Firstly, I'm pretty naff at racing games. I bought Forza 2, and couldn't get on with it, then tried Project Gotham 4 which I also found very frustrating. Which is, as I said, because I'm naff at racing games and nothing to do with the quality of either Forza 2 or PGR4.
I have been searching for a racing game which can give a novice like me a chance to have a laugh zipping round a few tracks without crashing every 3 seconds, and give me at least half a chance to win a few races. And then, if I want to make things a bit more challenging, I can up the difficulty when I'm more confident.
I wasn't really all that bothered when I heard Forza 3 had been released. I just thought, ah well, another racing game which will be completely out of my league. I downloaded the demo from Xbox live just out of curiosity and was pleasantly proven wrong.
I switched to cockpit view and was bowled over at how accessible this game is, even to a lightweight like me. Gaming for me is about having fun. This game, with it's awesome graphics, excellent frame rate and addictive gameplay, is what makes video games great in my opinion. I cannot speak for the die hard racing game fans who want racing games to be as difficult as possible, but I'm sure the makers have tried to cater for all types of gamers.
I rarely buy any other type of game than shooters, but I'm really glad I went for this one.