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IGN: Gran Turismo 5 Review

IGN - "Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game – it’s driving is as exhilarating as anything that’s gone before, and its slavish obsession with the minutiae of many of its cars ensure it's an encyclopaedia of automotive delights. Its brilliance on the track, however is matched by its sloppiness off of it, and there’s a lack of polish that would at one time have seemed sacrilegious to the series. Ultimately its driving wins out to ensure that it’s still a great game, but it leaves that nagging doubt; this could have been a masterpiece were it not for the fact that Polyphony was so absorbed with the detail that it took its eye off the ball." (Gran Turismo 5, PS3) 8.5/10

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shutupandplay  +   1905d ago | Well said
Not bad, I did expect a little higher though.

Looks like Forza holds the crown this generation.
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toaster  +   1905d ago
In b4 the storm!!! Like what people have said before, the hype got the best of people. This would have been scored high if people's expectations for it weren't through the roof. Nevertheless 8.5 is not at all bad, in my book that's a damn good score. It's about time they released it, if it went on for any longer I'm sure people would have just been more disappointed.

WHOOO it's getting hot in here. 250 degrees in 10 minutes! 7.0 on Presentation isn't surprising to me, one look at the main menu and I was shocked at what a clusterfuck it was. Compare that to the streamline and simple menu system in GRID and I can easily see why it got what it got in that category. Loading times are bad as well, but then again it has load a crap load of stuff just for a single race.
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LordMarius  +   1905d ago
Just as I expected, for shame
might pick it up when its on sale
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Bobbykotickrulesz  +   1905d ago

Holy shit, the fanboy tornado is about to blow this town away. And by town, I mean website.
LoVeRSaMa  +   1905d ago
"Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game "

Its a Driving Simulator anyway?
Anton Chigurh  +   1905d ago
"A shame, as drive into a wall hard and long enough (though you'll have to attack it with the ferocity and persistence of a dog on heat) and the damage model will slowly begin to expose itself – something it will more readily do, we hope, after a future patch. "

"Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game"
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nix  +   1905d ago
"the hype got the best of people."

but GTAIV still got 10/10. it really depends on people what they want to focus on.. positive or negative!

i'm anyway getting my copy NOT BECAUSE some review said so.. because i know it will be great!
OmarsAccount  +   1904d ago
Good reviews for GT all around. Who didn't think otherwise?

But regarding Forza and GT. Can't we just get along? They're both great racing sim franchises that both deserve to be played.

Game on
RememberThe357  +   1904d ago
Thats a great point. Thing this reviewer thought were not well done don't seem that bad to me. It's all a matter of perspective.

What the review says that is most important is that on the track the game is golden.
hay  +   1904d ago
I feel like after the rain. Trolls are coming from below their bridges.

The Fight has taught me one thing. Don't trust the reviewers. Most of them are weak, nitpicky, and pretty much unprofessional.

And since I did prefer GT5P over Forza 3(which is also really good game), I'm quite optimistic here.

How better gaming community if people calling themself gamers would actually play games, not pledge allegiance to brands.
If you're a fighting games fan, you enjoy Street Fighter, Tekken, KoF, Guilty Gear or BlazBlue.
If you're puzzle games fan, you play most of them.
If you're an RPG fan, you want to play most of them, at least the best ones.
There's really more sh!t in journalism since MS entered the business. There always have been fanboy wars, but it wasn't so terrible before american kids joined the fight.

I don't really remember so much fights before MS. FPS fans played Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, when there was a new game they didn't downplay it(xbox/halo fanboys).
The same was with racing genre. Even during xbox times people played previous Forza's, Project Gotham Racing, Gran Turismo, Need for Speed and many others.

That was a before MS fanboys had become tools. Buying catchy phrases, being manipulated by Turn 10 trolling, blindly believing the PR company.
Fanboy is a fanboy, but MS made tools of them fueling the fanboy war.

I know it's too much reason for some of you, but... Would you kindly enjoy being a GAMER? It's what kept us together, gaming was a reason we met really cool people, had friends with similar interests, it's a passion, hobby, even love, but some idiots think it's fun to wage a nonsensical war on this field.

It's like: "My stamps are definitive and your suck!"
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Bereaver  +   1904d ago
You guys are blinded by what you think instead of opening your eyes to what it really is.

I've said it any many other articles.

It's because they are judging it for what it isn't instead of what it is.

