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.
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.
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. r.
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.
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. Edit:@digitalivan 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
The licenses are easy to gold now too, and not even necessary anymore. How could he find them irritating?
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.
Looks like GT5 is PS3 piff.
One more reviewer that didn't get the game.
Another horrible review from someone who was expecting innovation and a change from previous GT titles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
back at ya, bub+
Have a bubble.
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.
GT5 is dominating N4G.
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
1. Gran Turismo 5 148860° 2. Call of Duty: Black Ops i agree..
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 ?
Bubbles for you. Just trying to keep some objectivity around here. Load times are inexcusable by the way.
COD Black ops on Metacritic is 88, GT5 is 86. So i guess Black ops is equally a flop?
Everyone seems to be judging GT against PERFECT. Some holy yardstick that doesnt exist in this world but what God probably uses to poke at dead gophers. And its almost unanimously agreed the driving is second to none, but no one focuses on that, they all focus on minute flaws as if they were gamebreaking, when it fact most of them dont effect gameplay at all. Seriously, why does Halo get a pass, why does GTA get a pass, why does CoD get a pass, and PS3 exclusives, especially GT, gets put under the microscope, wrung through the wringer and has its tit twisted until it screams uncle.
B U B B L E S m8
Sony delivered the game to reviewers regular mail, not FedExed in a golden box full of dollars and glitter and free Justin Beiber MP3 vouchers. No in all seriousness, it seems PS3 games are held to two standards. 1. Is the game as epic as last big PS3 game? 2. Does it have same features as 360 title of similar genre? This isn't a troll statement, but it really seams PS3 titles are judged so harshly. A free pass on any other game is never overlooked on a Playstation title. God help us the day I see a Wii or 360 game take a hit for having "too much variety."
because those games are fun for everyone when GT is only fun for people who enjoy driving slowly around a track. how can you guys complain about reviews when ps3 exclusives have been getting game of the year for the past few years. edit; stop trolling me parapraxis. surely you can tell i have no console bias from my posting history.
True true, PS3 games will probably grab most of the GOTY this year as well...it must tear you up inside lol.
@ Bathyj: I absolutely agree with you, at "the list of games with a pass" I would add Assassin' s Creed 1 & 2 ( didn' t play brotherhood yet ). EDIT: I almost forgot, Fallout 3 deserves to be on that list too.
Just hosted eiger race with pure damage on, 16players was fking awesome carnage. All good fun:) GT5 is EPIC.
Where does this N4PSG guy find these sites?
"Trying to find a decent online lobby is an exercise in frustration and creating private rooms for friends only isn’t possible." click on lounge noob reviewer.
Yeah somehow I managed to easily find a long list of online games but this person couldn't. Then again they also thought they had to do license tests to race in GT mode, which they didn't. Another professional review. Bravo.
haven't had a problem yet and I've hosted plenty of private rooms for friends via the lounge. This stuff really isn't that complex lol
The problem is they review games before they are released to the public. Obviously there won't be people around playing the game, it wasn't even out yet when they went online. xD
apparently the easiest way to increase your web hit is to put a controversial score to a long-hyped game. and you guys actually took the bait. just ignore this shit! it was made by unprofessional blogger who want to put more ads on his/her site.
80 out of 100 I agree with. Some levels are a huge letdown graphically.
Come on Ares84.. you have posted your "letdown" several times across multiple posts. I'm calling you out for some honest discussion here (no bubble popping) The game is absolutely beautiful... across the board. The only thing you can shake a stick at is the shadow engine (which should be fixed during the first/patched in Dec). Thanks man -
ok than. The reason I'm saying what I am saying about GT5 is I was let down by it big time. why? Because when I first inserted a disk and was asked that I wanted to install the game I hit "yes" and it took over 45minutes to install instead of the promoted 30minutes...which is insane by any standards. But in all honesty I could look over that. But the loading times where way to long for my likeing even after the install. Even my girlfriend was laughing at GT5 and not only because of that. So first I entered the Arcade mode because I couldn't wait to get into a race. I picked Deep Forest stage and man, it looked ugly!!!!! So damn ugly. It had trees that looked like someone cut them out of paper. The background was such a low resolution that I almost cried. The cars didn't even look as good as it was advertised. It looked nothing better than GT5P at all. To me the first impression was that they took five years for THIS???? They taken levels from GT4 and just put on an HD coat????? It didn't even look HD to be honest. The cars stuck out from the stage because of the huge graphical difference. Like it didn't even belong there. Than I tried other levels and only two looked decent. Madrid and London. So that was a pretty bad first impression. After that I went on to get the licences and while the gameplay is pretty fun the graphics wheren't amazing what so ever. Since this game was all about it's graphics It was the biggest dissapointment of my gaming life so far (started gaming around 5 so 21years easily). The cars bounced off the wall like they where made of rubber the sound is terrible compard to other racing games. So far....a huge let down. I invested about 4 hours in it so far. Everyone keeps on telling me that it will get better and it will look more beautiful but I just have a hard time believeing this. I can't understand why the creators would give you a bad first impression and magically transform the graphics into what was promissed later on. As for full damage unlocking at lvl 40. That's total bullshit. If it's true than it's equaly as much bullshit. Who in their right minds decided that we won't give them full damage just after we spent 10-15hours or even more with the game. It makes 0 sence. So in all honesty the game plays pretty well as far as gameplay goes. Not the best but pretty good. As far as the graphics go it's the single biggest let down ever. Only because they where constantly boasting about how beautiful it will look....it doesn't look anything like that. And than there is that bullshit screenshot mode....when you take a screenshot it makes everything look much better than it actually is. So, I will never defent GT5 ever. And I will tell everyone what a letdown it is.
"Same old GT you played before" - 80% (GT5) http://www.consolemonster.c... "It's more of the same with extra polish" - 90% (Forza 3) Both from the same reviewer. Your call. -End of line
The guy had a lot of valid points. While GT was awesome when it came out on PS1 it hasn't done too much to improve itself over the years. Really just adding better graphics, cars, and tracks. I think the reviewer like myself expected more from the game. Not one that was dumbed down. Sometimes the game is really cool and sometimes it makes me think it took them how many years to make this. It's just a mixed bag. I think they would have been served to focus on making more cars premium cars. The standard ones just look really out of place in the game and I think hurt the experience. Hopefully they'll kick out some free DLC with more current and relevant cars.
I've never understood what they mean by moving the series forward. The physics have gotten better each iteration as have the graphics and car selection. The gameplay still is great and contrary to this review online is exceptionally easy to play. What more do you people want... jesus
Another Fail review "monster negatives: The same old GT you've played before" So in the pass GTs there are Karts, Dynamic Weather, Dynamic Day/Night, Head-Tracing, Damage Modeling, Realistic Physics (unlike in GT4 on where you can't drift cars as easy as it should), Nascar, Full Interiors, Cockpit view, Online Mode, Mechanical Damage, Nissan GTR, and Lamborghins? "A UI that comes from the 90s" Really?? ^ This is enough to be a "MONSTER" negative to pull down the score down to 80? he hasn't even discussed the damage feature of the game...literally, I mean the word "damage" is only said/written one time in his review, see it for yourself guys....use CTRL+F
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