ARS: Now that Gran Turismo is widely available for the PSP, we decided that it was time to check in with our own racing super-fan to see what he thought of the game. You can read the original review to get started, and his thoughts are below.
Picture the scene: central Kentucky, about five years ago. A friendly neighborhood purveyor of games and game-related accessories (who may or may not now be a well known games editor at a likeable tech website) was all aflutter about a new handheld platform, the Sony PSP. "You should really get one. I know how much you love driving games, and Gran Turismo is just about to be released."
That was five years ago. The failure of Polyphony Digital to release anything on time (ever) reached its apogee with Gran Turismo Mobile, which reached legendary vapourware status until it finally surprised us all by actually being published. Five years in which my PSP sat around in a box not doing much. Five years in which I installed a custom firmware and tried playing GT2 as a placeholder (not worth the effort). Five years in which the existence of GT Mobile became a running joke.