Along with playing with my friends in sci-fi and otherwise impossible scenarios [Halo 2, Chromehounds], much of my enjoyment in playing video games comes from doing things that I’ll never have the skill, guts or money to do in reality.
Driving a Lamborghini MurciÃ©lago R-GT at 150+ mph through the streets of New York City certainly fits all three of those at once. If you should ever get the opportunity, be very careful that you don’t over-accelerate through the turns, lest you find yourself sideways – quickly.
I like Project Gotham Racing 3, it’s a good arcade racing game and a ton of fun. I do wish though that the “Kudos” – the points earned – weren’t mostly based on “tricks,” such as drifting through turns or catching “air” over a bump in the road surface. I know that drifting is an important skill, but it should be just as valuable to win a race by driving a good line and keeping the all four wheels on the pavement.