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F355 Challenge Passione Rossa (DC)

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"This will take the you right into the action of the Ferrari Challenge series. Head to head multi-player racing, using a state of the art "engine" to drive the ultimate race experience and allows the you to become involved in the passion and e"

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      29.08.2001 19:38

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      F355 is yet another classy racing game around on the 128but monster consoles, unfortunately for Yu Suzuki – it’s on the now rid from the shelves Sega Dreamcast, and can be bought second hand or even new from sites across the country for as little as £10, maybe even less. But for you, that is a brilliant price – the game is shear class, one of the best racing games around – comparable visuals to the mighty Gran Turismo 3. The game features official tracks from across the globe – mostly Japanese circuits, but of course Monza is included – Italy’s f1 track. The cars look very realistic with excellent lighting effects, without being over shiny. You only have a choice of racing F355s, but that’s not such a problem, although I do feel a Ferrari racing game with all the models would be impressive. Racing an old Testarossa against an F60? Fantastic! Plus points: Graphics, they really are superb, with great sound too. Handling, it’s tricky but rewarding, the handling is very realistic. The official licence, the game is one of the only Ferrari games to achieve a licence. Lighting effects. Price! Downsides: The skies may look great, but they cheat – can’t be earth I’m racing on, must be Monza in a country with at least 4 suns! Play the game you’ll know what I mean. Only one car! Overall, well worth your money. 5 stars.

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      25.03.2001 22:10
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      The first thing you must know about this game, is that, errr, it's more of a simulation than a game. I know this could put a lot of people off but really this game can be very fun if you're prepared to put some time into learning how to play. Being a simulation, the cars handle very realistically - one mistake and you can find yourself off the track and into the dirt. This can make the game frustrating, but with frustration comes extreme satisfaction when you finally beat your rivals. Although the difficulty curve may be off putting, the designers have done a good job in easing people into the game. There are 4 different aids such as traction control right through to braking assistance (one which needs to be turned off soon to really experience the game). Graphically this game is one of the best on the Dreamcast, everything is finally detailed, textures are top quality and the frame rate never jerks. Ohhh but the best thing about this game? The engine sounds are a joy to the ears. The engine sounds so perfect as you burn around, if only I could have a Ferrari too... There are only 6 tracks, but they've kept me interested. This may seem like relatively few, but the thing that keeps you going is trying to master the tracks, and shave a few miliseconds of each lap. There's also a 2-player mode which is fun, but only if you can find friends who are bothered to learn how to play. The split screen mode runs smoothly with no slow down and not much loss in visual quality. As I keep saying, the game is fun, but only when you've spent some time with it. Not one for the "post-pub sessions" as it were.

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