Summary: The main problem with this game is the PSP. Overall it's a good game, but the best way to illustrate my point is this. If you do a time trial in, say, one of the Australian V8s, it's possible to put in very good, smooth laps, and the game is a joy to play. However, change to a race in the same car, against 20 others, and the frame rate is very poor, becoming jerky and difficult to play.
Summary: Codies have done a great job shrinkwrapping their toca series. I bought this off a reseller and my only beef was that they never sent the box. Maybe it said that somewhere in the description, but if it did, I missed it. As it goes, I never did finish it, probably cos I have to drive to work these days instead of catching the train. Ah, the sacrifices....
Summary: TOCA 2 on the PSP was fantastic. Obviously the graphics were of slightly less quality than the PS2 version but apart from that the PSP was a direct port from the PS2 one. TOCA 3 on the PS2 is one of the best driving games available on any platform and there is literally hours and hours of fun to be had. Maybe I should have taken more notice of the word "challenge" in the title of the PSPS version. I was expecting it to be another direct port but sadly it isn't.
Summary: Bought this on the off chance and I have to say I was a little disappointed. This was due to the fact there is very limited cars and tracks to choose from and most of all it's all driving tests. The more tests and races you win the more you unlock which is fine if you can be bothered with this sort of game. Personally I think it is a little tricky at times also with the damage function it leaves no room for error whilst you are racing.
Summary: Once again, TOCA on the PSP is great! Okay so some of the tests (Braking) seem pointless as there aren't many occasions when you need to stop dead on a race course, but these should serve to place even TOCA beginners in good stead for 'completing' the challenge mode. The challenges themselves are as varied as TOCA fans would expect, and the variety of vehicles is once again impressive.
Excerpt: "Took me a while to get into this game, but I like realistic racing games (like the PS2 GT4) and this title didn't disapoint. The graphics aren't amazing compared to games like Formula 1, but if you can look past this the game is very playable. To start the career mode you have to complete numerous driving tests (very similar to gran turismo) before you can race. This includes manourvering through cones, braking within markings, keeping average ...
Pros: Great game, wide range of tracks, car types, and skill games
Cons: Took me a while to get into, Slow loading times, average graphics, gets very hard in later levels
Summary: A very good game. Worth every penny that I spent. I play on it quite often a never get bored. It is cool. The graphics are good for a PSP and the gameplay is realistic. I have a lot of fun on it. I recomend it for everyone. Buy Buy Buy!!!