Okay, so maybe you don't have a Best Buy nearby. Or maybe you just don't ever go in there. But you might want to take a peek now, as some stores have a Gran Turismo 5 demo on display.
To give you an idea of what to expect – as if you needed any more encouragement to purchase the game when it arrives on November 2 – here are some gameplay videos for ya. The first is an Audi R8 on the Rome Circuit, which gives you an in-cockpit view of a relatively competent driver. There's a ton of detail inside the car as well as outside but that probably doesn't come as any huge shock.
The next video features one of our favorites, the Nissan GT-R at the Toscana racetrack. The first thing you'll notice is the load time, which seems pretty normal and kind of…well, invalidates the rumors of immensely bad load times (way to go there, Kotaku). This video gives you a first-person view and the natural environment of a regular road; feels more like a Sunday drive than a race. But the road is narrow, a lot of the turns are blind, and you definitely need to pay attention.
Lastly, we get a look at the Arcade Mode and the Mercedes SLS AMG at the infamous Nurburgring track. The driver has some early difficulty and uses multiple viewpoints before settling on the third-person camera, probably to see the damage done to the front of the vehicle. Nurburgring is a bear of a course, remember.
So, heading to Best Buy some time soon?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5