I've been anticipating this game since it was first announced and caught every trailer and or sneak peek I could. And from what I could see, this game would be legendary. I was right. Perhaps not the most precise racer out there, but Split/Second is a classic arcade racer at heart. So don't pretend its a honest simulation racer. But honestly, Gran Tourismo is rather boring to me. There's no true excitement in the races. Its just the same track over and over again. I know that's not true, those game are technically amazing, I have always preferred the old Need For Speed and The newest Burnout. So this game was a blast. Yes, it has its flaws for sure, for instance, some tracks don't have a super power play. Which means you can spend an entire lap earning up a three-layer attack, when there isn't any. The drifting is a bit to good, not for easy-going gamers.
Pros: Amazing graphics, both enviromental, physical (cars) and crashes. Wicked sweet crash physics and rewind mechanics. Nice selection of cars, there's something for everyone. Lots of tracks and good selection of race types. The Power Plays are far more than a gimmick.
Cons: The drifting mechanics are a bit overdone, some crashes are random, being in 1st places isn't as rewarding as it should be during the race, some tracks don't have any major power plays.
So, this game is as amazing as I was hoping. I own it, but defiantly a rent first. Because those classic simulation racers won't enjoy it like I do. So go ahead, strap on your seat-belt, and go and win the first season of the new hit show, Split/Second! :)
I was looking on here for a pretty good racing game.. im a granturismo and need for speed fan. I also love the twisted metal series. ive had all of both series of games!!!!! so i tried this game because of the good reviews. Needless to say i was i found out in the first couple of minutes how terrible the game actually is. its a bad knock off of combining twisted metal with need for speed. The vehicles handle terrible, and its not real racing when your having to hit a button to cheat and hit people with stuff to win. No technical racing skills. Perfect game for people who cant race and keep there car on the track. Sorry im not mindless and i do like real cars and real racing.