So for the thanksgiving I visited with family and friends. I also brought along Gran Turismo 5 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit. Of course my friend grabbed the Gran Turismo 5 first, but what happened next is unbelievable.
So you or your m8 couldn't find arcade mode on gt5 then lmao . Pick from a whole range of brilliant cars sum that hit over 200mph ( mclaren )
How is this even a valid comparison? It sounds like the author, despite his apparent excitement for the title, failed to interpret just the very point of Gran Turismo 5. And then he proceeded to do the game an extreme injustice by allowing his ignorant, racer-n00b friend to follow the same mind set.
NFS vs GT5 is about as good a comparison as Joy Ride vs NFS:HP. They have nothing in common except they have cars. If you are a wheel racer there is only one choice, GT5. NFS:HP is a gas & go game. Automatic, no manual shifting, no FFB support. Just gas & go. You really don't even have to use the brake much in HP. HP is okay to kick around with when I am bored but I prefer GT5 because I am into complex finesse racing games that feel like I am actually driving the car.
you're right, Brutallyhonest. i don't do drivig games all that much - which is why i like NFS:HP. it's, as you said, "gas and go" - that suits me as when i want to mess around with racing i prefer to just get a car on the track and GO! (although knowing when to use the break in NFS is important!) also agree that for the serious race person - GT5 is the ultimate. i've played at friends houses and you really have to develop your skills to be good at it.
wait ... why didnt he just do the arcade mode if he wanted a quick race ? i didnt even install it and i was on arcade mode for atleast 30mins this is a dumb article basically saying gt5 takes time to get to the faster cars but thats dumb because the arcade mode have alot of cars and tracks
Of course, the casuals prefer playing fable over demon souls, go figure!
he likes arcadey games. NFS:HP is just one the million unrealistic arcade racers to choose from.
And again, I ask: How is this a valid comparison? If you want to make it a fair comparison, compare two fast-paced arcade-style games. Maybe Burnout, or Project Gotham. The author didn't even try to compare the pick-up-and-play aspect of GT5's arcade mode with NFS: HP, which would have at least been *somewhat* similar of a concept. The only thing Hot Pursuit and GT:5 have in common is that they involve driving. His friend is obviously the type who looks for instant gratification, which shows in his enthusiasm when Hot Pursuit gave him a ton of unlocks right off the bat. These are the types of people which the Gran Turismo series isn't really made for. Incidentally, many of these people have positions in the journalism world as video game reviewers. Because you can't unlock super cars and the full damage system within the first 2 hours of game play, GT:5 sure must be a complete failure of a game, eh? Shit, that's -2 points from GT:5 right off the bat for cramping these self-important reviewers' writing schedules! I mean, how DARE a SIMULATION require work, skill-building and dedication to earn a name for yourself as a seasoned sim racer? /s
There should be a stupid article of the week award on N4G. Because amid the criticism for GT5 from people that do not own a PS3 not to mention owning GT5, this floats to the top of the crap. How can you compare GT5 to NFS? Your comparing a driving sim to an arcade racer. The 2 of them are different sub-genres of video game racing. Its like comparing Fallout 3 to FF13. Both are essentially RPGs, both are good games in their own right, both are totally different. I love both Polyphony's & Criterion's (Burnout Revenge was one of the best games last gen). But once you get sucked into GT5, it is amazing. I found that NFS (from the demo anyway)is just a little bit one-dimensional, it just felt like Burnout Paradise with cops and under a different name. But I love the ability to jump straight into a race against your friends & the ultra competitive nature of the gameplay. As I said comparisons shouldn't even be made, the only thing in common between these games is that they have licensed cars. Everything else is different.
@Shazz thats exactly what I was thinking! Also you dont have to do the first driving test to race you can skip them all if you like but it opens up new cars and races for you. The choice though is all about arcade and simulation. I got Burnout for arcade and no other game comes close and GT5 for simulation. Also as for Hot Pursuit well if you got undercover then you don't need hot pursuit as the game play is exactly the same... Finding shortcuts and using powers.. Nothing new really and not worth my £40.
"I like beer, football, and fastcars (ugh, ugh...) GT5? Too complex for my caveman brain."
Onry in America
You want an arcade racer get NFS, racing sim get GT5. Simple.
