Excerpt: Gran Turismo essentially set the bar as far as racing games go - back on the PlayStation, it pioneered not only immense gameplay, but photorealistic visuals, and saw through the introduction of the analogue and rumble features in the PlayStation controller. With the massive critical acclaim of the first two games, there was a lot of hype and expectation behind Gran Turismo 3, and somehow, miraculously, it lives up to it.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo 3 is an exclusive racing title for the Playstation 2 developed by Polyphony Digital. If you are new to the series you should stop off at the arcade mode, here you will be able to get a feel for a handful of the games cars and practice on the tracks, most of which return from Gran Turismo 2, and here you will be able to race against a friend too. Most of the game is found in the single player only Gran Turismo mode which is basically a career mode.
Excerpt: Gran Turismo 3 is a great game that can be played on play station 2, but I prefer these games on play station 3. Still a good game though. This game is the first game in the series that was released on play station 2, so it was completely different than that others. The whole thing had changed. The graphic had become a lot better, and you could see more of the race.
Excerpt: this was an excelent game for it's day it still gives some games today a run for there money, game play wise compared to some of the games that are out today. The graphics aren't very good but it is a very enjoyable game i still play to practice my drifting cause the game is so realistic.
Excerpt: The original Gran Turismo, released back in 1998 on the PSOne, was a remarkable piece of software. Not only dwarfing Namco’s brilliant Ridge Racer franchise, it dragged the racing genre back to the very forefront of console gaming. With its now-trademark glossy visuals, incredible depth and design, it became an instant classic.
Excerpt: Maybe few of us gamers realised it at the time, but December 1997 was to mark a pivotal moment in the evolution of gaming as we knew it. An unknown game developer named Kazunori Yamauchi set about creating a different kind of racing game, a game where the cars looked and performed as they would in the real world and the scenery at the various race track locations looked lifelike and believable.
Summary: After the incredibly realistic driving simulator Gran Tourismo 2, I expected GT 3 to be an easy buy. I was so certain that Sony couldn't mess up on this game that I almost bought it without renting first. The biggest problem is that GT 3 is no longer a driving simulator !!!! All cars feel extremely fake compared to GT 2.
Realisim can be good...but too much realisim isn't.
Seth Nelson, Amazon
23 June 2004
Summary: I hated the fact that you had to pass the damn license test before you could even race. Takes away the fun from doing what's really fun in the game...racing. There's a point where realism can stretch a bit too far...I know it would be realistic to have the liscense tests in there, as you would have to take them in real life.
Summary: While not trying to belittle certain small aspects of this game, i feel that all in all it is a bit overrated. The one main reason for this is the difficult driving mechanics. You may say, wel thats great it jst adds to the realism, but ive never played a videogame for the reality, quite the opposite actually. The whole reason we play videogames is to escape from reality, an hour or so at a time. This game all but throws reality right in to your home away from home.