Whatever it is, it’s currently packaged and sat in boxes at retailers all around the world, waiting for next Wednesday to arrive. More importantly, it’s finally finished! People are even playing it! It’s no longer just vaporware!
Yep, Gran Turismo 5 is almost here. The 5 year wait threatened to reach comedy levels at numerous points in a development cycle that more people doubted the longer it went on, but with less than a week until release that will all soon be forgotten. I expect Metacritic will be littered with reviewers who will be climbing over themselves to remind us of that, before awarding the game an 8 or a 9, but I personally believe that like a fine wine, most gamers will appreciate where the time went once they’ve sampled it. With more than 1,000 cars, 65 course variations and more game modes than you can shake a gear stick at, Gran Turismo 5 should cement itself as the generations defining racing experience.
I honestly couldn’t be more excited right now. As a long term GT fan, the wait has often proved excruciating, but I fully intend on making up for last time from next week onwards. Expect a first impressions piece to follow. In the mean time, anyone interested could do worse than read amar212’s excellent and constantly updated hands on report for GT Planet. Even if just as proof that this thing actually exists.
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