The first time I saw this game I thought it would be cool. However, it wasn't until a few weeks later that I actually bought it. After about five minutes of playing, however, I knew I should have read the online reviews. This game is bad. It is really hard to steer through the track, and it is impossible to brake and turn like you are supposed to. It may be that I am just bad at this game, but my opinion agrees with those around me: This game is bad. The graphics would be pretty good if you could actually see them. What I really hate is the overly-realistic graphics. When you drive too fast things seem to get blurry and hard to comprehend. Another minus for this game. Just about the only thing that looks good about this game is the car, which I don't ever see because I like the bumper-camera view of the race. This game was a major let-down for me. I don't know why I haven't returned it yet. If you are looking for a fun racing game that is actually playable, you are looking in the wrong place.
This is a very disappointing game. I was initially shocked that a Wii driving game could be released with controls that are not usable with the Wii remote as a steering wheel. Manual shifting is broken in the wheel control setup: to shift you must thrust the wheel up and down, which doesn't work consistently and makes steering impossible anyway. I find the graphics to be very poor as well. The controls are fairly responsive while in the bumper-camera view, but in that mode it is difficult to make out corners ahead because the graphics are so blocky. The in-car-camera view has poor interior graphics and limited visibility. The rain effects are some of the worst I have encountered, looking more like snow at times. And the driving line, when enabled, is solid and so bright that it is distracting. Top all this off with irritatingly slow menus and an overall lack of a sense of speed while driving, and you've got one frustrating experience.
Don't waste your money
Pros: Good graphics(for a Wii); a wide variety of tracks; you're driving a Ferrari Cons: Controls aren't geared for the Wii; very slow loading and changing between screens; no off-line multiplayer; you're only driving a Ferrari If you're looking for a decent driving game for the Wii, and you enjoy the driving games and controls from the the other consoles(PS2, PS3 and XBOX), then this game might be for you. If you're looking for a game where you get to grab your Wii Wheel and actually steer with the wheel, skip this game. The preferred control for this game the Wiimote and Nunchuk. Steering is the control stick on the nunchuk, brake the "C" and accel is the "B", so you're steering and braking with one hand, and accelerating with the other. If you switch from the automatic transmission to a manual, you're going to end up holding the Wiimote in a really strange manner. If you want to try the Wii wheel, you'll end up crashing half the time, since there's a HUGE delay between turning the wheel and the steering wheel actually changing. The Wii Classic Control is probably the best controller for this game. For the car selection, if you consider buying it, you know that you're only going to be driving Ferraris, but there are a bunch of them. This game was better than most of the other racing games I've tried for the Wii, but if I wanted a racing game where I need all the buttons and a control stick, I would have bought a PS3 or an XBox. This is most likely another port of an XBox/PS3 game to the Wii console, and the people never thought about how playable it will be in the Wii.
farrari is cool! Challenge is not
Ha! Ferrari challenge is the worst racing game there can be out there. I hate that game so much that is convinsed me never to buy another racing game for the ps2 ever again. I'll tell you why I hate it so much. First of all, the driving. It's trickey on how to drive, it's like actually driving in a bad way. When you get to a turn you got to put on your breaks and when you get to the corner you turn as you step on the gas. you need to make sharp turns to turn the corner, and the game won't allow you to make the sharp turns. If you just got the ps2 or even had the ps2 for along time I wouldn't reccomend this game at all to anybody. I would return it if I could, but I can't. Now I righting reviews everywhere to prevent people from buying this awful game. That's why I hate Ferrari Challenge!
What a disappointment
Why does Nintendo produce such crapy games and more important why are they priced at $. this game is so bad i couldn't play it for more than a minute without hitting the power button off, whoever loves racing games like underground this is the worst bootleg of that. The graphics are horible on this game and the game play feels so robotic it nothing even close to what i and i think everybody expected from a racing game. i love Nintendo and i noticed the best games are usually developed under them like mario galaxy, mario kart and so on. They really need to step it up a notch or few notches on their graphics and not just make senseless games. there is a reason why these type of games fall in price so fast and it's not because of our current economy.
i love this game i got it when it came out. its pretty good. i still play it and have a great time
Forget about it
The game isn't worth you money, 1 a racing game for wii? Really? 2 controls are hard to adapt to! 3 costs too much than its worth...I'm about to trade it in soon since it has some value to it. don't buy it if you are smart.
I love racing games. I wanted to buy burnout paradise but they didn't make it for wii. This game is going to be awesome!