They said 10/10 for simulation. THAT IS WHAT IT IS!


My question is, how long did they play it? Did they get a chance to unlock all the stuff in the game?

They said something about the damage modeling, but what about the level 20 thing that's been going around. Was that proven false?
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evrfighter  +   1904d ago
finally. It's good to see reviewers waking up and realizing that graphics don't = ZOMGAHSUM!!!!!11!!

gameplay is where its at. and gt5 in essence is the same as the previous 4+. Should be lower imo.

and no. GT5 while looking good is close to a real simulator. The real racing sims like gtr 2 and iracing are old as all hell but untouchable when it comes to racing sims.
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MerkinMax  +   1904d ago
WTF I thought all cars had cockpit views!
"It's a level of care that hasn't been extended to the standard cars that form the bulk of Gran Turismo 5's car list. While they're far from unattractive, their PlayStation 2 heritage shows, with textures looking flat and comparatively lifeless, and the omission of a cockpit view and a blunted damage model gives them a distinctly second class flavor."

That's a huge letdown :(
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tigerstyle  +   1904d ago
still picking up this awesome piece of ass ;)
nickjkl  +   1904d ago
wait has anyone watched the ign review

its strange really you can tell what he hasnt done and what he has and how he plays

at 3:05 he blames the computer ai for brakign on a corner while he floors it

he also says damage is minimal when its really only truly apparent later in the game

this proves that he hasnt played the game for long

look at this video novemeber 23rd 2010 level 40 and it shows massive damage its to ease you into the game but the damage he shows is like hes level 5 and then wrote the review i wouldnt trust this guys opinion at all
Dee_91  +   1904d ago
how the hype I personally have for a game effect the review score from a site ?
jjohan35  +   1904d ago
This is a racing sim, not a car crash sim for car manufacturers. I never understood the hype for car damage, esp when Forza's damage barely dents the car at 100mph.
syanara  +   1904d ago
One thing I must say about the review, as I am still reviewing the game myself is that we definitely disagree about the soundtrack. Gran Turismo 5 single handedly has the best soundtrack for any game and I am not exaggerating. the perfect mix between jazzy tunes and more of todays rock or punk rock style to make a very smooth soundtrack with additions of bassanova and other titles just complete the list, I personally would have given the GT5 Soundtrack a 10/10 in a heartbeat. bravo to the sound designer for GT5
ExplosionSauce  +   1904d ago
At least someone check the reviewer/writer's background
Haha just saying.

Wow, these reviews have very different views

I don't think they should count the Standard cars against the game. The Premium cars are pretty much the "real" GT5/PS3 cars.
Standards are extra.
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blackbeld  +   1904d ago
Just like I predicted before IGN will give it 8,5/10.

Those M0thf#ckers.

Every PS3 game that deserves 10/10 they will give it 8,5/10

Sooo predictable.
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Brewski007  +   1904d ago
Lets all just....
Buy the game, play it a few days, meet up in a bar, and rate it ourselves?
K thnx bai!
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rextyrann  +   1904d ago
tbh everyone who is already putting up a review now is not reliable at all. and everyone who does believe in those reviews dont deserve better lol

have this game since yesterday and to unlock all the features and really knowing the complete game with all the options will take even the best drivers at least a week 24/7...
some pple might even never unlock all the extreme/profesional stuff.

there is just no way that some busy editors who have several job stuffs to do to get even close to a good insight into this game after 4-5 days with only few hours each day. its freaking HUGE!!!

give this game 2-3 weeks hardcore testing + online mode testing. then we can talk about real and significant reviews kids...

im waiting for ign to eat their words in a few weeks lmao. the dude who did this review has failed his job discription totally.
Mmmkay  +   1904d ago
i'll rate it 9.5 after two days of playing...
morganfell  +   1904d ago
You either want licensed cars or you do not. If you want them then be prepared to abide by restrictions issued by the manufacturer. The fact that IGN is oblivious to this truth is a testament to their almost global idiocy.

If it is the best hands down then explain why it hasn't received the top score. This is because most websites and publications, IGN included haven't the slightest idea of a standard. They also have absolutely no editorial control.

Game blogs may be crap on a lot of occasions but at least handful of them comprehend the meaning of the word "standard".

Once again, PS3 exclusives are held to a much higher bar and crap titles on other platforms are given a pass on the very items with which they accost PS3 games.

