PS3 Attitude’s Most Wanted Games of 2010 #5 – Gran Turismo 5
After spending the last five years with microphones up mufflers and photographing cars like a Peeping Tom shutterbug, Kazunori Yamauchi’s Gran Turismo 5 will finally make its long awaited appearance in 2010.
It’s been a long journey for the AAA real-driving simulator; a road fraught with delays, criticism aimed toward its precursor Prologue product for being little more than a glorified demo (we wish all demos were this comprehensive), and what has become a level of fan anticipation many fear is impossible to live up to.
Of course, the series has the luxury of keeping people waiting and still being secure in the knowledge that, when it does release, it will sell an insane amount of units.
With a wealth of cars, features and new advances, Gran Turismo has the potential of not only being the best Gran Turismo, but the greatest racing game of all time.
With crash damage, weather effects, all bolstered by graphics and handling the creators attest as being so close to the real thing that you won’t know the difference, GT5 is the epitome of the big title come good.
It’s an indication of the series’ polarising effect on gamers, however, that, while half of the staff here at PS3 Attitude voted for Gran Turismo with enough affection to pole-vault it half-way up our Most Wanted top ten list, the other half failed to give it one measly vote between them. Gran Turismo has that quality; the ability to split a room down the middle. While to its fans the game represents the chance to experience motorised marvels, others view it as indulgent, a touch sterile, even somewhat dated compared to some of the other racers that have appeared during GT5’s long gestation period.
But for every negative, the fans’ zeal for the series counters accordingly.
The ultimate racing game finally releases next year, and I cannot wait! – PS3 Attitude’s Whoelse
Gran Turismo 5 hits Japan in March before finally making its overdue appearance in other regions next summer.