I tried racing for credits. Hey, 60000 cred here, 50000 cred here, should be getting my new car within a MONTH OF PLAYING. Sheesh. Then I worked hard at getting the gold cups for the b license. Well, actually, I only got the first 4 gold cups. I got 3 silver cups for the next 3, and 1 bronze cup for the last one. Jeez. This game is fricken hard. And then, the pedal controller keeps on slipping. I hate it when I have to "slam on the brakes". You know what happens... Well the controller slides on the floor. Pooh pooh. But this game looks rockin'. If I was more into cars I'd probably be wetting myself playing it. Wait, no, strike that. I didn't mean to say that...
Well at least with the wheel controller the license tests are doable. I tried completing the license test in Gran Turismo (PS-US) but I never did even get the lowest license (which is "B").
I bought an extra memory card for the ps2, forgetting that (1) I had two already, and (2) I wanted to buy that pc linking memory card. Damn I'm an idiot. Well, at least I have one solely for the GT3sa. Yeah, like I have 4 MB left on my main card, and 7 MB left on my other card. I really need to curtail the PS2 shopping.
Oh, I meant to say that I'm stuck with my "Vitz" car, not "Ritz".
Of course, Sofmap was sold-out of the game, but I bought that special controller there. It's the Logicool GT Force, a force-feedback racing wheel with foot pedals. The wheel is a USB controller and is equipped with an AC adapter. In the packaging, Logicool recommended the use of the plastic foam so that there's cushion between the table top and the controller. It worked fine on my OA computer desk.
I headed down one floor from Sofmap to go to the local Toys R Us store. They had plenty of Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec slips, so they must have had plenty in stock. No problem.
Plugged in the game, and watched the jaw-dropping demos. Then I proceeded to play the game. Doing the licenses is hard. I never did figure out how to do them right, even back in GT. This time, they have colored lines to indicate the correct path and braking timing. The demo can show you how much force to put on the steering wheel, and the accelerator. I was even amazed they had charting and partial course demo functions. Still, it will be a long and slow learning experience. But, I love doing the rally races in the arcade mode. The force feedback gives you some action when you spin around the dirt. I bought GT3as for that.
Well that's enough, Maybe I'll drive that New Beetle soon, but I'm stuck with my Ritz car right now. At least its pearly lavender... ^_^;
I've had my time wrapped around Zelda:Ages and Zelda: Seasons (GBC) these days. I can't get enough of the puzzle action. But it bugged me to no end that I completed both quests, but I have to repeat a quest again to take advantage of the "link" feature. At least this time around I'm not so frustrated with the game. Besides, playing Zelda: Ages over again, it's faster this time around.