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Ultimately, this is Gran Turismo, and the PSP version is a legit release that’s a must have for PSP owning petrol-heads. There’s a ton of cars to collect and a whole lot of track to race them on. Sure, the lack of online support is disappointing, but if you call yourself a Gran Turismo fan then GT5 will no doubt satiate all your online multiplayer urges.
Tras innumerables retrasos llega por fin el simulador de carreras para consola por excelencia a Playstation Portable. Un juego completo, largo y también algo monótono en ocasiones, debido a que carece de un modo que nos permita avanzar poco a poco, tipo campeonato, y que sin duda sería todo un acierto y un soplo de aire fresco en la saga. Además, la ausencia de un modo online repercute negativamente en el juego, aunque podemos jugar a través de Internet utilizando Playstation 3 como puente. Pese a todo, Gran Turismo es un juego largo, divertido, técnicamente soberbio, que no tiene rival en el mundo de las portátiles y que satisfará a todos los amantes de la conducción que posean de una PSP.
With incredible visuals and a literal ton of vehicles and courses, Gran Turismo PSP is definitely an amazing accomplishment for a portable title. In not having a structured race campaign or online functionality, it is however missing something. It's understandable to make a handheld version of game easy to jump into and play for short periods of time. But for a deep series like GT, it could have benefitted from a little more than it has. If you're a fan of "driving" games and/or Gran Turismo and own a PSP, it's still definitely worth taking out for a spin.
Whether you get the most out of GT on the PSP will ultimately depend upon how much you enjoyed the rest of the instalments in the series. If you're not already a fan of the slavishly exhaustive self-confessed Real Driving Simulator, then this will do nothing to change your mind. Superficially it's more of the same, but if you happen to already be a GT fan, then that's obviously a good thing. For the racing connoisseurs GT is aimed at, the omission of a career mode and the continuing lack of damage might be a concern, but for everyone else, Gran Turismo almost takes pole position as one of the most accomplished racers on the PSP.
Ultimately, even if you live for careers and season modes, even if you get your kicks from online competition, and even if you like your racing a bit less difficult, you shouldn't completely write off Gran Turismo. The game clearly leans backward rather than forward in some respects, but it bears repeating: What it does in the tiny PSP world, it does well.
This is not a ‘game’ as we have come to expect, it can only be described as a ‘Best of Gran Turismo: Driving Simulator’. Being able to hit the streets of New York, take a cruise around Trial Mountain before thrashing a Ferrari around Suzuka at any time means that Polyphony have kept both their promise and reputation with Gran Turismo PSP, but little more. The lack of any classic game mode will likely deflate many a player’s determination to persevere over an extended time period, which means this is one for the purists. Even in light of all all its shortcomings it’s all so easy to fall in love again.
Altogether, Gran Turismo for the PSP is a solid game, and it's exceptionally well presented on the PSP. Unfortunately, I felt that the lack of a career progression really hindered my experience. The game doesn't have many technical faults so the Gran Turismo experience is definitely well represented, but I find that if you don't enjoy your time with the game, that doesn't amount to much. Go into this with the knowledge that most of the fun will be in the collection and racing, and you won't be disappointed. Everyone else should wait and see what Sony has in store for Gran Turismo 5, and hopefully, we'll see something interesting there.
But this is a game that could've been perfect, it could've been the epitome of handheld to console ports, but instead it continues the age-old pessimism of handheld iterations of console blockbusters being nothing more than stripped down quick-flings. If there was one brand, one developer, one game franchise to end that stereotype, it should've been PlayStation, it should've been Polyphony, and it should've been Gran Turismo.
While it lacks a number of the features that the series was built on, Gran Turismo still has a lot to offer anyone who's ever had a poster of a car up on his wall or dreamed of taking a supercar for a test drive. It's also worth noting that although this is a good game in its own right, it serves as a tantalizing appetizer to come before the Gran Turismo 5 main course that's due out on the PlayStation 3 next year. Because the cars you collect on your PSP can be transferred to your GT5 profile when the time comes, any of you who are planning on getting that game are going to want to spend a lot of time with this one.
GTPSP is not a bad game by any means; it's a great fit for the PSP and offers a genuine Gran Turismo racing experience on the go, but it's constantly hindered by its boggling lack of structure. More than anything, GTPSP lacks a sense of direction; there are hundreds of cars to buy and tracks to race on, but there's little motivation to do either; you don't get much reward for winning.
Como mencionábamos al principio del análisis, la historia de Gran Turismo portátil es una de cal y otra de arena; ansiado, largo tiempo esperado, con todo de cara para alcanzar el cetro de la conducción en PSP, pero a la hora de la verdad, se queda por debajo de las altas expectativas e incluso muy por debajo de la saga a la que pertenece, representante de la excelencia, de la pasión por conducir. Gráficamente sólido e impactante en sus modelados, aunque descompensado en sus fondos y coches en pista, despersonalizado por el planteamiento de carreras individuales y retos aislados y la eliminación del tradicional modo Carrera donde labrarnos una vida como piloto, Gran Turismo PSP retiene las sensaciones realistas al volante y una IA competitiva, pero no puede evitar estar muy por debajo de lo que debía haber sido. Una pena que el trono de la conducción vaya a estar ocupado por otros.
Being that I'm such a massive fan of the Gran Turismo franchise, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that this isn't a great (or even just good) game. It pains me to say so, but it's the truth. While the driving mechanics are great, if somewhat dated, the numerous presentation issues (like the complete lack of a career mode) really keep this from being what it could, and should, have been.