There is no more shining emblem of mankind's industrious nature than the motor vehicle. From the lowly Honda Civic to the Lamborghini Aventador, cars embody not just a mode of transportation, but a sense of freedom and fun unrivaled by anything mankind has created before or since (no offense, astronauts).
It's simple enough to create a video game about cars racing against other cars, but Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo franchise isn't just a series of racing games. It's a celebration of mechanics, car culture and that primal excitement one only gets from revving a turbo-charged Ferrari.
Now, the only question that remains is whether or not the developer's undeniable affection for cars can again translate into something that is both entertaining and informative. On release, Gran Turismo 5
featured far less content than Polyphony had promised fans, and this problem was only rectified by a massive patch
released nearly a year later. Gran Turismo fans are a rabid lot, so with Gran Turismo 6
Polyphony has to be firing on all cylinders to once again earn their trust.
Fortunately, Gran Turismo 6
is the series' best entry, though it achieves this not through revolutionary design, but by incrementally building on past successes.