This game is going to be a love it or hate it game. Some people wont like it because it's an arcade racing game. Other people(me) won't like it because this arcade racer is pathetic compared to Burnout.
The gameplay is the biggest flaw of the game, because its the same exact engine since the early Ridge Racers
however, the graphics are flatout an amazing showpiece for the PS3, the level designs are unique, the car designs are cool, etc.
The sound sounds the same, the voice acting is cheesy, and the techno music is repetitive
The online play is great and fun, but the lack of a headset really kills it.
overall, is this game worth it for racing fans? Not Really, only Ridge Racer fans should pick this one up.