I'll never buy into the forza hype ever again. Especially after the last nonsense they pulled on us by showing us screens and vids that were far better then what the actual game ended up being like. F2 was a flop. I was a huge fan of f1, and basically bought a 360 early hoping for another great Forza game. Boring tracks, car physics that looked better on a piece of paper then they actually felt ingame, music that was flat out gay, no sense of speed at all, cartoony graphics with overblown lighting everywhere ,horrible jagggies ruining everything, dream tracks from F1 gone, did I mention boring tracks? no cockpit view, and the car models were a mix bag of so so and really bad.
This game will have to prove itself to me this time, and no, I have never played a gt game besides GT5P and I will admit I had more fun with that then I ever did with Forza paintshop 2. But I will say that GT5 is way behind many games in some respect, damage model, car crashes or complete lack thereof, no tire smoke or very little, music still sucks. GT certainly has a lot of catching up to do and not just to Forza, but even many other arcadeish games. It's going to be interesting to see how both of these compare once again, if GT5 ever comes out that is.
If it ends up actually being good, wicked, I'll buy both, but my hopes are not quite so high this time.