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|Game Name:||Gran Turismo 5||Genre:||Racing|
|Publisher:||Sony||Platform:||Sony PlayStation 3|
Sony's fifth entry in its flagship racing series includes over one thousand licensed cars that, for the first time in the franchise, will show real-time damage based on the point of impact and rate of speed. Other visual enhancements include smoke from tires, sparks from rollovers, and the gradual accumulation of dirt. The vehicle physics engine introduced in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has been replaced with a revamped model to offer more realism. Play modes include the GT Career Mode, Championship Races, Arcade Mode, and License Tests, with a progression system that lets you earn credits to further customize your ride(s).
The career option features a world map that lets you enter races, visit licensed dealerships, browse various tuning and body shops, and view nearby car washes to return your vehicle to its showroom state. More than 20 tracks are included, each supporting over 70 variations to offer new twists and turns each time you play. Snap photos of your best races from multiple angles and store them in an album, or capture replay footage to share with others on YouTube. Four players can compete via split-screen display, and up to 16 can battle each other online via PlayStation Network. Online features include public and private lobbies as well as text and voice chat. Owners of the PSP version and/or Gran Turismo 5 Prologue can also transfer unlocked vehicles to the PS3 game's garage.
|Publisher||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||56248474|
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|Platform||Sony PlayStation 3|
|Game Name||Gran Turismo 5|
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|Number of Players||1-2|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Lyrics|
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|Game Name Series||Gran Turismo Series|
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Gran Turismo 5, don't hate what you don't understand
After reading some of the reviews posted, I feel like I need to point out a few things. First off, Gran Turismo is a driving simulation. It is as close as one can get to driving an actual car in real life. The physics engine is excellent in Gran Turismo 5. The tracks are simulated versions of the real courses, complete with all of the imperfections in the surfaces of the real tracks. Gravity behaves very closely in the game as it does in real life, as well as wind resistance, forces as a result of impacts, and lighting and shadows. For those that say that the cars do not handle like they do in real life, and that the game is not good as a result, do not know what they are talking about. Using the controller to steer a car in a video game disconnects the player from the simulation experience and should not be used for comparison. Play with a driving wheel such as the Logitech G27 and you will understand the point of this game. By using your imagination you can 'feel' the difference between the cars' handling whether you are using the controller or the wheel. As far as teaching you how to race? The license tests do just that. They show you how accurately you must steer and how perfectly you must modulate the gas and brake to achieve the best lap times. If you do not understand the handling of cars and are not good at the game at first, keep playing and you will learn. You might have to do the same license test 300 times before you get gold. This is not an easy game to become good at and if someone is expecting it to be similar to Need for Speed they may be disappointed. Games like Need for Speed are fun as well, but they provide an arcade driving experience where breaking isn't always necessary and the focus is less on driving technique and more on visual excitement. Where Gran Turismo falls short is in comparison of one game in particular: Forza 3. Gran Turismo 5's shortcomings include: - the sensation of high speed when the car is traveling at high speed. Forza 3 does a much better job making the driver feel like they are going 200mph - selection of cars and tuning options... there are some key core driver's cars unavailable such as the BMW E30 or E36 M3, the E39 M5, the VW GTI MKII, the Ferrari F50, the FXX... hopefully these cars will be created in the years to come along with the countless others that deserve to be in the game. Forza has a much better list of cars and also provides the ability to to engine swaps and offers more flexibility in tuning. - Variety and extent of races... I'm not sure why there are so few races in the game, and why they have decided not to limit cars based on class. It's no fun if you can enter a race with a car that is lightly tuned and smoke the competition. Make the individual races more challenging and limit the power cars can have. - Give better gift cars. This game is truly designed with fans of Japanese cars in mind, which is to be expected, but there are just way too many award or gift cars that I do not care about. An Opera Honda S2000 for beating the S-License with Bronze does not make me happy. In conclusion, Gran Turismo is meant to be tough master, and because of this it is one of the most satisfying games to play when you finally drive a perfect lap or achieve gold in a license test. Though it does have some flaws, and may lose out to Forza 3 in some aspects, it is the closest one can get to a real driving experience. Enjoy it for what it is.
