Top critical review
Worth $20 - but beware of playing with a PS4 controller.
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2016
I'm really not sure how to give a fair rating/review for this game so I'll go with 3 stars. I've been wanting to grab this game for a year now, but waited for a price drop to the $20 range after reading reviews. And despite knowing in advance that the game is clearly made for being played with a wheel, I ignored that piece of advice and thought that I'd still do ok playing with a PS4 controller.
I'm typically decent at racing sims (with a controller), but this game is damn near unplayable without a wheel. Even when you tweak the controller gameplay settings, which admittedly does do wonders to improve it, the game is still annoying to play because there just really isn't an ideal controller gameplay configuration that works across all cars. In general, it seems you're either battling a car that feels too loose and can spin out with hardly any movement, or you're driving a tank that refuses to turn. And while there are certainly different controller settings posted online that will work decently across a variety of cars, there are just some cars that don't work for and you'll find yourself having to readjust the settings every time you want to switch cars. So thats frustrating.
But despite my negative rant here, (which is really only a negative if you're planning on using a controller), the game is pretty fun, albeit relatively straightforward and simplistic. Graphically its very appealing, and the audio engineers were SPOT ON with the car sounds. They sound so sexy. The career mode is alright, and its nice having the challenge of trying to start from the lowest tier and moving upwards.
So yeah... worth $20 for the curiosity alone, probably worth more if you have a wheel. Just beware about using a controller.