Gran Turismo is arguably the tallest tent-pole in the PlayStation franchise portfolio. It’s a series that gamers seem to either love or hate — so what did you think of the latest installment?
I’ve personally never been a huge fan of realistic racing sims. I prefer my racecourses to be dotted with physics-defying jumps and the scorched remains of bullet-riddled rivals.
The very notion of applying for a digital driver’s license before you can get to the good stuff seems to fly in the face of what video games are all about: namely, fun and escapism. (Veteran video games journalist Stuart Campbell once dissected this ‘GT = work’ anomaly with devastating precision. It’s hard to argue with some of the points he makes.)
Mind you, my own GT aversion also has a lot to do with automobile ignorance: I’d be hard pressed identifying a Ferrari from a lineup of Fiats, so the thrill of getting behind the virtual wheel of a luxury sports car is largely wasted on me. They could churn out a randomly generated vehicle and call it the ‘Super Falcon 5000’ and it wouldn’t make an iota of difference to me.
But sales numbers don’t lie (unless you’re WWF Wrestlemania) and the GT series continues to sell by the truckload. Here’s your chance to champion the latest shiny new model off the production line. Is it everything you were hoping for? Or do you suspect Polyphony Digital are holding back the good stuff for GT 6.5/7 on the PlayStation 4? And what are you thoughts on those steep microtransaction prices? Share you opinions in the comments section below!