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GT5 made me see the truth

I love my racing games and the main franchise I have been playing over the years has been Forza, the latest being Forza 3 and I used to think that game was a sim. But recently I bought GT5 and I wasnt expecting that much because I hated prologue to the exstent that I condemd the Gran Turismo franchise in general, don't get me wrong it looked great but to me everything elese didnt feel right. The handling didn't feel realistic and the racing was very mundaine due to the average A.I, so I kept with the Forza franchise proclaiming it to be the greatest racer on any console. The early videos of GT5 didnt tempt me, it still looked like they had only bothered with the cars and everything else they had imported from the PS2 and the engine noises were still terrible but then came E3 2010 and sony showed a video of GT5 and it blew me away, they had sorted the engine noises, sorted the terrible tyre squeel and added some much needed detail to the rest of the game. Then came the deal maker, they had finally shown the weather which instantly made me want the game there and then but unfortunatly it wasn't releasing till November which left me with Forza 3.

I expected it to be better than Forza 3 but not to the extent that it is. As soon as I started playing GT5 it had me hooked, the handing felt amazing even with a pad (my steering wheel hadn't arrived) and I got stuck into the Aspec mode and I was instantly satisfied. A couple of days after my copy of gt5 arrived my wheel finally came and thats when I realised how arcadey Forza really is. Obviously I was still playing it but the more time I spent with GT5 and went back to Forza the worse it became. Don't get me wrong Forza isn't a bad game but the more I played GT5 the more Forza felt like a Project gotham type game, it felt floaty and like the car wasnt connected to the ground. GT5 on the other hand even with pad translated the road perfectly through my hands so I could feel what the car was doing. GT5 has its bad points too but they are superficial descrepancys and in no way affect the gameplay so i'm not going to list them because you already know what they are.

Like I said I used to think Forza was a really good sim, now I know its just a really good driving game. Its not just the handling where Forza falls short, take for instance the incar view. I used to use that view on forza but after playing GT5 like that It doesnt feel right and i'm not talking about graphics, its the way the steering wheel only moves an inch either way and how the car seems to be on a railway track. I'm hoping Forza 4 can corret these issues because GT5 will lose its shine one day and i'm going to need a driving game to tide me over untill GT6 but Turn 10 will have to sort alot of issues, otherwise I don't think I could play a Forza game again. Not after playing a proper SIM.

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NeaL_ThA_GaMeR2676d ago

GT6 mate not for another 5 years lol

starcrafter2675d ago

Takes time to make the best console simulator :)

outwar60102675d ago

it was in production for nearly 7 years but for me it didnt show

starcrafter2675d ago

I'm sorry you couldn't enjoy what is the best console racing sim :/ Btw it wasn't even in production for 6 years. Don't know where you got the extra year from :S

Xbox360PS3AndPC2676d ago

I Think Forza 4 Will Fix A Lot Of Issues

zootang2675d ago

Look at forza 2 to Forza 3 for that answer.

zootang2675d ago

Remember the outrage from the community because lack of improvements made.

Kurt Russell2675d ago

I liked Forza 3 :(

Never finished my 6th year though, became samey and boring by then.

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jneul2674d ago

yeah sure it will when it's using kinect.... /s

Kon2676d ago

At least when you modify the cockpit in forza you can see the changes in game...

hennessey862676d ago

but not only does it put a role cage in it actually changes the dash board aswell mate

jadenkorri2675d ago

i love it when people make comments who haven't played the

Neko_Mega2675d ago

I got the game and then got the GT Force Driving Steering Wheel for it, now I just need a chair that holds my steering wheel and I be set.

Already own a lot of cars and got about two Vipers, one being the Viper ACR an it is set for friends to use (watch out, it does have 1030HP).

Rage_S902675d ago

good post teh truthzzz if only it had forzas customization

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