When you first pop in Sega GT, you'll be a bit sceptical. It doesn't just resemble the layout of Gran Turismo for the PlayStation; it's almost identical to it, from earning licenses to having your own garage and stocking it with brand-name cars.
But the more you play, the more you will fall in love with Sega GT's silky graphics that speed along with only the slightest blurring at night. The scenery is so distracting that most players will have to remember to keep their eyes on the road.
Usually, racing games can get pretty tiring, but Sega GT will hold most players, mainly because there are so many licenses you can earn from the auto manufacturers in the game, including Mazda, Suzuki and other mostly Japanese auto makers. One of the coolest features here allows you to create a car from scratch and then see how it stacks up on the track--chances are your first design won't do well.
The only disappointment is that it discovers nothing new in its race to be better than the popular Gran Turismo, and it suffers from the same problems as the original--no matter how hard you push the accelerator button, a Toyota Yaris will only go at a snails pace around the track.
The car workshop in Sega GT lets you build your dream car from the ground up. You will choose between thousands of options and hundreds of styles to make the car that best suits your driving habits and personality. But there are 130 prebuilt classic and current sports cars if you would rather just jump in and drive. Each car is modelled for precise look, handling, and performance. Once your car is set, take it into competition through five racing seasons on more than 20 courses. Go against the smart-driving computer opponents or take it head-to-head with a friend via the game's split-screen mode. Be sure to plug in your Dreamcast-compatible racing wheel for the ultimate in driving simulation.