I recieved my copy of GT3 on Saturday morning and have been playing it almost constantly since, upsetting the wife in the process . My initial reaction is that the graphics are absolutely jaw dropping and gameplay has been improved over GT2. The cars seem to be more responsive to your commands e.g you can feel when the back end is going to slide and you can correct it before you end up pointing the wrong way which used to happen frequently in GT2 (especially with the Viper). The option to have the game in 16:9 mode is a bonus to widescreen TV owners, making 2 player (arcade mode) vertical split screen racing a usable option (it looked and played great on my Panny 32PK1 and was absolutely fantastic through my mates projector). Although the number of cars has been reduced (now around 150) all this means is that alot of the 'shopping trolleys' from GT2 have been dropped which in my opinion is no bad thing. The only downer which I have found so far is that the opposition cars AI is still as bad as it was in GT2 i.e they all follow a predetermined 'racing' line and very rarely deviate from this even if it means they just shunt you from behind. This aside I still think it is the best racing game out there and will be providing me with hours of entertainment of the coming months. Cheers Aidan.