Originally Posted by dex
Somehow I also feel that those games (Lotus series in particular) had some kind of "open" or even "endless" feel. I don't exactly know why, any ideas? The only recent games that gave me that impression were "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit" (the 2010 one from Criterion) and "Need for Speed Most Wanted" (also the 2012 one from Criterion), both great "current gen" games by the way, I like them far more than the "illegal street race" type "Carbon" etc. games.
I mean Outrun even had A-B roads, but Lotus and XJ220 roads felt "endless" or more open even during lap races. Just my imagination...? Don't even know how to explain xD
Have you played NFS: The Run? It's like Hot Pursuit 2010, but without the level select menu, so you really are just driving from A to B over and over with different themed levels (1) The City, 2) The Highway, 3) The Mountain, 4) The Desert Highway. etc.)
It's the most Lotusy thing I've ever played. (Okay, Top Gear on the SNES was pretty Lotusy, I admit.)