Publisert: 27. april
TLDR at the bottom.
I came into this expecting a better and updated Grid 1, a worthy successor to a pretty decent (although flawed) racing game.
What i got was a chineese bootleg of need for speed.
Grid 1's physics though quirky and in dire need of a few small fixes have been thrown completely out the window in favour of some simplified super arcady system that bears no resembelance of realism to the first one.
Grid 1's cars had a "points rating" for performance 4/5 5/5 ect. This is not a very good system but in Grid 2 they have moved to an even worse system where each stat of performance is a bar. This makes comparing cars virtually impossible. not to mention the majority of cars share the same statline.
the cutscenes are cringeworthy, They strike right into the heart of the "old white man trying to appeal to young kids of the digital age" as if the game is almost a parody of itself. The ESPN sections are especially cringeworthy, i wonder how much their paid for licensing to an american only complay for an american live action cutscene THAT IS UNSKIPPABLE.
Atleast they have done away with the horrible sponsor screen from GRID 1. that would take way too long to scroll. Grid 2 allows you to skip alot of parts.
Post-Race Sponsor rundown
Physics is terrible
unskippable cringeworhty cutscenes
Physics are awful
AI is on rails & cheats
The game is legitimately not fun to drive in.
By far the worst event is the random track events without a co-driver or minimap its a random chance that a corner is a hairpin or open. you have to take every corner at slow speed.
Alot of other events are 1-3 laps meaning you have no time to learn the circuit at all.
TLDR: its not Grid 2. Its bootleg need for speed. If you like the NFS series. enjoy if you wanted a successor to Grid1. youre SOL.