Thesavepoints: One of the staples of the racing simulator genre… and I never actually played it until now. This is my first game in the series, so I had no idea what to expect. With the pretty good Need for Speed Shift before, and the upcoming Gran Turismo 5, I actually put the odds against this game. And boy was I wrong. It not only leaves Shift in the dust (sorry Shift, you had a good run), but it gives a lot to Gran Turismo 5 to catch up to. And GT5 has it tough already because it has a TON of hype to live up to in addition to this.