A racing game including some of the most beautiful supercars ever created, released on one of the most powerful systems ever made. What could possibly go wrong, right?
Well, apparently a lot. Because this game is easily outclassed by several games from LAST generation hardware.
Let's start with the graphics. I think this game was the first time I ever saw Ferrari's look cheap. Just something about the car models seemed off. Remember how when you were a kid & wanted Transformers and instead you got Go-bots? Yeah, that's the kind of cheap imitation these cars exhibit. The tracks themselves don't help, because they're all extremely bland.
As you're racing along at (a snail's pace) top speed, you'll notice the game frequently hiccups as you take a fast (compared to a tortoise) corner, and the sense of speed just isn't there, even when you're (supposedly) tearing up the track in an FXX. About the only positive I've found with the graphics are the reflections on the track during rain events. Beyond that, you're not gonna find anything to show off the power of the PS3 in this game. In all actuality, my brother stopped by one day while I was playing it and asked why I was playing on the PS2.
But let's be honest, handling is what makes or breaks a racing game. Shiny, sexy graphics are great & all, but it's how the game actually plays that's really important. Sadly, this game disappoints in this area as well. Controls are passable, but slightly sluggish. Braking for corners & accelerating onto a straight conveyed the exact same sense of speed (again, lack thereof) which made it difficult to judge racing lines.
Sound effects aren't worth writing about, musical selection is okay I guess, but not really music that puts you in a racing mood.
Overall, the only reason I would recommend this game to anyone is if you found it for less than $5 (& don't have anything else you can find to spend it on), or you merely want the fairly easy (but time consuming) trophies.