I never thought I would like using the Gamecube controller to steer versus the motion sensor, but actually it almost seemed easier to control. The racing and tracks were fun and the matrix like crashes were pretty cool and reminiscent of some of the early NFS games.
The cartoon storyline was a little annoying to me, luckily I skipped using the B button. Also the heroic moves were a little cheesy and could have been better.
Also, would have liked to customize the vehicles more like in the previous versions, only paint, spoiler, body kit, wheels, no engine upgrades, etc.
Overall, a nice edition to the NFS series...didn't get to finish all of the challenges, but could be a game I would purchase.