We've been playing a lot of Need for Speed: Most Wanted this week, and like Burnout Paradise before it, one of the main messages seems to be: "Gravity? Don't worry about gravity." That means any time we see a ramp we go for it, because that's the best thing you can do in a car, right? Not exactly.
Game devs love to disregard the simple fact that if you ramped off a seven story building and landed your car on flat, solid ground, it's pretty likely that bad things would happen. Like having your lungs wind up somewhere inside your colon as your internal organs smash toward the ground, thanks to all the additional mass strapped to you. Oh, and the car would likely be destroyed, since rubber tires aren't that shock absorbent.