"Gran Turismo 5’s long awaited release is finally upon us, and though Sony’s hype machine would have you believe otherwise, it is not the event it has been hailed as."
Here we go!
been playing gt5 nonstop since release date. no review can argue that. if theres 1 game you cant review, its gt5. cus no matter how many wrongs it does, bringing its review down, theres 1 thing it does right, and thats driving. its the best driving sim on the market, period.
two things pissed me off...the fact that he said you have to complete the first license in order to get in the amateur events....dumbest thing this guy could have said...the 2nd was the fact that he couldnt complete a top gear challenge...seriously i got 3rd place my first time around and this guy couldnt even break the top half of the racing field...he's gonna say he completed GT 1-3 with 100% completion but he cant drive in GT5...please do us all a favor, sell your copy of Gt5 to someone who will appreciate it for everything that it has to offer...i feel sad for it knowing that you still own it
Oh no! Not another biased game journalist! At this point there are more biased game reviewers than non-biased. And all third party developers are lazy... Yeah it all makes sense... If you're a child with a victim complex. Poor victim Sony. That poor multinational corporation sure gets bullied by the mean kids. Haha you guys crack me up.
As written by someone who can't drive. But he'll give NFS a 9/10...LOL...go jump off a cliff please. Then, in your next life, don't pretend to be a journalist!!! Pathetic. Top Gear challenge . . .LMAO . . . hahahahaha.
Who cares what he gave NFS? Are you saying he should compare GT5 to that?
i'm too addicted to gt5 to notice the reviews.. :P it's my break time from gt5... update firmware and latest 1.03 patch.. i'm off to gt5 again. :)
Sasanova: "its the best driving sim on the market, period." LOL. PC gamers would like to have a word with you...there are racing games that are much more "SIM" than GT5.
these reviewers are so damn stupid for judging the game off its dev time. many games take long, they just get anounced not long b4 release. so in other words, by their standards (dumb-reveiwers), games that get announced just a few weeks prior to release should all get 10/10 fuck these reviewers, ive never loved cars more since GT5.
Let's be honest, none of these fanboy reviews are 'judging' GT5. They are just using whatever excuses they can to prop up the low score they had already picked out in their mind before they ever got their hands of the game.
I don't know if this nonsense was written by a fanboy or just someone who would rather be playing another generic arcade racer. Either way, if you can't put aside your personal preferences and review a game for its features and quality, then you shouldn't be reviewing at all.
Dictionary.com: a critical article or report, as in a periodical, on a book, play, recital, or the like; critique; evaluation. (definition of review) Yea, reviews are subjective. If you cannot get over that, stop reading them. Who cares if someone likes a game you like or not?
Ok I didn't even read this review, and I don't have to... I already know it's stupid, because one thing GT5 will never be is a 6.5 .____........___...____ .____||......||.......____|| ||.........___||.......____||
and yes there was a lot of stupid shyt in the "review".
The guys who never play anything but their PS2 and PS3 don't know that typical Sony games have been stagnant since PS1. This is the reason for the "mixed" reviews.
Idiot.Have you seen the new IP Sony have delivered this gen?You want stale,look to Ninty.A whole new control scheme and the same old games.
your 1 bubble explained your logic to me
That comment is sincerely ignorant. All that Sony has been doing this generation proves it wrong. I've been playing PS2, Xbox, PS3, 360, PC games for a while now and nothing has remained stagnant. Sony has been pushing for innovation from jump street. Nearly every game they have put out is innovative in it's respective genre. The mixed reviews come from a mix of what people want from GT5. If you want driving, you get more than you could have asked for; if you want arcade racing then you are not going to be happy. This game blossoms the more you play it.
It's so disappointing that reviewers keep on basing their score off the hype and how long it took to make. Rate the game not the development time. You don't see reviewers mentioning how long AC: Brotherhood or Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit took and giving them an A+ for making such a great game in such a short amount of time. If they where handed GT5 without knowing how long it took I wonder if they would have rated it differently? Food for thought.
good job nobody knows of this site! come on a 6.5?
