I am thoroughly impressed with most aspects of this game. It has more customizability than PS2's Tourist Trophy (a game which truly set the bar at a higher level than any other road racing motorcycle game to come before it), the realism is very scalable, as is the corresponding difficulty and there are 4 or 5 different levels of difficulty, and within each of those, certain aspects can be customized to your liking, so don't believe those reviews that say this game is hard... well, it's HARD, but only as hard as you ask it to be. My 5 year old son enjoys this game with me, and we play it on "easy" when he's playing, but when I'm alone, I use "simulation" which is level 4 out of 5, I think and I find it difficult, but rewarding when I am able to turn fast laps without computer's assistance. I will say one thing... at the higher difficulty levels, it's important to try to use the analog controls for brakes, and throttle control. Although the PS3 buttons are pressure sensitive, their sensitivity is somewhat limited and it's difficult to "finesse" yourself in and out of corners at high speed because you can't apply 5% brake power, more like 10-20% is what it feels like is the least amount of braking force you can ask for from the SQUARE and/or X buttons on the controller. I have significantly changed the default controller set-up to allow analog control of accelleration, brakes (front and rear, independently), and body position/lean/turn as well. But those are all little things... the biggest single "problem" with this game is that the online game rooms are 100% EMPTY! I'm not talking about 4 or 5 guys who fell asleep in the lobby and won't start the race, I'm talking TOTAL GHOST TOWN. Night or day, weekend or weekday, this place is empty, totally. Which is kinda why I am writing this review. Please buy this game and play it! It's only $20, the graphics are sick, the physics are as real as I have ever played (btw, I have raced real road bikes on a track so I know what it actually feels like), and the only thing missing is someone (other than the computer) to compare my skills to!
yes: I recommend this product