First impressions are very positive.. the interface has undergone a huge ‘un-bloat’ and is simple, attractive and useable, with quick access to all the things you previously needed to change screens to get to.
Loading times are hugely better than GT5, with instant menu switches and much quicker load times for tracks. This alone makes for a much better experience.
I have only played through the early sections so far, but the progression through the races, licenses and events is logical and fun. The actual racing engine seems to be rock solid, the cars feel good and the game has had some nice visual tweaks. The AI has not looked weak as yet.
The only bad thing I can think of so far is that I'm missing the used car purchasing.. but the ‘recommended cars’ feature is really nice, saving you from guessing what kind of car is a good idea for what series.
All in all a real return to form and the feel of the early GT days