I got to play Auto Modellista at this years E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in LA...it was awesome...
I had the Rx7! I must say, that this game is like watching an episode of speed racer. Its done in what they call "Cel-Shading" and thats what gives the game the speed racery look.
I got to play with the PS2 networked with 4 ps2's using the not so heavily pushed I-Link cable(not online, but the game will be playable online when it comes out). Anyway, from the time the last race started, until the time our race started took about no lie, 10 minutes. It took forever to wait for everyone to pick out the car they wanted, and then hook it up. You could put graphics, body kits, change the colors, exhaust, etc....So it took a while for everyone to settle on something....
3 of us were racing (the 4th PS2 wasn't used, the guy walked away before the race started). I WAS winning until my boss walked by, picked up a controller and then smoked me, even with my head start on him...
So heres my top 5 racing games for the Playstation
1. Grand Turismo 3 and Grand Turismo 2 (even though I am right now playing GT2 more with my vivid yellow Pro 5 in it!
2. Colin McRae 2.0. I absolutely cannot wait until the third version comes out!
3. ATV Offroad fury, not cars, but still awesome racing.
5. WRC. This game is a sleeper hit. I tell everyone how awesome this game is! It looks exactly like you are watching the FIA WRC on SpeedVISION (I cannot bring myself to say the new name yet). The cut scenes and course overviews are awesome. This game is so awesome, and I feel bad that I have it number 5. It's one of the biggest underrated games for the system. Its made by BAM! Entertainment, and they did an outstanding job. Theres room for improvement, but this is by far one of my favorites. They are also coming out with the motorcycle game, riding spirts listed below...
Heres what I am looking forward to in the near future:
1. Colin Mc Rae 3 from Codemasters
2. Pro Race Driver also from Codemasters (that car-pg someone talked about)
3. ATV Offroad Fury 2- Online playable racer from Sony
4. Auto Modellista- Online playable racer from Capcom
5. Need for Speed from whoever
6. Riding Spirits- Played this at E3. It was a Grand Turismo type of motorcycle racer. You get to pick your exhaust, hemet, stuff like that to hook the bike up. The version I played though had obvious flaws and the game has been pushed back until I don't know when....BAM! Entertainment