Do Polyphony Digital’s racing games match the realistic thrill of driving? We put them to the test.
Even closer with a wheel and in 3D.
Closest you will get anytime soon. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Real Life looks ugly
I enjoyed that video and its comments.
Yes....I love this video....no matter how many times I see it. Would love to see a Forza3 comparison......my guess is that it would be WAY OFF from reality. Prove me wrong Forza supporters....if you can.
Damn that was pretty nice. Now I definitely can't wait till Sunday rolls around so I can get my copy.
Wow..... Great video. I did not realize how real the tracks are in the game. I even noticed the trees being pretty close to the real thing as well!
I don't even like racing games but I bought GT5 just to support Sony. They deserve it. ___________ Sony 'til I die
LOOOOOOL...^^, you don't have to do that.., there are a lot of GT enthusiast who playing that role...^^
Now that I see as just stupid and a waste of your money.
Not if he finds himself enjoying it.
Fanboyism hit a new low here.
perfect example of a fanboy.
yep. and whats with the sony til i die. what a tool.
I just hope it's not that real cuz man in GT5 I'm a crappy driver =(
Not everyone can drive a race car. Try driving one in real life and I guarantee you that you will drive like the one in GT5 with all the assist off.
"Is Gran Turismo As Realistic As Actual Driving?" Really...? I love GT but it's still just a video game.... Next week, we'll see if..."Sega Pro Bass Fishing, as Realistic as Actual Fishing?"
Who want's realism??? Having to slow down to a crawl to make it around sharp turns may be realistic but it's not fun. I bought the game and the wheel played it for a couple days then went back to NFS HP. GT5 is too much work, I want to have fun when I play games.
Have you a patent on what fun is? Because for me, NFS HP is not fun. Its boring and not very challenging, as well as having a low skill cap. Do you even have a license in real life? Have you ever taken your car into wooded winding roads and let loose? If you have and enjoyed it, nothing other than realism will satisfy that craving. Fantasy can't suffice when it comes to cars. I want a car to act like a car or it just doesn't feel right, or fun.
but nfs is boring. and does not support a wheel....!
With a wheel it is fun. Play Burnout paradise with a wheel and you will see the game come alive too with its unrealistic driving style. I tell you its all about the wheel for driving games. I now will not play a quality driving title without one.
I almost did not open up GT5 since I am not a racing fan. I am glad I did. I know I am hooked when I play the same track 10 times just to get gold.
No game can be compared as the experience of driving a real car.
How silly you got a disagree. I feel the same though, the only way you will get a realistic driving feel is to get in a real car not some game.
True but not everyone in the world is old enough, or have the funds to do so.
I think GT5 is very close to real driving, as close as you can get with a console and steering wheel/pedals. If you can drive a car in real life, you should be quite good at this game, using wheel and pedals. The way you drive in GT5 and in real life is very close. Eg: Turning wheel steady so not to spin out, using throttle and brakes steady. I love GT5, its great. You can use your real driving skills in this game and it will make you better at GT5. Have got to use steering wheel and pedals to get the best out of GT5, I will never go back to using gamepads for these type of games, as they don't immerse you in the game like wheels/pedals do.
It is nowhere near close to real driving. It's nothing to do with the game, it's that a video game will never be able to TRULY capture that feeling. I've actually raced before (drag race), and it doesn't come close to the exhiliration you feel when you floor the pedal and the momentum drives you back into your seat and you hear the turbo kick in, and you're accelerated from standing to 60mph in what FEELS like an instant. The engine roaring and you FEEL like you have 3,000 lbs of steel behind your foot. All your senses are going ballistic at that moment. Your eyes become super aware, your ears feel like they hear everything, your hands and fingers are shaking from the power, as are your legs, and you feel tingly on your body. Sorry, but no video game can capture that or close to it...
yet. But the feeling of going 0-60 in a beast of a car is slightly off-topic, if only ever-so-slightly. What is being compared and discussed between real life and GT5, primarily, is HOW turning, braking, accelerating are accomplished, and the accuracy to how someone would drive in real life. No one would ever compare the emotional and physical responses of g-forces and adrenaline from a console sim to the real thing. But yes, no sim as of yet would be able to recreate the rush of racing for real, not without a cold-war sized budget given to NASA to develop the technology to do it anyway.
@Soundslike, You've got what I'm on about, You're right. I'm on about how driving in GT5 using wheel and pedals with the physics in the game is very similar to what its like driving really. @Shinobi602, I am not on about the feeling of driving (G-force, etc) as you can't replicate that in a game, just how you have to turn, accellerate, brake etc is very similar between GT5 and real life driving.
I got this game a week ago and it got boring on day 2.And its not that realistic as ppl say it is.7/10 for me.
I love GT5. Initially I picked holes in some of the visuals but for every visual flaw there is something that makes me go wow. The attention to detail is friggin incredible at times. However, the icing on the cake is definitely the gameplay. OMG I have not enjoyed a racing game this much in years. My only pet hate with the game is the Lotus Elise...f**k me they need to add some weight to the back as it feels like your driving on ice!
use driving assist to get that Top Gear medal.
Games cant be compared to real life, im not hating or anything but its the truth
Real driving technology has gone into this game, you can tell if you truly take time and drive this game. A game can come close to the real driving experience but it will never be the same. To many real life factors to throw in there. It is the best game to simulate the driving experience and it does it well. Long live GT5 the real driving simulator.
How can any game be as realistic as real life? Most stupid question of the year
But the ps3 fanboys didnt say that before in fact, they was comparing it to real life lol.
"Don't buy the Yellow-bird" car its 100k just dont buy it. Why: You will spin out everytime you go too fast like spin 180 degrees 24/7.
Sorry, no simulator is going to emulate the feel of real driving. especially a console simulator.
Even with a driving wheel not being able to feel the weight of the car shift as you are taking turns and feeling how the tires hold up on the road it will never be as real as the real thing. I still feel it can be a bit floaty sometimes with strange spin out even at low speeds at times. Its the closest to real I have played but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
"Is Gran Turismo As Realistic As Actual Driving?" Since you can actually die driving in real life the answer is no.
There's no denying.. GT5 truly is realistic.
It's unbelievable how close the game mimics real life.
I personally don't like racing games, but bought GT5 and LOVED IT. Is GT5 as realistic as real life driving? SOrry to say definitely not. I can tell you right now, in real life, I would not be able to go those speeds, take turns at those speeds with such perfection, like I do in GT5. Therefore GT5 is not a realistic driving sim. But thats what makes GT5 so fun, that it isn't 100% sim. Awesome game.
I've had sports cars, and playing gt5 reminds me of driving a real car so my opinion is yes.
Like others here I'm not a huge fan of the racing genre but the Gran Turismo series is a strong exception. It definitely stands apart from the rest of the crowd when it comes to racing sims.
No. I've never had Jeff Gordon yelling in my ear...
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