Gamespot: Our Gran Turismo Sport review will be live in the coming days, but early impressions have us questioning the game's priorities.
It's tuned for people who want the most realistic driving physics available on a console and who want as close to a real racing experience by discouraging things like unrealistic crashing by grouping players together by skill as well as safe driving. What it's not is an arcade game.
I’d say pcars is more realistic honestly
I agree. From someone who has played and loved all of the Forza and Gran Turismo games, Project Cars has become the racer that I enjoy the most these days.
Jury is still out on which has the most realistic physics I think, but I'd be shocked if GT Sport doesn't take it.
question for the two of you @mandingo and @chuuzuu have yall actually played GT? because on PC1 and PC2 i am constantly fighting my wheel to keep my car on track... every car is stiff, it they have arcade elements, throughout... GT, each car feels different, the wheel feels different per car, tweaking your suspension slightly changes the car handling dramatically. GT is light years above PC2 stop trying to troll about something you have yet to play.
PC is amateurish garbage. Being shitty doesn't make something more realistic.
At least in GT Sport AI is not trying to kill you. 😂
Project CARS while kind of realistic, as an overall package is mediocre at best and GT is not for a "Very Particular Type Of Racing Fan" but the go to game if you actually love cars instead of spectacle. I'm still using techniques in GT:S that I learned back in GT3 and GT4 because it's so consistent in it's approach to simulate driving.
I tried playing online yesterday. Right at the beginning of the race, I braked and went into a turn like a good racer. I get knocked into another car.. guess what happens? I lose SR. I don’t think that’s fair at all, but that’s just me. On top of that, there needs to be more servers open for races. Say I just race a Gr. 3 style race.. I need to wait 30+ minutes before the next race... That’s way too long imo
For games like GT it's actually best to find people serious about racing and enjoy the fair competition in private lobbies.
Pcars2 is more realistic. I have all 3 (F7, GTS and PCars2) and PCars2 is the most realistic both in simulation and race structure.
I personally *only* play racing games online these days. I still love single player games, but I have zero interest in racing against bots. This is right up my alley, even if risks turning away some GT car-collecting diehards. Implementing the system for rewarding clean driving is awesome and not something console racers have had before. And sure we had Driveclub but the driving model in that never appealed to me.
You even have to watch training videos before they will let you participate in GT Sport online. Its wonderful!
I know right? Won't someone think of the griefers?! LOL This is could've just been called GT Academy: The Game. I love how seriously it takes fair competition.
Yeah the online system GT has is pretty nice. Unless it's an organized race, public lobbies in racing games are always a mix of trolls, bad drivers, and good drivers. Online is my favourite part of sim racing so this game is definitely for me.
This game is promoting the most competitive way to race, by racing against similarly skilled racers and then you move up as you get better, and then obviously races will become cleaner as you climb. I spent a couple hours completing the beginner tests on gold and then making sure to beat my friends times. It feels perfect with a t300 wheel, using my portable playseat challenge
They discussed that the game actually tracks how much you have contact with other cars. You can be a not fast racer but if you race clean it will put you in races with other people at your speed who also race clean.
The game is clearly going a different direction than other games, this has been known for a long time. It doesn't make sense to criticize the game for not being something different than it's trying to be. Judge it on it's own merits.
"What it isn't" can be important. Every game game is brilliant if the criteria you judge it by is "being what it is". They all do that perfectly.
Long time Turismo fan here dating all the way back to the PS2 era. I bought a PS2 for GT3 A-Spec. Put many many many hours into GT throughout the various iterations and sorry to say..I am done with it. It is clear that Polyphony is adrift and leaderless in the brave new world. Kaz is too busy racing instead of leading his team to create truly compelling software. It is as if he has truly stopped caring. 4 Years into this generation and this is what we get? A stripped down, online only, sliver of what GT once used to be. I won't get into the issues I have with this, but sorry to say that I shut this game and the PS4 off last night in utter frustration. Yes I think it is that bad. A 7 at the absolute highest, and even that is pushing it. When are we going to stop judging Polyphony by their past success, and truly focus on what they have been delivering of late? Once you stop looking back, you really start to see just how little they have developed. Core experience is one thing, but they have made next to no progress at all on damage modeling, audio (minor improvements), customization, and for those of us that just don't plan to buy a racing wheel...controls. Something is truly off with controller controls in this game. As a long time veteran, it is just not good. This will be my last GT, and I am even considering selling it. Yes that is how much I dislike it.
