Gran Turismo despite the fact that it has a sequel is still probably one of the greatest console racing games of all time. I truly think so with over a one hundred cars you can customize your self, this game surpasses expectations of what the Playstation could do when it got released. My first impression of this was Wow ! This game is so realistic. Not only were the graphics beyond superb and the quality was high this game presented a lot of challenge, so those who think racing games are usually a bore they will not get bored with this one any time soon.
The music however during certain stages could have used some work, but that’s only on a couple of songs for the most part though this music was great. The only real problem with this game that I find is the difficulty. The simulation mode and License Test are unforgiving you will play hours and hours trying to pass one exam and never make it. You have to be a perfect driver to do so. Other than that this game is excellent and one I would definitely adds to my collection.
Do graphics get any better than this ? Some would say yes but at the time there wasn’t. Every car looked exactly like its real life counterpart and it moved just like it. The opening FMV of the replay of the cars looks excellent, and every thing looks just as good as that in the game. The car reactions and the way it moves if you seen the real life cars they look and respond just like it here. The backgrounds in the game were gorgeous some of the stages like Trial Mountain , and Clubman Stage Five looked very good. The mountains were big and luminous and a tiny detail in the background added to the feeling you were really driving like trees over hanging above you, and branches in the road. You also had realistic looking racing tracks to drive on, complete with bleachers and seats for the fans to look on. The crashes in the game weren’t realistic like you didn’t see big spinouts, and cars being set on fire. For the most pat you would just see it spin out of control and fly in the air, never flipping or anything. This is the only graphical aspect that could have been improved in my opinion. For the most part though the graphics were outstanding.
Sound 9. 9/10
Some of the game music just didn’t sound right. It’s really on my personal opinion because the music was not to my own personal taste. The music was loud and came off crystal clear from your TV speakers. There weren’t any voices in this game what so ever I think that is because they put so much into making the cars and making them sound and look realistic. The crash all for the most part had a different engine rev each time you picked a different one by a different maker.
Or if you tuned the engine and turbo up it would sound real powerful. Even the tire screeches as you wee coming out of turns and bends sounding pretty realistic and there is nothing like the tires hitting asphalt and dusting your opponents. This is a game I would definitely leave the sound track off to considering the fact that it is so much better without it and it makes it seem more realistic and racing like. In reality the sounds did a lot to make this a more realistic racing game and it gave you a more overall racing experience.