p>.... Do you hear that, slight rumble coming from over the hill........ no? That is the inevitable sound of Gran Turismo coming out on PSP.
Yes just one day away now to get hold of something which all owners of psp's have been waiting for just as much as MGS, GTA and Burnout for this platform. It really has been too long since I've bought a game that makes me not put down my PSP (Burnout Legends is still my all time best). The last game I got on PSP was Monster Hunter Freedom Unite which I thought was a good game but just didn't grab my attention for the long periods of time that it said it would.
So reading into what critics have said about GT for the PSP (despite not having a career mode of any sort) it looks set to do the job. I've read the review here, IGN, Gaming Age and other various sites. Until I read a review by Arnold Katayev on PSX Extreme.
Oh... MY... God!
This guy gave this game a proper slating and not the good kind where you at least pin point good parts as well, he ignored them and just worried about the flaws. It was a constant moanfest with "oh it doesn't have career" and "oh you can't buy upgrade parts" and "oh it misses some tracks that nobody liked anyway". And it goes on with the audio and on with how it could have looked better at 30 fps and not 60 fps. I mean this guy gets paid to be a critic and yet does the same thing which every non true gamer does and expects more instead of appreciating what's given to them. You should like GT for what it is, a racer! So let's focus on that shall we.
He says it was good at handling, the cars are great (although he did dig on them a bit), it's got good multiplayer (but he did moan no online but I come to expect that from GT and the PSP) and it looks great (although the fps moan did seem petty). Adding all those points together which are the main factors of a racing game and they all say that it's a good game. So why does this guy moan and ramble about the bad points and not the good ones. In my personal opinion... he just isn't a good critic or proper gamer.
The review here got it right and highlighted its flaws clearly but mainly focused on what's good. But isn't that the whole point in reviews, you want to hear the bad but especially the good right?