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This game rocks!
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Game Score: 5-0 (5/5)
If you are into pure adrenalin car racing, this is the game to get. I cut my teeth on Gran Turismo 3, went through GT4 and GT5 Prologue. Love those games, the realism of the cars & tracks, and the amount of attention to detail they provided. But, waiting for the full version of GT5 is excruciating & I thought, what the heck, let's check out other racing games that are HD & different. After trying Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli I am completely hooked. There are certain aspects of the game I even like better than the Gran Turismo series. For one thing, the GUI for the throttle response is much tighter which is really important in a tight race. When you get on the brakes, then back on the throttle, in Ferrari Challenge, the throttle response is immediate. In GT5, there's a lag time before the throttle kicks in even though your foot got on the gas pedal right away. Cars are pulling away from you for at least a second or two before your car decides to get going. In Ferrari Challenge, as soon as your foot comes off the brakes, the game is on throttle for you and your foot catches up to the gas pedal but you haven't lost anything in the transition. I think it's a primo feature and I'm having a hard time adjusting to watching cars pull away from me in online play while I have my foot on the gas pedal. The game absolutely rocks.
There are some drawbacks. Most notably, the way the game is structured and presented has me guessing about what is my next objective and what's the best strategy to go about accomplishing it. One thing is, I have unlocked cars, supposedly, but when I go out to buy a car, it says "no cars are available to buy at this time." But when I go out to accomplishments, it says I've unlocked a bunch of cars. It even says the date & time I achieved the objective. Where's the car? How do I actually get my hands on these cars? It's not like a natural progression with instructions as to how to get anything done whereas in the GT series, you go from beginner to intermediate by winning specific races & series of races, then you are awarded specific cars all along the way. The more your skills increase, all the way up to expert & professional levels, you unlock some really sophisticated cars.
I don't mind that Ferrari Challenge only has Ferraris in it. It's a great car and there are so many different versions of it that I could continue to play & drive them forever. BTW, the competition is pretty fierce in many classifications and you race only against the same kind of car. So if you choose the Challenge option, you are assigned an F430 to use. You can tune it and use it in that Challenge series. When you go to another series, they assign you another F430 for just that series. There are 3 series: North American Challenge, Italy, and Europe Challenge. But you can't use the F430 unless you are in that specific Challenge series. And you can't take the Maranello 550 into the Challenge series, but can run it in Arcade Mode for the Trophy side of things. But hey! I'm just guessing as Brady Games has not written a guide for this yet, which is a shame. Anybody who loves racing games, especially the "realistic" ones really needs to check this game out. You won't be disappointed.
Oh! And by the way (BTW) get a Logitec GT Pro or GT25 steering wheel and foot pedals. I got the Pro because it has DSG shifting without the clutch. Some will want the clutch (GT25) but I say the DSG transmission is the way of the future. The new Audis have it and I doubt there's a clutch in today's Formula 1 cars. No human could go though the gears manually the way they do on the track. All automatics are really fast now, though the game does give you the option of manual gearing with paddles on the steering wheel of both GT25 & GT Pro. You will not get the true feel of the game on the hand held control. You can trust me on that last statement. I played all the GT3-4-5 series on the handheld & finally gave in & got the wheel. I can't even believe the difference. Now it's like actually driving a car & not like playing a game.
I am sixty years old and have logged a lot of track time on various race tracks like NHIS, Limerock, Watkins Glen, etc. and I wanted a simulator that would actually help me to test & maybe improve my driving skills and some of the driving games have actually done so. But you need to get a racing cockpit to attach the Logitec wheel & pedals and sit in front of the HDTV. I have a 56" Samsung DLP and sit about 8' from the screen. It's crazy but I'm right in the action like looking out the front windshield of my track car.
I will buy GT5, the full version, when it finally comes out. But I strongly suggest they include code that gives the same feel they've achieved in Ferrari Challenge. The realism is awesome and a real benefit to achieving a true simulation of the driving experience. Ferrari Challenege is a real challenge to Gran Turismo in my book.

Gino G. (Gino 151)
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Rating: 39%
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