It didn't take long for me to like this game. It actually was the first race. It was simply put a white knuckle experience. The race was intense and it came down to me drafting the racer in front of me and using the last of my nitro. Finishing first was awesome but it was what I saw next that sweetened the pot. I was tops on my friends list with that time. (Played the game on the 17th) So it went for a few more events until I was tops on my friends list. The police events aren't quite as intense as the racing career but they're still fun to play. I like how the game gives you a taste of the later cars in the form of time trails to encourage you to continue progressing. Just to reiterate again this game is awesome. If you're a fan of racing games buy this. You won't be disappointed