Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Future is Here

Yet more riveting gameplay from the soon to be released Gran Turismo 5.

Yep, that sure was worth the wait. I know it's just supposed to be silly, but really this just highlights my issues with the Gran Turismo series. Everything is so technically proficient and polished, yet so utterly devoid of life and personality that it might have been assembled by robots in a vacuum.

Even the AI opponents behave like cyborgs, not responding when you use them as buffers when taking turns too fast. I didn't know it was possible to take something as exciting as racing sports cars and suck every last ounce of fun out of it. I know car guys are already furiously jerking their wieners at the thought of 1000 cars (Less than 50 of which you would ever actually WANT to drive), but I just can't generate any interest at all.

I much prefer games like Grid, or Dirt, or Need for Speed: Shift. Which may not accurately replicate the experience of slowing your Dodge Neon to a walking pace to negotiate a slight banking turn, but instead try to let regular people experience the thrill of driving expensive cars at ridiculous speeds. Call them arcade-y if you want, but arcades are fun. Taking simulated license tests in a video game is about as fun as shoving bees up your nose.

1 comment:

  1. You should try Trains Sims, now that's authenticity to the MAX!