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I also saw all the negative reviews, so I went in to the game open minded and I'm impressed. I have the G25 wheel and it works great. If you want a true racing experience turn off all the assists and you'll have a blast. You probably won't finish in fist but you will have fun chasing down the competition. One thing is the AI cars are very competitive they will block you and force you off the track.
I'm going to be straight up honest - I only rented this game for the trophy support. But what I found was a broken, unfinished game that was unbearable to play. There is only one view option - and that's inside the driver seat. The graphics look like someone applied some antialiasing to a PSone title. The texture are horrible, and there's only a handful of circuits to race on. The British dude narration is actually helpful and entertaining while you're driving, but that's the only thing I liked about the whole game. Also - for people who want to rent it just for the trophies like I did - don't bother. You'll have to put hours and hours into the game to win them. I'm not too terribly bad at racing games, but I could only get a %65 rating on the TUTORIAL level, and to get the trophy for the tutorial you have to get %75. I gave up after a few tries and attempted to just enjoy the game, but I failed.
The game tries to be a hardcore simulator, but it's so broken that it ends up just being NO FUN AT ALL.