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"Gran Turismo 5’s long awaited release is finally upon us, and though Sony’s hype machine would have you believe otherwise, it is not the event it has been hailed as." ME= Sonys hype machine? Do they mean advertisements? Shame on you Sony for advertising Standard cars, which make up the majority of the game’s roster, have very limited damage models and completely lack the detailed interior views (or interior views of any kind) found in Premium cars. It’s like if only 20% of the fighters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 had special moves ME= If 20% of the Marvel vs Capcom fighters had a special move it would be like 15 fighters... Not like that game has even close to 200 fighters let alone 1000 The developers seemingly reside within a bubble where no other recent simulation racing games have been released (including, apparently, Gran Turismo 4). Thanks to studios like Codemasters and Turn 10, a revolution may be occurring within the genre, but it has nothing to do with this obsolete franchise... ME= Yea like Turn 10 or Codemasters care about physics and car history like Poly btw calling Forza a sim is like calling Killzone a future wartime simulation when in fact future wars will be fought with joy sticks and bombs
PD should have just added a generic interior for the standard cars. I think that would shut everyone up.
They're trying to see how far they can push with simulation. And the strongest aspect of this game is the driving as well as some of the most detailed tracks (some tracks can make the car shake violently in cockpit mode which is quite scary. -End of line
If PD ain't looking for scores, then neither should you! Don't get upset anymore when bad reviews come out, k?
@ Penny, too bad they're perfectionists. Even if it would have improved scores I don't think they would have done it.
and yes i feel dirty giving them a hit but i was bored and wanted to see how much IGN he used in his review... Again with the menu's.. So silly
Hahaha, exactly. Having difficulty navigated the menus? Well, here is a nice idea...learn how to navigate the menus! How many games do we play that have different interfaces, different menus, different mechanics? But when it comes to GT5, ugh, these menus sure are too difficult for me.
The only thing silly is you not knowing grammar. Plural of menu = menus.
OK, guys. Next time, please try to gain some clicks for your website with quality exclusive content. To use a low score for a game with a metascore of 85 is almost stupid.
What a joke, clearly looking for some hits as nobody has heard of this website.
i haven't played a GT game since 3
I ve read the review, and it´s mostly nitpicking the game apart. while i agree with some points like the standard cars being ridiculously inferior to premium models and some tracks looking poor, the rest of the review is pure fud. The reviewer even spreads lies like the player having to complete licences to be able to participate in amateur events. I wonder how these articles end up in here, N4G has been in the gutter for a few years now, getting worse and worse, always full of fanboys who dont appreceate games for what the offer us and who keep posting crappy articles to start flame wars. Honestely, GT5 should be better (standard cars look as premium ones, damage should be more apparent and some tracks should look less generic), but ultimately it plays great, feels great and has a huge value for our money. I havent seen a PS3 exclusive taking such heat after release for a few years now, i mean each passing day we get a FUD article on GT. Why people dont do the same to all games then?
He must be still playing GT4, because I remember you had to get licences to play more of the game..... I think the developers realized that it can be somewhat frustrating in the last instalment of GT. I do aggree some of car models dont look as good but the physics of the game is top notch for the cars Ive driven.. Plus there is 800 _+ cars so there is many to chose from GT is about building up to a collection of cars and your "career" its not about pick up play a track like arcde and your done for 10 minutes
This review is so badly written you have to read it.
Strange how these same people didn't nitpick with blackops forza and new Vegas
How could they nitpick the weather system, the dirt racing or the day/night cycle in Forza? Don't be silly now./s
Yeah, clearly those got it all right, but when it comes to GT5, it just gets everything wrong. I mean, you don't even have to go to the gas station....pshh...real driving simulator? Yeah right... /s
I actually picked up Gran Turismo 5 yesterday, and boy reviewers had it wrong. I was sceptical going into it, but man its fun. My last GT was GT3, and it feels good to play a new installment. The drive to win and finishing 1st every time knowing that with that cash you'll build it up and get bigger and better things like cars and tuning up your favorite car is great. The game is fun.
Now that is a fans comment. Bubbles for not being a douche bag. You understand what GT is about.
They could have given it 4.5, it doesn't matter. It's selling. It's s solid 9 in my book.
