Excerpt: Drifting, the impractical racing maneuver that sends a car flying around a turn at a severe angle, is always an eye-catching stunt. Hell, they made a whole movie about it - a bad movie, but nevertheless - and of course, they had to make some games based on the style.
Summary: It nails some of the key points of the drift-racing genre, but Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT lacks practically every other component needed to make an exciting racing game.
Pros: The game is clearly dedicated to portraying a fairly realistic drift-racing experience, Oddly enjoyable soundtrack, Some recognizable car brands and models
Cons: Drifting controls are simply too sporadic to be enjoyable, Even when not drifting, cars handle about as well as a wheelbarrow on skis, It looks like a first-generation PlayStation 2 game, Conquest mode design is rather repetitive
Conclusion: Incessant loading screens and a bit too much repetition hurt the game's long-term appeal, but taken in three- or four-hour chunks at a time, this is an incredibly rewarding (and unique) racing experience. Definitely give it a shot.