You might be able to tell from a lot my recent articles, but I enjoy challenging myself when gaming. Over the years I’ve managed to become better at a lot of genres and titles that used to kick my ass, but one genre in its entirety has eluded me; racing games.
Yes, aside from perhaps Mario Kart, I am possibly the worst racing gamer you’d ever have the displeasure of competing against. I’m not sure what it is; am I handling corners wrong? Shifting improperly? Maybe I don’t understand the true performance of the car. All I know is that I can’t play these games for the life of me.
That is going to change now. I’ve decided to turn my past efforts up 200% and try my absolute hardest to conquer racing games. To do so, I took the crisp $20 I earned from selling textbooks and purchased the one racer with the most content and steepest learning curve; Gran Turismo 4.
Suicidal? Maybe, but at least it gives me plenty of learning material. I’ll try and give you guys an update on my progress in a week’s time. Any tips on how not to suck would also be appreciated.
Update: Using the hints provided by the commentors, I’ve gotten my B license and won a few races. Take that fuckin’ Sunday Cup