The only way to deal with sites like IGN is to stop clicking and stop visiting.

People can say what they want but the evidence provided by PLASTICA-MAN is irrefutable.
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pixelsword  +   1904d ago
When Sony doesn't give money out to advertise, their games always score low; when the money is dolled out, the games score high.

God of War III, good advertising, good 9.3 score... the easiest in the series to beat.

GT5, not a lot of advertising, 8.5 score, easiest to say that's it's the best sim racing game to date.

Not let's contrast Gran Turismo 5 and a well known flop: too Human.

Too Human got a 7.8, which means that Gran Turismo is just a little over one standard deviation above Too Human in their own website whereas others gave that game very low scores. But why? Advertising. Too Human was everywhere. Granted, I liked it, but it was no 7.8; it was like a 6.8 because of the stiff gameplay, the bad dialogue and the bery long and unavoidable animation sequence for each and every death; and yes; you'll die a number of times because of the type of gameplay if you don't shape the player according to your playing style.

At any rate, remember that when any game comes out... that's why gamespot fired someone for not giving Kane and Lynch a high score, huh? Just watch the advertising on a site and you'll be able to predict a game's score on the bigger sites.

I thought everyone knew this by now lol
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pixelsword  +   1904d ago
I also want to add, once again ladies and gentlemen:

you can't spell ignorance without I-G-N.
thesummerofgeorge  +   1904d ago

"It's because they are judging it for what it isn't instead of what it is. They said 10/10 for simulation. THAT IS WHAT IT IS! "

Precisely. You hit the nail on the head.
T9X69  +   1905d ago
"Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game "

Wasn't expecting that.
RememberThe357  +   1905d ago
Yes you were. lol

I really don't get that statement. The game is a simulator and they say that the driving is great, but from what I've seen of the menus and all the off the track stuff it looks really good. Far from 5/10.
T9X69  +   1904d ago

You can read my mind now? Well you read it wrong. I was actually expecting IGN to give it a 9.5. Gamespot on the other hand, after their horrible hour video coverage, a 8.5 wouldn't surprise me, but IGN, no I expected more.

EDIT: Well what do you expect, GT fans have been bashing Forza left and right for the past few weeks on the anticipation of GT5 saying how shitty Forza is. So now that it's scoring lower than Forza, it's kind of expected. It's like bullying a kid at school for month while he sits back and says nothing, then one day jumps down your throat. Karma is a bitch.
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RememberThe357  +   1904d ago
It's really hard to read these big sites. With such huge staffs their standard of quality seems to be more wavy than consistent.

8.5 is by no means a bad score, but it reminds me of the Game Informer review of Killzone 2 where they gave it a similar score. But the things that they didn't like about the game I didn't mind so I would have scored the game higher.

I mean everyone keeps bringing up how it's scored lower than Forza 3, but two different reviews reviewed these games. You can't expect them to have the exact same likes and dislikes.

It seems like a solid game though. I'm glad to hear that since I was so disappointed in GTPSP.

EDIT: I see what your saying but I don't think this review has changed any minds. Forza 3 is not a great game, at least as a simulator.

GT5 seems to deliver exactly what GT fans want, and to complain about presentation in a GT game seems like a cop out. We have all seen the menus and cut scenes in this game and they are stunning.
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RustedMan  +   1904d ago
not my kind of game, but honestly. I thought the review was well written? by grammar standards, and his thought process, this guy wasn't an "idiot", he gave what he felt the game deserved as far as score.

It's like being the person on the freeway, and that people who are driving slower than you are considered "idiots" while people who drive faster are "maniacs".

It's a reviewer from a site.
like the game? buy the game.

It's been that way since the start.
Black Ops was a good example of a game that I highly enjoy, even though certain aspects bug the crap out of me.

The reviewer isn't god. He isn't the president.

and for some reason, people are confused about the "10/10 simulator in a 5/10 game" as if it's simply illogical, and nonsensical.

He means that the core gameplay is that: simulating the driving of a car to be as close a possible to the real thing. But lacking certain features that would otherwise make it more "fleshed out".

similar to a game that has no multiplayer, or a game that has no well defined career or objective as to why the player should continue to devote his/her time to master it.

It's a game that does what it does well...But after such a long time in development, most figure there would be more on the plate.

