Conclusion: A very exciting game, and very much worth a rental and even a buy at the right price. Once you get used to powersliding (which doesn't take long) it has a great feel. It is very much an 'arcade' racing game, so don't expect simulation style control. You start at the back of the pack and all the other cars are slower than you to give you the opportunity to become first before all three laps have been raced.
Summary: Having played Ridge Racer in the arcades and on a ps1. its the same game but, it still delivers. to be honest there is more on the PSP version than the Psvita version. So your getting a arcade racer. graphically its very good. and all the music and new stuff from the arcade game. The replay value is good as you progress thought the game. and i have not got bored of it. Overall Namco have done a great job on this game. there is lots of cars and tracks to get into.