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Very Good

Nascar 09

posted by fan1970 (ALBERT CITY, IA) Jun 15, 2008

Member since Nov 2007

15 out of 16 gamers (94%) found this review helpful

I bought this game soon as it came out, and was kind of disappointed at first, but quickly changed my mind. It didnt have alot of the "extras" that I always enjoyed such as starting out in modified series and working your way up, or owning your own team or even racing several different series on same race weekend. But what it does have is a far better Nascar experience form the very advanced car set up to a far more realistic driving experience. The only reason I didnt rank higher was because of constantly being black flagged for rough driving. Hopefully that will change as my drivers rep. goes up.

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Gaming was good, but freezing bad

posted by lbz999 (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jul 8, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

9 out of 12 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Game in general is good. The paint booth is a nice touch to help customize your car.

Playability is much improved over last year when it seemed like everytime you pressed the gas, you spun out.

Major bad for me was the game constantly freezing. It usually happened after the session was over or between online events.

One last thing, EA continues to amaze me on how cruddy the mic can be on their games. It is better than last year, but you still cannot hear everything people say. Too bad their mic software cannot be as good as cod4.

Overall, would rate higher if it did not freeze so often.

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Decent, But Where's The Split Screen?

posted by Mulley007 (MEDFORD, NY) Jun 14, 2008

Member since Jan 2007

14 out of 21 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Fellow Gamers-
One thing I was looking forward to was the classic split screen setup, which this doesn't have for some stupid reason. When playing online against other players....beware. I could barely get a full lap in without someone trying to run me off the track...?? It's not demolition derby! (Although that would be AWESOME for PS3 if they made one like the PS2's Destruction Derby). Graphics are pretty darn good, which it better be, gameplay is much better than 08 version. It's actually driveable this time without the wheel. The other thing that bothers me is how many times I got black flagged for too many bumping. BOO!!!
Cmon, it's a video game, no one's perfect! I just don't think it will be easy to complete 200 full laps, let alone 100 laps without either getting black-flagged. Overall, a decent game that may NOT be worth the full price of $59.99.
Rent this one and see what you think before you buy.

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