Another good example would be...Call Of Duty. The series hasn't changed the "feel" of moving about in 60 fps (most of the time anyways) and killing others. It's distinctive, and fun. Graphics/stories and such change. but the basic mechanic of shooting is solid.

If the next Call of Duty Title has little more than a rehash of the multiplayer from it's previous titles, I'd consider it to be what this reviewer says of Grand Turismo 5: a game with rock solid base mechanic but nothing beyond that.
deadreckoning666  +   1905d ago
"Looks like Forza holds the crown this generation."

Because IGN says so? I wasn't aware that ONE IGN journalist determines what the best racing sim of this generation is.

NEVERTHELESS...if your the type of person who takes amusement in the fanboy war...this is pretty hilarious. So much trash talk about Forza on this site...yet the most popular video game review site on the net gives GT5 a lower score on Forza 3. You don't have to be a fanboy to admit that the irony here is lol worthy.
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Anton Chigurh  +   1905d ago
Here come the death threats. /S
I guess it's time to appreciate Forza 3.
LastDance  +   1904d ago
He actually said Gran Turismo is the best racing sim..Watch the video review.
Motorola  +   1904d ago
Just because GIN gave forza a higher score doesnt mean its better. Destructoid gave both a 10. So they are just as good as each other in the site's opinion.
tawak  +   1904d ago
they dont even make a video review because they are shame to show their face its because they get paid for the review ign is part of xbox live oxm report,strategize,achievement guide..and more..they should remove other console from the site and change the name but they did not because it gonna be lame as fvck
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MAJ0R  +   1905d ago
wow didn't expect that lol

not sure whats wrong with the game though, guess I'll have to read the review
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cyber_crysis  +   1905d ago
forza 3 still the king of racer in this gen.
I am still only renting GT5. No interior view, cant change wheels, lower quality detail, and only cosmetic damage on 80% of the cars is just insulting after 6 years of development. I put GT5 on my christmas list and will have it by christmas but as a huge GT fan, this is just insulting after all 6 years in development. I simply cant justify paying for a game that is only 20% complete. Maybe my mind will change when I rent it, but I highly doubt it.
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DigitalAnalog  +   1905d ago
To the "in-before-stormers"
It's already widely predicted by GT5 fans that this was already the case that reviews would not be satisfactory. However, reading the content IGN brought to the table, it is 10/10 simulator.

AND THAT my friends, is what this title is "supposedly" all about. This game was truly meant for the "hardcore-of-the-hardcore " and unfortunately, to cater for them means a devaluation in the "common" ground Call-of-Duty mainstream fanbase.

But that's what it is. A niche, and regardless of IGN's thoughts, they seem to nail the fact that the PHYSICS are what stands out in this game. For Driving Simulators, that is the most important part. Better a niche with an 8.5 score than a "casual" experience going 9.5!

-End of Line
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Biggest  +   1904d ago
I noticed some of the websites listing "Too hard for casuals" as a con. It's like saying there was too much jumping in Mario. It is what it is. Can it be bad because of that?
jack_burt0n  +   1904d ago
Put it into perspective of worthlessness for FFS.

Sonic Freeriders on kinect: 7.5

GT5: 8.5

I rest my case.
ambientFLIER  +   1904d ago
jack burton - too bad that game scores can't be compared between different platforms...
Pandemic  +   1905d ago
People have been waiting 6 years for a 8.5.......?
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redsquad  +   1904d ago
No, the TROLLS have been waiting for an 8.5 - Fans of the genre have got what they expected.
callahan09  +   1904d ago
These critics are reviewing the game with the wait in mind. If this game were announced at E3 this year and released today, and it was exactly the same in every possible way, it would have gotten 9.5's and 10's instead. It's more obvious than anything in the world right now that this game's reviews are getting knocked down by over-criticism because they want to look at it in terms of how long it took and not in terms of WHAT IT IS.
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Odin777  +   1904d ago
No people have been waiting 6 years for a game, not a fucking review score. All these reviews are going to be less than perfect, that's what happens when people hype something up to an unattainable standard.
AceofStaves  +   1904d ago
No. People have been waiting 5 years for a new GT game.

Gamers don't wait for scores. We play games, don't we? Or are scores that much more enjoyable?
GamerPS360  +   1905d ago
I bought g25 2 yrs ago to play this game. WTF happened. I mean, it's not even 9. Normally, I don't care for reviews that much but GT5 was hyped to break record.
Nevertheless, I will be getting this game in few hours and judge myself but reviews are kinda disappointing.

