posted by nis270r (OAKLAND GARDENS, NY) Dec 13, 2010
Member since Dec 2010
no question ask, this has to be the most realistic driving simulation game ever created, the realistic level of the physics and movement of the car is unbelievable, this is not your typical arcade type game, if you're looking for one of those games that crashing into buildings, hitting other cars on the road, drifting on a street, then sorry to tell you that this is not for you. If you've previously played all the Gran Turismo games from PS1, PS2, you'll be amazed how the original tracks are being re-edited, in terms of the elevation changes and steering feel, i'm amazed how they can create that kind of real life feel to it, (of course you have to play with a steering wheel to feel that). If you are a car nut to begin with, you've been to go-kart, track days, autocross...etc, you'll know what i'm talking about.
But of course this game has its flaws as well, nothing is perfect, the graphics on standard cars sometime will show rough edges and uneven shades of reflection and colors, the damage mode... u can just pretty much ignore it, it'll show on the replay visually, but for the damages to have effect on your driving during the race, you'll have to crash into a brick wall numerous times to feel any difference.
Load time is relatively longer than all the previous GT game, but with that kind of intense graphics, you can't really complain about it, just have to deal with it. The B Spec mode is somewhat of a joke, but something to kill time with and make a few extra bucks for you, and you can't "fast forward" any race like GT4, which sucks because you have to sit through the whole race and make sure your dude doesn't fall asleep and slow down, and it did happen to me couple times where he has too much of lead distance and he started to chill and slow his pace, then towards the last lap he got caught up by other computer drivers and lost.
All in all you will not be disappointed with this and hopefully there're significant updates to come in the future from Sony
Gran Turismo 5 is the best racing game in years. Gran Turismo is and always will be the best racing franchise out there. The only complaint i have about the game is every car should a in-car veiw no matter how old the car is, i mean how hard is it to get your hands on a RX-7 for christ sakes... very disapointing guys !!!