Welcome to the new age of racing. Betting, smashing, and chicks...what more can you ask for. If there were more new characters per level, this game would be a 10. I mean, you can only race against bad racers so many times before you get bored. Placing bets on whether you will win is a cool new thing. Spectator bets are new and ingenious. Watching other people race and then getting money on top of that is cool. Online game play and being able to sell your created car was good as well. All in all, this game is worth the rent as well as a purchase. NEED FOR SPEED, watch your back, you are no longer the king of the road.