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Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that there's a new intimidator feature that lets the player decide to be the good guy or the bad guy. The racing aspect of this game will bore younger kids who will be more interested in designing cars and going off-road than in going 16 laps to complete a race. Finally, there are car crashes but no blood, etc.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
The speed and sounds and graphics are all good. There is no longer a cockpit view, which will be disappointing to fans of earlier Nascar video games. Handling the controls is tricky though, and it's easy to crash (which seems to be a big part of the entertainment). There is an intimidator and grudge feature that can be more annoying than unpleasant because it interrupts gameplay.
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