Or is it? Gran Turismo 4 released on February 22 2005. That's 5 years from now as Gran Turismo 5 is scheduled for release today. So, how has 5 years treated the game? Not so hot, you say.
i still am looking forward to it
Played it for about 3 hours last night and loved it. Definitely think you need a wheel to get the most out of it though
tell that to people who've been ordering wheels just to play this game... a bit too early to judge, my friend.
Have you got the offical GT wheel? how do you change the 900 degrees turning to say 200?
Not sure how to change the settings from 900 to 200, im happy with how it is. But there are a load of settings I did tinker with under the wheel settings (in the options menu)
GT5 looks so hot right now...
WTF are all these ridiculous sites coming from. I wish they would stop approving junk like this.
and I need sleep after my first session...
I really think people expected this game to be something else. The only thing I read that is disappointing is that he AI might be crap. All the other stuff seems like fluff. (God, I'm in defense mode, I need to go smoke)
Bump this while you're Lighting one up http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Actually I was gonna go with this: http://www.youtube.com/watc... and this http://www.youtube.com/watc... I'm fixin to chill :)
From what I'm gathering on the reviews, it just seems GT5 isn't really anything new in terms of GT. Sure there are awesome features like weather, Go Karts, and Nascar, but it seems to be the same old GT. Also the premium cars seem to look fantastic, but when you have a standard car next to it, it's like comparing a PS2 game to a PS3 game. The damage just seems like a huge disappointment as people been waiting for it, and it's barely even noticeable and somewhat laughable, along with bad AI and some frame rate issues. I just think the hype was to high for it's own good to be honest. @Nihilism - TBH I think the fan hyped GT5 more than Sony did. Sony had a few ads for it, but never said anything crazy like the fans did.
@T9X69 I agree with you. I think that the hype has over promised on this game and PolyPhony's ideas were greater than the PS3 can manage. The load times are not great and all of IGN's comments about textures, framerate, standard cars, damage and AI are all correct. I think the consoles memory and RSX is holding PP dreams back. They have concentrated on the premium cars detail so much that the trackside textures and framerate suffers. The RSX isn't that great in the scheme of things and even with the mighty SPU help it all still has to go through the frame buffer of the RSX. Framerate in a racing game is everything especially when coupled with slick netcode for onlime racing. Is it better to have a steady smooth framerate (as per the competition)with a few less cars and a lower render output or to have near 1080P res and high poly models with frame rate issues and no V-sync tearing??? There has to be a balance on all consoles as they are limited by memory, bandwidth and pixel throughput. I think PP might have got the balance here wrong. Just my opinion folks. If you disagree pls say why. I am trying to be balanced. I own both consoles and both racing games FM3. GT5 is good. Very good - but not the all powerful god of racing that we were led to believe.
@RememberThe357 Let's not forget the bumper car damage model. I thought it was supposed to be the best around? GRID and Dirt 2 still have that crown... PS3 fanboys can't even be blamed for the hype, Sony themselves, Polyphonic, the media, they all said it was Jesus Mark 2... Nothing like a good exclusive flop... *I'm thinking of all the times PS3 owners said these things about Alan Wake, ME2, Fable 3, Forza 3* There's really no defending it. Just soak it up and learn humility.
graphic is also dissapinted i know it still the best looking racing game but far from what i have seen in pics and I bought new LED TV 2 days ago just to see the game in its glory!
GT5 reminds me of Alan Wake all over Again. Good Game that was Way too Overhyped by the PRs and Fanboys. If you have a PS3 go pick it up though. Great game.
Same goes for Alan Wake. If you have a 360 go pick it up. Great game.
I am part way through Alan Wake. I kinda hate Alan's character design, I wanna punch him in the face, but it is a good game.
i like alan wake desgin. fit him perfectly as a normal man and a writer not a super hero!
What is Alan wake anyway, is nothing compare to GT5, all I know and all I care is that I'm getting my copy today and ill enjoy it to the fullest.
