I havent been in here in a few years when I was playing through GT5. I actually picked this game up a week ago. It was the first time ever playing GT3. I always played through GT1 and 2 when I was a kid then later on after high school I bought GT4 befor I joined the Navy. Years on I had a ps3 and got GT5 then GT6 untill. I lost dont have a PS3 at the moment but I still have GT5 XL and my saves on a thumb drive. I sold GT6 20th anniversary which I regret, but plan to buy again eventually. I picked up a slim ps2 two weeks ago with intentions on gaming on a budget and the GT series was a must. I picked up GT4 for 6 bucks at a classic video game store then found GT3 for 3 bucks, how could I resist. GT3 and 4 looked pretty bad on my LCD then I had to order component cables and WOW what a difference. One thing that stood out while playing GT3 that suprised me was the heat wave effects at the beggining of some races. I'm sure theres a lot more I'll eventually find. I play more sparingly since I'm newly married as of last year, but I'll get on when I'm to busy. I've started out with AE86 and still have a long way to go, but I'll grind through the basic races easily. I still have my DFGT wheel and wish I had a stand for it, but for now I'm fine using the controller even though I love using the wheel on GT. Glad i'm not the only one still enjoying this game.