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Hardly played this, but I did start it up and try one of those challenges where you have to go through speed cameras as fast as possible. I failed dismally every time I tried, going off the road, missing cameras, etc. Ouch.
I remembered I enjoyed this and it’s the closest thing to Fuel I’ve got for the PSP, so I copied this to my memory stick and started it up. And then didn’t stop playing until bed time. Took me a few minutes to remember how it all worked, but soon enough I was driving around in my Aston Martin, doing challenges and having a grand old time. Didn’t do amazingly well, but I’m sure I’ll improve. I think I’m doing well enough not to bother wiping my save and starting all over again, at least.
What just happened?
I was merrily driving along when a message popped up saying I had a $147,000 fine and that as I couldn’t pay it I had to go to jail. So after thirty seconds of staring at a jail I was dumped back in my house with no money.
Except, I’ve spent hours today playing and saving up about $300,000. It’s all gone. I feel like I’ve been kicked in the stomach.
How did I run up a $147,000 fine? Why did it suddenly stop me without me being caught by the police? And where did all my money go, anyway?
What am I going to do now?
Only one Achievement today, for buying Chevrolets. It’s not really an achievement, though, more an addiction. I’m not progressing through the game, I’m just buying cars I like and driving them for miles to get to challenges with tiny rewards.
But given the amount of fun I’m having progress can go hang for now. Mind you, I really do want an Enzo after driving one in a car delivery challenge earlier.
Lots of Achievements today. For buying a house, buying a car online, getting up to Expert level, driving 400 miles, having four cars… maybe more.
I spent the whole day driving my bitchin’ Camaro, which is now fully tuned and a lovely metallic purple with yellow stripes. Yeah, I pimped my ride.
I’m now leaning back to getting Forza 2, rather than DiRT, simply because I love the car ownership thing. I love to buy a car, learn to drive it, customise it, all that. And Forza’s got that in spades, I believe. It’s certainly got the customisation down.
So, I played this for the first time in months. I nearly started a new game, but decided against it. Took my gorgeous Charger out for a spin, then got in my Nissan Nismo, which though not sexy in the least is at least useful.
A few events wouldn’t give me a gold, so I settled for silver, but I added over $150,000 to my bank balance, mainly thanks to a car delivery mission that I almost, almost, almost did perfectly. Also got a few Achievements, reached Pro level (no idea how, it just popped up) and created and uploaded an online challenge.
This is now starting to get tricky. Either that or I’m just rubbish tonight.
The handling really isn’t as annoying as I remember it. I think I might have been playing with assists off when I had the full game, which was a bit silly. Good enough fun to play for the full hour of the demo, which is a good sign. Lots of other drivers whizzing around, too, though nobody was doing the formal races.
Anyway, I’ve ordered a stupidly cheap copy from Play to replace the one I foolishly traded in, which I hope should be here in time for me to play during the recovery period after my upcoming operation. Fingers crossed.
I’ve just driven around the island for seventy miles or so looking for a Class C car to buy. Finally settled on some sort of Aston Martin, which seems okay. I need to do a for more challenges before I can be sure.
Anyway, yes, I just wanted to point how odd it is to spend an evening just driving round an island looking for a new car – and to enjoy it.
Hooray! I’ve got 250,000 points, so I’ve gone up a level.
Still using my Pontiac GTO, but I might buy myself a Class C car tomorrow. Actually, I just won an AC 427, whatever that is, so I should see if that’s any good before splashing out any cash.
One of the nice things about this game is that I’m beating cars that are better and faster than mine, unlike Gran Turismo where I have to make sure I have a better car than the opposition.