Take a knee or sell it, your choice
That's nice, my wife is playing GT for the first time ever... seeing that she is now a new fan you not being one anymore is null and void a perfect swap.
I literally got out of my chair and jumped for joy when I got first in my first online race. No other game has given me this sense of excitement or accomplishment for online. The race was intense AND the drivers executed sportsmanship on the track. I blame GTS's new direction for this. I'm also a HUGE GT fan. I couldn't be more happy about this new direction for the series.
You are reinforcing my point. The game is shadow of former offerings, and is designed to entice casual players. Skip it.
How dare you dislike a Sony exclusive /s
There's a not so fine difference between disliking something and stating completely false opinions as facts, just ask Trump.
@Nodoze How is it designed to entice new players? If anything it will alienate a huge demographic I tried the demo and I definitely saw the potential even as a non racing sim fan. Many people's gripes come from the lack of content and offline capabilities but they have already said it would be supported long after it is released.
Its not "strange" at all. its on online focused game that's geared towards the e-sport racing community, it has been ever since they first started talking about it, whats strange is people who have tried making it into something its not and then using that as an excuse to shit on it. If competitive online racing isn't for you then dont buy it.
It's actually a game that focuses almost completely on teaching you how to properly drive a car, which is also what many people like about it. It's sad that GT mode has been removed, but that doesn't mean the game that's actually there is bad in any way,
Yet every game site under the moon praised a game like titanfall and online only? Or made up excuses for other online only games not selling good because of lost in the over saturated market. I understand sales wise, online only games on consoles take a hit because players do not want to be sweaty all the time to just play their games, but the inconsistency in the "gaming media" is clearly lost in their messages. The purpose of gtsport is to be online. It is its purpose. More content will be added over time.
You and off road king can't spit truth out like that. You have to follow the others hoping to compare directly 3 games when 1 has decided that they have been there and done what the other 2 has done and wants to try something new. All Sony's teams are trying something new from media molecule doing dreams instead of LBP, Santa Monica doing Norse GOW instead of the same GOW, insomniac is doing spiderman instead of ratchet or resistance, naughty dog is moving on to LTofU instead of uncharted, polyphony is changing GT to competitive online sport and we're still waiting on bend studios with day's gone. But the haters are looking for direct comparisons of car counts, graphics, modes, etc. Polyphony could have just easily made GT7 like all the other previous games and phoned it in. But Kaz wanted something new, fresh and different than what were used to. That keeps Sony relevant by always changing. We see that Forza is the same old game and it's barely being bought from franchise fatigue. So the haters want to pull GT down with a game that doesn't sell even with media accolades for being a game. While the other tries to be the best simulator which doesn't translate to being fun to the casuals and is getting dinged for it.
No kidding. I would've been sort of let down if we waited this long for a shinier version of GT4.
@Apocalypse Shadow "But the haters are looking for direct comparisons of car counts, graphics, modes, etc. " Then goes on to say, "We see that Forza is the same old game and it's barely being bought from franchise fatigue." You just can't help yourself. You don't like anyone questioning the direction of GT or negative comments about its lack of content but are all too eager to go after it's closest competitor. In your eyes they are all haters but you are just giving your constructive criticisms each time when talking about Forza 7 multiple times in multiple topics. Sony closed down Evolution so now they are left with GT leading the way. Of course some are going to question them, especially after all the delays and Kaz implying 85% of the game is offline focused. Seems kind of contradictory when you can't even save offline.
Slightly off topic, but with the lack of tracks compared to previous gt games why didn't they provide a track editor
I am literally torn on this one. I actually love the realism feel for every car I drove. It really feels superb. However then I kind of miss the single player car progressive of the older titles where I can take time and build up my collection where I can tweak my better purchased car to beat the best cars on the category. Gran Turismo Sports feels like a half a deal where I don't mind the occasional online match, which by the way has very good matchmaking capabilities with clean racing rewards, however I don't see a well put together single player portion.. It feels I am missing a finished game or its just a spin off progression with new gameplay focus, which is primarily competitive online racing. I haven't fully decided yet, I'm also a big Formula 1 fan and I might go with the F1 2017 for the time being.. I do love be Gran Turismo series, it's a true car simulator but the heavy, heavy focus on online only potion is not making my choice clear as of this time. Maybe more reviews and time will decide.
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