Endlessly intrigued by the device, but I still don't want one and raising the price for features that aren't so much additional new things as fixes for old broken things does not inspire my confidence.
@cloudymusic: Nice to meet someone else who hasn't picked up the series since 3. Seems like you're coming away with similar impressions to my own. I'm with you that some of the graphics look rough in places (shadows in particular) but it kind of makes the game have an air of arcade-y-ness, aesthetically. I dunno, there's something kind of Daytona USA about those shadows and the thunk sound the cars make upon impact. It feels dated, but I think I might like it anyway.
@devil240z: They're going to force me into a "Roadster Race" (read: Miata Race) at some point, aren't they? Some things never change.
Well, I haven't played a GT game since 3, so know that this is where I'm coming from (but also that neither 4 or 5 appealed to me enough to want to pick them up), but I'm loving 6 so far. The game has a playful energy to it, and the driving seems as solid as ever. Music's pretty good too, though I'm particularly fond of the menu jazz, as always. Seems like there are a ton of super low-level cars, which I don't totally understand though. Maybe it's fun to customize them, but it just seems a little silly to me. Anyway, I'm excited to continue playing.
@erel: In general, piracy is stealing (there are plenty of individual circumstances with moral gray areas though). It doesn't get a free pass just because the definition hasn't kept up with the rate with which piracy-enabling technology has progressed. Even still, "piracy" as a term goes back to robbing ships at sea, which was/is theft.
@gnomeonfire: Haha! I didn't know that since I'm not that far along, but yes, that makes the comparison even more apt!
Thanks for the compliments, recent commenters. I'll be curious to see how true the more predictive/public sentiment comparisons shake out once the new consoles are finally available, not to mention how the Game of Thrones story progresses (I'm halfway through book 3 right now and caught up on the TV series). My only regret is not including Davos, who's one of my favorite characters, but what would be a good one for him? The N64 Rumble Pak, perhaps.