Console Monster | Gran Turismo 5 Review

Console Monster: Whilst GT5 strives for perfection it does fall short of this (unreachable) goal by several steps – it’s like buying a new Ferrari, parking it up and finding someone has keyed it down both sides when you return.

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digitalivan2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

So much about "monster negatives":

-The travesty that is multiplayer
I am having a blast online, but it does have serious problems (which are being patched)

-A UI that comes from the 90s
What? I guess it's a matter of tastes.

-The same old GT you've played before
Just like GT4, perfect.

ryuzu2759d ago

It's still getting great reviews all round - but even better than that, just ask the people playing it. I think GT5 is going down very well with those who have actually played it.


digitalivan2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I know, even GT4 was full of mixed rewiev scores, it got 89 on Metacritic and that game is among my top 3 ps2 titles.

Hideo_Kojima2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

Quote: "Yes unfortunately the dreaded license tests are back, and if you found them irritating before there’s no relief this time around"

Who the hell found licenses irritating?
A bronze to pass?
Too hard for ya?
You just can't get the hang of slowing down before a turn?

Do you remember all those people (70%) who got to play GT5 at special events?

The people who posted those video were they didn't brake when they came up against a 90 degree corner at 120mph?

Do you remember how we were wondering...
"Why can't any of the people in the videos drive?"

Those people are journalists, know nothing about cars, or racing and now they are reviewing GT5.

I like how the reviewer said same old GT...
Yeah because Halo and Call of Duty games have changed a lot haven't they... /s

STONEY42759d ago

The licenses are easy to gold now too, and not even necessary anymore. How could he find them irritating?

LF912759d ago

The licenses are not irritating, I find them very addictive because I keep trying to better myself on each one and get gold. Btw I'm loving gt 5, I've never been a massive racing fan but man I'm addicted to this game.

Headquarters112759d ago

Looks like GT5 is PS3 piff.

InfectedDK2759d ago

One more reviewer that didn't get the game.

bviperz2759d ago

Another horrible review from someone who was expecting innovation and a change from previous GT titles.

acedoh2759d ago

The licenses are why a lot of people bought GT games including me. It's the effort that gets the reward and actually now I find the system less appealing because it is not based on the licenses but on leveling up. I would rather just have a straight license system. It's a great way to improve driving skills.

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RedDead2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

It's a weird rerview, he talks as if he hates it but ives it an 8/10....riiiight

UI? good UI imo.

Same old GT :P

He makes a point about it being half Great half meh though, half the game is like Gt4 which i've benn there and done that, only some of the tracks are brillant graphics wise, others are sorta ugly, showdows again, sometimes they're great, others and mostly in my experaince they're jaggie as hell.

Cars again are either great or average depending on standard or premium, its like there's half a new game(Gt6) and an old one(Gt4) put into GT5

Edit--still too low a score for me, G25 and Gt5 is the best racing game i've played.

saint_john_paul_ii2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

this is a simulator. if you find license test irratating, then you should just STFU and go play arcade racers such as NFS,Grid, etc...

keep in mind, these are the people who are reviewing games we want to buy to play.

thor2759d ago

I think it's more a criticism of the game design. Prologue didn't have licence tests. In fact Prologue had quite a nice system with performance-point-limited races tiered into different classes. It was praised for this approach (even if it wasn't perfect). Then GT5 goes and reverts back to the old system which to be honest was never that great and even GT4 was criticised for this.

pork_chop_express2759d ago

Its a DARK DARK day that a game like GT gets referred 2 as "SAME OLD GT"

You are witnessing the dumbing down of gaming on a massive scale, games will soon be marked down for having too much text...... sections of a game requiring an "hour" of solid game time to hit a save point will be "hard work".

Games requiring a controller will be "too advanced" and "mentally taxing".

MP that doesn't consist of a respawn every 10 seconds will be "boring".

Bring on the end of days its gotta be better than that.

guzman2759d ago

Have a bubble Jack Burton. It's a damn crime you only have 3. Truer words have never been spoken and that's why this industry needs to crash.

bviperz2759d ago

It's starting to look that way and it's a pretty bleak future if you ask me. Look at what happened to FF XIII, not even an JRPG if you ask me. As long as developers are willing to put out titles like GT5 out than they'll always have a customer like me buying em.

T9X692759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

So was COD Black Ops, Fable 3, Halo Reach, Alan Wake, God of War 3, Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, etc. Big game = tons of articles.

@seij555 - Yup you caught me /s

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chidori soukou2759d ago

Gran Turismo 5
Call of Duty: Black Ops

i agree..

cheameup2759d ago (Edited 2759d ago )

I got it on the weekend and its a great driving game no doubt. The loading times are terrible even with the install . 1st thing I did was fly through the b license . I was so suprised how slow each test loaded , then the races are worse . hopefully they can patch the loading times but I doubt it

edit- lol a disagree that the laoding times are bad . does anyone really thnk they are ok ?

smash10312758d ago

Bubbles for you. Just trying to keep some objectivity around here. Load times are inexcusable by the way.

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