Wow, what a fun game! I've only played for about an hour, 30 minutes of which was online (hosted by the gracious and conniving Ruffneck ...but my early review is that this game kicks serious a**. The online play is unbridled insanity, mayhem at it's best. The cities are full of destrucable objects which mostly serve to slow you down just a bit if you hit them. The cars handle nicely, it's an arcade game, but there's just enough realism to keep me happy. The cars feel heavy (at least the one's I drove), and less twitchy than Midnight Club II. It's too early for me to compare it to MCII meaningfully, but let's just say I'm going to enjoy both of them. I anticipate playing this a LOT in the coming months.