The TV show Fifth Gear recently featured a segment in which Tiff Needell tried several current racing titles.
Needell is an accomplished former racing driver, featuring more than ten Le Mans starts. In theory, the idea of having a real life racing drivers test racing titles for their accuracy is a neat one but the segment somewhat backfires due to a lack of direction.
First, Tiff criticizes Forza Motorsport 4 for a lack of realism and feedback, a view that’s understandable coming from a real life racing driver. However, he then goes ahead and pans iRacing for not being exciting enough while praising arcade racing titles, making the viewer wonder whether he was actually looking for a realistic experience or just a fun time.