Dirt 2 is one of my favorite games in history... I guess I should just keep replaying Dirt 2 instead of expecting more of the same. I mean, I guess they can't just make the same exact game again. But I'm disappointed none the less.
The driving and the physics are still amazing. But my complaint is the drifting. If I wanted to drift race, I would play Need For Speed. I want to drive in the dirt with a British lady calling my turns for me. I don't want to spin my car around neon yellow pylons. That, plus the tiny revision of no longer having a map, and just having the competitions positioned along a linear menu, make the game feel really shallow where Dirt 2 felt like a much deeper "career" experience.
I have always loved the Dirt series, and this one is right in line with the rest. That being said, it does have some hang ups. First the good! Graphics are amazing. And the tracks are great. The amount of cars that you can drive are great and the way the progression of your driver goes is great. There was was too much time between races, and load times seem to take forever. Overall a good race, and was fun to drive, but also glad I didn't buy it. Its a must play, but I am not sure it's a must own.
This is one of the few racing games that is easy to control your car where your not all over the place while driving. The graphics are sweet and the game play is awesome as well. I like the brake assist on the casual level, makes it easier to keep the hammer down while turning the sharp corners, i also like the voice that tells you what kind of curves are coming up and how sharp they are, thats a classy touch.
This is a great game overall, when the price goes down i will definetly buy it. The only other racing game that was as fun was the recent F1 game.
If you like racing, you'll like this game for sure.