Famitsu Review Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Via Ripten:

"Famitsu - the Japanese Magazine that eclipses the rest, the one we're all waiting to hear from. They have now reviewed Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the Playstation 3, and it wouldn't be inaccurate to say that it eclipses all other racing games around it."


Ripten have updated with a history of Famitsu perfect scores, and 39/40 scores. There aren't many.

Ripten have added a GT5 Prologue theme for the PS3.

Updated info on Car Damage - PSU have edited their preview, and so Ripten is no longer quoting them.

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TANOD3905d ago

I think this is the highest score Famitsu has given to any racing game till date

prunchess3905d ago

I very well might be the their highest.

The real kick in the teeth for all these other game developers is that GT5 runs at 60fps at 1080p! Most of these other game developers (like EA for example) could barely get their games to run at 30fps at 720p. Really shows how lazy these PS3 ports are. All we hear from them is "how difficult the PS3 is to code for" (Boo Hoo you're breaking my heart) when the reason for the sloppy ports is that they just can't be bothered to put the time into the PS3 version.

sonarus3905d ago

who the hell gave it a 9 lol. seriously did any one here expect anything less?

BrianC62343905d ago

"Really shows how lazy these PS3 ports are."

I don't consider them lazy. I just think PS3 games need to be developed from the start for the PS3. If you develop the game for the PC and 360 and port it to the PS3 you'll get a good game but not a great game. A lot of developers are now coming out and talking about this. You make the PS3 game and port to the 360. The 360 isn't as powerful so it will still come out good and nobody will notice. When you port to the PS3 though you get mediocre graphics. The PS3 deals with video different from how the 360 and PC do. You have to get the most from the smaller amount of PS3 video RAM, which is also very fast.

marinelife93905d ago

Wow just Wow. I guess I need to go ahead and assign a credit card to my Japanese account.

sonarus3905d ago

ps3 is difficult to code for as is every new piece of tech. xbox 360 architecture is very similar to computers so there is little or no learning curve and wii essentially is a game cube under the hood so jst use old game cube code. With time ps3 ports andgames will get better jst need to give devs a while to get more used to the tech. UT3 runs amazing on ps3 despite ps3's long history of unreal engine issues. Epic will provide their UT3 code for ps3 to all unreal engine purchasers so UE3 development should see significant improvement. Getting GT5 out of the difficulty of the ps3 architecture deserves tons of credit so props to polyphony

PS3PCFTW3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

360 is a retarded personal computer. or basically a laptop with soso components.BASICALLY A POOR MANS GAMING PC. thats all it is.

why do you think all their exclusives end up on pc?

Im kinda tired of repeating this but wtf.

2008 is the end of microsoft 360.
2008 is ps3s 2nd year.
ps2 dominated in 2nd year after being labeled useles by every media source.
ps1 did the very same thing.Am i lying? is it coincidence? NO!! this has been sony's strategy for consoles for the past decade.
Ps3 will be unstoppable now. all xbots return your rrod consoles and look for another job, maybe start defending vista like ZHUK already has.

consider gt5p just a beta for its new online features. The king of racing games is here.

Play B3yond the limitations of sh1t hardware

@ below me:

u think i give a sh1t about showing CLASS on a site as this? This site is inundated with xbox fanboys which act far worse than what i do. have you visited any threads where sony isnt trashed? Am i Lying in anything i say in my posts? Im not talking out of my ass in anything i say. all im doing is sating facts as i always have.

If you dont like it, then go ahead and take a bubble. Do you really think i give a sh1t? I speak my mind man, and im not about to let some bubble system let me sugar coat what i have to say. U want class and sportsmanship, meet me in real life or play me on psn. As far as this site goes there are plenty of other classless acts far worse than mine. Im merely returning THAT FAVOR, except my comments are backed by facts..... NOT some xbot baseless propaganda which contradicts the truth.