55 seconds so its says, gona be playing this in mere seconds.
LOL. When I saw the '55 seconds to go' I ended up playing it in mere MINUTES!
just found that out lol.
My ones actually hanging at the 50 second mark right now. It's been stuck there for about 5 minutes so far lol -- oop, yep there we go. 50 seconds my ass that was more like 15 minutes. Later peeps Oh great now it's stuck at 3 seconds remaining
mine has been at the 4 minute mark for about 20 minutes, lol. I played a few courses in arcade mode though before installing it. So awesome, racing at night is intense!
My only complaints with GT5 are badly detailed environments and standard cars, and also the inclusion of NASCAR. The physics and premium cars are perfect and it's also the reason why I purchased a copy of GT5.
It only does mediocre racing "sims"
it only does your mom
hahaha that was so childish but so good *claps like a seal*
lol it felt childish as i was typing i but damn sometimes its the only way to reach out to these children- through their moms :)
MS must be paying these sites to give GT5 bad reviews. I have the game and it's hot.
Shut up already. Pay to give other websites bad reviews? That's all you can come up with? your name is not helping your cause aswell.
look through his comment history, that's all he can come up with.
It ok, but the mind numbing load screens and poor unintuitive interface is killing the game. The actual racing is quite fun once you get there
You should be playing it then.
WTF were they doing for 7 years?? For f***s sake , lazy devs or just incompetent?
its not 7 years. its announced in E305 thats mean 5 years. @below yes it does make huge difference they may could have did it right in 7 years :P
Woah man what a huge difference!
Man I wish PD had the work ethic of Ubisoft, splinter cell conviction only took 5 years for 4 WHOLE HOURS of gameplay.
the reality is that ps3 fans should have known that the media would go after sony's biggest game this gen for racing/driving.if you weren't expecting lowered scores,you should have had your eyes open. think about it...you can see the nitpicking of the largest content racer,but they left those other racers alone and they are not held to the same standards.only when it's sony will it get nitpicked to death by the media. should you care what the reviews say?or the laughing from the supposed "GAMERS" 360 fans are?you can see them hit EVERY GT5 review to get theirs in.but what they don't know,is that what they say won't matter. they say the people have spoken.but when GT5 outsells forza,what will it mean to them then?that it's only selling on hype?all the nascar fans that will buy it,the rally fans,the GT series fans,go cart fans will surely show them that what they have supported,what microsoft has done this gen,will not stop sony. if you would have listened to 360 fans,you would have no bluray,would have been playing in component,would have no 3D games,would have to pay to play online,would have to pay for high priced accessories like wifi and have no 1st parties to speak of. let them have their night.but the game will sell well like we know it would and the media will get sony's last laugh soon enough when 360's lead drops to nothing because of console sales and GT pushing those sales.
Who would've thought that being correct makes you a Sony fanboy?
Indeed - People will be playing GT5 for literally years and that will be it's triumph. The perverted desire for some reviewers to undermine the title is twisted beyond belief, and serves only to poison the minds of perpertrators themselves.
the tinfoil hat is strong with this one. been tellin you chumps for awhile now that hype is a bad thing. Now you all see why.
