Racing games aren't really my thing (except Sled Storm... That was awesome!) and this game gives me mixed feelings! On the one hand the environments look great, the cars and bikes handle well, the crash physics are quite impressive and at times you get a real feel for speed. On the other, it feels so damn boringly repetitive... Firstly this drive around the open world to find a race thing doesn't really work and it’s more of an inconvenience than anything else; not to mention it instantly confines races to this one map! The only benefit is you get to choose your route to the intended destination but the races are also horribly limited you start a race on one side of the map it tells you go to the other, you finish the race, find another, and then it tells you to go back where you started! The game just feels shallow and I don’t feel it offers anything truly substantial to intrigue newbies to the genre (myself) or is advanced and in-depth enough to cater to avid fans! That aside it plays well and may be the vanilla filler for those who want a game to fire up for some occasional racing fun!