Last November, after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, Gran Turismo 5 finally made its way onto the shelves. I’ll be frank, I never thought I’d actually live to see the day. In my mind it was only a little behind Duke Nukem Forever, and now even that’s coming out. Anyway, back to Polyphony Digital’s masterpiece.
Gran Turismo 5 is an absolutely massive game, not just in terms of hype or expectation, but as the game itself. In fact it’s so huge that we didn’t feel we could score it back when we reviewed it. Hopefully you’ll have had enough time with it by now to feel comfortable giving it a rating. If six months isn’t enough time, then I don’t know what is.
Although we didn’t feel it was fair to give GT5 a score after so little time with it back then, here are our thoughts on the game.
Gran Turismo 5 is essential gaming for race sim fans, something that will grow with you the more you play. Sure, there’s some visual issues here and there and the game’s UI is fussier than it needs to be, but as a racing game, which is presumably the reason everyone’s buying the game for, it’s unmatched, unrivalled and as comprehensive as you could have ever hoped for.
It’s unfair to score the game at this point, though, we’re barely a quarter of the way through A-Spec and less through B and it has continued to get better every step of the way.
But it doesn’t matter anyway – just go and buy it.
Do you agree with us? Or do you think we’ve got it completely wrong? Well time to let us know.
Just head over to the forums and give us your view on the game. It can be as long or as short as you want but if you want it included in the verdict article you need to get it in by Sunday; and remember if it’s long I can only use a snippet of the review. Once you’ve got your review written give the game a score on the Buy It, Bargain Bin, Rent It, Avoid It scale so we can work out the community’s overall verdict of the game.
That’s it, get writing.