Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is, despite its name, the eighth incarnation of Polyphony Digital's iconic racing series for Sony's various PlayStations. Given that GT4 Mobile, the long-awaited version for the portable PSP handheld console, has seemingly been scrapped, GT5: Prologue is effectively the first new product in four years from Polyphony and its lead producer, Kazunori Yamauchi.
Should I buy it?
Yes. If you shop around you can pick up GT5: Prologue on BluRay disc for under £20, and it has more than enough gameplay to justify that outlay (you'll need a PS3 and TV capable of doing the graphics justice too, of course.) But you do sense that the game is just a taster for what lies ahead; the full game will need super-slick online racing, a full damage model, hundreds of cars and dozens of tracks if it's to really take the series to a new level.