You could be just a few metres away from the finish line in 1st place and then you get hit by a Blue Shell knocking you all the way down to 12th because the recovery time is a fucking joke! Not to mention you always get shit items in 1st.
I had one race where I got hit with lightning, POW Block, Red Shell and Green Shell all one after the other. Shit like that is why I quit this game!
Just got started with Tales of Symphonia. It's my first time ever playing a Tales game. The battle system took some time to get the hang of seeing as I'm more used to turn-based RPGs. I know this is not the first in the series but this was the earliest one available on PC.
I'm now around 16 hours in and I'm loving this game. I only wish it would run at 60 FPS but that's just a minor nitpick.