I was in the beta (which still works but is called Lite Edition or something) and I do not work for System 3, but I just have to counter all this dissing.
But first one issue I noticed in the beta (which I hope they have fixed); When a player got penalized for cutting corners, crashing into people etc. their car dropped speed immediately to 50kph or something, which is really annoying if you're doing 200+ kph in Au Rouge at Spa Francorchamps 20 meters behind the person cutting the corner.
@sfk1973 The handling was actually quite good. Maybe something's wrong your driving skills? The cars feel heavy, the handling is pretty much like SimBin's Race'07 on PC if you turn down the assists. It's refreshing to finally get more of a simulation.
@Fastcarrot You know you're not supposed to play racing games in 3rd person, right? Midnight Club and Burnout, excluded of course.
@fresh191 So you're basically saying they have removed semi-auto gears, which are in the beta and do exactly what you want? The visuals are OK, I guess GT5 will look better, but it's for the racing thrills you're going to play this game, not to look at the track. If you're done with the game can I buy your copy?
@Dajmin The beta still works. Second most of your opinions, but one thing everyone seems to miss is the quality and code of conduct of the other human drivers in the online mode. Really great drivers (except for the occasional jerk crashing into people like what happens in GT5 Prologue all the time, but those idiots are weeded out pretty fast)
@ensabahnur Go back and play with Burnout, NFS or something. Obviously this game is not for you. SC is great fun if you're into simulation!