Got to the Class II events and the AI quickly demonstrated its bastard hard tendencies, so now living its reputation. That, in itself, wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t also resort to being a cheating arse by smashing me out of the way, without any apparent damage! Then, just to add insult to injury, if you get below 3rd, the game twists the knife by saying ‘you came x, try again’ - I don’t need a video game flipping me the goddamn bird for being below a certain position. That’s a deliberate piece of arse coding.
Outside of this? The other flaw is that some events are indeed utter arse and the only reason I’d ever play them is to unlock the track for Quick Race use. One, Speed, I don’t get at all, but hey, got a track or two unlock out of it.
On the plus side? The track designs remain utterly mad. I’ve no idea what crazed mind came up with the Vertex tracks. Some of the new Cairo, Alaska and Abruzzo tracks looks utterly incredible - one of the last includes underwater sections. Oh yeah, insane jumps too.
So, I’m never going to love the Career Mode, but I’ll put up with it to get the XP and cash to unlock the tracks because that’s all I really want from the game
EDIT: Realised I forgot something - whatever your position in an event, you still get cash / XP - I just really dislike the’try again’ text that comes up.