Even though I broke my finger opening the box for this when it arrived today, I still decided to give it a go. My first thought is “it’s not as good as PGR2“, mainly due to having all the supercars from the off. I liked having all the different classes of car to work through, but it seems stupid that you might as well just buy a fast car and that’s it. The game even seems to adjust the difficulty of the races and stuff depending on the car you choose, giving you opponents to match and suitable times to beat. This means that you only really need to buy one car, and it doesn’t seem to matter which one. Tch.
But it still plays well, and is much more realistic than Ridge Racer 6 (not that that means it’s better, of course). I’ve played through enough events (mainly on Bronze) to gain me up to Rank 9, and have about 20,000 Kudos points so far.