9. Gran Turismo Is Just Not Very FunThe Awesome:
Gran Turismo aims to provide an authentic racing experience like no other, complete with fully-licensed vehicles and a clinical, unprecedented level of attention-to-detail. The franchise, now with its sixth major title awaiting release, has shifted over 70 million units worldwide and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. The Truth:
Yet, in aiming so firmly for the obsessive petrolhead demographic, Polyphony Digital haven't adequately taken care of more casual players. Though the staggering level of detail, both in the visuals and the technical aspects of each car, is admirable, this is at the expense of an overall sense of fun; there's a clinical feel to everything, from the glossy game menus to the fact that the beautifully-rendered vehicles still can't be properly damaged (due to most car companies not wanting to see their cars get crumpled). Though one can't argue with the value for money or comprehensive nature of the experience, PD could do with injecting a little more fun and levity into their titles; some more colourful menus to start, perhaps?