Saw some distressful stuff online tonight and decided to go play R4 Ridge Racer Type 4 to take my mind off of it. I like how most of the tracks have some defining aspect of the original Ridge Racer track in them, so they feel familiar while not being repetitive. As someone who pays too much attention to the colors of the city after dark, I find the color grading on all of the tracks superb, but especially the night ones. And it goes without saying that the music is excellent too.
I’ll definitely have to revisit it, as I never really feel like I got a grip on the drifting in this one. I’m also super curious how the AI works in R4, it felt very rubber-bandy to me during this play through (on Normal).
It’s hard to go back to 30fps once you’ve had a taste of what 60fps Ridge Racer feels like by playing the Ridge Racer hi-spec disc though.