I recently decided to revisit one of my favorite PS1 games that really opened my eyes to what real driving enthusiasm is. I’m talking about Gran Turismo of course! I posted a few stories and screenshots in the Fading Brakelight thread and Den of Screenshots, but I decided to make my own thread to chronicle my play through of Gran Turismo 2.
So let’s get to it!
First thing’s first, this game was broken as hell on release. The copy I had in 1999 was actually impossible to 100%. You could enter two-door coupes in the wagons only races. Some cars had engine sound and rendering errors. There were plenty of strange bugs to deal with. It came out right before Christmas, so I’m assuming Polyphony Digital had to rush it out the door.
For this play through, I’m using a rip of the greatest hits version patched with the “Gran Turismo 2 Plus” community patch that fixes a lot of bugs and restores content that was previously removed or disabled. I’ll be playing in an emulator, so my screenshots might evolve over time as I play with different shaders and rendering modes.