WHO are YOU to talk about class? YOU SOUND LIKE A XBOX OWNER WHO READ MY POST AND CANT ADMIT THE TRUTH, just like every other xbot on this site. THATS MAD FUNNY TO ME, after all i havent seen you in any antisony threads PREACHING about "CLASS" to far worse offenders that commit such acts on a daily basis!!!! RIGHT? I DIDNT THINK SO. Way to TRY and show your true colors. youre just proof that this sites buble syste means SH!T, and those that base their persona on it need a life. HYPOCRIT

uxo223905d ago (Edited 3904d ago )

@PS3PCFTW - Everyone above you show class and spoke like true gamers giving due praise to a game that deserves it. Then you with your inability to resist starting a flame war just had to start spewing out a bunch of negative sh!t about the 360.

Honestly though man, gaming don't need people like you. You're not happy unless someone else is unhappy. Where I come from, we call that a JERK!

So lets try in keep this thread respectable and not bash. Although It may already be too late now. Thanks to you!

Edit: @above - yeah yeah yeah, yada yada yada. I was just trying to point out how you bash the 360 without being provoked. Even it people on the site are doing it and doing it worst than you, it's hardly justification for your actions. But don't get me wrong, please by all means continue to make an A$$ out of your self.

I'm not trying to be the savior of the site or the righteous one, I would just like to be able to read both 360 and PS3 news and read peoples comments on the news without having to sift through a bunch of BS spew out by a bunch of jerks the don't give-a-sh!t about anyone but themselves.

"youre just proof that this sites buble syste means SH!T, and those that base their persona on it need a life. HYPOCRIT "

The bubble system is there for a reason, and if you respected it for what it is designed for perhaps you'd have more than 2. Feel free to create 25 accounts and remove my bubbles if that will make you feel better. It is what it is. You talk a bunch of crap, and get mad when people take your bubbles. But, being that you don't care about bubbles, why didn't you just use that last one instead of editing you previous comments and making it appear that 16 people agree with your nonsense. Whatever dude.

Bottom, reinerating the bottom line, I was just point out to you that you flamed out for no reason and if you're were trying to start a flame war.

But, being that that's becoming more of the norm around here, perhaps I'm the one who is out of line here. I apologize. I bit you a good day sir.

shrimpboat3905d ago

This game is just a taste of GT5 and it scored hiher than all of the best 360 racers. i am getting this game when it reaches our shores on day one.

"Famitsu scored Forza 2 36/40 and PGR4 33/40 - both extremely respectable scores. They have, however, scored GT5 Prologue 39/40 - that is 10, 10, 9 and 10."

TheSadTruth3905d ago

I was going to say how much I hate racing simulations and that they are boring and how it will not move many copies but than I look at the wikipedia numbers and i'm wow'd. 14.87 million copies of Grand Turismo 3 and 9.52 copies of Gran Turismo 4. Gran Turismo 3 sold more copies than Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XII, and Metal Gear Solid 3 COMBINED.

Now if only Racing Simulations weren't so boring.. if they made a more arcade-like Racer I would definitely pick up a Playstation 3 for that.

Bubble Buddy3905d ago

Playstation 3 Reinforcements =D

I was never a fan of racing but this game just crazy

Biphter3905d ago

Have you tried playing GT3 or 4 in "Arcade" mode? sure you can play it all realistic, but if you go into arcade mode its straight in racing, you can even choose a bit of rally if you like. Its not the real way to play GT, but the Arcade mode is great for a quick blast, especially good with a Logitech FF Steering Wheel.

