While it's a deeply technical game, D1 Grand Prix is far from bland. The car-customization options are fairly deep, and the competitive races are loaded with explosive pre- and post-match visuals that look like they were borrowed from WWE SmackDown! And if you get bored with the racing, "X-Treme" challenges - which involve everything from drifting to launching your car off a ramp - and unlockable movies of actual drift events should keep you busy for a while. So while it's unforgiving, race fans with a tolerance for steep learning curves might want to check this out next month.