Summary: I bought this game after trying several other racing games and returning them. I like simulation games like Forza, but sometimes they lack the adrenaline, and I miss the old arcade racers. I bought Ridge Racer with not too high of hopes because of the reviews, but I was surprised. This is the most fun racing game I have ever played, hands down. Make no mistake, this is a very difficult racing game to master.
Summary: Awesome game. It's not Ridge Racer. It's something different. A hybrid of RR and Burnout I think would be an apt, if not passable description. My favorite things are the races themselves, the tracks, and the different modes you can play. I absolutely loved that you could design your own tracks down to the obstacles you put on them. I had made a ramp that stretched to above the buildings that surrounded it and at the top put an exploding fireworks truck.