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1-2 Players Dual Shock Controller Compatible Analog Controller Compatible Revolutionary 3D Graphics Simulation and Arcade ModeAmazon.com Gran Turismo is the new definition of a great racing game. With wonderful graphics, TV-like replays, and an entire host of cars to chose from, this instant classic goes beyond a driving game into the realm of driving simulator. You can choose between the arcade version (featuring classic cars such as Corvettes and Aston Martins) or the simulation, which is the true heart of the game. The simulation starts you on an entire racing career beginning with a cheap used car and second-rate tracks. You will find yourself longing for the Dodge Viper as your sad $10,000 starting fund puts you behind the wheel of a used Honda Prelude or Mazda RX-7. As you win races, acquire money, and earn advanced licenses, you are able to buy better cars and race in more competitive matches right up to the GT World Cup. Complete with cunning renditions of actual car models and a very playable interface, this game is great for the serious racing simulation fan and the casual gamer. It promises instant action and the kind of gradual advancement that keeps gamers playing for weeks. While the license tests can be hard, the fun track design and sheer number (140-plus) and variety of cars to choose from makes this an exciting race experience. --Allen StewartPros:Great graphicsMore than 140 accurately modeled carsAwesome replays--actually looks like a TV raceCons:Steep learning curve Product description Includes game disc or discs, manual and original case. Game disc is in great condition. If there are any scratches they are only minor and have no effect on game play. All of our games are fully tested prior to being placed in our inventory. Review The US release of Gran Turismo has been a much-awaited event. Sony made some changes to the domestic release, but for the most part, it's still the same game. Gran Turismo is about as close to driving a car you can without, well, actually driving a car. Whether that's a blessing or a curse, however, depends on your point of view. There are two main modes to choose from. The arcade mode is a quick and dirty race, which lets you pick from a number of cars right off the bat and features slightly simplified physics for more arcade-style play. There is a two-player split-screen option in arcade mode, but the frame rate takes a horrible dive, making it almost totally useless. The arcade mode easily rivals most arcade-style driving games, but the simulation mode is where the meat of the game is. You start the simulation with enough money to buy a used car that should be good enough for the first few races. Of course, you can't actually enter any races until you've earned your license. There are three licenses in the game, each one more difficult to attain than the last. There are eight segments to each license test. Most of the segments involve taking a set of turns in a certain amount of time. These segments are supposed to teach you the proper way to corner and make you a better driver. Unfortunately, all they really do is block your path to the interesting races and tracks in a very frustrating way. You'll probably have more than one episode involving you wanting to place your foot through your TV, all because you're half a second above the required time to pass. The worst part about it is that half the time you don't even know what you're doing wrong. A post-test critique of your performance would have helped greatly here. The license portion of the game would have been better as a tutorial segment that wasn't a requirement to race. Once you've toiled through the licenses, you're cleared to race. From here you can select from an array of races, ranging from the fairly easy Sunday Cup all the way up to the GT World Cup. There is also a collection of special event races, such as US vs. Japan and front-wheel-drive cars only. Racing earns you money, which you can use to buy one of over 140 real-life cars. Several different manufacturers are represented in the game, including Nissan, Chev
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