Very fair review, and well written! It's probably just my perception, but I feel like 3.5/5 doesn't sound all that great. Like, if I was looking at another game that I had no knowledge or initial interest in, and I heard it got 3.5/5 I probably wouldn't go anywhere near it. For me, GTS is closer to a 4 or 4.5/5. Even for all it's flaws and short-comings, I feel like there's a really solid base to build on here. The attention to detail that goes into this game just blows me away and I love Kaz's vision of motorsport & Gran Turismo - the ethos, visuals, soundtrack - it's all great. Like that opening clip at the beginning - particularly the first one that isn't animated - I thought was beautiful. I know it's not to everyone's taste, but it put a big smile on my face and reaffirmed my decision to buy GTS. I thought, here's a guy that understands what it's all about and knows how to capture the spirit and soul of motorsport. If PD can continue to build on this, I think we'll have something truly special on our hands.