Ah, the drift. Any professional racer will tell you it's just for show and heavy drifting is essentially power sliding, which slows you down considerably. But it's still fun, especially in a charming, potentially addictive kart racer like ModNation Racers. Here's a look at the gameplay that debuted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show; as you can see, the speed of this game might be a touch faster than initially anticipated. Sure, it's all about creativity and ingenuity on the part of the player (designing your own racer and tracks represents most of the appeal), but beneath that lies a solid gameplay mechanic with seemingly excellent physics.
1/13/2010 Ben Dutka