Summary: I logged countless hours playing this game these past couple of years. It kept me addicted to it. However I think its story mode is lacking substantially, and crash damage could be a little more realistic. The best part about this game is the always online mode. It's brilliant. Online is a huge part of this game and that plus being being able to cruise two real world islands is what makes it a worthwhile purchase.
Summary: This game is extremely detailed when it comes to the map. The online interactions are a little less than I was hoping but still fun. There is so much to explore which puts it at a game you can't just finish in a month. The graphics are average for a PS3 but decent enough to show detail. The car selection was less than I expected. I would like to see at least a hundred cars, but there was much less than that.