NFS for me, I prefer arcade racing over simulation
I find it really funny you say that, I have NFS Hot Pursuit and I'm getting GT5([email protected]$%ing delivery stalled). Sometimes I will feel for an excellent and extremely fun arcade racer and go to NFS and sometimes for pure driving bliss and I'll be going for GT5. Why must it be one or the other. This opinion piece is just an example where NFS is the more logical choice for the person and the setting. I mean he was in a rush to race and wanted to get a supercar style high speed race right off the bat, I mean if you ever played a GT game you know thats not how it works and if you played most or rather the good NFS games you know that's what you get, fast quick flashy enjoyable action vs serious in depth incredible racing sim. Why one or the other why not both its not like they're the same type of racer.
NFS vs GT5? Its like comparing Avatar to Inception. To each his own, but both are great.
Because not everybody in the world is able to afford to games. If you have one racing game, that could be enough for you. I'm a Gran Turismo fan btw. And I'm loving GT5 so far!
avatar to inception? one is a big advert for 3D cinema with no real depth and the other is an actual movie with acting and directing =P but I getcha quagm....stew...WTFDSD!?
Judging by the number of disagrees, you must be lying to us waseem335.
Cool story bro.
I own both, mainly because I HAD to have GT5, and NFS is like $30 already lol. Not really much of a comparison since NFS doesn't go for realism.
Where the hell, outside of Black Friday sales, do you find Need For Speed for $30? Given the popularity of Burnout Paradise, it's obvious that there is a large market for arcade racing games, and Hot Pursuit is easily the best arcade racer this year, if not this generation. EA isn't stupid enough to toss the game into the bargain bin less than a month after its release.
i prefer gt5 but need for speed is an arcade racer just dont compare it with gt5 at all. but i can say need for speed and forza have the same thing in common and they are both arcade games. that will never compare to the gt series . peace out?
Iv'e done the GT thing right up to G4 and i even sank a good 200 or so hours into that i reckon.GT5 looks really good but in all honesty i don't want to do it all again.For those that do then great but i find this type of experience a tad detatched these days.I guess it's turned into a Marmite thing I found the demo of Shift a little heavy but it's fairly gripping in comparison so i may end up getting this
What kind of crappy comparison is this?
a hit seeking one =D up next: ArmA II vs COD: BO Fight Night vs Super Street Fighter etc...
Both can be very enjoyable but they differ a lot and maybe therefore complement each other.
I had only planned on getting GT5 but I just couldn't resist picking up NFS for $35 on black friday. Haven't had the chance to play NFS yet, but I'm having a blast with GT5!
Both are different.
I eagerly expect you comparison of Flight simulator with Ace combat then
Or Operation Flashpoint vs Call of Duty Or Farmville vs My farming deluxe Or the train simulator vs Zelda mustery tracks...
That's like comparing Forza 3 to GT5....oh wait. :D
i will buy Need for Speed and forza3 and i'll have 10 dollars left and more fun and less loading times.
Yet you won't be playing either of them because you'll be too busy trolling N4G
What means trolling is to have different opinion as yours then i'm trolling! but is not causality that after GT5 release the sells of Forza and need for speed are up and is so true as need for speed right now is selling more in Amazon than GT5. You can go to Amazon a check for your self. Forza platinum has 500 premium cars vs 200 GT5! I'm not going with the waive as you i have my own opinion thats why i'm surprise that i still have 4 bubbles.
Lol Forza cars are nowhere near premium quality. All cars having in car views doesn't make them premium especially when most of them look like crap. They should have a catedory for standard in car models. Lmao Now run along. You must tell the whole world that you won't be buying a game for a system you don't own. It's your job after all. :P
CernaML I'm almost sure that my PS3 is oldest than yours. I can give you my user name so we can play a little bit of the mlb the show or uncharted 2 but maybe you are one of this GT5 fans that buy a ps3 just to play gt5 and have not other games and that is sad.
Sorry, but when you say that all cars in Forza are automatically premium just because they all have in car views (mostly half assed) and that Hot Pursuit will be a better seller just because ONE website says so, I just couldn't take you seriously. I've owned my PS3 since 2008 and have over 30 games for it. And ever since getting a job, I've been buying like 3 games a month!!! Excuse me for assuming things about you. It only makes an ass out of u and me after all. I'll be the bigger man by apologizing. Gran Turismo 5 is currently the greatest game I've played this gen. Forza was disappointing and boring. I guess it's just the charm (and all the awesome original tracks) that GT has had for the past 10 years. Maybe I'm still living in the past considering my next most anticipated games are Mortal Kombat and Twisted Metal. But you can't blame me when past generations were far better than this generation. In fact, this generation is probably the worst generation I've ever experienced in gaming.
