It is hard to give this title an accurate score that actually represents the experience I had. This isn't actually a full game, hence the word "prologue" in the title. It simply is a taste of what is to come. A tease on the part of the developer, a well executed one at that. In less kind words, this is a demo. Nothing more, nothing less. It may have more content but still I suspect that only a fraction of the game is represented. I don't like to give a demo a score but since Sony is releasing this as a game then I have to. That being said, one might find more use in the full review than just the score I give it. Five may seem relatively low compared to other reviews but I have my reasons for giving such a low score. GAMEPLAY If you have ever played a GT game before than you know what to expect, a top notch racing simulator. All of the cars look, sound, and drive like the real thing. The performance variation between each car is more than noticeable and is one the outstanding aspects of the GT series. If you are, however, more prone to arcade racers (Need for Speed, Ridge Racer, etc) than this game may be either boring or too frustrating. Your attitude toward the gameplay depends on what you want out of a acing game. Some do play for the realism and simulation of driving a car, however that in itself is not the sole reason to play this game. The GT grind is back. What I mean is that often one must have to play the same race over and over again in order to buy a car that qualifies you for the next race. This is extremely annoying and can becomes a problem later in the game. If this is a taste of things to come than this leaves a rather bitter aftertaste. Considering that there are not many tracks to play on and that the AI is about as intuitive as a rock, than the GT grind is not a favorable aspect. Graphics There is not much more to say than it is really nice looking. Probably the best looking racing game so far. It's also way too short. Sorry limited space left.ack
posted by Glockoma (BUFFALO GROVE, IL) Apr 18, 2008
Member since Sep 2005
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
the fact is this game is a demo. but it come with more then a regular demo would offer to. but missing a lot to be considered a full GT game. there isnt as much vechiles as the previous GT games. There is a any aftermarket shopping. u get to buy a car, and drive it stock. online experience isnt up to par. when online, u notice that opponents cars tend to be jerky. on the plus side, the game looks amazing. the best new feature, i think is the cockpit view. it makes driving even more realistic. u see the hands moving, which helps u adjust ur steering. also, u would notice the drivers hand drop to the shifter indicating that it is time to shift.
the biggest question that i have is when the real game comes out. would u be able to convert ur saved data from prologue to the new career on GT5.
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Gran Tourismo 5 Prologue is a great game. I am not going to get into the specifics on why it's great other than to say the visuals our phenominal, the game play is spot on just like past GT titles and the audio is top notch. To anyone who says this game is a "demo" because it's called GT5 Prologue you are an idiot! Let me say it slower so you can understand me...you...are....an....i- diot!!!! Show me a demo on any system that offers free online play (something the 360 will never do), over 70 cars, 6 different tracks with multiple routes, the ability to customize your cars performance once you complete enough events (there are 40 events in all), and offline 2 player split screen racing. If this all sounds like a demo to you, you have to tell me where you get your demo's from because i would love to hear about it. $40 for this game is a great deal....if you like gorgeous, first class racing games. If you don't like that kind of game, then go rent something else. If you write this game off without giving it a try, you are doing yourself a disservice. Keep up the great work Polyphony Digital!!