We say Gran Turismo 5 is one of the best games out there. It tied with Heavy Rain for our Game of the Year 2010 award. And for further clarification and explanation, we explained our selection and love of GT5.
We're fairly convinced it was better than Forza 3 . But Forza 4 is here now, and unsurprisingly, it's pulling down super high review scores. Therefore, you can expect the inevitable: the comparisons between Turn 10's latest and Polyphony Digital's gem from late last year. No, we're not going to proclaim the continued greatness of GT5 in the face of this new competition; we haven't played Forza 4 . But it'll be interesting to see how the racing buffs respond, and what the hardcore driving aficionados will conclude.
When it comes to full-scale simulation, you can always expect heated debates. That's because those who play such games are die-hard lovers of the genre in question, and they're awfully passionate about it. They'll defend their choice tooth and nail, and you can anticipate plenty of highly detailed and immensely emotional debates. But as we've often said in the past, true-blue simulators are exceedingly difficult to judge, especially if the critic reviewing the game knows little about the sport. If the game goes for realism, how can non-followers correctly analyze…?
But either way, we're just trying to prepare you: the debates and arguments will come. And the thing is, GT6 is a long ways off…