The game was good but not my style. you must take great care on many tracks. you must drive slow or fall off ravines and damage your car into rocks and obstacles. it's like grandma racing. not fun, IMO. overall the weather effects were good but dirt 3 looks visually better.
you can't race with actual cars on the road, unless you play some sort of mode other than rally. i don't know if there is that option, but i didn't see it. instead there are "ghost cars" in which you see a virtual model of your rivals cars and pass through them and see their positions. you can't actually bump into them.
didn't play for more than 30 minutes until i sent it back. it's not a bad game. but if you want to rub elbows with players, get in the thick of the action and use dirty tactics. than this is not your game.