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    Gran Turismo 5

    Game » consists of 9 releases. Released Nov 24, 2010

    Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth edition in the long running racing game series by Polyphony Digital. The game sports over 1000 vehicles, damage modeling on race cars, a dedicated television channel, lots of races, 16 player online multiplayer, and active weather.

    mrsomeone77's Gran Turismo 5 (PlayStation 3) review

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    High Expectations

    Now here's a game with about the highest expectations of greatness before release ever. With over 5 years of waiting, many of us have been counting the days, rescheduled release dates, and blog postings, just dying to play it. Racing games in general are so highly picked apart and compared to one another, and this one was in no doubt at the top of the list of scrutiny. Forum after forum of Forza fans and GT fans battled it out for years now, and was it really worth it? Is the game good on it's own? Is it fun? Realistic? Demanding hour upon hour of your playing time? Well, after a week I can safely say it's fun. It's very flawed, but it's fun. Is it addictive? Well, for a while I wanted to level up and get new cars, but not to the extent I have in the past with other similar games. In fact, I'm kinda already over it. It becomes very grueling, as the leveling up is the biggest killer. It just takes too long, with very little reward. Not to mention the presentation is pretty dated.
    From the opening interface, to the sound design, to the simple fact that it feels like you're really playing bumper cars, it's just not that awesome of a game. It's good, yes, especially when compared to the countless racing games I loved in the past, but it's just not innovative. I find the whole thing to be a victim of too much quantity and not enough quality. How can you have only premium cars with all the details you want? Why? Where's the damage? You seriously have to run into a wall 300 times to have the bumper fall off, and when you hit other cars it gives no consequence for your actions. Why? I know in reality professionals don't hit each other very often, but when they do it ruins their race. Shouldn't that be the same here?
    Graphically I just can't believe some of the things they allowed to fly. From the crazy, aliased and flickering shadows, to the dull textures, I found myself looking to see what console I was actually playing on numerous times. Shame on Polyphony for not even getting the lighting right.
    But it's still fun overall. I love playing the game with the wheel for sure. The physics are amazing, and it's great to be able to fine tune the cars you're driving. Gamers put a ton of weight on developers these days to create perfection, and it's a hard balance cause it never will be perfect. I judge a game based on how much I want to come back to it, and that's really the only reason I give this one a 3 out of 5. It's just not as "real" as it claims to be....

    Other reviews for Gran Turismo 5 (PlayStation 3)

      A Mixed Bag of Brilliance and Failed Execution 0

      Gran Turismo 5 is really a hard game to wrap your head around. At times it's a gorgeous-looking showpiece of a game with the most precise car physics model available (on a game console) - and incredibly fun. Unfortunately, there are other times when the game is littered with odd design decisions, needlessly complex menus and loose ends that were clearly never completed. It's odd that a game that took this much time has so many aspects of it left incomplete.  First, The Good Given the right circu...

      18 out of 20 found this review helpful.

      A Huge disappointment for this long time GT fan 0

      As you can tell from the title and my rating, this is not going to be a positive review. (ya think?!?) But let me start off with THE one thing; the one EXTREMELY IMPORTANT thing, that GT developer Polyphony Digital got right: the driving physics. I cannot overstate the importance of that or its quality. If you are a sim-physics crazy person like i am, you know the giddy warm fuzzies you can only get from turning all the driving assists off and feeling the FAIR, but PUNISHINGLY REALISTIC driving ...

      6 out of 8 found this review helpful.

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