I play mostly single player on both games and GT5 is way better. NFS has many races that are not pursuits at all, free roam without any kind of pursuits etc etc. IMO there just isn't much replay value in NFS but tons in GT5.
I actually prefer the variations in the single player mode for NFS. Yeah, the pursuits are really fun on both sides of the law, but having the ability to mix up the gameplay keeps everything feeling pretty fresh. And if you're sticking to single player the whole time, you're actually missing out on a huge portion of the game. Even the single player mode has a multi player feel to it thanks to Autolog. I'll often find myself replaying a race in order to stay in first place against all of my friends. I can't say anything for GT5 yet as I don't have it. With Christmas coming up and property taxes due it really isn't in my budget. Hopefully I'll receive it as a gift, or at least be able to use any holiday money to buy it.
This is a story. A story about a gamer who has a friend who ended up fapping for NFS: Hot Pursuit. In what way did this article contribute to the news other than to troll for hits? -End of Line
The problem is GT5 is not living up to the expectation while NFS is exceeding the expectations.But the expectation level for GT5 was skyhigh bcoz of previous titles while NFS HP was coming after some lacklustre titles.To me,they are 8.5 and 9.If you like sim GT5 is 9,if you like arcade NFS is 9.
mobijoker, You wont be saying that in 6 months time when the NFS fans have stop playing that game yet GT5 will still be going strong.
who was made king and decided gt5 didnt live up to expectations ?
that is kind of a bad comparison
I have decided to get GT5 at xmas whereas NFS:HP sucked me in with the demo, plus it is Criterion so is a no brainer. I'm loving Hot Pursuit, especially after just coming out of playing Castlevania on hard, I could do with some normal arcadey gaming.
a lot of people that are on the bandwagon of nitpicking gt 5 or thinking that its inferior or in the same league as any other racing game is doing a disservice to the whole gaming community. once youve played gt 5 youll realize that its above any game in history interms of quality and technological feat. gt 5 is the epitome of what a true ps3 exclusive is that takes advantage of the ps3s power and because of that and how amazing it is , people will amplify every little flaw about this game when bigger flaws have been acceptable iand is acceptable in other games. setting a precedent of rewarding bad games will only stagnate growth in gaming and its already happening because a lot of mediocre games with deal breaker glitches, low resolution and all sorts of negative issues manages to get rave reviews that dont deserve . only fans and an objective person can see gt 5 is being nitpicked but all a person has to look at are the technical achievements of gt 5 and the cons then do the same with other games or games of the same genre . gt 5 is amazing and there isnt a game that's comparable to it.
I can't wait for the comparisons between GT5 and mario kart
That would be fun to write. Good luck on me finding a person who hasn't played MK. MK64 FTW BTW.
You called it.
This article is worse than "Top X of X game"
Awesome. "Opinion piece" for the record. lol. It's not just me bro ... there is a tab on the top of this site for GT5.
I've got the original Hot Pursuit 2 and loved it...at the time. The new hot pursuit looks ok, but I don't know that I'd want to pay full price for it. My favourite arcade race for me is Midnight Club: Los Angeles and I can race against the law in that...in a huge city... with changing weather and day and night cycles... with other traffic... in a lot more cars... which I can customise to insane proportions... and it has a pretty decent story mode and a great multiplayer with a ton of modes... Why would I buy Hot Pursuit?
Some one is comparing an arcade game to simulator ,.. Well gt5 wins anyway,..
This is the Gizmodo review and i'm with them too! So what's the verdict? Three days in — and with many more days left to go — I have to say that while Gran Turismo 5's driving dynamics are better than any other racing game on the market, Forza Motorsport 3's nipping closely at its heels*. And given some of the latter's better (and more clearly labeled) vehicular upgrade options, smoother interaction with AI vehicles, and GT5's installation "challenges" (like a 133 MB required update to make multiplayer mode somewhat usable), Forza Motorsport 3 provides a much more compelling option for a car enthusiast looking to jump into a realistic and entertaining video racing game. But, if you want to lose yourself for days in the most utterly realistic yet overly-complex driving game ever, pausing only to defecate, urinate, sleep and eat (in no particular order), buy Gran Turismo 5. Or, do what I did. Buy both.
