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The Slacker's Guide from The Mac Observer has posted a review of VDrift, a cross platform open source racing game. Still a work in progress, VDrift allows players to drive 19 different cars on 12 tracks either alone or in multiplayer mode. The game also features realistic physics and focuses on driving realism.
From the review:
With realistic gameplay comes a fairly realistic effort that has to go into each session. The cars themselves are typically European builds, each possessing unique strengths and weaknesses. Without automatic transmissions, the player must listen to the engine and climb the ladder via the keyboard, downshifting for sharp corners to avoid going off the road and following a realistic set of physics to play by. Nice touches like a fuel gauge, a limited supply of gas and gas stations to use for refills during long races help round the title out. The rest of the review can be found at the link provided below.
The Slacker's Guide: VDrift Review
It's this challenge and realism that makes the game as fun as 4x4 Evo used to be. Drift racing itself (the mysteries of which can only be explained by a single, solitary astoundingly stupid movie ), remains difficult, as it should be. The trick is almost impossible to pull off in real life and there's no simple means of execution in the game. To the winner go the spoils and there's a certain intrinsic joy in finally mastering this, especially after dozens of failed attempts that have you flinging the car off the road and into gravelly patches.
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