I’ve been playing Dirt 3 casually over the past couple of weeks and in the end I have a verdict: Wait until it’s in the $15 bin.
I loved Dirt, I waited patiently for Dirt 2 and after thoroughly enjoy both I could only hope Dirt 3 was everything it promised. The teaser trailers came out and I was totally on board. Gymkhana was added, and also snow courses (which I have long wanted) as well as more locations and cars. Sounded great.
You know, it isn’t a bad game. They didn’t ruin Dirt or anything, but it feels like a reskin of Dirt 2. They could have added all of the new game as a DLC to Dirt 2 and sold it for $10-20. I mean, what, they added some new tracks and a few new cars and gymkhana which is really just another track but completely open. It doesn’t really deserve a whole new game, I feel, and certainly not worth $50.
Also, the new D3 DLC came out the other day so they keep asking me to pay more for that. I don’t think so. I don’t even think what I paid for the game was worth it, charging for a small DLC is just insulting.
Gymkhana, for all the coolness that it is in real life is actually pretty lame in the game. Sorry.
Moral of the story: Find a friend who bought it and play it for the afternoon at his / her house. Or! Buy Dirt 2 since it’s dirt cheap (no pun intended) now. You aren’t missing much.
Or! Steam is all sale happy right now. Go buy Fallout New Vegas for $15. That’s crazy value for your money; it’ll keep you occupied for weeks.
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