"only when it's sony will it get nitpicked to death by the media." -lol, you call this nitpicking, I call this IGN informing their readers with honest info about the game: "Within Gran Turismo 5's 1,000 plus garage, there's a clear divide. Some 200 of the cars are given the premium treatment, and these examples are often achingly beautiful, a fact that's heart-stoppingly clear in the game's photo mode." "It's a level of care that hasn't been extended to the standard cars that form the bulk of Gran Turismo 5's car list. While they're far from unattractive, their PlayStation 2 heritage shows, with textures looking flat and comparatively lifeless, and the omission of a cockpit view and a blunted damage model gives them a distinctly second class flavor." "Damage is unconvincing right now; this is the result of a series of high-speed prangs" -[quote under a pic of a GT5 car model showing little damagae= visual proof of their criticism] "And that's an accusation that can sadly be levelled squarely at Gran Turismo 5's overall single-player offering. Once more it's a lifeless grind through a series of races where it's more often than not simply a case of having the right machinery beneath you rather than a test of any real driving skill. It's enlivened by some special events where the dead-eyed likenesses of NASCAR's Jeff Gordon and the voice of WRC star Sebastien Loeb will guide you through their respective disciplines, but ultimately it's a shame that Polyphony didn't take the opportunity to revise a formula that was already feeling stale six years ago." -IGN -Theres plenty more flaws IGN pointed out with GT5 but to suggest its all about the media "nitpicking" poor sony just sounds like a whole lot of butthurt. "the laughing from the supposed "GAMERS" 360 fans are?you can see them hit EVERY GT5 review to get theirs in.but what they don't know,is that what they say won't matter." -Maybe they are laughing because there are a hundred old Forza3 threads with psfans like you screaming about how GT5 is so much better than Forza3: http://n4g.com/news/346292/... "they say the people have spoken.but when GT5 outsells forza,what will it mean to them then?" -hold on, please tell me YOU just didn't say that, Now first I dont believe in the whole "sales dont equal quality" tagline famous among folks a n4g, I certainly do believe *in part sales have alot to do with quality, not always but in most cases things sell alot because it offers something compelling that attracts the masses, to me that is in itself quality...but for you to now talk about sales seems very desperate considering 360 fans always get labeled as sales whores when we highlight how some of 360 best exclusive have sold. "if you would have listened to 360 fans,you would have no bluray,would have been playing in component,would have no 3D games,would have to pay to play online,would have to pay for high priced accessories like wifi and have no 1st parties to speak of." -lmfao, how would 360 fans prevented sony from having bluray, most just suggest that it isn't a neccessity for great games, Forza3 (wink) and many other games only highlight that as a creditable statement. lol everything you said in that paragraph is just a incoherent rant.
If you could make GOD bleed. Then people would cease to believe in him. And their will be blood in the water. And the sharks will come.
I have no idea what to make of all these reviews. They're good but not godly. I only just woke up so gonna pop out soon and buy it after my morning Street Fighter session lol. What worries me here is that, hype has consumed this game. It's a prime example of what happens when you raise your expectations too high. This will be my first GT game since the 1st one so I'll be content but still.
As I put in the disc I must remind myself “it’s just a racing game.”
Keep telling yourself the games is meh or not so hot . GT fans wont care that much . In fact quite a few people here called it months ago .. the game will somehow get trashed by a few places , there will be a lot of silly nitckpicking , with the cheap pretexte that it took long to get released . We all know that Duke Nukem or a few other games wouldnt get that kind of scrutiny . It's not even a matter of pro-ms , anti-sony or whatever ... It just that its such a hot and easy topic , that the sharks , the hyena , the vultures , the leeches , , burying beetles, blowflies , crows are all gathering in joy for the festivities .
In all honesty I'm not sure why the game was so hugely hyped in the first place. Yes there are a few tweaks here and there but most of it remains the same, which was probably a good thing. It's hard to expect anything more from the series though. It's a racing simulator, and a great one, but is it going to revolutionize racing games like it once did? Probably not. Where do they even go from here? Who knows. I expect to get the same tight, incredible car control the series has always been known for, but not much else.
