doesnít do a whole lot to differentiate itself from NASCAR 06
. In fact, unless youíre a hardcore NASCAR fan, you could probably get along nicely with last yearís version. In short, the series hit its stride last year and really doesnít have many places to go Ė at least when it comes to current generation releases.
One of the focuses this year is Skill Points. After entering Fight to the Top mode, you can go through a series of trials that both teach youíre the ropes as well as earning you points that can greatly improve your standings once the season starts. As you race through trials and seasonal races, youíll accumulate points by accomplishing certain tasks on the track. Points are awarded for clean passes, leading laps and avoiding crashes. At the same time, sloppy driving can also cost you points, so your meter is always in flux.
As points build up your Dynamic Drive Attributes increase, enhancing your performance. After the race, your earned points can then be spent on new tracks, paint schemes, and events.
NASCAR 07 doesnít lend itself to multiplayer games all that well, which might be the one area where the game could possibly grow. However, this is an improvement that will likely have to wait for next-gen versions given the added horsepower.