posted by Digitaljake1 (FARMINGTON, MO) Aug 14, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
This is a cool game because it lets you experience and drive all the legendary Cars that Enzo Ferrarri has built. This is about Ferrarri cars not about need for speed because it is not. Great because not very many racing games focus on true Legendary Cars like the Ferrarri.
As for the fellow who played for a nickle and sent it back. You missed out. Graphics are clean and fast. No pop in. Cars behave like cars, physics are spot on. The storyline is a bit tangled but doable. Races are well thought out if a bit short. If you like a nice racing game and have an attention span longer then a gnat, the learning curve is short enough and you will likely end up pleasantly surprised.
TD Ferrari Racing Legends is made by the same team that made "Need for Speed:Shift," and "Shift 2 Unleashed," which is Slightly Mad Studios. The engine and car handling is very similar. I don't why people are hating on this game. I'm not fond of the menu layout, but the tracks, cars and handling are on par with the previously mentioned games. I'm also not as fond of the strict career path, but even then it has it's options, with 40-50's, 60-70's and modern era's available to race in. There are also some extremely difficult races even on the easiest difficulty.
There's also some sim-style elements that some sim fans have called for in GT5 and Forza, like race qualifications. But alas, NO upgrades/modifications, Ferrari would not allow it.
Also the comparisons to Forza, though inevitable, are hardly neccessary. Though they are certainly both racing games, with TD:FRL a little more on the arcade style racing, but it's got a significantly different feel, which I'm okay with. I bounce between Forza 4, GT5 and Shift 2, and I like TD:FRL in the same vein as Shift 2.