I have to admit that this review is mostly a bash at the psp hardware.
However as GTPSP touts itself as a genuine GT game it must by definition be considered a driving simulator.
I should say that im no stranger to racing games, ive been an ardent fan of Forza 2 and the GT series.
The one problem with the PSP hardware that i have not seen anybody else comment on is the lack of analog function.
The control stick is the only analog button on the device/
So why is this a problem? Simple, you cant feather your throttle when your going round a bend.
So you have the option of either clearing the bend with no throttle and waiting until you are absolutely straight before you hit the throttle, or you can attempt to use the the cars TCS, which is pretty much the only way you can limit throttle.
Either way your driving or lap times suffer, I got through the whole of forza 2 without one touching abs, stability management or tcs, its an annoying that the hardware was just not given these functions.
However, within the confines of the limited hardware the game is about as good as it can be.
Alot of people dislike the directionless/careermode-less play.
Personally i have to say i quite like this lol.
as good as forza was it was incredible rigid in terms of options.
But I cant get away from the fact that there are nice cars on this game that just handle like total cr** because of the hardware.
The ONLY reason im continuing with it is so that i can hopefully put these cars in my future GT5 garage and finally get a proper driving eperience