I picked it up.....I am kind of addicted. The racing is tweaked a bit and something about it just feels better. The graphics look nicer and the sound effects are improved. basically everything is better than Dirt 2. The game is hard though....I couldnt get 1st place on the first race till after I adjusted the race setup. I have the difficulty on 2 right now and will bump it up. There are 6 difficulties 1-6. Anyway if you want a good racing game this is it.....the rally time trials are great and the tracks are beautiful. The damage model is even better then before also.