I found this game fast paced, and i love all the cars you can pick from. I didnt like the 25 minutes it took to load the game before playing, but once it was over it was well worth it. I liked getting a normal car and staring to build it up, but to be honest i wanted to race the nascars first but you have to earn $500,000 dollars to do so and that would take a long time of playing. I played the game for about 4 hours and came no where close to having enough to buy a nascar. But i still had alot of fun. It would have been better to have a 3rd person view of the car you were driving instead of the 1st person view, that's why i didnt give the game a 10 rating, if it was 3rd person view it would have gotten the 10 believe me. This is a must have for all racing fans. When the price goes down, i'm buying it.
I completely agree with anyone that disagrees with other people over comparing the game to Dirt 2 or Split/Second. This game is a driving simulator. Split/Second doesn't even have trademarked vehicles! I mean come on people, really. I will agree that GT5 is a challenge to master, but that is because it is a driving simulator. It is a game of challenge and strategy and there is no other game like it to compare it to. If you compare it to maybe Forza Motorsports, that would be fine because that is Xbox's best competitor to Gran-Turismo. Forza is also a driving simulator and is almost just as good.