Summary: It's a racing game...my favorite kind. It's why I own a console. However, graphics like this aren't acceptable anymore nowadays. Go license the GT3 engine, and come back with a newer product. The game play is good, and I love the accelerated dusk-to-dawn approach.
Long load times, annoying save scheme, terrible sound
Q. P. Liu, Amazon
12 October 2001
Summary: I haven't played it much yet, but there are some immediately obvious annoyances. Obviously, the load times is one. The save scheme is another. If you change the options, it saves when you leave the options. If you do a time trial, it saves when you leave.
Summary: Had this on the Dreamcast back in the day and thought it would be great to relive those halcyon days but was disappointed by the visuals - the graphics on the PS2 are nowhere near as good as the DC's.
Summary: Could Have done a lot better. The game just doesn't feel right. When you play it, the handling is unpredictable, the setup functions are not very useful and hardly change anything, and the gearbox is stupid: it bogs down in one gear while the speed increases until suddenly the revs rise stupidly.
Summary: Don't beleive the hype. This is nowhere near the game it should have been. The PS1 version had so much going for it that seperated it from other racers. For example an excellent damage model that meant you could struggle on.