A seemingly few hundred delays and 5 years in the making, GT5 is finally playable and on store shelves. Gran Turismo 5 isn't the best racing game available on the Playstation 3, but it is probably one of the best simulators that you will find.
They should let people that actually like and appreciate racing to review this game.
I would trust this site over someone just saying it's a 10 because there a fan of the series. Reviews are no more then opinions but in the case of this game it's far from perfect.
I remember the site admitting they prefer Arcade racers, so I wouldn't trust their opinions. The problem with a lot of this reviews is that they are done by kids too young to drive, and don’t understand driving in the first place.
That is what I thought.. when I watched this review.. I think he got bored hitting gas and brake and when he played racing game.
Holy crap dude!!!, the conspiracy has gone global, Illuminati, Freemasons, the Vatican...they're all in on it, and I think I just figured it...they all work for M.S!!! /s
good review. thanks
"seemingly a few hundred delays"; UMMMMM no, and this was all I needed to read. To bad it was the first sentence.:P
He was joking around you sensitive fanboy.
Yeah ,but Domers got a good point. Nearly every review has started this way. "After 5 long years...." Always on a negetive which are few (and in this case irrelvant as it pertains to the quality of the game,) insteady of a positive which are numerous. Its like every review starts 2 points down and then has to prove itself from there.
Great review Sanii.
Shame about the std model cars. The premium ones make them look so bad!
And the crash damage
You won't find real crash damage in a racing sim. You'll have to go to an arcade game for that. Ironically. I heard it was an issue with licensing or something.
Crashing is very much part of racing. Without the threat of crashing there is no danger, so the excitement is reduced. (i.e. War would be easy if it wasn't for the dying) For any racing sim to be accurate crashing HAS to be there.
Well damage models are more like having limbs flying off in a War game. i.e. a frag gernade goes off nearby and now you must continue fighting with one arm =/ I know that some licence tests disqualify you for crashing, and from what people have said, higher-level races also do something similar? So there is an incentive to stay on the road. Anyways, the review wasn't too bad. The, the guy kinda drives like me when I'm angry.
I know that crashing has to be there. What I'm saying is that there are no racing sims that portray realistic damage on cars when they do crash. I heard that it's because game developers aren't allowed to do it because of licensing agreements or something.
we live in a society where burnout defined the crash style in racing game. just like michael bay define the real world. *sigh*
*double sigh* Michael Bay made a good movie once. Unfortunately for him, most people are aware that J.J. Abrams wrote the script for that movie. ;)
@ngecenk I'm not sure I understand what you're saying ( friday/drinking) Are you saying you would like to see burn out stile crashes in GT5? I will responed to that as if that is what you are saying: But then that would make GT5 an arcade experience not a sim and you probably wouldn't get very far before exploding.
GT5 is my favorite racing game. Period. I love Motorstorm, Burnout, Track Mania, Etc. This is just too good to not play, if you love racing. I'm playing NFS: Hot Pursuit at the same time too. I can assure you, they won't negate eachother if you get both. They are two completely different beasts. I highly suggest getting both, btw. I just wish people would play GT5 before talking about it. It's a car enthusiast's dream!
the first full lap at Nurburgring was so peaceful... ah.. i nearly cried. the game is amazing at times. you can pick up any fast car n it gives you the same sense of speed of NFS... without cops.
im getting realy sick of the reviews marking it down because of expetations and how long it took to make .do the people who review this game actual play it or are they jumping on the band wagon of knocking it and ginving it a 7,ok its it got its faults .because there no doubt its a great game that should of been awsome ,but in no way does this game deserve a 7
I have only the first Gran Turismo and have only played it once. I am not a fan of the series, but even I say, "Bullocks" to anyone who marks down a review for delays. That is the most immature reason to deduct points on any product, not to mention highly unprofessional. Then again, the gaming press is full of people like that, so I am preaching to choir I suppose.
Agreed. and how can you even review Gran Turismo 5 right now? I bet IGN spent about 5% through the game and reviewed it... A Game like GT5 would proubaly take a good year to 2 years to finish. No Joke.. so much to do!
...So much to do? In how many different ways can you possibly run around in circles? Granted, multiplayer FPS games are the same thing, but I'd just say that GT is a game that never gets old. It's a racing game. There isn't a whole lot of variety to what you can do. =/
you cant be good at everything. you can try to make your skills better. my drifting sucks :/ gotta work on that next
More proof that GT5 is aimed towards adults and car enthusiasts, not kids and gamers. Then again, it's the same story every time a GT comes out. The complaints of no damage, no tire marks, no this no that x10000000, its too real, its too fake, its not Need for speed blah blah blah. But it always boils down to that real racers and car enthusiasts love GT for what it aims to be, a driving simulator. That means enjoying every little detail of a car, being obsessed with the handling differences, and of course enjoying the driving experience. GT5 is by far the best in the series, though I'll admit it's not perfect. It has its flaws, but the pros severely outweigh the cons. My blood was pumping trying to get all gold trophies in the AMG school, and I've never ever been so excited and thrilled racing an AMG SLS Tuned car in Nurburgring Norscheife. The sheer speed and power and precision of that car is mesmerizing. This is the closest I'll ever get to driving one of those on a legendary circuit. And that's what GT is about. The love for the cars and the experience, not the fancy stupid ricer arcade racing rewind like in other games.
