I was reading this article about Mario Kart 8 and remembering the time I tried to explain to my wife, a Mario Kart noob, how to drift. It was really, really hard. How would you explain the Mario Kart drift in one succinct, easy to understand sentence?
I found it really, really difficult. It's interesting: the Mario Kart drift seems really easy and once you understand how to do it, it is really easy — but it's actually a very complicated thing made easy with muscle memory. We've been drifting since Mario Kart 64. We take it for granted now, but newbies need to learn all over again. It's like trying to teach a crawler how to toddle! HOW HARD CAN IT BE!
So that's the question I'm asking you today: how would you explain Mario Kart drifting to a complete noob?