Its funny how bad reviews of GT5 tend to come from the tone of xbox fans. they nitpick all the bad stuff of GT5 yet almost EVERY way it is better than Forza... yet these same sites priase forza... now they say meh Forza is Just as good WRONG
"Thanks to studios like Codemasters and Turn 10, a revolution may be occurring within the genre, but it has nothing to do with this obsolete franchise." R O F L ps. update 1.03 was JUST released go download it, 150mb :D
You hear a quote like that and you know what a bias bull sh!t site this is.....even Eurogamer.com the harshest grading site gave GT5 a 9 which is what i think it deserves...i have the game btw..
codemasters ? lol.. they cant even get the ai to do a mandotory pitstop... yea.. i loved f1 2010 , but come on.. that is just pure lame bullshit.
look at me! look at me! Where has responsible journalism go? a 6.5? GT5 does NOT deserve a 6.5...this is absolutely ridiculous, I won't even click the link and give them hits. BAD games get a 6.5, GT5 is NOT a bad game, it is a good game. GT5 is NOT perfect, but it's very good and deserves a 8.5-9.5 at MOST. Anybody who has played GT5 would agree with me, anybody who hasn't would believe it deserves less than a 8.5, it's an impressive package.
Off topic, was playing GT5 in Target today...know what's weird? The game has PERFECT shadows...whatever PD needed to add, fix or tweak during the delay messed up the shadows in the final release version. Wonder if it has to do with the weather or maybe trying to fix framerate.
WTF the scores for this game are all over the place. You'll get 9s and 10s from racing fans and people who actually plan on buying it. 8s and 7s from people who usually find the same flaws in the game as the 9-10 reviewers but take off more points(thats a matter of opinion for them-i wont say anything bad about them) but then the lower scores seem to be full of lies, bitterness and reek of fanboyism. Idk how people can be fans of sim racing like Forza and than act like GT5 is the worst game ever made. If you're a fan of the genre, you should at least acknowledge that GT5 is a great game right? I mean, can the fanboyism be that bad? Reviewers are constantly nitpicking this game and reviewing it on hype and if it has what Forza has in it but GT is not Forza. SMH this isnt even a rant supporting GT. This is more of me being fed up with gaming journalism and fanboyism together. I havent really gotten into the GT series but i can acknowledge that its great-why cant these people?
I love this game and that's all that matters. Sold nfs after I bought this because it wasn't the same. Alot of this dudes arguments are false and some are extremely minor. Besides when I race, I'm concentrating on driving good and not fucking trees and shadows. He hails forza as revolutionary yet I found that game extremely cumbersome and boring after weeks. I see myself playing this game for a while. This game is the product of an autuer and forza the product of a boardroom meeting. These amatuers are merely reaching for whatever bs they can to hate the game. but let them be petty, it's their opinion.
Hahahaahahahahaha. O man. I love these review sites that review GT anything below and 8. A 6.5? For GT5? You clearly didn't review the game; you reviewed your expectations. You guys reviewed splatterhouse a 6.5, and you are saying GT5 is of the same quality as... Splatterhouse? Stop thinking you are some artsy game critic by giving GT5 a low score, you aren't. Learn how to review games. EDIT: Oh nevermind, these guys are right. 'Bakugan: Defenders of the Core' is of better quality than GT5, sorry.
I didn't bother reading the heading. I just clicked on the site and voted WTF, NO. 6.5, really? If you are going to be hypercritical at least be somewhat realistic. Now people just think you are full of $#@!. Sorry :p If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
ouch... so much for the forza killer that everyone was talking about for the past 4 years... You can't blame people for having huge expectations for GT 5. Sony is being delaying and hyping this game every year for the past 4 years. I know people that purchased a PS3 4 years ago and dismissed Forza because of this game. Isn't sad how much they missed on waiting just to get a freaking 6.5 tech demo flop.
Lol, sigh... Yep, and all 8 people who read this site will realize they are getting a 6.5 tech demo flop. What are some of the neat comments you can make on the 8.5+ reviews? Or do you only comment on no-name sites who think they are being 'unique' by rating a quality game as mediocre?
Wow, looks whose crawled out of the rubble to trash PS3 again. I almost missed you Bladestar. Till you reminded me of your personality, lack of insight and poor taste. PS GT didnt have to kill Forza, it was stillborn. You guys were all hyped for it just before release, it came out and 2 weeks after everyone had forgotten about it again until they needed ammo to fight GT. Kind of sad the way you guys operate.