ahaha! so what i still bought it,what more can i say it's my tradition as a "playstationer"
these reveiwers are nuts,i,m playing it in 3d and its awesome.out side rift what else is in 3d on any other console.yeah [email protected] all that alone is worth a 10 to me.then the amount of cars 1000 who beats that,1080p,day to night,rally,karts,snow,rain its endless in content and quality.half these sites including the big one,s don,t even own a 3d tv let a lone a good one and they want me to listen to them.lol
So a game that has: 1) more cars than any game which rivals it 2) better graphics than any game which rivals it 3) better career mde than any game which rivals it 4) better sound than any game which rivals it 5) more variety than any game which rivals it 6) more new features than any game which rivals it - dynamic weather, dynamic car damage, 24 our races, fleshed out bspec mode, kart racing nascar and rally all in one, track editor and more all on one racing sim game on a console is worse than those games made by competitors which have less, less and less. The tracks do not look like ps2 tracks - anyone who has played the game will know this. The standard cars do not look like ps2 cars - anyone who has played this knows this. Unless one is trying to imply that Forza cars look pre-ps2 cars. People forget even the cars in GT5p were better looking that forza. What is the world coming to? it seems the more you offer someone, the more you get your hand chewed, whilst those devs who consistently bend you over and charge you for it by releasing a full game with just a few tracks get given more credit for having less. I think some reviewers are asking for less from games as supposed to more and the reviews for the likes of COD and GT5 prove this.
It's getting these reviews for one reason and one reason only. Hype.
As an owner of both major games and consoles all I would say to the above comments are: Quality not quantity Balance between graphics resolution/ poly assets vs. framerate and vsync. Actual real world performance vs. Hype Its good verging on great but not godly, not matching the hype, not matching PP ambition.
agree with you, but how does it stand against its competition which will probably get higher score average on metacritic is the key question. if you believe it is better and offers more quality, than my point above stands. I have played forza 3 (no longer own it) and from having played gt5 through various stages and in 3D, it looked and performed better than forza in everyway shape and form and we all know it offers far more for car enthusiasts than all forza's combined (not saying forza is bad since i loved forza on the xbox more than gt4), just saying one is good, the other is better. by no means are either of them bad.
For me GT5 (and any racing game) comes down to four things in order of priority... - How good is the driving model - How fun are the tracks - How is the driver 'punished' for poor driving - How good is the AI and online. I can deal with 'poor' graphics, limited car selection, and even a dropped frame here and there if the above four things are A+. No racing game I have played has got all 4 right - including the Forza and GT series.
I couldn't care less at this point. I'm picking it up in five hours. Does anyone REALLY care what these sites are saying? (Excluding Skadooshbag?)
Does anyone REALLY care what these sites are saying? fanboysdo...and maybe some* informed gamers on the fence. that aside...no, no one really cares, and they do not actually matter in reality.
all the hype came from fans of the franchise its still a good game but people forget that its just a racer even though the best of the best its still only a racer game and this generation has wayyyyy too many good title across all genres dat racers kinda hav back seat now i just think too much delays too long of wait but just s.t.f.u and either but it or dnt
It's simply a matter of expectation. If you take a triple A franchise and work on it for five years then everyone is going to expect something utterly revolutionary. When what you supply is merely excellent then it's a disappointment. We've seen it again and again, Splinter Cell suffered from it, as did Alan Wake. There's nothing wrong with those games, in fact they're both very, very good. The problem is that they're not five years good. I don't think there's a game on earth that should take five years to develop. History would indicate that development cycles that long indicate problems, not breakthroughs.
I don't like racing sims. I wasn't going to buy GT5, i couldn't care less. But i tried it.... and dunno if i can resist, this could be my conversion to the racing genre ;P.... P.S. i see xbox fanboys are getting worse and worse... why they prefer bashing PS3 games instead of playing with their beloved consoles? Jealous or just... stupids? Not players (i'm a 360 player myself), just talking about "nonsense" fanboyism
The funniest part about the review sites like IGN Gamereactor and the rest of bias sites is that they are trying to tell people that GT5 prologue is as good as the full retail version GT5 only a bias site would try and pass of a demo version of GT5 with the same score...are they seriously telling me that Prologue is as good as the full retail version of GT5... Now thats some bias sh!t...And only a Xbox fanboy would say other wise!!! http://ps3.ign.com/objects/...
Hype kills, huh? Rated down for doing too much of the same? So when can we expect Call of Duty to get "bad" reviews? Never? Oh alright. Just checking.
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