Before you guys call me fanboi or whatever
I will be looking into physics, cars and tracks than other fancy stuff. Lets see, how that rolls out. I dont even play other racing game because I dont want to mess with my GT skill with arcade type driving games.

Well, Anti Fanboy and Fanboy got something to discuss about ;).
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vhero  +   1905d ago
Hmm The scores a bit off 9/10 for graphics?? How so they say the game looks better than real life yet don't give 10/10.. This is the same site that gave GTA 10/10 remember? But what killed the review score is presentation nothing more.. So if you really are gonna say Forza is better because of the HUD you really need your head checking.. Thing also is I bet it will still sell a crap load more than Alan Wake and it got a lower score than it from IGN as review scores these days mean nothing.. Black Ops got under a 9 from IGN in fact GT5 is getting the Meta score as Black Ops.. Is Black Ops a flop??
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trancefreak  +   1904d ago
I just bought this game this evening and it freaking epic. We already know the review parade against sony this gen so I dont give a ratz azz no more.

I just bought an amzing masterpiece and Im having loads of fun. The ones that seem to care here are the ones love the demise of ps3 exclusives (very sad) and to whom ever really were going to get the game. Do it, its worth it, It looks impressive, it feels impressive. My wife saw the game and said omg that looks incredible what is it.

At least my experience so far hasnt left me dancing my car with the front bumper vertically down the track.

This game rocks. Screw the reviews and btw you can jump right in to arcade mode a take the top cars for a spin.
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1904d ago
Guess this game has too much variety for IGNorant.
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shoddy  +   1904d ago
fuk reviews, can't wait to get it.
GT5 FTW!!!!!!
LastDance  +   1904d ago
DID ANYONE actually watch the VIDEO REVIEW...He says it plain, "gran turismo is the best driving sim on console by some marchin"
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MariaHelFutura  +   1904d ago
Forza 3 and GT5 got the same score in graphics.

Seems a tad bias to me. Regardless, I`m off to get GT5, in a few minutes.
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likedamaster  +   1904d ago
Well, Forza 3 has same graphics across the board with cockpit view for every car, while GT5's graphics are only great on the premium models(200+) & cockpit views.
ambientFLIER  +   1904d ago
Sigh...apparently people STILL don't fucking get it. A 9.0 in graphics for an Xbox game and a 9.0 in graphics for a PS3 game ARE NOT THE SAME THING.
Chimerhazzard  +   1904d ago
In their video review:
In 0:52 sec - "First the good news. This is the best driving sim avaiable for consoles, and by some margin."

Forza 3 - 9.4

GT5 - 8.5

ambientFLIER  +   1904d ago
For the millionth time, THE SCORES ARE NOT CROSS PLATFORM !!!!! if they were, the wii, the ds, and the psp games could never get any higher scores than xbox and ps3 games.
EVILDEAD360  +   1904d ago
This by far is the most unexpected occurrance in gaming history..
If you would have asked me for the last five years what game was going to have a 10.0 Metacritic; I would have repeatedly told you GT5..

No matter how you cut it, the 5 year wait turned out to be a negative instead of a positive for GT5. As time passes by, expectation rise tremendously (Ask the developers of Alan Wake and Final Fantasy XIII)

I made a comment thatafter all of these years, a billion screen shots and a million hours of replay footage released, Gran Turismo 5 better drive you home after you pick up your pre-order

No matter how you cut it, the ommision of a cockpit from a major portion of the cars will end up being the achilles heel of the historic franchise.

I absolutely loved Forza 3. The quality of that game after a 2-year turn-around was no small feat.

But, I still can't wait to wrap my hands around this beast.IGNs review definately is significant and as expected going to have many of the Sony elitists in an uproar, but what crazy is hearing what's coming from thoughts are if Official Playstation Magazine still awards Gran Turismo the big '10' review then long time fans should be fine..

As for me, I'm still shopping for a good wheel because I this will be the game that is played out of my PS3 Slim for a looong time time to come.

