Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Spec II
follows the release of Gran Turismo HD: Concept
on their slow way toward the final Gran Turismo 5
product. Apparently, Polyphony Digital doesn’t believe in calling their preliminary games “demos.” They’ve got too much class and pretension to stoop so low. No, they’ve got “concepts” and “prologues”. I guess I should stop using my “front door” and start using my “grand entrance” instead.
Admittedly, HD Concept
was more filled out than your everyday demo, since it had leaderboards, user videos, and tuning features. But it was only limited to one course and just a handful of cars, and the physics engine wasn't all that different from what it was in GT4
. It was a free tease, but it was mostly just a graphical showcase with no real changes to the gameplay in prior installments