The game may not be what people expected, but i have been blown away by how the game has kept me fully addicited since November 2010, i am still playing this in April thats 5months constant playing and playing, i wouldnt beleive this but im not far from getting a platinum but the last few trophies are getting gold standards, i looked at this before and expected myself never to even get to 50% of the trophies. and i only have 2 platinums in my whole gaming on ps3,
The game forces you into races you wouldnt like to progress, even though i was let down by this but after getting the old car for and old or slow race, while racing i begin to actually enjoy it. the game brings out love towards old cars. it beings to grow on you.
This is not your Need for speed or burnout at all. So you wont have the customisation need for speed or the damage crashes as burnout.
i do like customisation and it is minimal in gt5 and i would like them to put a full editor in. When i race i play serious i dont go for crashes because ? i wouldnt do that in real life. most of my races would be a couple bumps between other cars or going off the road. the game is hard but only people who have real cars in real life will realise the feeling that gt5 gives compared to arcade racers.
Forza had me addicted for quite a while. After having forza 3 for well over a year i can tell you that gt5 is miles better.
My gripe is that it stops me from finishing my other games, like yakuza, killzone 3 and castlevaina.
oh and the time to make the game and the wait was abit annoying.
too many people mess about online on forza where as gt5 online has some serious gamers who are looking to race instead of crashing into each other or causeing problems to others.