College has robbed me of my pride, my joy, and my baby: my car. I love my silver 1999 RAV-4, and knowing that it lies dormant in a garage 300 miles from me is heartbreaking. Occasionally, my mom takes it for a spin to my brother’s hockey games, when she doesn’t want to put 200 miles and stinky equipment in her own car. In a few months, my brother will undoubtedly put quite a few dents onto it as he learns how to drive. But now, I seize every driving opportunity I can get. Ford Racing 2 for Xbox satisfied my craving for behind-the-wheel time… for the half hour that I was able to play it. Now, one of my favorite games of all time was Diddy Kong Racing for N64, so I was really thrilled to have the opportunity to play another racing game. Little did I realize, there were not many similarities. The car options were amazing. I raced as many different kinds of Mustangs, stock and custom, old and new, as well as off-road trucks. The courses were really interesting, letting you weave in and out of ancient ruins, race up the San Francisco Bridge, go through wooded tracks, or do anything else you could think of. There was a great variety of cars to race, as well, with different ones becoming unlocked as you beat certain levels on the tracks. All in all, I really enjoyed the game. It doesn’t require an extensive period of time, so you can enjoy it for a few minutes, a few hours, or a few days. I would definitely recommend picking it up!
About the Contributor
From 2004 to 2005
Julie Kozarsky is a former staff member from GameCola's early days as a monthly email newsletter.