I can't waith for GT5p.. I think this is the game that makes me plonk down the readies for a G25 Logitech Wheel as well, I will only ever play GT with a wheel, and my old GT3 branded FF wheel has seen better days.. good excuse in my book! :)

PS3PCFTW3904d ago

At saviour of this site:

well, well, who helped you write that one?

its pretty funny how you go about ranting about sh1t that means nothing while failing to adress most of my points. how eloquently convenient for yourself, no? let me shine some light on your little image which you attempt to portray.
FIRST OFF..Yes the bubble system means SH1t, because idiots like the mart, first knight and MANY others who troll on a daily basis have 5. Meanwhile undercover trolls as yourself have over 5. SO YES THE SYSTEM IS FUCCED. YOU and the mart and many others prove it.ITs simple too, just create different accounts and bomb your main one with + feedback. Which basically means those that participate in this have no lives.......yet if you would check my ip, you would see i only have 1 account. so your assumption fails.
Addressing your 2nd ridiculous statement:Now dont try to play victim here you and i both know that you would never have done this if it was a 360 thread bashing on sony. NEVER. you wouldve just turned cheek and looked the other way. Lets not kid ourselves and be hypocrites, NO? So your "Oh WOE, IS ME" story has no merit. the back and forth bashing has been going on for ages THE MART AND MANY OTHERS HAVE BEEN HERE FOR AGES. So coincidentally you go after ME, WHO IS PRO SONY? Naturally my posts peeved you off in many a manner, im pretty sure other bots feel the same. After all, THE TRUTH HURTS. DOESNT IT? With that said, of course you would naturally target ME with your pointless rant.LOL HILARIOUS.
Ill quote this statement as my last point:"youre not happy unless someone else is unhappy". You pretty much fucced yourself with that one. Thanks for being honest and admitting defeat. Ill give you that much, especially since so many blatant xbots deny the facts daily. Im surprised you, THE UNDERCOVER XBOT accepts reality. Im sorry that this is the situation, but yes your favored 360 is burning down in flames...and not just from the RROD anymore. Its a path from which microsoft cant steer out of anymore, they led hddvd to its demise and their also heading the 360 in the same direction: failure.
While your attempts at upstaging me were "so-SO" you fail though and you fail bad. i believe your one of those people that holds their bubbles in high regards........but remember were online. That sh1t doesnt help in real life in any way shape or form, therefore your prestige is of a disposable nature in the real world.

ps: just remember if you had controlled your xbot friends the mart firstknigt icewake and the rest of the robot posse, i would not be here destroying all of your little fantasises of xbot domination. If you had adressed them and not let them ruin this site, I WOULD NOT BE HERE TO REMIND YOU HOW MUCH OF A FAILURE THE 360 IS. I would just be another fan of top quality technology reading peoples opinions in the ps3 section.......

So like i said last week:

nothing but bad news from here on out for the 360. This is the ps3s second year in the market. 360s failure is inevitable. you can take that to the bank

ARBitrator3904d ago (Edited 3904d ago )

I read the NOVELs that you both have written and I will start with UXO. Man I understand where you are coming from, but you and no one else will be able to clean up the mess that equated to this site. Guys like PS3PCFTW will never listen because they never do.

@PS3PCFTW - Dude, you have issues! You write well which shows that you have some intelligence, however you are severely hampered by your "I'm the victim" status. You use the behavior of others as justification for your own actions. Bubble system aside, you claim that "TheMart" and a couple of other are the reason you're this way, yet when you go on you rampage you include the entire xbox community. Can you see where I'm going with this? (You probably can, but you won't admit it.)

Anyway lets try another approach. You Joined this site (At least this account) 23 days ago yet you already have 34 people that have put you on their ignore list and you have 2 bubbles left. And some how you don't feel that you should take any of the blame for it, and that people are just picking on you. Justify it as you please, but I will say this "Not everything UXO mentioned about you is inaccurate."

The facts that you present are not the problem dude, it's the delivery vechicle in which you drive home your point. And I'll say one last thing then I'm out, if you are this way in real life, you in for some strange looks for people that don't even know you.

@UXO, stop wasting your time! Read the news, and STFU.

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vloeistof3905d ago

wow imaging when the full game hits

ruibing3905d ago

Imagine a full scoring racing game...can't wait.

