It's too bad not everyone will be able to appreciate the hair-shearing speed. Casual racers who like to putt around in meager sports cars will be slamming into the walls or plummeting to their doom in no time flat. It's that fast. You can either keep up with the traffic or you can't, and even nonstop practice may not be enough.
But for those who can take it, wow. When you're done streaking through arid deserts and corkscrewing slot machine courses, you can tackle a near impossible story mode, a create-a-car garage and the obligatory Time Attack and multiplayer races. Other than the four-player zoom fest, however, none of the extras will blow your mind quite like the main game.