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This review is from: WRC 4: World Rally Championship (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
...at least it is for me! Working my annual way through the WRC games is quite wonderful - in 4 years they've improved from Forza1 roughness to almost on a par with the genre-leading Dirt 3: and there's no more drifting nonsense - which alone would make it the best game of the year. There is a lot to improve on the visuals (water splashes especially, and the lack of planking noise on bridges is noticeably absent). It would be nice to have the retro cars as per WRC 3 (I am sure there is market for a game devoted to retro rallying).
But just driving the cars in the game as it is now is completely satisfying. The handling is vastly improved and very user-friendly (not nearly as demanding as Dirt 3) and the difficulty level is more nearly adjustable to suit your ability than other games. It feels very good. I do find the career set-up a bit limiting and confusing - but I haven't finished the game yet: There don't seem to be any rewards or unlock-able cars etc. The lack of personnel on the winning podium is a little strange. There is little choice in what you race: and I can't understand why my WRC3 event level is locked!
In short - if you want to play a reasonably real-world game, this'll do nicely!