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Gran Turismo 5 Hands-On: Doin' Damage Ain't Easy

Michael McWhertor writes: "Sony had a playable version of Gran Turismo 5 at Gamescom, a brief and very limited demo that offered a look at one feature fans have been requesting for years-car damage. Well, we certainly damaged that Subaru Impreza."

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MaximusPrime3564d ago

damage or not. Gran Turismo is still a great game.

looking forward to GT5!

marcindpol3564d ago

yeah, GT is about looking at those beautiful replicated car models, so they can not necessary have to get damaged!

basically GT without damage model is still a beautiful game:)

Marceles3564d ago (Edited 3564d ago )

here comes the phantom disagrees

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ShinMaster3563d ago

The Gran Turismo series was never about damage in the first place. It is not what has taking it to where it is now.

LazyDevs3563d ago

Exactly, why does GT5 need damage. You don't need damage when you can bounce of walls at 150mph. But it is funny how everyone is, well damage is not that big of a deal. But if for some reason lets say Forza 3 didn't have it. Well i cant believe Forza 3 doesn't have damage for the "Plastic Cars". But what ever makes people sleep better. Just means Forza 3 has something else that GT5 does not which is becoming a big list.

PS3PCFTW3563d ago

aww now theyre gonna subtract 100 points from the reviews

/s?

TheReaper423563d ago

I want realistic damage as part of any racing game. Move forward, not backwards people. For all those who say "we don't need damage," that is partially correct, we DON't, but most of us DO want a racing game to be as realistic as possible. So yes the next game forza, gt, or any new comer, whoever brings out the most out of a racing sim gets my dollar.

Be a real gamer and not a fanboy.

PS360PCROCKS3563d ago (Edited 3563d ago )

Lmao seriously!? First it's "we don't need damage" than it's "Yay DAMAGE! It's going to be so much better than Forzas damage" now you have half ass damage "Meh who needs damage" make up your mind.

disclaimer: I like GT, I think the damage is pretty cool from what I've seen. I don't think it's final, I believe it will be much better. I highly doubt PD would release a game where you can't even scratch the car but can knock a bumper loose. At least I hope...

edit:: Wow this is no good, I just found this out...

"The next detail Kazunori touched on was regarding damage models. I can confirm that not every car in Gran Turismo 5 will sport damage models -- it will only be select sets. However, Kazunori has yet to decide on a finalized list of featured car types for damage support."

goflyakite3563d ago

When I feel like damaging a car I'll go play Burnout Paradise.

usern4g3563d ago

Eek, this doesnt sound promising;

"...my Subaru was looking worse for wear, but in an unusual fashion. There wasn't much in the way of scuffed paint or a dented chassis that I could see...Instead, my car's bumper started to hang off, the doors wouldn't stay shut and the hood started to show the tiniest bit of battle damage. The Subaru's lights and sideview mirrors looked mostly unscathed."

Lol wut?

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Sonyslave33564d ago

My technique for soliciting that damage was simply "drive as normal." That meant running into walls and opponents again and again. It wasn't long before my Subaru was looking worse for wear, but in an unusual fashion. There wasn't much in the way of scuffed paint or a dented chassis. Instead, my car's bumper started to hang off, the doors wouldn't stay shut and the hood started to show the tiniest bit of battle damage. The Subaru's lights and sideview mirrors looked mostly unscathed.

LOL

Mo0eY3564d ago

"Granted, developer Polyphony Digital may not have included full damage system in the Gamescom demo, as the preview version was extremely limited in scope. The amount of havoc we did manage to wreak on our ride didn't appear to affect the handling all that much. Everything seemed mostly cosmetic.

Speaking of, that Subara was noticeably polished. Even the mudflaps and license plate looked to have been expertly waxed, reflecting the sunlight shining on the Tokyo track. That curious choice of surface reflection seemed to be another indication that the demo was likely not indicative of the final Gran Turismo 5 product."

Bots see only what they want to see.

36T3563d ago (Edited 3563d ago )

"There wasn't much in the way of scuffed paint or a dented chassis. Instead, my car's bumper started to hang off, the doors wouldn't stay shut and the hood started to show the tiniest bit of battle damage. The Subaru's lights and sideview mirrors looked mostly unscathed."

LMAO! GT5 = FAIL! Besides maybe the graphics, Forza 3 will destroy this game. You can all remember i said that if you like.

@ talltony

Nascar? No thanks. Not interested, never was.

Forza 3 has more tracks then GT5 and who in there right mind would want to drive 20 different models of the same car.

"forza 3 will kill GT5! Lol fat chance!"

You should get a pen and a piece of paper, write down all the excuses you can think of so that when Forza 3 gets a better rating and out sells GT5 you will have them already prepared.

talltony3563d ago

Yea maybe besides the graphics, the 1000+ cars, the tons more courses, the more cars on each track, the NASCAR, the rally car, the one disc, and the night and weather changing races, forza 3 will kill GT5! Lol fat chance!

Information Minister3563d ago

Why are so many xbox fanboys flaming a story about a PS3 game? Both in the gamer and open zones?

Oh wait... This is a kotaku article. Never mind... Carry on.

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The_Beast3564d ago

If there is an option to turn off damage.... i want my cars to stay in tip top shape, specially The Bugatti veyron

wait, so now people want to crash their cars... is this the new thing race driver's are doing these days

Mo0eY3564d ago

C'mon, man. You never raced backwards in Mario Kart 64? Or any other Nascar game? That's some serious fun.

But yeah, I'm not sure if I want damage or not. I'm still undecided if I like it.

Solans Scott3564d ago

Did anyone check to see how recent the demo code was? Besides no one knows when the game will be made available, it could be next year. The point is that we the gaming public has no idea what tweaks are being made before the game's release. I have played all of the GT games and I will be sure to add GT5 to my games catalog whenever it ships.

kaveti66163563d ago

I'll be happier if it releases a year later but with full damage to every model. Sony doesn't need GT5 to be released this year anymore. The Slim is going to put them in a great position, so it's okay if GT5 comes out in March or as far back as June. The game looks awesome as it is, so I would love to see full damage.

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