Upplagd: 2 juli
This game is all about the professional racing experience. Assetto Corsa and Race07 were my go-to racing sims before Project Cars came out. I've been in the racing sim genre as long as anyone else and I can say, without a doubt, that I completely enjoy the setup of this game.
Don't want to grind out the cash to finally race your dream car? No problem, you don't have to. Every car is available from the start.
Tired of being trialed through licenses to race your favorite kind of race? No problem, you can do it all from the start.
This game is purely about testing/tuning/practicing. The racing is just the icing on the top. The AI are extremely aggressive, but smart. If you are off the pace, you won't be able to bump your way to the front...because the AI are already planning on getting you out of their way. It's a culture shock to those who are used to very passive AI systems.
The phyiscs, while different than Assetto Corsa and Race07 (and Forza/GT), are not arcady and closer to the previously mentioned games. Each sim has a different feel and I'm glad to say that this game nails tire physics. Unlike Codemaster's games, where you can feel the 'rail' that they want you to race (*cough* F1 series), this game allows you total freedom to miss an apex or not. It's however you want (or can) take the turn.
Career mode is definitely deep. And by deep, I mean if you want to succeed on more difficult settings, you have to practice, tune, re-practice, and re-tune. You start by choosing a class to race in, which is tiered (cart/open wheel, GT, and Prototype - form three linear paths)...all ending with the LMP1 class. You choose a team to race for and it's only a couple who are interested in hiring you, so expect to learn a car that you didn't expect to learn before. From there, it's all progression. You can set just about everything, from race-length, time of day, practice/qualifying sessions, to AI difficulty...all while you've already started your career.
On top of that, the DLC package was extremely cheap and came with cars that I find interesting and useful. Free updates are on the way, but cheap (and quality) DLC like this is rare.
Plain and simple, this game was meant for people who dream of living the life of a racecar driver.