I too was skeptical about playing PGR4, but this game is the most enjoyable racing game I have ever played - and I've played a lot of them! I own Forza 3, Grid, the DiRT games, and I can't tell you how many hours I've logged on the Gran Turismo series (on the PS1 & PS2), but none of those games provided me with more emotional satisfaction than this game.
I reluctantly rented Race Pro before I rented PGR4, and you couldn't find 2 other games that are farther apart on the spectrum of fun. Race Pro was drab and dismal, while PGR4 is animated and intense. The races in Shanghai in the wet are glorious, with the neon lights reflecting off the pools of water along the streets. The skyscrapers in NY look photo realistic, and can be very distracting while you're screaming along at 180+ mph. The best feature, and the one that truly immerses you in the game, is the weather effects. You are not limited to just rain or dry. You can encounter a light rain to a heavy snow storm, and anyone who has commmented that the driving feels too much like an arcade racer and less simulation does not have a very good feel for the difference. I've never driven any of the multitude of exotic cars that can be found in the game, but knowing as much as I do about them, they feel the way their real counterparts would feel. When you're driving a Ferrari 599 GTB on a wet track, and you drive over a puddle, you really feel the temporary loss of traction! While the driving in Race Pro felt numb, the feeling of PGR4 is lively and exhilarating, making you feel like you're on the edge and really accomplishing something.
The sound of the engines of each car are also very realistic. My favorite is the high-pitched whine of the Ferrari F50 GT. The variety of races will keep you entertained for quite a while, as they offer a wide range of challenges to your driving skill. There are not many games that reward precision and flamboyant driving on the same lap! This game is a definite buy!
posted by AndyYankee (SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA) Jan 30, 2010
Member since Oct 2009
awful graphics, awful physics, even the menu is bad, on the motorcycles if you tap the controls in one direction the biker will roll over completely, horrible over steer, on the cars it's complete understeer, I waited nearly a week for this to arrive?
posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) Dec 26, 2009
Member since Mar 2004
Afteer Playing this game I have to ask did Monkeys program it because it is either that or it was prograqmmed By Programmers without working Brains. How about not having races in the Rain at night in Cities with more flashing l;ights then Vegas and then mak it so you have to go through Gates that You CAN NOT See until You are right on them and then Program the Computer Cars to go three times as fast as you can and they never miss a gate or hit a Cone. I do not think there is One Programmer in the Business that Actually has an IQ of over -100 Morons design games that idiots Program and then they charge 1000 times more then the Games are worth for them. But to get good ratings they Bribe the People that Write reviews so they can Get 4 out of 5 and 9 out of 10 Ratings When they Really deserve At Most 1 out of 5 or 10 Ratings If you havent play this game DONT if yo uhave I hope you rented it if you bought it see if you caqn get Some money back for it NOW before they realize the Game is Junk that Should never have been made