Nurburgring... ah... such a beauty. i though wish it was little noob friendly though. it's really tough to find the car suited for the race. if the game shortlisted it from my garage or show it in Dealership... that would have helped a lot.. and an easy acess to Shop in every menu so that i can go straight to buying stuffs for my car as soon as i buy it or from my garage.
I'll say GT5>GT3>GT4.
couldnt put it better meself
I hate number ratings. Everyones are different. A 7 to one reviewer could be a good score while another will just give out 9's like crazy. See in my eyes and i hate number schemes id give GT5 an 8 or a low 8 for 20 rating systems and a game like GT3 would be closer to a 9. I would only have like 3 10's in 25 years of gaming. Top of my head for 10's is like SMB3, RE4 and really those are the only 2 i can think of at the top of my head deserving 10's in my book. Its all objective anyways. Thats why when i talk about a new game to someone the first thing ill ask is if they even like that genre. Then say specific things i liked and disliked.
Shadow of the Colossus doesn't get a 10?
U know i loved that game and its soo close to a 10 but like i said i hate number ratings. All i could tell someone is that i love colossus and was upset that it had to end. Is it a 10 to me i dunno. For whatever reason if it was a 10 my head woulda remembered it. But for some reason RE4/SMB3 is what popped in my head. But by no means is Colossus not an all-time great.
I cannot disagree more when you complain about load times, i didn't do the install either and i thought it was quite slow but thats due to the fact that the game installs new maps and stuff like that. So i decided to do the install which took me 40min and am i glad i did, the load times are alot quicker even though they do drag on compared to other games, but then what do you expect for a game this size? This is the best racing game i have played this gen and i am completely addicted (this is coming from someone who only likes dirt2 from the PS3 racers). Buy the game if you haven't already and then make up your own mind, i kinda get the feeling that all these reviewers play with automatic gears and completely suck at the game. This must be why it's getting bashed. Forza 3 is good from what i played at my friends house and Forza 2 was awesome when i had my 360, but the truth is that GT5 blows every other racing game out of the water! Feel free to disagree this is just my opinion.
the whole, "reviews are just opinion" thing can only go so far. for example; i'm not a fan of sports. in fact, i seriously HATE them. i don't find any worth or merit in them. i could write a review about Madden, or NBA 2K11, but why the flying FUCK would ANYONE take that review seriously? hey, it's my OPINION that sports suck, so lets just accept my shitty review? that's ridiculous. i stick to writing reviews about genres i enjoy. you won't see me writing sports reviews on my site, and i won't even try just to get some hits. Gran Turismo is a driving simulator. if you are NOT a fan of driving simulators, then you need not apply, because you just won't enjoy yourself. i'm sure those guys that review those Flight Simulators on the PC are more than likely fans of that genre of game, whereas, a non-fan may score it low. my question is, if these reviewers are not fans of driving simulators, WHY are they writing a review about it. i'm not too big on fighting games either (oh, don't get me wrong, i enjoy them, i'm just not a hardcore fan), so am i going to write a review of Super Street Fighter IV, or Virtua Fighter 5, and complain because i can only pull of a Hadoken and keep getting owned by other players/computer? with most games, simulations included, there is a learning curve. some games have steeper learning curves than others. some games just aren't MEANT for everyone. it amazes me that this generation of gamers seems to think that every game produced by these publishers/developers must be tailor made to their specific requirements. Gran Turismo has NEVER been a casual game series. it has always been about simulation. it's not about hand-holding. it's not about appealing to your mother. it's about appealing to that gear-head that's in his/her garage right at this moment, tinkering away on their dream car and then taking it out for a spin. it's about getting as close to the feel of driving a real car that you can get without actually going out and driving a real car. think about it in these terms: if the First Person Genre had a game in which getting shot would have realistic effects on your character (in which case, most shots would be fatal; no screen gradually splattering with blood until you hide in a corner and regen your health), MOST FPS players would more than likely NOT enjoy the experience. HOWEVER, there would be a segment of the FPS market that WOULD enjoy that type of FPS experience. so, because some gamers may not like that type of FPS, that means that that FPS is shit and mediocre? Gran Turismo is like that realistic game. not everybody appreciates the realism, but there are a lot of people that DO. THOSE are the people that Polyphony Digital are catering to, and there's nothing wrong with that. i don't own GT5, but when i do, i know EXACTLY the type of game i'm getting into, and what to expect. if i want to play Burnout, Need for Speed, or Wipeout, i WILL. but when i sit down to play Gran Turismo, i'm looking to play GRAN TURISMO. there's nothing else like it on the market.
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