At first blush the game is awe-inspiring: 800 cars, 35 tracks. The visuals seem impossibly good and the controls work better than you'd expect. Ironically, the controls work best if you shun the analogue nub in favour of fully digital control. Which is to say, steering and gear-changes on the d-pad with accelerate and brake on cross and circle. Happily enough, it doesn't look like you're controlling this way when you watch a replay.