I could use some input here from people who have played the game successfully.
I bought this game from the PS store recently because it was only $10 and I love racing games. I'm fine with the arcade/simulation meshing, as it reminds me of games like NFS Shift and GT. My main problem right now is with the difficulty, because it seems like it's spiked all the way at the top. Of the three eras, I chose to start with the modern era. Overall I played the game for close to an hour and couldn't even pass the first event! I know in order to earn all points you have to complete every race and earn its main objective on hard, so that's what I was trying. After getting frustrated, I tried switching the difficulty to easy just for comparisons sake. No dice. Supposed to pass all cars in 3 laps and the best I managed was 3rd place.
Am I missing something with this game? I noticed there are a lot of sliders in the controller configurations menu, but those generally pertain to people playing the game with a wheel (which I'm not) so I didn't touch those. This is really irritating for me because I consider myself very good at racing games of all types (hell, look at my platinums and you'll see how many are racing games), even ones that are poorly designed (cough, Anarchy: Rush Hour, cough), but this game leaves me scratching my head. If it's just a matter of practice, fine, I can deal with that. If, however, I am missing something, then I would greatly appreciate any input.