If you have played this on the PS2 then it is pretty much the same game apart from the better graphics during races, but the rest is still 2-d pop ups during story mode, which is pretty dissapointing for a PS3 game. If you are unsure about this or you have not tried the series before then a big thing to know is the control system takes a whole lot of getting use to as well, but when you finally win a race you will enjoy it soooooooo much. A huge thing to note is that unlike car racing games horses don't run on an engine and thus you can't race to the lead and expect your horse to keep going. Instead you will have to ride it to it's preferred position to try and get the horse to run home with a strong finish by using the whip and a good way to do this is start pushing it up at the 600m mark in races and whip it until the go icon comes up in the stamina circle at about the 350m mark and earlier if a horse way back last. But you may give up before this if you can't get a grip oif it quick enough – great for the horse racing fans and others may enjoy this as well.