Woah, I must be enjoying this game because it turns out I logged two hours instead of just one. Good sign.
My initial experience with this game was good. And I've warmed up to it even more after playing more of it. I keep crashing and burning and losing races, but I feel like I'm moving up on the learning curve, and even if I don't win the race...
...it gives me consolation prize money for smashing things, which I can use to upgrade the car and maybe do better on the next try.
See? I'm improving.
Well anyway this is a racing game. There are races in it. And I kinda like it. So, I approve. Thumbs up for FlatOut.