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Next-Gen.Biz Previews Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

"Gran Turismo 5 Prologue feels almost unbelievably realistic in-car, where your dashboard has a fully working speedometer and odometer, there are wing mirrors and a rear-view mirror that contain images more beautiful than most other full driving games, while the engine noise changes to reflect the interior. The only odd aspect, particularly compared to PGR4's in-car view, is the absence of accurate gear-changing via your driver's hands. Weirdly, other sections of the game are at the moment graphically poor: the trackside crowds are boringly lifeless, mutely clapping and grinning on the same two-second loop regardless of your actions and the race. And, in thirdperson, even the amazing vehicles sometimes seem like shiny waxworks.

But Gran Turismo 5 Prologue can afford a few faults, being merely a taster for winter 2008's main course, and the most important aspect of this iteration is the online support. This comes in the form of races for up to 16 players, and an incorporation of Home into the interface garage". -Next-Gen.Biz

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LiquifiedArt3629d ago

IT says the blu-ray Version will have Weather AND Damage??? is this true?

Bladestar3629d ago

"Weirdly, other sections of the game are at the moment graphically poor: the trackside crowds are boringly lifeless, mutely clapping and grinning on the same two-second loop regardless of your actions and the race. And, in thirdperson, even the amazing vehicles sometimes seem like shiny waxworks."

How else do you think they will manage to produce realistic car models?
Something must be dumb down for the console not to choke..

blacsheep3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

a preview,a starter,a taster NOT the main course do you really expect by winter 2008 (look at the progress graphically of ps3 games from launch till now for example)sony wont have tweaked and plucked this game to within an inch of perfection?
does anybody really expect the full GT coming next winter to disappoint? sorry thats wishful thinking sorry bladestar santa cant deliver you that wish!
puurlease your fanboyism is gettin childish

AnalFace3629d ago

Its funny how the game GTR2 used the game engine from the Gran Turismo makers. Oh yer GT is a real sim unlike forza. <lol

HarryEtTubMan3629d ago

Bladestar you're a stupid fool. The games not finished and it still looks WAY better than anything on the cardboard box 3.60. 16 player mulitplayer!!! Just imagine next year hainvg 900 cars to choose from and how many tracks again? At least about 50 right?

Bladestar3629d ago

relax son... I did say that GT looks pretty... but unless they come up with a game that have the physics, damage, environment(trees, people, etc) and managed to look like GT than what I am saying is all fact.
Forza developers made it clear.. in order to reach the level of gameplay and simulation they wanted.. they had to dumb down the graphics... the consoles have so much memory you know...
GT have no reason not to look like the way it does... since not much system resources need to be used that simulators use.

You are just to bumb to understand what I am talking about.
The game can have not 900 cars... but 10,000 cars and it wouldnt make a difference to what I am refering to, since you can drive only 1 car at a time.

For example, a car model in forza 2 has a lot more poligons, and objects than a GT car model... each forza 2 car model part that can fall off, get damage, can affect the car performance or can be replaced is an independent unique on the scene (google what this means).. if you car crash, depending where you hit it, how hard it determines which part fall off and what it does when it fall off.. and how it affect your car performance... GT dont have to code for that... nor use resources to make it happen....

The same goes for PGR4... it can look nicer than forza 2 simply because less resources are used in actually features.

lov2bugu3629d ago (Edited 3629d ago )

bye a sim city or something if your worried about crowds so much. and if they actually do something about it w e will see a comment "heeeeeeeey there are no animals crossing streets......." lol

seriously who cares? just get the damn thing OUT i wanna DRIVE.