Fans celebrate..GT5 is finally here and it's going nowhere any time soon

The Maxx  +   1904d ago
I was saying to expect these kinds of reviews simply because of the limitations that GT5 offers in the game like:

segmented car classes (premium and standard)
No cockpit view for all cars
no proper tuning
lack of damage
lack of modding and customization

I said that every review will be looking and comparing the features in GT5 and how they related to what is already on the market and that lack of CORE features and I lost 2 bubbles because if it. And now, the Meta is 86% and why? Because of the very elements that I stated. CORE features not being present in the game that is expected at this stage of gaming in this era.
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EVILDEAD360  +   1904d ago
I'm really not the type to nit pick PDs decision making progress on what didn't make the cut because as a developer they are as passionate as it gets..

But, I think they could have staved off much of the criticism if they just told their fans in advance about the cockpit view only for premiums.

The ironic thing is many people don't even play GT5 from cockpit 100% of the time..

Personally it just means I need to step my game up and get to those premium cars because I'm sure the premium game play should be outstanding..

Don't agree that someone should lose bubz for pointing out the truth (+bubz) from me...

Again for come down to what IS in the game..and I am still ridiculously excited to play

PDz take on Nascar
The Weather Effects
The Night racing
The Rally racing

So honestly at this point I can't see an 8.5 IGN rating stopping me from picking up my pre-order..

newflesh  +   1904d ago
I'm actually starting to gain some long lost respect for IGN.

new vegas-8.5 (fair score)
black ops-8.5 (unbelieveble from ign)
Asassin's Creed:Brotherhood - 8! (lower than all big sites)

And now GT5 an 8.5. It's just so untypical of ign to score such big games so low. Maybe they stopped taking bribes..
Chaos Striker  +   1904d ago
They were actually very far from the beginning. It was only because IGN gave Lair, Heavenly Sword, and Warhawk bad reviews that ...fanboys... started going berserk and paranoid. To me, IGN is very fair with almost all of their games (yes there is about 5% that are questionable, but overall, they have spot on reviews). They grade on an overall experience not just the sum of a game's parts. They take into account different perspectives such as the hardcore fan, the casual gamer, and the gamer that wants to enter this genre.

Also, their staff is hilariously awesome. PS3 fans(and fanboys) should listen to Podcast Beyond, because it is so hilarious and informative at the same time. The folks that do the podcast are primary PS3 fanboys, but have respect for stuff like Mass Effect 2 (when it was an exclusive).
Ace Killa 08  +   1904d ago
U honestly think lair was a good game?
Chaos Striker  +   1904d ago
@Ace Killa 08
I don't think it's a good game (I don't know how you thought I thought it is a good game to be honest) But a lot of people on this site seemed to think so, although reviewers universally panned the game.
Anon1974  +   1904d ago
To put this in perspective, the metacritic score for GT4 was 89 and it was a monster success (IGN scored that one a 95, in case you were wondering). I expect that GT5 will received a similar score once all the votes are in. Now, is the fact that it's received an 8.5, an excellent score from IGN, instead of a 9 really going to deter racing fans from picking up this title? I'm guessing not.

IGN concluded that it's a fantastic racing game marred by a menu system that came up short. For me the menu system could have consisted of "Pick car. Click here to race" and if it delivered 10/10 on the track like IGN says it does, that's all that matters.
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likedamaster  +   1904d ago
Interesting... never heard you comment like this before.
Anywho, play the game for a decent 5 hours or so before you express your take on it.
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Zydake  +   1904d ago
this may be off topic but..

who the hell said there HDD install was 45 mins long
just got my GT5 via amazon and i just started my recommended install and I got 15 minutes
Hoggy1983  +   1904d ago
Maybe depends on your connection? I only get 2m until fibre is installed at christmas! (UK)
Hoggy1983  +   1904d ago
Forget that comment its local!
kudakadere  +   1904d ago
GT5 8.5 Forza 9.4 forza gets a 9.4 becuse it took only 2years to develope and plan GT5 minus the delays = a 9.8 at minimum ,*sigh* only if polyphony knew that no one would critisise a patch of grass thats sightly out of place.
Hoggy1983  +   1904d ago
As a new PS3 owner I bought my copy at lunch but, considering im not normally a massive fan of racers, Im a little bit apprehensive about the purchase now. Im not really bothered about customisation but am looking forward to some 16 player online races.
The main thing that concerns me is the reference to the AI being erratic causing "bumper cars" and winning races being based on the machine rather than ability of the driver.

However, Im off to play it and I'll be able to form my own opinion!
INehalemEXI  +   1904d ago
They gave Prologue an 8.5 .....I'm confused. How does a full game get the same score....

