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For those who didn't get enough of the WRC comes WRC 2, Milestone's Sequel to WRC 2010. This particular game boasts technical and physical improvements that would enhance gameplay and allow the player to further understand the world of Rally. Playing this game was different to the last, and only true Rally fans would appreciate what Milestone has been trying to do...and got it right! Well, most of it...

I've scanned through some of the reviews online, and they basically shunned this game. Some reviews said that

"...this game can bore you quickly", or "...it is not like Colin McRae DiRT where you get to race with buggies and trucks", or even "...the game is too difficult for newcomers who don't know rally!". That kinda is the point here, this game is a RALLY game! Richard Burns Rally is a Rally Game! Colin McRae Rally (1, 2.0,3,04 and 2005) were Rally games! DiRT IS NOT A RALLY GAME!

So, on to the review.

  1. Once again, graphics has improved: The graphical content has been improved and ideal for this game. Everything from the machines to even the grass and trees is sweet. Damage to the cars (one placed on Extreme/Heavy) is to detail, so the slightest bad bump can end your rally...
  2. Different Stages: This is a large improvement from WRC 2010, where you were just driving on reverse order stages (Eg, Japan SS1 is the reverse of Japan SS2 in WRC 2010, whereas Finland SS1 is part reverse and part of another stage or area of Finland SS2 in WRC 2). So you can actually confirm that you have 78 actual stages and 13 Super Specials, and this would always have you on your toes.
  3. Incentives: When you decide to do the "Road to Rally" section, you would get certain incentives for using particular sponsors. This makes sense, because in the WRC, sponsors need you to do things while rallying (more like advertising). The Original didn't have this much, but then again, they just thought of it...

For the beef of it (again) it is a decent Rally sim with all the things you can ask for. However there are the few niggling problems...

  1. Same Robotic Codriver: To be honest, they actually didn't improve here. They put back the same, unflowing guy that sounds like a speak and spell.
  2. Abandonment: Just like the the last one, when you enter the WRC you abandon your team. It is sad that I have to leave the team that I spent so long with.
  3. Super Specials is Not really Super Special: The Super Specials here is a bit wierd. We don't know if Milestone saw this as an oversight, but in a Super Special, 2 cars race each other where one is on the track of another and they switch at the end of a lap. Instead, these superspecials have separate tracks...which confused me.

As with the first, this is a game for the true Rally Enthusiasts who want a larger than life outing with the WRC. I would suggest to give it a go, and see if you can compete in the WRC...