By okron1k 8 Comments
A little history first..
My love for sim racing games started with Gran Turismo 2. I never actually had even had an original Playstation and had to use Bleem to play GT2 on my Dreamcast. When Gran Turismo 3 came out, I bought it and my first PS2. When Gran Turismo 4 came out, I bought it and another ps2 slim on release day to replace my original PS2 that stopped working. Then I remember getting a demo for Forza Motorsport for the original Xbox and was blown away and bought every Forza Motorsport since on release day. Needless to say.. I am not a "fanboi"; I have loved both games dearly, and have been waiting a long, long time for GT5.
For the latest generation of consoles, I got an Xbox 360 near launch date and well before PS3 was released. Because I liked the online experience and the idea of achievements, I decided to mainly get all my games for Xbox 360 and only buy exclusive games for the PS3. I also decided to hold off on the PS3 until GT5 was released, an easy decision to make back before all the delays. Growing impatient a couple years ago, there was one weekend I bought a PS3 with the intention to return it on Monday after playing the free GT5 demo just to see what it was all about (I'm a bad person I know..). Ever since GT5 has had a "solid" release date (and then getting one more short delay before seeing store shelves), I started buying some PS3 exclusives and some Blu-Ray movies that I found on sale to get ready for the PS3. I still don't have GT5 or a PS3 for that matter because my girlfriend wants to get me a PS3 and GT5 for Christmas, and we were hoping for a GT5 PS3 bundle somewhere.
Everything seems to be not looking so good for GT5. I just finished watching the hour and a half long quick look and I am seriously doubting this game. The only thing i did notice from the QL is the large amount of tire smoke behind the car when it was spinning out, and the fireworks looked pretty cool. This video comparing the AI of GT5 with FM3 makes me wonder what the hell they have been spending all this time on, Nascar and go-karts?
After watching the QL, I was ready to forget buying a PS3 this late in the console cycle. But there are a bunch of other exclusives that I have been wanting to play and would be depriving myself from, and I REALLY want to watch the first two movies in the Robocop Trilogy Blu-Ray I already bought on the new HDTV I bought a couple months ago. So sometime after Christmas, I will come back and give my hands on impressions. But as of right now, I can only hope that the next Forza Motorsports game will be in 2011, and not for Kinect.