Dirt 3 Review
While the market for racing games nowadays is far less than empty, Dirt 3 seems to offer a whole new level of excitement for race gaming enthusiasts. From the mind blowing graphics to the real action car controls, this game is one of the highly anticipated releases that has actually held up to the hype. It offers a range of exciting adventures both online and on console, and it is definitely worthy of exploration.
The Good News about Dirt 3
The graphics in the latest Dirt release are out of this world on everything from the cars to the backgrounds they are set in. The realism from the graphics is extended into the feeling of the game as well, as every crash takes on a whole new level of physical immersion. The physics behind the crashes is both enticing and surprising, offering gamers a whole new way to experience race cars.
Dirt 3 does not have a set difficulty level, so it works well for newcomers and experienced players alike. The game allows weaker players to still get through without incredible frustration, but it also offers exciting and unique challenges for hardcore racing enthusiasts. There is tons of online content to keep players entertained beyond their consoles, and that includes some unique play modes with zombies and other elements not found in the game itself.
The game also features many levels of unlockable content to take the already massive experience to a new extreme. The gymkhana racing mode is unlike anything else featured in other racing games, and that may be the vital difference that Dirt 3 needs to keep itself above the competition.
The Bad News about Dirt 3
Many users are excited to find out about the YouTube capabilities with the site, which essentially let players record themselves playing the game and then post their clips on YouTube for others to view. This is a fantastic addition in theory, but the developers may not have fully worked out the kinks before the game’s release. The recordings are less than a minute long, and they are only in 480p. These recordings cannot be saved in the game system either. They can only be put on YouTube. Most gamers will likely stick to their cammed recordings for now, but it is a nice thought to add. Perhaps this is the start of a wave of new technology, but it may have been best to leave it out of the game until it was fully functioning.
As a whole, there aren’t many complaints to make about Dirt 3. Sure some of the features could have been fully developed, but when is the last time you didn’t buy a game because it’s over advanced technology wasn’t overly advanced enough? The fact is that this game offers fantastic graphics, great story lines, enthralling races, and challenges for any kind of player. Whether you have been a devout race gamer from day one or you are using this to try something new, you will change your perspective on racing games after playing Dirt 3. You’ll just have to test that for yourself to see.