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    Default Drag Racing for PS2: $14.99!

    Seems to good to pass up...

    http://www.ebgames.com/ebx/categorie...p?pf_id=231994

    And yet, as Achika says: if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is. Has anyone tried this yet?

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    This was only $9.99 at Circuit City. My brother bought it and brought it over, but I haven't had a chance to play it yet. It looks pretty cool, but there seems to be too much emphasis into controlling the car. :/ It's difficult to even keep it on the track sometimes from what I have watched. Still if you're into that sort of thing it's a nice PS2 addition on the cheap.

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    It's a direct sim of drag racing, which means that each race literally lasts seconds and yes, the main emphasis is just to keep your car under control. One of the big problems is having your car not only go off the track, but also flip completely over. The main challenge of the game is tuning the tires and weight ratios to figure out the minimum gripping you need for each particular track. I hated the tuning aspect of GT3 (always ended up going to a tuning site for the necessary numbers), but if you dig playing with the numbers and enjoy fine-tuning it by doing each race over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, then it's actually a pretty good game. Just not my bag. I just don't think the enjoyment payoff is worth the time investment it requires.
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    Well it is too cheap not to buy,but it doesn't seem like too much fun.I bet nobodywill buy this one.I smell a semi rare game....

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    Default heh...

    good point:

    it's a bethesda game (elder scrolls series, some fun teminator pc games, a cool pc racer called x-car), so the attention to detail will definitely be there.

    "bad" point:

    did you play the ps one game ihra drag racing? it's 10 bucks, and definitely for the more patient die-hard drag race fan.

    i say if you don't mind tweaking your ride 20-30 minutes or more for a 5-second race, and don't ming screwing up and blowing your engine a few times (or getting disqualified because you hit the accellerator too soon)- go for it...

    all kidding aside, the game is cheap simply because it IS a niche title- there's no street racing or road courses like in any other racing game, just real dragstrips with really short races. not for everyone, but i'll pick it up (like i did the ps one game) because i used to be a fan of the sport, and the first game was sort of fun (tough, but fun)...

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    It can't be any worse than Activision's Dragster. Can it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gamingguy
    It can't be any worse than Activision's Dragster. Can it?
    Funny you should say that. After reading the explanations of the game everyone else had given I was thinking "I LOVE Activision Dragster, who needs a complicated version of it?"

    I had my Activision Dragster signed by the man himself, David Crane. What a classic game... the hours my friend Kevin and I would spend trying to beat each other by .01 second!

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