Originally Posted by TomGreen321
Yup, not sure what he's is whining about, but F2 was pretty much loved by racing fans when it came out. EVERY game is made to look and play better then it actually does, it's called marketing. The makers of Gran Turismo are some of the worst offenders in this regard.
When GT5 comes out I think I'll avoid any gaming related discussion because the fanboyism is going to be out in full force, much more then it is now.
I've played through every installment of the Gran Turismo series since my imported Japanese copy of the first one, and while the core game itself is still pretty good, it hasn't changed very much since the first game. In fact, in many ways, the older installments are better than the newer ones. It seems that the makers of Gran Turismo focus too much on making the game 'bigger'
and improving on the graphics, rather than making each installment substantially better
. I mean c'mon...its the 5th installment and we still have to deal with a brain dead AI, a bumper car collision system, and an annoying time penalty system?
So what usually happens with each GT installment is that we're fed years of hype and are delivered essentially the same game, with minor tweaks, better graphics, and an updated roster of cars. In a lot of ways, GT5 prologue may actually work against Polyphony, as the demo has already been out for a year, we're already done gawking over the graphics, and have a feel for what the game is going to be like (again more of the same GT). Unless there are some substantial improvements to the full version of GT5, I can already tell that I'm going to be disappointed, and will grow bored of the game very quickly.
What intrigues me most about Forza is that the series really strives to improve the race-sim (for lack of a better term) genre everywhere Polyphony refuses to improve. Turn 10 strives to succeed everywhere Gran Turismo fails....and Turn 10 really manages to pull it off in a lot of ways. This is why many people who have actually spent a decent amount of time with both prefer Forza.
In the end the competition between the two franchises is a benefit to all of us, as it pushes both developers to deliver a better quality product instead of re-hashing more of the same (or so I hope, Polyphony!)