Leg-End3904d ago

The changes they have made really could put this up there as the best Gran Turismo of all time - unusual for a series to get better after it has been around this long, but we've recently seen the same thing with the Super Mario series...

I doubt it will receive a full 40/40 from Famitsu though, even when the full game arrives - and I certainly can't imagine any western publications/websites giving the game a score as good as this.

mighty_douche3905d ago (Edited 3905d ago )

Fonza who????

"Polyphony Digital are Gods." couldnt agree more!

EDIT: Props to DEEP, great find, great post. cheers

InMyOpinion3905d ago

Forza 2 does a lot of things right. It's a great racing simulator and has lots of content to play around with.

It can't compete with GT5 graphically though. GT5 looks to be something very special. Does anyone know how many cars/tracks it will include from start? I hope there's at least 200 cars from start. I heard rumors that you will have to pay for them them as downloadable content. GT5 might be the game that makes me consider getting a PS3.

Mu5afir3905d ago

GT, is the best car simulator around. It is THE car simulator.. I don't know why anyone would mention Forza in the same sentence as GT. Anyways, the game will have 400+ cars as of now. More will be added through DLC on the PSN.

crunchie1013905d ago

Ah, sorry, I gave you a disagree by accident!

techie3905d ago

That's alright Crunchie :) Next time though, don't speak AT me, speak TO me :)

Anybody miss deep? :P

danarc3905d ago


If by, "from the start" means the amount of cars included in the game (Gran Turismo 5 I'm talking about here, not prologue), then I think theyve said its over 900, there was 700 in Gran Turismo 4, so they will only improve. You have to "buy" some of the cars in-game to unlock them for play in splitscreen I think (using in-game currency, not realy money).

InMyOpinion3905d ago

Ok =) Thx for the info.

I still think the level of cusomization in Forza 2 is unparallelled. It's a whole different experience than GT and I don't think it's fair to compare them. If I hade to choose one I'd go with GT5, but Forza 2 is still a great experience and delivers hardcore simulation. IMO it gets a little too heavy at times; adjusting cambers and wheel tilting etc just isn't that hot lol!

cuco333905d ago

This better be leaps and bounds better than the demos we were presented with...

As an avid racing fan and car enthusiast I will say that Forza 2 nailed it best in terms of how a car drives for a console racing game. I love the GT series but they have felt arcadey at best, especially the bump n run into 1st place style of racing. If GT5 delivers a new engine that matches Forza 2, the graphics will be worth it. Sadly I have my serious doubts since GT3 for me disappointed followed only by GT4 which disappointed even more. I refuse to buy a demo to a game. That's what this is. I will buy GT5 in 4 yrs or whenever it comes out.

but god I hope they put ONLY the actual cars people want to drive and not a Nike prototype or Ford Model T, Another realm where Turn10 nailed it... look at the latest car and track back for Forza 2 = Road America and cars like the E30 M3, Audi Sport Quattro and Renault 5 Turbo!

cuco333905d ago

I think someone said it best... the AI and physics better be VASTLY improved, otherwise GT5 will be another Pokemon style digital car collectible game like it's predecessors and nothing more. If you want a racing simulator, look towards PCs. GT series does rank up their in my book as the top 3 for consoles but it is not THE racing simulator

GTR (PC) >> Forza 2 (360) >> GT (PS)

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actas1233905d ago

so this game has a demo already?

TANOD3905d ago

not the full game

GT5 PROLOGUE is a demo of GT5

BrianC62343905d ago

There was also a demo of Prologue but only in the Japanese store. Maybe the US store will get it soon. That demo is free.

Kururo3905d ago

39/40, not bad at all. I wonder what the full game will receive?

BrianC62343905d ago

Maybe Famitsu will do what some magazine or site did with their Super Mario Galaxy review and give GT5 a 41 out of 40. Did you see SMG got an 11 out of 10 by some idiot? How do you seriously give a number higher than your highest score?