Very rare do I buy a game at retail, but I took a gamble on Split second and coughed up the readies and I'm very glad I did!
Firstly, if your after a racing sim (like Forza), go elsewhere. This is a game for all the Burnout fans out there! Simple, pick up and play racing. Fun, intense and very addictive!
The game consists of competing in various races, from eliminator to ranked races. During these races you "power up" by drifting and drafting (both very easy to do). The power up bar has three levels. Once the first part is full, you can create obstacles to try and wreck your opponents. These range from a helicopter dropping explosive barrels or exploding fuel tankers. Word of warning though, time these carefully as you can easily end up "wrecking" yourself.
Once all 3 parts are full, you create even bigger obstacles on a grand scale. Such as sliding oil tankers to falling observation towers. Once again, time these carefully. You can also alter the routes. As you progress through the game, you unlock more powerful cars - each with thier own strenghts and weaknesses
Once again, you can complete in various races. Massive fun and party chat is allowed. My only gripe is that your first online race does take a while to load. However once you have completed your first race, it takes a matter of seconds before your racing again.
The reason I have rated this game 4 stars as opposed to 5 is because its rather easy. With in the first half an hour I had unlocked 5 acheivements. Theres not much of a learning curve.
All in all, I adore this game and very much addicted to it. You find yourself drawn into it after your first play. Fun, insane racing at its very best! Bravo Disney!