How can I explain that GRID IS A FUN DRIVING GAME!
Let's start by saying that Mario cart is a good fun driving game,
It's not a realistic driving game and the handling is nothing like Forza but its dam good fun. And everyone can play it.
Now lets Say Forza is a Realistic driving game with realistic handling and only for the hardcore driving fans.
That's the problem there are those gamers who want to play good racing games but due to the nature of Forza, it's a very unforgiving driving game, make a mistake on a corner and that's it you're pretty much left out of the race. And again if you don't know how to set up cars or use a Suspension calculator for racing, then the cars are slow and awful to drive. Ask any Forza fan, you need to know how to set up your cars.
Now try and imagine a game with the fun of Mario Cart and the driving of forza?
A tall order I know but go with me on this one!
It's hard to tell you what's right about Grid, maybe it's the handling of the cars, the fact that they don't slide off the track like they do in Forza when you approach that corner too late. Cars in Grid are very responsive and will let you take that corner at a faster speed, maybe doing a slight drift that looks very natural in the replays
Maybe it's the graphics that make the game look beautiful with the dappled sunlight shining through the gaps in between the buildings as you roar down some straight in a City Circuit,
Maybe it's the animated spectators that cheer roar and boo as you go past them.
I'm sure that there are the hardcore driving gamers out there that feel this isn't a proper driving game and they would be right it was never meant to be but there is no need to give it a 1 star rating.
Grid is that sort of game that when you are in a race of 11 other players its just good fun and you know you have a good chance of getting around the track with all the other players. Grid lets the players spend more time on the track and doesn't penalise the players that end up in the gravel to much.
Now this is will annoy my fellow 360 players and start you all marking this review negatively. I think that Race driver Grid is equal in fun and playability the greatest Driving game available! Gran Turismo. Codemasters have always gone head to head against Polyphony Digitals driving game series ever since GT first turned up on the old PS1. And each time Codemasters have managed to give that little extra. Grid allows you to smash up your cars and show the damage unlike GT though
So to sum it up.
GRID is fun,,, it's a driving game for those gamers who want to play a decent driving game but found the likes of Forza just too hard. But it's also for those gamers, who have finished Forza and want to play something new until another driving game turns up.
"If all driving games handled the same wouldn't life be boring"