Well, last night I had some issues with dreadful framerates. First I had to disable SLI, and it went up some. 3D also would not engage with SLI turned on, so I was running one card in 3D with still rather piss poor performance (on medium settings). But 3D looks good at least. Then today I had the brainwave to try disabling the 3D Vision altogether along with SLI and PRESTO... Every single setting maxed out and liquid smooth. This lends itself to a much more fair evaluation:
I think it is a great product, and I am glad I bought it and look foward to seeing it grow. The Megane (sp?) is really nice to drive. At first I thought (like Hyper said) that there was the typical ISI uncatchable slide thing but the more I drive it the more I see it's really light years ahead of the original. I can drift the Megane rather easily which is a good sign, but it sure isn't the fastest way to go that's for sure. The FFB is very good also (on the road at least).
I couldn't wipe the grin off my face though once I got into that crazyass deathtrap, the F1B from 1968 - who would've thought an old V8 with a seat in front could be so fun? You can throw the thing around like a dodgeball if you really want to, powersliding all over hell and it's really fun until the tires give up on you
But keeping it under control at any sort of speed is actually rather terrifying. Shit, going fast in a straight line is dodgy in that thing and it's damn fun!
Lateral slip angle tolerance (anecdote - I did not scientifically test this) is somewhere between LFS and iRacing, which is probably why I was a bit hesitant at first. I am used to LFS' massive tolerance this way and although I think it's closer to real than iRacing, I still think the yaw angles that are quick in LFS are pretty high sometimes, but I digress. I've been playing quite a bit of offline LFS before RF2 came out so I think that I needed more than an hour at low FPS to really make a comparison.
I'm actually pretty impressed with RF2, much more than I expected to be.
I haven't tried the modern formula car out yet since I don't really care for the type of vehicle in sims.