Haha it's nice to see him back is a nostalgic kind of way. Like you said though, I read the comment and was reminded why I wanted him to go away in the first place. :)
So if you knew absolutely nothing about GT5, would this review be an accurate indication of this game? Because thats the purpose of a review, nothing else. A review is NOT an opinion, despite what people might think, its a gauge of quality.
It *should* be a gauge of quality.
So how do you gauge somethings quality without opinions? Oh yea, like this: http://www.destructoid.com/...
An insult to 100s of hard-working devs. Nothing more.
Are you seriously saying that a reviewer should be afraaid to criticize a game? Oh, I wonder how much that will help the industry.
No--reviewers must, however, be critical of HOW to be critical. Ie., they require a critical apparatus to the review system. GT5 is not perfect, but 6.5 is far from a critical indication of the game. Use your brain before you shoot your mouth off next time.
look at this....GT has pulled the rats out of the gutter again.bladestar is back....now where's power of green,the mart,zuhk and the usual suspects?maybe even bloodmask may speak again like he used to instead of making n$g...whoops..n4g money.. GT5 separates the men from the boys.. the boys like hand holding rewind,auto assist,easy controls and crashing cars around like kids do. the men like difficulty,racing the perfect line and the car culture.they drive because they get a kick out of it.the idea of damaging an expensive car is unheard of. microsoft has created a culture full of children.you can see xbl full of them.microsoft has spent their money in the last couple of years giving away gifts to these haters to sway them.bought advertisers that help control how they look in america.because if you don't deal with microsoft,there will be no revenue for you. you can't stop the game from selling.those days of hating on early ps3 games like heavenly sword are over.no one believes your bullsh!t anymore. ps3 became a success,bluray became a success.and sony has led in graphics and awards.and sony has made microsoft back peddle on everything from hdmi,wifi,download sizes,etc....but you still can't do 3D or bluray. go play your game where the rest of the cars have to be downloaded to be a complete package.and still be half a game compared to GT.
I saw the Mart here the other week. He actually sounded quite reasonable. I think he left here not long after he got his PS3. Didnt want to cop a heap of "I told you so's" I guess. Anyway, we shouldnt talk too much about those guys. Its like Candyman. Saying their names too much might bring them back.
Lol! Hungry for hits i see.
We care what this moron thinks of GT5 why? Is that even a real site? There sure are a lot of idiots reviewing GT5. I give this review an F-.
fair review. GT was not an AAA game since 2001. GT4 was a letdown, too. The Forza franchise on the other hand never saw one game NOT being AAA. Every title is rated 90+.
What's wrong with the menus? Nothing, for this amount of content they're pretty well designed. Let's take Dirt 2 menus, I don't know why every reviewer is praising them, they were a cluttered mess. At least GT5 has everything in one place, no weird 3D menus like in Dirt 2. You'd have to be an idiot to not get it.
Why is it so many people playing GT5 on my buddy list every day? Why is it GT5 is out of stock at my local shop? Why is it GT5 is a system seller? Why is it I always play GT5 without a disappointment? Clearly I should be agreeing with these reviews but I'm not. Am I insane?
If you paid $59.99 for GT5. Phuck what a reviewers say enjoy your game. If you got time to be worried about what bloggers say who views don't hold no weight to the balance of the world then you really are not satisfied. whats Sad its the journalist and Bloggers of the internet world gets a rise and hits from us with these gay @ss comparision videos where the hook ups ain't the same on each T.V. They have us arguing over nothing in the long run because turn 10 and Polydigital gets paids regardless of scores or what we b!tch about. Each racer bring something to the table for its respectible system. Keep in mind Sony Fanboys...... PD had a whole year to dissect Forza 3 with the delays. Be mad a PD for not taking advantage and not the Forza 3 players. they are defending they're product just as you do yours. Forza 3 had a full year to get a nut off. Now's its GT5 year to get a nut off. Thank you for not snitching....Turn 10 is listening to your put downs. The jump from 2 to 3 was very drastic so expect an all out assault in Forza 4. Lets hope PD gets the ball rolling in 2 year intervals.
I got a disagree lol!!!! Seems like i struck a nerve with a faggot ass fanboy who don't own GT5 and the only game he can play ATM is agree or disagree lol!!