Saturday, 13 August 2011

Gran Turismo 2 [PSX] - A Reckless Life

Gran Turismo is not *really* a driving sim, is it? I mean, it allows you to smash into walls at 300km/h and not only walk away unscathed, but actually emerge with an advantage over your opponents. For a great example of this, you need look no further than the original GT, which allows you to blaze around the High Speed Ring in a mega-souped GTO without having to brake and still win.

That said, it's still a fantastic series. In fact, said 'failings' aren't always to its detriment. I certainly don't care, and will readily exploit them in attempt to even the competition, particularly in Gran Turismo 2. The computer loves entering cars over the BHP limit for any particular tournament and will ride to the finish line laughing heartily. In particular, the mega-powerful Ford GT40 can regularly be seen frequenting the 295hp Historic Cup.

All of which is fodder for a whole series of videos, but for now you'll have to make do with me attempting to conjure some humorous quips on a selection of cars in the game. Oh well, at least it's in pseudo-HD.

Regarding the closing sequence, in which I rammed the purple Focus into the side of the tunnel: because the computer AI isn't programmed to reverse and turn away from the obstacle, it continues to hammer the throttle until it wriggles free. As a result, the car spent ages slamming its front bumper against a wall and finished about half a lap down on the other competitors as a result. Bloomin' eejit.

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