posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Jul 6, 2014
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
For me the whole point of the original Grid was the challenge. When you wreck in the Grid series of games you pay for it during the rest of the race. The damage can be limited to visual or none but honestly if you play like that you might as well be playing GT6. It can be frustrating if you forget to tune your car properly for a given race. My advice is to use the Practice option and tune your car for every event. The smallest difference could mean everything. Also, I suggest using the Qualify option every time it’s available. It gives you an extra point toward your team rating. You will find that your teammate is an anchor so even if you win every event he or she could pull you down to second or third place or worse. With most Racing games there comes a point when you can relax with a commanding lead and take a leisurely drive. This isn't one of them. Grid is true racing. You have to drive at the very limits your ability just to reach or keep the lead. When you wreck you wreck hard. To me, that defines racing. I only rated it a 7 because the developers have not yet realized, no matter how good the racing is we want the ability to modify the cars visually and mechanically. Building the ultimate racing machine is often just as much fun as racing them. I give it 9 points for the racing, and -2 for having a worthless “Upgrade” button in the Paddock Interface.