I purchased Trackmania United Forever for $10 during the most recent Steam sale. This game is crazy fun, and I found myself continuing to play last night, breaking my repeated promise of “this time is my last try, then I need to get to bed”. I couldn’t help myself.
I was playing the solo race mode, where you challenge to beat the bronze, silver, and gold medal times for the track. Beating those times is easy enough; the challenge comes with trying to continually improve your own time to challenge the world rankings.
On one track in particular I had it so that I could consistently post a time good enough for 4th place in my province (Manitoba) so I entered the race to post an official time and sure enough, I flubbed the race almost right from the start. I’ll probably stick to practice mode for the immediate future.