The bottom line is I am overall disappointed in offering from PD&Sony.
I bought GT5 with great expectations and was very disappointed. I have to admit that Polyphony Digital did a great job with the graphics in GT5. Overall though they did not listen to their customers again as with GT4. Pros are great graphics, better realism in car control but it stops there. Cons: Can't customize standard cars, can't re-run races to get prize cars again, very limited dealership options for premium cars, prize cars are usually standard cars insted of premium cars. Ridiculous prices on the fast cars you need to win races. Many of the cars you want are in the used car lot and they are all standard cars. The game starts with a very low amount of money to get a decent car to start to race. The list goes on and on. I still enjoy the game and at this point I am racing the same tracks over and over just for the money. I would say don't waste your money on a new one when you can find good used copies on Ebay for much less that the retail price. Hopefully PD & Sony will come up with more download content which would help.
If you've played GT its great!!!
I came from the GT 1 school so to see the evolution of the game and graphics is incredible. There are some throwbacks and new pieces when it comes to tracks (including NASCAR woohoo!!! left turn city!). The overall driving experience is well done as far racing games go. The music is same cheese that we have come to expect. The graphics are stunning and impressive to non gamers (my wife was amazed by the reflection of the cloud in the rear window). The one thing that this game has over its xbox 360 counterpart is the garage! Excellent selection of awesome cars. Now for the reason it is not a 5 star game.... can be summed up in one word loading.... starts with an almost 700 mb update (about 12 minutes on a hardline to 2 hours on a wifi) then there is 8 gb data install to "help" the extraneous load time. It is reminiscent of playing on the PS1 (I mean come on it's a freakin PS3). So overall i give it a solid 7 and all I have to say to the haters out there, "What do you expect more from a racing game; how long do you think it took to get all of the licensing
Great Game... but can use improvement
this game is pretty good but can use improvment PROS 1.GRAPHICS:The graphics are AMAZING 2.ONLINE:The online gameplay is fantastic! 3.CARS:Comes with over 1,000 cars! 4.EVENTS:There a alot of events to keep you occupied with this game MUSIC: if you dont like the 100s of songs in the soundtrack you can upload your own CONS 1. WAITING:When you first put in the game you have to update it and this process took me 2 HOURS! than when you are done the game is gonna tell you too download something to reduce loading times this takes another HALF HOUR! 2.LOADING:If you dont do the download to reduce loading times you have to wait about 6-7 minutes to play any event. 3.SAVEDATA:This game takes SO MUCH memory.i dont know how much exactly because i havent downloaded all the update WARNING This game is NOT a fast paced racing game like burnout or need for speed it is REALISTIC which means the cars dont look like they are going 400 mph,they dont DRIFT when you hit the brakes,you cant CRASH into anyone and make them crash,and you cant turn corners easily you have to brake then do the corner OVERALL great game worth the money but not for you if you like burnout and games like that
There's a quote, attributed to Shigeru Miyamoto, that could well serve as the mantra for racing enthusiasts waiting to play Gran Turismo 5: "A delayed game is eventually good, a bad game is bad forever." Much like Miyamoto and other notable perfectionist auteurs of the video game world, Kazunori Yamauchi and his team at Polyphony Digital have kept us at bay for nearly six years -- all the while chumming the water with teases, trailers, demos and Prologues -- as they worked to ensure that the next installment of their "Real Driving Simulator" achieved their exacting levels of refinement. Now that the game is here, the wait is finally over. Sort of. In many ways, GT5 is all about waiting. In fact, one of the first decisions you'll face upon starting the game is whether you'd prefer to delay satisfaction for a full install of the game's data (a 45-minute, 8GB affair) or get straight to the track and endure some significantly longer load times. As frequently as the game changes menus and venues, I'd definitely recommend the full install.