Gran Turismo 5 first impressions

Now bear in mind, at this point i have only driven a few races in the arcade mode. 
Visually the game looks great, and as far as the driving experience goes, i like what i have seen, and i don't know if it's just me, but  
i think the handling of the cars in the game seems to be really good compared to earlier games in the series. 
I hope that the GT mode can be as enjoyable as the rest of the game, and please let the online mode be 
good, because it would be frickin' fantastic if it is.

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9 Comments
Posted by MachidaX89

Now bear in mind, at this point i have only driven a few races in the arcade mode. 
Visually the game looks great, and as far as the driving experience goes, i like what i have seen, and i don't know if it's just me, but  
i think the handling of the cars in the game seems to be really good compared to earlier games in the series. 
I hope that the GT mode can be as enjoyable as the rest of the game, and please let the online mode be 
good, because it would be frickin' fantastic if it is.

Posted by KaosAngel

You up for some Q&A?  I got some questions that Amar and others couldn't answer on GT-Planet. 
 
I know you didn't do Campaign yet, so I'll stick to the basic arcade stuff: 
 

  • How many cars total are already unlocked?
  • GT-TV up yet or is it having the same locked until launch deal?
  • Damage on in arcade mode or is it just for campaign?
  • How do cars handle compared to other games rather than older GT games?
  • You up for GT Mode and letting us know what's up?
Posted by Mevvem

I have so far played about 15h of GT mode, used map editor etc. 
  can try wo awnser: 

  • How many cars total are already unlocked?  
    Arcade mode? Dunno... :(
  • GT-TV up yet or is it having the same locked until launch deal?  
    Not up yet.
  • Damage on in arcade mode or is it just for campaign?
    Not seen any damage so far. Allthough i can "repair body" in the GT Auto shop. It might be that damage doesent show.
  • How do cars handle compared to other games rather than older GT games?  
    I think i'm best of comparing it to Forza 3. As of now i feel that the cars in forza are a bit more predictable and oversteer is easyer to handle.
    Countersteering in GT5 is of now my biggest problem where the car har a 50/50 chance of spinning randomly even with very light countersteer.
  • You up for GT Mode and letting us know what's up?   
    The game in general is good but there are absolutely things in Forza that i miss, say
    Leaderboards (looked alot, but havent found any yet)
    Marketplace
    Car Damage
    Real penaltys for crashing into walls or other cars. As of now it doesent matter...

    Allso i found that on a few ferrari's the shifting animation is stuck in a infinite loop, and when coming in to the first corner at some races, if you are at last place and therefore see all the other cars framerates get really bad.

    But dont get me wrong, its a great game.
 
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Posted by KaosAngel
@Mevvem:  
 
The patch to activate online came out...so how's the GT-TV and online GT mode?
Posted by RainVillain

Wait, no leaderboards at ALL?

Posted by Sander

Is there an option to use the clutch? Does it make you go faster?

Posted by lazyronin
 @bigmuffpi said:

" Wait, no leaderboards at ALL? "

I'm sure they have leaderboards now that online has been activated. Here's a list of stuff that you can do online: 
 
* put your personal image in the upper left corner.
* your status comment.
* greetings message.
* your theme color.
* backrgound wallpaper.
* you will receive msgs from friends lists.
* you will receive msgs from people who are interested to be your friends.
* you can change your privacy settings and stuff.
* there is also a section where you give gifts to your friends.
* you can basically tweet too in the community section inside the message board.
* there is a log for people to see what you are doing, unlocked...etc.
* there is mail section to check your inbox, outbox and start new.
 
 
More info here
Posted by RainVillain
@lazyronin:  
Awesome. Thanks man
Posted by Bouke

The cars and the tracks look awesome; but some of the shadows take me way back = jaggies! The car physics feel great and the AI isn't as dumb as in previous games.