How Do You Know It’s Not a Sim?

Operation Sports poses a simple question to their readers today, how does someone really know if a racing game is not a simulator? As quoted from their article:

While you will hear the same phrase being tossed around about other games like Madden, NHL, NBA 2K or MLB: The Show, the fact stands that a lot of us, if not most of us, have played these other sports. We have personal experiences of knowing what a blocking scheme should look like, how a 3-2 zone defense should look and feel, or what it feels like to snag a liner in the air before doubling up a guy at first base.

What most of us do not have is the experience of racing a Sprint Cup COT car in a pack of 42 other cars at speeds of 200 mph. Yet, the majority of responses you will read on any given forum plays out as if the starting grid of this weekend’s race in NASCAR has decided to join these same forums to discuss any given racing title.

The article does not seek to answer what makes a game a sim or not, but puts it to the reader to question how they decide a game is "realistic".

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