First I must say that this is a First Impression review (PC) of my first 2 hours with the game because I really am considering a Refund because of the current state of the full version of game and the SILENCE by the devs on Steam Forums, really feels that they abandoned any support for the game. Looks like the PC support was not a priority to Milestone and its really a shame. The good physics and a surprising amount of content is hugely overshadowed by bugs and unstable fps performance that adds horrible input lag at least on my G27 Wheel. I did played the demo quite a bit and I actually was excited by the full game, so much that I bought the Special edition with Season Pass and DLC... But got disappointed after I couldn't even play the game for about 2 days after release because of bugs. I don't consider myself a "Hardcore" competitive level simracer, and I'm just someone that is a racing fan that enjoy racing sims with a steering wheel (G27) and try to learn and improve at my own pace avoiding the stress and huge time-sink of the racing sims competitive side. I have about 600 hours on Assetto Corsa, 50 hours on rFactor 2 (recently bought) and about 140 hours on Dirt Rally (main content on my channel at the moment) This game is not "simracing" friendly. Lack of multiple devices/controllers support like DIY handbrakes or button box. No triple screen support. This RD post is just a relay to my Steam Review and YouTube First Impressions video. <mod edit: videos should go into our racetube section: http://www.racedepartment.com/media/> *So can I link it like this?* Racetube Video From my Steam Review: NOT RECOMMENDED TO: -Those who can't decide between this or Dirt Rally or WRC 5 as a Rally game. Get DiRT Rally. -Those that want a casual racing experience. -Those who are not willing to deal with the bugs and can't ignore bad sound/graphics/performance. -Those who don't have a good gaming PC. -Those who have a steering wheel currently not supported on the game, mainly high-end gear. Check forum first. -Those that can't play without a add-on Handbrake or Button Box (No support) RECOMMENDED TO: -Those who are willing to deal with the bugs and can ignore bad sound/graphics/performance. -Those who played hours and hours of Dirt Rally and want more content in general. -Those who want a realistic rallying experience. -Those who have a good gaming PC -Those who have supported wheel. G27 works if "Allow game to adjust" is UNTICKED on the Profiler. _______________________________________________________________________ Game PRO/CONS PRO: - Surprising amount of content on both Rally Stages and Cars from all eras of Rally (More content than Dirt Rally) - Stages are very narrow just like in real life. - Game physics and terrain surface/car dynamics are very realistic, definitely a simulation game if you turn off the Assists. Its debatable if this game simulation/driving part is better than Dirt Rally. - Like Dirt Rally, it simulates the challenges of Rally racing. So it is difficult but rewarding game experience. - Price is fair if you eliminate the bugs and performance issues. There is a lot of content for the money. - Progress and Car Unlock systems tied with Reputation and Credits earning. *We need more of credits based unlocks on racing simulations. CONS: - Unstable game-breaking performance, framedrops and micro-stutters that adds horrible input lag on controllers and wheels - Terrible and limited Graphics options, can only change the already limited options outside the game in a Launcher. - Terrible car sounds design, the sound is rough but the sound positioning is usable. - Mediocre but believable graphics, - Unpolished and very stupid amateur bugs, the game ONLY SAVES if you have ENGLISH UK selected on the Windows Control Painel>Region and Language Settings. You will get stuck on the Tutorial if you choose it just after making your team because you need to select the type of controls you are using. ALT-F4 is only solution. - Stupid lack of support for simulation gear for a SIMULATION GAME (Common sense, please Milestone) like high-end Steering Wheels, Handbrake, Button Box, Joystick add-ons. - Limited usable steering wheel/controllers/keyboard when in-game, can not use the keyboard buttons if using a controller or steering wheel or controller. Meaning if you use a wheel you can not use the keyboard or joysticks to function on conjunction, I can't use my Flight Stick as Handbrake like I do in Dirt Rally and other racing sims. _____________________________________________________________________ At the current state of the game I DO NOT recommend it, a lot of bugs and instabilities in the games performance. However if you are getting bored with DiRT Rally and just want more rally content with a surprisingly good driving physics then feel free to get this game a try, you can refund it later anyway. BUT BE WARNED: You must deal with the bugs and annoyances of this game, if you are not a patient guy or gal, then stay FAR AWAY of this game. The lack of response from the Developers Milestone is very disrespectful to those that want this game to be at least playable with a stable performance. I made a First Impression / Review with some parody video with more in-depth look on the bugs, how to fix them, how is the physics, And other info. If you want more information, please check my video.