This is a good title to pick up and play when you just have that need for a quick racing fix.
Compared to DR2 the main advantages are that it loads faster, the campaign is more involved with how you go about managing the team and stages and the handling feels good with the weight transfer and grip.
On the other hand the arbitrary objectives are sometimes problematic. There's not a lot of them and it just feels like something that should have been further developed.
One other problem I have is the widely swinging difficulty. It's good that you can set it before each event, but so