Console Monster writes: Rewind back to 1997 and PlayStation gamers will undoubtedly remember the game that started a series which has shipped over 47 million units worldwide across all of Sony's PlayStation consoles. We're now up to their fifth instalment of the series, and here I am reviewing a 'segment' of the game in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
In today's videogame world, there seems to be a three-way battle in the racing genre with Gran Turismo competing against two Xbox360 titles; Project Gotham Racing 4 (PGR4) and Forza Motorsport 2. Everyone's entitled to their opinions, but recently GT5: Prologue has had a slating for being unfinished - which is true, but this is a 'teaser' of what's to come, and isn't actually the full-on Gran Turismo title. I've played all the Gran Turismo's, PGR's and played the two Forza Motorsport titles and they all have their positives and negatives, but I'll stick to the what this review is on - Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Having started out on the original PlayStation, Prologue is the first taste of Gran Turismo on the PlayStation3 and it's in HD. The gameplay hasn't changed drastically and is still as fun as ever, but as it leaps into the new generation of consoles, Prologue certainly does look the part. But before going into the graphics, does it really play the same? Yes, Yes it does. It's a formula that's only been tweaked ever so slightly, and still proudly boasts the title as the 'ultimate driving simulator' - and this is just a slice of what's to come.