BeefJack: "No one yet, to my knowledge, has written that they hated Gran Turismo 5. Still, given how aggressively the hype train’s been chugging along its tracks, I’d wager that people were maybe expecting slightly higher results across the board."
have a good laugh. it's good for your health. http://img842.imageshack.us...
Que? What hype train? As has been pointed out, Sony has barely done any marketing for GT5. Any hype created has been down to people and their expectations. Critics have chosen not to like GT5 because a) It's an easy hit-harvest for them and b) Sony haven't deployed the marketing budget in their direction. None of that matters though, because the game is in people's hands, and just like the word of mouth generated the publicity, the word of mouth will generate the follow on sales too. r.
Which is generally how sony roll. Hopefully their saving their advertising budget for some new ip's that could use a push out the starting gate. Successful series hardly need that kind of help, all it really does is help them if their not that great. Or it guarantees more first week sales. I've noticed that sony is more interested in lifetime sales than first week, though first week are the ones that make headlines in america. Good on them though, it's more progressive to think long term. I've even noticed them marketing a few games that have been out for a while. Not a lot, just an extra advert for an exclusive here or there but it all goes to help. Sony are such passive aggressive
Gran Turismo 5: the fans like it a lot, but don't quite love the reviews. http://img842.imageshack.us...
lol You that happened at least once. Maybe to all the people disagreeing :)
I'm sure one person did that, but that picture is to funny to pass up. Why the guy under the table is wearing a mask is beyond me since the guy can't see him anyway, but still funny as hell. @deadreckoning666 - Actually someone else here posted it first (don't remember who), but still it's a great pic.
T9X69 is all over this website and beyond doing what he does ..... wow! ot: most gaming journalists if not all, are so tainted with politics& sensationalism they are so unreliable now unlike before. now its all about the money & politics and gamers now need to rely on their instincts all these negative creeps want are hits
ROFL, nice find. Don't know why your getting disagrees T9X69. The only people who are irked by the reviews are people who want PS3 bragging rights. Fans made their minds up 5 years ago. As for me, I think ill give it a rental in a few weeks. If I like it, then ill buy it. I doubt ill fall in love with it like Black Bible did..but hey, anythings possible :) EDIT: Just noticed the guy under the desk HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Priceless!
I expected more as well, but I'm not buying these reviews. They seem to nit pick things that they would let slide if Gran Turismo 5 wasn't on the cover of the game. I get this strange feeling that these guys didn't want to like the game. Plus, they hadn't even played in online yet. How much of the online content is even up yet?
You know for a fact the media nit pick PS3 exclusives a lot more. Sony never gets a free pass lol. You know they didnt want to like the game lol.
In other words, they all needed one last stab at controversy before the end of the year. They all needed something to bring more hits about and spark turmoil. See, when sites do unexpected things, not unlike this one, it drives traffic from both sides out. Sony's side in defense of their game Xbox's side in it for the ribbing Nintendo -- Who are they again? This is a bunch of B.S. propaganda.
I want whoever's in charge of the moderation on this website to tell me what I ducking did to get banned when they're not doing jack shot to that ziyad bozo!
This should teach the fanboys don't hype a game just cause it a PS3 exclusive. I can see a lot of them saying sales equal quality now. @Turkish Either the games industry has very low standards or you are wrong, I'm gonna go with your are wrong.
So they will be as hypocritical as you?
Omega4, get a fucking life.
Just like y'all hyped Alan Wake and Spinter Cell.
Your names ForzaWin though. I mean... when you picked that out, you didn't expect anyone to take you seriously, did ya?
Why oh Why do you bother to even type such retarded things on this website? You need to go start your own damn website called T4L (Troll 4 Lyf) then gather your arsenal of 3 Xbox Fanboy Trolls then create PSN (Playstation News) and go troll on that with 3 other Xbox Fanboys behind your sorry ass.
There has barely been any reviews yet ffs.
