the lighting can be really harsh sometimes. Also, it seems to me like brightness and contrast are doing the same thing, just in opposite directions.
Yeah, it seems they chose contrast (harshness) over a smoother gradient to really make the colors pop. What do you mean about brightness/ contrast? I know how the sliders should work but I don't understand what you are saying or if they aren't working properly.
instead of making dark darker or light lighter, Contrast is making the whole picture bright or dark. It's exactly like brightness.
Hopefully Xbox 720 let's us have visuals like that while racing.