Originally Posted by Remonster
GTR games are pure similators, they have always had amazing graphics (GT Legends still looks amazing and it's kinda old) and all but have been realistic meaning they are very tough to learn to play well, forget about using your keyboard unless you like to lose or crash a ton, I played the demo a bit with my PS2 Logitech GT Force wheel and it was really fun but now I can drive for realsies so I have no use for a driving sim.
not really - GTR, GTL, and GTR2 have tyre physics holes you could drive a bus though, ie the slip curves for the tyres are copied for longitudinal and latidual (sp?), which doesn't sound much, but it's the sim equivalent of getting the Mona Lisa and putting Dulux paint all over it.
Me? Prefer LFS (www.LiveForSpeed.net)
, it's been voted the most realistic simulator on the market by the top Sim racing site (BHMS) and is great - try it, theres a demo on the site! Unfortunately, due to it having 3 developers, it doesn't look "wow", but it can look pretty good with some AA/AF and some custom textures!
EDIT - Well, before the people above jump on me, yes i have driven real cars, and karts, and im not saying GTR is too hard, but it just isn't realistic, i bought GTR, haven't re-installed it because it's full of Starforce crap, too in love with LFS to bother with GTR2...