Don’t be a hater! I picked up the game last nite and it kept me up till early in the morning. All the game styles are here from the previous versions; racing, knockouts, and crash plus some new additions. The new gametype I will admit is rather weak, you just run into every car avoiding on-coming traffic and obstacles, other than that you can pretty much get gold on the first try.
The previous gametypes are as strong as ever, but crash mode is different. I was set back a bit, but as I started playing more of the crash maps, I’ve grown to love it. No longer are the floating icons for boost, x2, x4, ect on the map; instead, you have to use a shifting method (similar to the NFS:Underground drag events), this determines your starting speed, the rest is planning the best route to inflict maximum carnage.
I would recommend the title to anyone, from previous owners to fans of arcade racing. The tracks are solid and you wont be disappointed