annoyed with the paved tracks, esp. the Japanese Rallies because the cars start and stop on a dime (very phony feel IMHO). Forza(2) is a better game for the asphalt tracks, but this game is worth it just for the 4 wheelin on the dirt -- Super Buggies being my favorite class. They should have focused more on DIRT as the title implies. Definately a keeper..
posted by DJMikeWazo (NEW LONDON, CT) Jun 27, 2007
Member since Aug 2005
First off, this will most likely be one of the prettiest games you ever play for your systems. The graphics are phenomenal. Realistic damage to your cars and the game knows you'll get more dirt off a wet track than a dry one and shows it.
The physics of the game are intense. They're not as picky as a sim though. The nature of rally racing allows for all the power slides that arcade racers enjoy. Cars will pull to one side if you've trashed them.
Carear mode is nice in that you have a pyramid to work your way through using different classes and cars to will races. The five different difficulty modes scale up well from rookie for the noobs to pro for the pros.
The only downside to the game is that there's no real customization to the cars. There are a few different looks for each car (rife with sponcers as you drive by dozens of Alienware billboards) but you can't create a unique look or customize parts.