I wanted to but this game because the gameplay at E3 looked great and I thought it would be amazing to take it on the go for my PS Vita. The problem is, I find open world racing games extremely boring and I found Burnout Paradise boring. The racing in this game looks intense and so does the crashes and I like Autolog. In the end, I think I will sell this game like I did with Burnout.
To be quite honest, I thought it looked more like Undercover than Most Wanted. And I personally like that. My favorite racing game ever is Undercover for PS3. It was complete garbage on PSP though. Carbon was great on PSP, and not too good on PS3. So, yeah, I am looking forward to this game, finally a legitimate racing game for the PSVita.
to answer the original question, no i dont like open world racing games... i want to race... not drive around a city looking for races.... give me a track if you want to throw ina few shortcuts go ahead... but I want to race not memorize a city... for me the best criterion game was burnout 3 on ps2.... nothing beats that game for pure racing fun