I question a review system where you look back years from now and want to see what sim to get , and your led to believe GT5P=/=GT5
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ambientFLIER  +   1904d ago
Because obviously they felt that an additional 3 years of development time should have made gt5 better than it is versus prologue.
Alvadr  +   1904d ago
Very suprised with the review score. Was expecting much higher praise for this game.

Decided to hold off on purchasing this game until it comes down in price. Spent the money on a bottle of Champagne instead hehehehe
Bubble Buddy  +   1904d ago
The guy writing the article has a grammar mistake in the first sentence.

"Its" not It's".

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showtimefolks  +   1904d ago
can't waite to get my copy all this hate on GT5
is uncall for. forza and GT5 are great games how is that and leave it to that
pixelsword  +   1904d ago
Yeah, I wouldn't kick Forza because it was a great game, and so it GT5.
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AEtherbane  +   1904d ago
I'm sorry IGN, not every game can have killstreaks and red-dot sights
TripleAAARating  +   1904d ago
This game exceeds my standards as far as I'm concerned.....
internalbit  +   1903d ago
I have said it b4 and I will say it again. IGN is one if Microsoft many marketing departments. Sony could make ps3 into a time machine with a firmware update, they will find a reason to critics it.
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PirateThom  +   1905d ago
IGN gave an 8.5.

Funny enough, 9 for gameplay and lasting appeal.
aMadMan  +   1905d ago
That is weird.
TheDeadMetalhead  +   1904d ago
Can't spell ignorant without IGN.
Omega4  +   1905d ago
And there you have it. Solid game but not AAA.
JANF  +   1904d ago
Solid AA.
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Playerz8  +   1905d ago
Damn, who ever posted this review is freaking fast. I thought I was gonna post it =( Anyway, I expected better of GT5, but I'm still gonna get it.
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Homicide  +   1905d ago
What did Forza 3 get? If it's higher than GT5, then it's very disappointing for GT5. 5 yrs and it couldn't beat its competitor.
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callahan09  +   1904d ago
They gave Forza a higher score, but in the video review they said that GT5 is the best racing simulator on the market. So what I think we've got here is that this game is being scored by a far different standard than Forza was, that they give it a lower score while simultaneously saying it's better.
xXxSeTTriPxXx  +   1904d ago
people are not going to remember them saying gt5 is the best racing sim their going to remember the 8.5 vs forza's sad but true
rezzah  +   1904d ago

That's why people are complaining.
UP  +   1904d ago
This ladies and gentlemen gives good reason to get rid of scores in reviews all out. If would make people read the reviews/ watch the review and not just look at the score and either troll or be a ass or both. When you read or watch the review you can learn things about the game you might like or hate that you can not tell about the score. It would also get rid of people flaming/trolling or this .1, .2, .3, ecc. nonsense. Anyone with me?
Cmoney  +   1905d ago
bargain bin pick up
when i get bored of kz3 i might pick this up
darkequitus  +   1904d ago
GT5 is not bargain bin pickup. But I will get Hot pursuit first though.
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   1905d ago
Because it has been in development for so long and been anticipated for so long. It will be held under a microscope. Expect these types of scores. Any other game would be a 9.5-10.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   1905d ago
Bits-N-Kibbles has just owned this entired article/comment section
basically GT5 is the biggest of the big. everyone knows that, therefor its held to a much different standard from forza or nfs.
as much as im trying to keep my inner fanboy at bay, youve got to at least admit that reviewers loved forza because it was a surprisingly fun racing sim. with that said, it seems like a lot of reviewers are upset that gt5 isnt so damn good that it makes you breakfast every morning. face it guys: GT5 is held to a MUCH higher standard.
forza (might) get the higher metascore, but gt5 IS and always will be the Superior piece of software to simulate real life driving.
like i said, with so much hype being built up over the last 5 years, it seems ign is really pissed that for 60 dollars, they didnt get an all in one "ansswer to lifes problems" blu ray.
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rezzah  +   1904d ago
Hey dub, no matter how much you keep it inside, what people see are numbers...

Basicaly the ps3 fanbase is gona get shot down by the 360 fanboys because of 8.5 to 9.4.

Want an example? Look at BEWARE OBLIVION
Xusuyzus  +   1905d ago
is that Uk one? ,.. I think Alex can drive,..?..

