Excerpt: Gran Turismo 2 is like a Holiday Inn—it gives you more, and more is better. It succeeds in making the original PlayStation mega hit, Gran Turismo look obsolete, when in fact the difference between the two is marginal. No drastic changes have been made to the game's basic structure, there's just more of everything: more cars, more tracks, more options, more involved gameplay, more sounds and more music.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo is back, with more of everything you loved from the first one! Cars have never shined so much before. Choose from an unprecedented 500 vehicles, which look exceptionally correct (despite the disclaimer stating that they might not). You can choose your color (if you're buying a new car); even buy rims based on a whole slew of actual rim designs! For those (millions) of us who can't afford to 'fix' our cars up like we want, now you can... in GT2 , anyways.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo's release last year changed my opinion completely about racing games. What was once considered a genre of shallow, fast racers and slow, boring simulations suddenly experienced a racing title with depth, tons of cars and plenty of tracks to race them on. Talk has been brewing about the anticipated sequel, with its rumored 500+ cars, tons of additional tracks, and a brand new rally engine. These talks were also ruined by extensive delays.
Excerpt: More cars. More courses. More music. More options. More fun? Or just more confusing? Gran Turismo 2, Sony's racing simulation game for the PlayStation, has much over the original best-seller that may appeal more to the gamer-oriented mechanic, than the mechanic-oriented gamer.
Excerpt: The undisputed king of racing has finally made his way back to the PSX. Debuting in May of '98 Gran Turismo quickly set the standards of videogame racing. Here we had a game that featured perfect graphics, true to life car detail, flawless car physics and over 140 cars. GT was actually planned to be released only in Japan, which resulted in a large selection of Japanese cars.
Conclusion: A atitude oportunista da Sony não me deixa outra escolha e a comparação é inevitável: Ridge Racer Type 4 tem melhores gráficos, música e um chuchu virtual chamado Reiko Nagase - um conjunto que supera facilmente GT2. Gran Turismo continua sendo um belo produto, mas nunca poderia receber o dois na frente do nome. Perante o consumidor, o mais justo seria classificá-lo como apenas um "add-on".
Pros: Mais de quinhentos carros para o seu bel prazer;, Quase cinqüenta variações de circuitos;, Som dos motores é perfeito;, A mesma jogabilidade do Gran Turismo original;, Os replays continuam bons;
Cons: A mesma jogabilidade do Gran Turismo original;, Gráficos horrendos na maioria das vezes;, Oportunismo da Sony.