posted by 2rent2kid (LEXINGTON PARK, MD) Feb 15, 2008
Member since Dec 2007
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I can't even comment too much on this because we gave up on it rather quickly.
We drag racing fans so I thought this would be a hit with my husband. The controls were horrible, we did more damage to cars than I would have thought possible. Moreover, I would say we blew up our engines 75% of the time.
Setting up the races and cars were also not alot of fun. I didn't seem to get the car I requested, the car choices were very limited, and I didn't even know the 'types' of races they were offering--they primarily were not drag racing.
Also of note, no chance I could even encourage my young kids to play this--total frustration would have set in immediately.
Who knows, maybe we just didn't know what we were doing. But it's a game that's supposed to be fun--I shouldn't have to work too hard to be able to enjoy it.
I have to say that the graphics are not that bad and the controls are pretty good (accept for drag racing). The interface is a mess and the series has lost it's focus. It has better controls and graphics then Carbon; but the best of it all goes to Most Wanted. I still have to say no need to rent it (and possibly forget future titles). GT Pro Series surprisingly has better controls (despite the weird graphics) and lack of depth; maybe GT PS 2 will be a Gran Tourismo contender!