Summary: Its a really good game, if you like simulators with just a taste of arcade this is defenitely your game. The only thing is that I think cars don't slide that much, so that would be the only thing I don't agree...
Summary: The physics engine used in Shift 2, when all assists are turned off, really shines. It's the closet yet you'll get to a full-blown simulation, which is what I like best! I am currently on level 17 and what I have experienced thus far with Shift 2, I like. Sure there are a few issues. None THAT severe you wouldn't be able to enjoy it. When the patch is released, any issues with the three platforms supported with be fixed. I run Shift 2 on a Phenom II 965 BE full tilt.
Summary: Not a huge improvement over NFS Shift, but rather a continuation. Which certainly isn't a bad thing, as the first game was quite good. Graphics look great on my i7 920 + GTX 260, with no slowdown. For those having issues with controls, I highly recommend you get a wheel or plug in a 360 controller. The arrow keys are simply not how racing games are played, sorry guys. Once you get it down, controls are realistic and difficult, but realism is the token here.
UPDATED: Patch 1 Solves Issues with default Wheel input
Danny L. Beard, Amazon
8 April 2011
Summary: UPDATED: So after taking a couple months off waiting for a patch, I just got the patch downloaded and it was almost like night and day. I can drive the car on the track now. There still is no FFB to center the wheel but the car is not difficult to drive. As proof, I have now moved up to removing the driving assists, changed the damage model to full, and shifted to PRO difficulty. I have driven several hours now and it is like a whole different game.