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Forza Motorsport vs. Gran Turismo: The Ultimate Driving Sim

Pitting Sony's racing juggernaut against Microsoft's direct competitor, Gamers Association editor Curtis Stone explores the past and present states of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport to declare the best racing simulator available.

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yewles11602d ago

Oh god... This is going to end in bloodshed.

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ProudGamer1602d ago

I thought sales determined the better game? GT5 sold 10 copies which is more than ALL 3 Forza games COMBINED on the Xbox 360. People voted with their wallets and GT5 is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

GrownUpGamer1601d ago (Edited 1601d ago )

Hey did you know that sim games like ARMA, Lock On, iRacing etc. sell poor compared to Gran Turismo series.

1st. Take your fanboy glasses off
2nd. Here let me help you: http://insidesimracing.tv/

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

StraightPath1601d ago

Played Gran Turismo since psone..i can safely say that forza put gran turismo in its place. Forza is a more quality racer. Hopefully gt6 has learnt from the best. Since forza 1, gran turismo has been beat and stomped on.

aaron58291601d ago

GT actually made gamers to racers... need i say more?

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ethomaz1602d ago (Edited 1602d ago )

Just try to drive GT and Forza using a pro wheel to know the difference.

Shadow Flare1602d ago (Edited 1602d ago )

GT is incredible with the steering wheel. I've always played past GTs with the dual shock before but I wanted to get a wheel for GT5 and its incredible. The first time I used it, it was even a struggle to drive fast in a straight line because the thing really pulls on you. But once you get used to it, you won't go back.

When you drive on a rally track, the wheel makes you look like you've got Parkinson's, it's violent and you really have to fight the wheel. But then when you drive on snow and ice the steering becomes so light and when you hit patches of ice, the resistance in the wheel completely disappears and you can't steer at all. The first time I experienced that, I truly realised how good this game is.

Not even gonna continue with the GT vs forza debate. There's only one king. And the other guy only got into it because of GT. Do the new forza even attempt to be simulators? I thought they were quite openly competing with the need for speed market.

Petrol runs through Kaz Yamauchi's veins. And his passion comes through in his work.

Cupid_Viper_31602d ago

Thank you @Shadow Flare and Ethomaz

98% of the websites who reviewed both GT5 and Forza did so using the standards controllers. How in the heck can you review a RACING SIM without using a Force Feedback Steering Wheel?

That is similar to swallowing your food without ever chewing it. I challenge any reviewer of the game to a race with us both using a steering wheel, I bet 98 percent of them can't complete a lap without touching the grass. Yet those are the same guys that decides which game is better. A joke I tell you.

Btw, this is me playing on the Suzuka Circuit, with Rain/Dynamic weather, 0 Traction Control, Rain Tires, 0 assist, and Manual Transmission, with Logitec Driving Force GT Wheel. Enjoy!
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

GamerSciz1602d ago

Which wheel did you end up getting? I am looking to get a wheel myself but the T500 is just too expensive. I am hoping the logitech G27 is compatible with PS4!!

Shadow Flare1602d ago (Edited 1602d ago )

@gamersciz

I chose the same as Cupid, the Logitech Driving Force GT. At the time I got it, it was a reasonable price compared to others and it offered a great experience. I don't know what the steering wheel scene is like these days but the driving force GT is an excellent wheel.

If you're getting a wheel, you have to find something to clamp it on though, whether its a desk, a stand, an xbone, because it will be unusable if its not clamped rigid. Not that I'm a salesman, but I recommend this stand, it's the one I got and its just really convenient and the its a good product.
http://youtu.be/70OosIWxr7I

Though these days there may be better stuff. But if you have the means to get a wheel, I recommend it, it changes the game

Nice replay btw, Cupid. Such a great game

Cupid_Viper_31602d ago

@ Shadow

Thanks man, I've been playing GT franchise for 14 years now, going back to 1999 when I first came to the United States.

I don't know how to upload pictures in the comment section, but we have the exact same wheel and Stand. I bought the stand from that website and at the time it was going for $150.00.

I also play GT5 in 3D using my Sony HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer, http://www.expertreviews.co... Which I bought specifically for Killzone 3, Uncharted 3, and GT5.

The experience in my opinion is unrivaled.

Cirehpsa1602d ago

Force feedback steering wheels? Awesome!

Morpheuzpr1601d ago

I've said it before and I'll say it again. GT5 was not meant to be played with a controller.

Here's my setup, is a replica of Chillycoke's, look him up on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Skate-AK1601d ago (Edited 1601d ago )

Lol. Haha clip it to a XBone. That was a good one.

justrandom1601d ago

same here,always raced with the pad untill I bought a wheel for gt5 and its like night and day.I race with abs off and its awesome feeling,I got so many good things to say but its getting late.Cant wait for gt6.good night

justrandom1601d ago (Edited 1601d ago )

Hi shadow-This is my racing rig I built myself when I had spare time.I race with DFGT which is perfect for me.I race mostly gt500 at Nurb.If anyone is interested can add me my psn Id is vlonjati77. https://www.youtube.com/wat...

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panbit861602d ago

GRAN TURISMO IS KING! It's a SIMULATOR!

hennessey861602d ago

Arcade racers with sim elements to them, compared to iracing they are like mario kart. Even race 07 has better physics, I've tried GT5 with my fanatecGT2 and the car felt glued to the track and forza is way to loose but to say one is better then the other is ridiculous. They are both good at what they do but to call gt5 or forzaa sim obviously means you have never driven a real sim before.

Dasteru1601d ago (Edited 1601d ago )

Try driving a real race car sometime and you will understand how they actually handle, GT5s "glued to the track" is actually realistic. Slow down and stop trying to go around corners at 200mph.

GT5 vs real life on Laguna seca.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Even the lap times were near spot on to within 74ms.

Here is another video.
http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Imalwaysright1602d ago (Edited 1602d ago )

Which is the better game I think its debatable. The better sim however I have to say is GT hands down, not even close.

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