I just picked this up on Friday night at a place that releases games early, days at a time in most cases, and once again I have made a royal mistake. I have always sucked at most driving games as I can never control the car to save my life (which is why I don't have a license, it's just better for all involved that I don't). I'm a reasonably intelligent guy, but I don't seem to have the retention skills needed to learn to drive these games. With every popular driving game that's released, I somehow think that this time it will be different, i'll learn this one so help me! Nope, not the case. It was apparent from the start that I just blew 50 bucks, this freaking game is harder than all hell! How in the world do the designers expect people to play this thing, I can't drive 10 feet without banging into a wall, and the turns, forget it, they're usually a tire-screech-fest followed by me kissing the wall, despite my best efforts to brake, it doesn't help me in the least, i'm hopeless, folks. The game is undeniably beautiful to look at, big time! But the designers seem to think that i'm Mario Andretti or Dale Earnhart Jr. You shouldn't need to be an expert stunt driver to play a game. Bottom line, I don't have a prayer with this one, shame too, it looks so darn good that I really would love to be able to play it.