Boomtown writes: "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue looks bloody brilliant in the adverts doesn't it? Crikey look at how detailed Piccadilly is, oh look at those cars, it all seems so real. But the truth is Prologue seems pretty much designed to look fantastic in adverts rather than something you can use with much pleasure in the long term. It's like a big Dyson vacuum cleaner, looks amazingly sci-fi, but then once you've carried it up and down stairs a few times the pleasure palls somewhat.
Take that GT5P London circuit for example. The level of detail in the buildings and lighting is beautiful. Yet at its heart is a particularly rubbish racing ribbon, a stretch of road that offers zero interest for the meagre few seconds it actually takes to get around it. But the first few times you play you'll be too busy looking at the shiny graphics to realise that it's just a bit crap."