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Sega's twice-ported Ferrari F355 is a fine simulation, but you have to like some real particular things. You must like that individual car an awful lot; you have to like only two viewpoints, bad music, and less than forgiving AI. And you have to like simulation racing real bad. If you chose four out of five of those aspects, then you¿re in a for real treat. If not, then stay the heck away. This game is not for everyone, and it¿s certainly not for fun-loving arcade-racers.
Ferrari F355 Challenge has weathered the test of time admirably, and though it's still a great racing game, it's no longer the world-beater that it originally was. Surprisingly, you'll find that the graphics hold up remarkably well, and the control, though at times frustrating, is as unforgiving and challenging as in the original. While there aren't enough new modes in the PlayStation 2 version to warrant a purchasing recommendation for owners of the Dreamcast game, driving-game enthusiasts who missed the original would do well to pick this one up.
L'excellent F355 Challenge n'a pas pris une ride en passant sur Playstation 2. Le soft s'adresse comme toujours uniquement aux fans de simulation, car la conduite est aussi réaliste que délicate. Le gameplay ne plaira certainement pas à tout le monde, mais le titre d'AM2 parvient à tirer son épingle du jeu en proposant une approche encore inexistante sur PS2.
In its dogged pursuit of absolute realism, AM2 seems to have forgotten one small thing: plain and simple fun. Even with the driver assists enabled, Ferrari makes for a very poor pick-up-and-go racer, and instant gratification doesn't figure at all into the F355 equation. Gamers who don't even flinch at the prospect of spending hour upon hour honing their techniques will find a true and faithful companion in Ferrari F355 Challenge. Everyone else should probably just keep on driving -- with the car you came in, that is.
What the game lacks in the bells and whistles department, it makes up for in its insane depth. Ferrari fans who enjoy strict racing simulations and have a lot of patience will get the most out of F355 Challenge.
Ferrari F355 Challenge isn't technically the best game on Playstation 2, not even close. But as a simulation it is unequalled. There is no damage, but then again you won't want to scratch these babies. Beware that this game is rock hard, even with driving assistance turned on. Hardcore driving fans need only apply for this game.
I like the idea of a simulation driving game but I just don't think it's feasible. Confining it to one car hurts the game's replay value. It's not a bad game, however, only the staunchest Ferrari and Simulation fans, or anyone who has a decent racing wheel for their PS2 should give this game a rental.
F355 Challenge a donc bien vieilli et ne bénéficie plus de l'effet de surprise… Mais le jeu reste égal à lui même il s’agit toujours d’un excellent titre… d’il y a 2 ans. Si vous êtes véritable fan, inconditionnel du genre et lassé par la conduite de GT3 que vous jugez trop simpliste, je ne pourrais que vous le conseiller puisqu’il reste encore le meilleur jeu de Ferrari en partie grâce a ses qualités indéniables d’un point de vue de simulation.
In general this game is nothing more than ordinary average. There are few advantages, like the selectable F355 or the authentic courses, and disadvantages in handling and AI, but no major improvements or innovative aspects. If you like Ferrari and always have been desperate to ride one of these boxes of incredible luxury you might just ignore this facts and still buy the game. All of you who look for the real challenge - hang on in there, something better is bound to be released!
If you missed out on this title a few years back and really dig Ferraris or simulation-type racing, this title is racing right up your alley. Otherwise, there are a butt load of better racers on the PlayStation 2 that are worth your time and money. If the game was released at 29.99 or less, maybe a purchase is warranted, but at full price for a dated title, it is unforgivable. Rent it first by all means.