This game would smoke Tokyo Racer Extreme 01 off the line. But, Initial D, Auto Modellista, and Gran Turismo 4 Prologue are all better. If you have a GameCube and you NEED a non-cart racing game, then go ahead and get this. Anyone else...stay away. The only plus for Namco is that now, with a more realistic game, they have the ability to pick the pieces up, figure things out, and grow. Ridge Racer V's reception showed that people were tired of the series going in the same old direction, and at least Namco is willing to open up and go after something new. Hopefully, they get a real story, some more licensed cars, better physics, and more of a sense of speed in the next game.