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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2008 (08:59 AM)
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Solid stuff, me old chum; well disected and cleanly explained, leaving no doubt in the reader's mind what to expect. You can't ask any more than tha from a review.

BUT! Here is an obligitory niggle:

Career mode an exercise in tedium and frustration to no particular or rewarding end (since you can sample all the classes right off the bat in Race mode anyway).

We casual racing fans will be more drawn to, say, the circuit races in Race mode, since you can select any class of vehicle and get down to business


I would do away with the bolded bit. You repeat it again in the next sentence.

EmP out!


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2008 (09:52 AM)
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Fixed. This is the only time I've taken your advice!

And I didn't know your niggles were obligatory -- niggles and advice from you come few and far between!


I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2008 (10:12 AM)
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This review nicely addresses the points I most cared about as a potential consumer and, from the sound of things, nicely sums up the experience. The bits about struggling to stay on the road or even finish races told me all that I need to know. I'm a fan of arcade-style racing myself. Simulation titles seem to make it harder to drive in a straight line than it is to navigate a series of cones at high speeds in the rain-soaked streets of real life. I just don't get it. Really I don't. But whatever. Great review and the game sounds interesting, but I have enough info now to know that it's best if I give it a pass (I'm not big on modifying gearboxes, either).


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2008 (10:30 AM)
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Perhaps my advice would be more free-flowing if you were not so quick to readily admit how little notice you take of my wisdom-filled words of guidance.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 30, 2008 (11:19 AM)
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Believe me, I'm good with not getting much in the way of unsolicited 'assistance' in the first place.


I don't have to prove I'm refined - that's what makes me refined!


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Author: asherdeus
Posted: July 17, 2010 (09:10 PM)
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I had to pick a third game for a buy 2, get 1 free sale this weekend and almost picked this up. I'm a big fan of arcade racing games and thought this one might be right up my alley, but it was sitting awfully close to MotorStorm and I decided to wait, since they looked pretty similar. This review told me everything I needed to know - avoid this one. Definitely not what I'm looking for, though I have to say, the multiplayer does sound a bit intriguing. Excellent review; you really know how to find a hook, even on chore games like this.


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