The biggest disappointment of this gen by far.
It's because Forza released earlier, without competition. Without competition Forza is clear to be the near 'perfect' racing simulator. However GT is released with competition, and something for critics to complain about. If GT5 was released before Forza, more emphasis could have been placed on Forzas inferior graphics and physics. But this wasn't the case. So essentially critics are able to take the weaknesses of GT against Forza, but because the Forza reviews were written sooner, not the weaknesses of Forza against GT. Resulting in basically an easier time for Forza. Either way. Don't care. Had Forza, didn't like the arcade physics and cartoony graphics. Got GT now and so far I'm more than content with the experience.
Well put. GT5 is being scored as a sim-arcade like Forza. Most of the 8/10 reviews admit that GT5 is by far the best simulator around and has massive content but score it low for things like User-interface. The message is - if you liked GT or cars, you will love GT5. If Burnout or Forza is all you are interested in, maybe not.
GT is made for car loving enthusiasts. Forza is made for 15 year old fankids
Any critic who feels GT5 is inferior to Forza 3 should need to give a segment breakup of scores Graphics Car models Physics Content (cars, tracks) Features (weather, track editor, etc) AI Damage modelling Variations (nascar, rally, karts) The only areas where Forza would come close or be better is possibly AI and damage. If you give segment scores, its easier to be caught in your BS - like IGN, who scored Forza equal in graphics and higher in longevity!
How about - Online features - a big part of the game for some people (GT5 strangely lacking leaderboards or so I've heard, and no progression in MP) - Career mode - IGN says it feels stale because it hasn't evolved from 10 years ago, you can still win by just buying a bigger car not by learning to drive - Premium/standard cars - in Forza all 400+ cars look great, in GT5 800 cars look worse than in forza with little damage and no interior view, and only ~200 cars look better - Quantity over quality - what good has all the "feature creep" done when there are some aspects of the game that are decidedly unpolished?
Online features - most reviewers havent played the online, so that cant be a reason for scoring low. Though I am sure Forza online is better, its an arcade sim more focussed on painting your car than racing Career mode - maybe it has not changed much is because its pretty satisfactory to begin with. Has halo changed gameplay in 10 years? Is that a negative? - Forza ALL 400 cars look average. GT5 800 cars look average, but in higher 1080p resolution, and 200 look way better than anything else out there. Quantity over quality - " some aspects of the game that are decidedly unpolished?" - the unpolished aspects are mostly non-gameplay related. You seriously feel they should have cut weather, track editor, Nascar or karts to spend time on a better user interface? I have listed 6 or 7 important aspects for a racing game. Why dont you come out and state why Forza should score higher on those?
The worrying thing is when reviewers make absolute wrong statements. such as no brake upgrades, when clearly there is evidence that there is brake upgrades on some cars. I just honestly think that these reviewers have not given the game enough time, they have only had review copies a few days and when amar was playing through he said that the pro physics, damage etc was all unlocked later on. never mind, still the definitive racing simulator for millions of fans
I find it odd that on an average GT5 is getting great reviews, yet these sites are making articles trying to make it sound "meh". No one was expecting it to be perfect. Sony fans are just excited for a Gran Turismo for this generation of gaming. Even funnier thing is that I'm sure the negatives will be weeded out as Polyphony Digital patches the hell out of the game making it better. GT5 will be well supported. Most of what we are seeing today is hype and propaganda for hits, or to sound "down the middle" and unaffected by hype.
See, people flamed me out when I said the hype was getting far to great and that fans should pull it back. That is why the score is a little underwhelming, because the God damn hype, people were offensively evangelizing this game claiming it to be better than everything else, regardless of genre.
I want to say we will see how the game is in the hands of players, but their opinions can be just as biased. For now, what I get is that it's like fable 3, I has the potential to surpass it predecessors but weird design decisions get in the way.
i hope your not going to be looking on n4g for those answers.
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