Editor note: There is no definitive shape, size or style of a game review, and this is proof. This piece from Derrick Hopkins not only reviews the game, but it also challenges it by comparing it to a very real, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Enjoy.
By Derrick Hopkins
Editor, deadpixellive.com/special contributor to Tech-Out
The Nurburgring is a 13-mile-long race track in located Nurburg, Germany. Nicknamed the “Green Hell”, it was built in 1927, has 72 corners, constant elevation changes and is considered one of the most dangerous race tracks ever constructed. And for about $15, anyone can drive on it.
A lot of games have included the Nurburgring on their list of locales to simulate. The latest is “Forza Motorsport 3,” which claims to be the most “realistic racing experience ever.” “Forza 3″ gives Xbox 360 owners the option of taking on the Nurburgring and dozens of other tracks in a collection of SUVs, exotic sportscars and purpose-built racers.
My brother and I had flown to Germany for the express purpose of driving on the legendary track. And we’d do it in a rented Mercedes C230 sedan.