Friday, 31 May 2013

Dirt 3 My take on Finland

Dirt 3 - My take on Finland

Finland is most definitely a beautiful, mysterious and haunting place to race. The sun streaming through the trees and onto the track is an amazing site to behold and Dirt 3 carries this very well.

Dirt 3 Finland - Beautiful Sun

 Being cheered off by the Finnish folk as you take off at the start is humbling and leads you into a false sense of security. But as you later trundle down the back roads at 100mph you start to feel a little alone. You have left civilisation behind! The narrow roads become claustrophobic and the once rich lush quenching greenery becomes a bit of an overdose. The tight turns become taxing and the search for the finish line around each corner becomes more desperate. The longer tracks like Hanisjarventie certainly seem to go on forever. If you drive this track at night then you can amplify these emotions by 10 fold. But this is all part of the experience and FUN!! It is these emotions that give the environment it's own unique character! And each track certainly has it's own character.

The gravel road surface is relatively smooth for a dirt track and is very satisfying to drive. It is uniform from start to finish and you know where you stand with it. The soft grass verges either side of the track look welcoming and cushioning in terms straying of the beaten track. But do not be fooled folks! Hidden either side of the track are some deep and well covered ditches. These can disrupt your momentum and send you in the wrong direction very quickly! If you do manage to stray onto the grass verges you will find large hidden rocks or tree trunks that are camouflaged. Hit into one of these and you will be ruined!! It will feel take you by surprise like a punch in the stomach. It is a good job Flashbacks exist!

Please comment below with your own thoughts on the tracks of Finland in Dirt 3.

If you would like to see what I have achieved within Dirt 3 then you can visit my other post here.

For those of you who are new to Dirt 3 or are debating purchasing the game before everyone disappears to Dirt 4 then it may be worth looking at this as a brief introduction to the game.


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