Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Review
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Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Box Art
System: PS3, Xbox 360*, PC
Dev: Slightly Mad Studios
Pub: Atari
Release: July 3, 2012
Players: 1-8
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p

The biggest flaw in the game is its crushing difficulty. Even with the physics and difficulty turned all the way down, some of the later races are nigh unbeatable. There is less a difficulty curve and more of a difficulty spike in Ferrari Racing Legends. You'll be casually taking first consistently, and then all of the sudden you'll struggle to get out of last place in the next race, even if you give a near-perfect performance. This will very quickly cause the game to start whittling away at your patience. It's rather obvious that the designers meant this game to be played primarily in multiplayer, as the A.I. seems to range from incompetent to unbeatable.

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But is Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends worth it, even when you consider the game's multiplayer modes? That's a tough question, honestly. Ferrari Racing Legends does one thing well and one thing only, and that's racing. For a racing game, that should be enough, but sadly it doesn't feel like this is the case. There simply isn't enough variety here to keep you coming back If you are anything but the most hardcore of racing fans. This seriously narrows the market for Ferrari Racing Legends in the long run. The game is fun and it's not even poorly designed. It just doesn't have a whole lot of staying power.

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As a rental, Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends will give you an awesome couple of nights of high-octane racing with you, a bunch of friends, and a couple beers. But as a permanent addition to your collection, I'd say avoid it unless you are a serious hardcore racing fan. If that's your thing, however, then go nuts, because Ferrari Racing Legends is certainly made for Ferrari-obsessed gearheads like you!

By
Angelo M. D'Argenio
Contributing Writer
Date: July 10, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.1
Graphics
The cars look good, but the tracks are pretty barebones.
4.6
Control
The controls are very responsive—a necessity in a simulation-type game like this.
2.4
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
No music during races, just the basic vroom vroom sound fx package.E
3.4
Play Value
It's a great rental, but only hardcore racing simulation fans will want to have it in their permanent collection.
3.2
Overall Rating - Fair
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Multiple Racing Types - Experience a variety of race-type challenges including Rally, GT, and Formula 1.
  • Extensive Online Competition - Race in online competitions with up to 8-player multi-integration.
  • 36 Circuits, Including Variations - Drive your way through 36 circuits including GP Circuits, Test Circuits, and Bonus Circuits.
  • 52 Stunningly Detailed cars - Relive the greatest modern and classic Ferrari models with 52 stunningly detailed cars.
  • Advanced A1 - Challenge highly intelligent, realistic, and difficult A1 opponents to push you to the next level.


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