Serious racing simulation fans will have their doubts and with Gran Turismo out there, it's not hard to see why. R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is a franchise whose control, graphics, and audio have been refined through four versions and has been tweaked for mainly for the particular fans of the series and arcade racers. Yet, this is a game that's real easy to get into, making it a pleasant surprise to those like myself who have sat out the whole series. Those who venture past the trademark slick CG opening animation will find much energy and excitement in the races R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 provides, but make no mistake, this does not represent a radical departure for the series. So if you didn't like it then, you're not going to like it now.