Summary: Yep, nothing like a real driving simulation, this is fantasy driving 101. I mean how real is Call of Duty part whatever? This is actually fun though. I didn't have success for the first 3 races, but it was enough fun that I kept going and won my 4th race. I also upgraded after a couple of losing races and got a new car and track, although I stunk. That was nice, and along with the fun, kept it entertaining.
Summary: This game is a huge departure from the Ridge Racer games, and is much more like the Need For Speed series. If you wanted more classic Ridge Racer, then give this a miss; but if you want a high-octane racer with quite stunning graphics, a decent soundtrack and overly-aggressive racing with drifting straight through various objects and boosting straight through various landmarks then you'll love it.