Yep definitely simulation,.. and to hardcore,..
IGN UK should be better,..(no apparently same reviewer,..)
To be honest, I thought it would be much worse,..
Since it is the ultimate driving sim and from the videos I saw ,.. they play it as Burnout or (that arcady-one where you make enviroment explode)

Forza has auto steering correction,.. just don't even mention it in the same sentence,..
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Pirateogta  +   1905d ago
According to IGN:

Gran Turismo 5

Presentation: 7.0
Graphics: 9.0
Sound: 8.0
Gameplay: 9.0
Lasting Appeal: 9.0
OVERALL: 8.5 (Great)

Forza Motorsport 3

Presentation: 9.5
Graphics: 9.0
Sound: 9.0
Gameplay: 9.5
Lasting Appeal: 10
OVERALL: 9.4 (Outstanding)
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Moonboots  +   1904d ago
The car customization really does give it a lot of extra miles.
tavo1117  +   1905d ago
I mean, WTF?!. How could Forza get the same score in graphics? and a better presentation. It's almost laughable.
REALgamer  +   1904d ago
Try reading the review
The graphics not being a 10 refers to a large portion of the car not being up to the standard of others. It appears while some are photo-realistic, some haven't had the same level of care.

Presentation is marked down due to overly-convoluted menu systems.

Why does no-one read the actual reviews anymore, putting all their faith in a number?
Xusuyzus  +   1904d ago
Dude ,.. ''overly-convoluted menu systems'' ,..
that is bs,.. (maybe there is just simply to much to do in this game)
Polyphony are masters of ui ,..
Homicide  +   1905d ago
GT5's graphics are way overhyped. It's good, but not second coming of Jesus good. Anyways, Forza 3 was released last year. Different times, different standards.

GT5 took too long to come out. There are better racers out there.
callahan09  +   1904d ago
According to IGN, there are NOT better racers out there. The video review for the game has the explicit statement that it is the best racing simulator on the market, and by some margin. 52 seconds in. Watch it.

The score is a reflection of the fact that GT5 is reviewed to a different standard than other racers have been. Nothing more. Doesn't mean the game isn't better than those, just that those other games were, frankly, over-criticized.
lord_of_balrogs  +   1904d ago
That means its the "best simulator" only. Emphasis on simulator, that refers to the physics of the game. Just because the game best showcases natural life driving does not make it a good game. A FPS could best simulate real life gun shooting but does that make it a great game? There are numerous other qualities judged in a review of a game. I'd be more convincned with this "best simulator" argument if the person stated that if was the best game in the driving genre.
TheDeadMetalhead  +   1904d ago
The fact that Forza 3's graphics aren't much better than Gran Turismo 4's (as in, the PS2 game) only makes that score more ridiculous.
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tavo1117  +   1905d ago
Well. I don't know but IGN seems to have misundestood the whole thing. How could Forza, NFS or whatever GT wannabe game score higher.
Rhythmattic  +   1905d ago
Wow 94 for Forza, 85 for GT5. IGN.

The final release of F3 must of been 100x better than the demo, because the GT HD demo blew it away..

And anyone that play's with hand controllers need not respond.
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polow got sol  +   1905d ago
Was expecting a higher score tbh, forzas still the racing champ
clintos59  +   1905d ago
Its cool we all know nothing out there is better then GT5, even 360 fanboys know it. IGN like I said isnt a reliable source for ps3 games. They give an addon a free pass but fails to give GT5 its credit it deserves.
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DiRtY  +   1905d ago
Just sit back and enjoy the show.
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tavo1117  +   1905d ago
I don't know, I'll wait for the rest of the reviews to emerge. If most of them have the same opinion I'd save a little credibility for this site.
ocnkng  +   1905d ago
So it got docked a point for the presentation. It seems the in-game menus became a major factor.
guigsy  +   1905d ago
Since when was 8.5 a bad score? I know people have been getting carried away with this game, but a score like that wouldn't put me off. I mean, was anyone really expecting it to get 10s across the board?
wingman32x  +   1904d ago
Exactly. But with all the hype leading up to the release, there's going to be a lot of "100 on metacritic or bust" type comments around here.

That said, I'm very surprised to not see at least a 9 from IGN. They almost always play it safe with major releases.

And unfortunatly, an 8.5 doesn't mean as much as it used to due to sites handing out 10's all over the place.
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