What's next ?? GT5 vs The Sims ??
This is a joke of a comparison. The games handle two totally different aspects of raving where HP deals with the fun arcade racing games with a few selected exotic cars from around the world while GT5 has a wider range of cars and focuses more on simulation. Each appeals to their own type of people and are strong in the area they target...
Some one is comparing an arcade to sim ,.. Well gt5 wins anyway,.. This game has so much content pack into it,..been playing 2-3days now ,..have barely touched about 20 percent of all features,.. Hell it is not even a game,.. looks like you installed GT5 OS on the ps3,..and not a game,.. loving the shit out of it,..!!
GT5 is the game with more content in the past.... 4 years or so..
Some people out there are seriously lacking in the head. Comparing these two games is like comparing a Rally car to a Nitro RC racer or some bollocks like that. Yeah, one is extremely fun to just pick up and play and anyone can find it accessable, while the other is for grown ups who like to put the time and effort in to learn and get the rewards. Or you could compare it relatively to games like Battlefield or the original Flashpoint games, to cookie cutter, pick up and play shite like Call of Duty. One's for the hardcore, the other is for the casual. Learn the difference before writting such inane bollocks articles.
Is this retarded frat boy trying to be a funny gonzo journalist or what is the deal here? "Then we ate turkey, we had some booze, har har, and I like, totally FARTED on dinner" "It's the BS3 duuude, what did you expect" So he was in shock about failing the first braking license test, is this an objective indicative of quality? Is this lost, pathetic soul trying to teach me lessons about fun? really?
I reckon this comparison would have favoured you more. LoL
I'll drive circles around you on NFSHP. As far as GT5 ... not so much, we can compare car collections. lol.
i would get nfs if it had wheel support and manual transm. i like arcade but not that arcaqdey
Totally different games. NFS:HP is good but not the epitome of the genre. Gran Turismo 5 IS. Gran Turismo 5 - 9.5 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit - 8.5
fail article, don't give this hits.
Thanks for reading my story. I just want to say after reading everyone's comments. It's not a story to compare GT5 against NFSHP, its about a persons reaction to seeing both games the first time. Somebody who isn't knee deep in all of the online BS of GT5 and NFSHP. These are the two racing titles of the holiday season this year. If a gamer has both systems, but only wants one racer this might be an interesting story to them. But yeah, it's the simulator or the arcade racer at this point. On a side note: I did play GT5 for like 5 hours last night and it is a completely different game from NFSHP. And GT5 is cool too, if that was the race I was looking for. As far as people suggesting it's a "get hits" story. It kinda is, I'm not stupid. N4G has a GT5 tag on the top of their page. It's the most popular game I have ever seen on this site. Gouki.com only has a few stories about GT5, but at least they are all legitimate and honest. How many flip and damage and intro videos can one site have lol. Thanks for reading again. Now check my taillights ... in either game. Don't be a Jimmy.
You have some nerve showing up, dude, [its about a persons reaction to seeing both games the first time] No, you see, some stories become other things given the proper circumstances. It's about you having dinner, teaching us a jolly christmas lesson about "Fun Factor" vs "Lame Hype", you bitching about how it's "802 minutes against 0'04 seconds", your few sad bronze trophies, and you calling the pad "remote". Let's not forget your baseball cap, without any doubt the deepest part of your grand thesis. [But yeah, it's the simulator or the arcade racer at this point.] Why oh why? is GT5 reserved for people who enjoy mathematics and Burnout Paradise/NFSHP for California surfers? I do enjoy both titles for what they are, you can say mint, but after the displeasure of reading your blog/thingie, I highly doubt you enjoy GT5, and THAT'S OK, we can cope with it, really. [On a side note: I did play GT5 for like 5 hours last night and it is a completely different game from NFSHP] Holy Mother of God Almighty, did the lord enlightened you--- really? Did you reach that conclusion 5 hours into the game? [As far as people suggesting it's a "get hits" story. It kinda is, I'm not stupid] Holy confession batman... You are right, you are not stupid. You're the next stronger adjective beyond that. [Don't be a Jimmy] Well I'm not a Jimmy good sir, are you a Timmy?
I understand everybody is going to disagree with my "opinion piece" of a comment, is just a bunch of bad, silly jokes; then again, what the fock does he deserve then? a medal?
apples and oranges.