in my car, I feel safest of all... SMACK!
we donít necessarily feel that safe in our racing car, for itís
brutal out there. Truly brutal.
You see, Project CARS
(thatís acronymical for ĎCommunity Assisted Racing Simulatorí)
really takes that last word to heart. If youíre expecting Mario
Kart with snazzy graphics and sexy vehicles then your brainís
just careened off Rainbow Road into the abyss.
This isnít a
pick up and thrash racer. You canít hit a corner headlong at full
tilt, bounce off some poor schlub whoís trying to race properly and
get catapulted into firstdom. You have to drive like itís all real
Seriously real (and stuff).
conditions, tyre heat, track heat, brake heat, deep heat and
possibly even Miami Heat all matter, and affect how your chosen
vehicle handles. It takes some getting used to, which is likely more
of an indictment as to how we play racing games compared to how we
drive in real life, where weíve much more chance of pranging. Mind
you, if you live around us a 90-year-old in a Honda has likely
already dinged you.
As for cars, while weíve seen bigger
ranges (no Fiesta ST? BOO!), they all look stunning. In fact all of
Project CARS looks stunning.
Track-wise thereís much
to love, with some 30 unique locations, presented in several
Possibly our fave bit is that you can dive in
wherever. Stuff boring old grind progression, if you wanna fang it
around Bathurst you can, in whatever car that you want (as long as
itís in the game, natch), in whatever discipline your heart desires.
This is as incredible as it is tough. Dial assists to 11 and
itís still tough. It will be too impenetrable for some gamer racers,
but those prepared to give it time will find itís the only way to
live, in Project CARS...