If Enzo Ferrari knew about this game, he would roll in his grave, then come to life, and then find the developers of this game and B-slap the heck out of them.
I have been playing videogames for about 13 years, and most of those years spent playing videogames were playing some sort of racing game. Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends is by far one of the top 5 worst racing games I have ever played in my life. I can easily say this is the WORST racing game available on the Xbox 360 right now. The fact that retailers are making you pay $50+ for this game is INSANE. Anyone who made the mistake of buying this game deserves to get a full REFUND.
A nice multi-era campaign spins out with no flair, cheating AI, and dull story delivery.
The authentic cars and tracks look great.......for a PS2/Xbox game. Too bad this is the year 2012.
Lots of engine revving and tire screeching with no musical accompaniment to complement the the sleep-enducing action.
The Cars handle terrible like steel blocks on ice, The tracks are so dull and uninspriring, and the AI cheats so badly it is impossible to make it past the 3rd area of Golden Era without stopping and having the urge to find and falcon punch the developers.
DEAD. There is no one online playing this game, but I'm pretty sure you can figure out why.
Lasting Appeal- 0
There is NONE. Do NOT Buy/Rent this game, it is a complete waste of your time. The only thing you will get out of this game is the confusing question as to why people like the devlopers of this game even got jobs as developers in the first place.
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.
They didn't make this game as good as need for speed or gran tourismo. It starts you off with the worst type of racing cars. Which is the first Ferrari race car that a drunk would drive since the steering is horrible. Then if you choose a newer car it doesn't change except for a slight difference in speed. In my opinion this is a horrible remake of need for speed.