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    Gran Turismo 5 worth getting?

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    Do you have a PS3? Do you like driving games? Can you afford it at the moment?

    If you say yes to the above questions, then I would say it's worth getting.

    Sorry for the american version, couldn't find Kay.

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    Original Poster

    emhaslam

    Do you have a PS3? Do you like driving games? Can you afford it at the … Do you have a PS3? Do you like driving games? Can you afford it at the moment?If you say yes to the above questions, then I would say it's worth getting.



    1. Yes
    2. They're ok
    3. for xmas


    Adam2050

    Sorry for the american version, couldn't find Kay.



    wut

    As long as your expectations aren't high it's fine. If you think it's going to be average then all will be good.

    It's a must buy in my opinion.

    I think Syzable makes a valid point, it helps going in with lower expectations because i think its hard to meet what everyone had in mind. But as a standalone game, I love it.

    as a driving sim it is very good.
    It seems very rushed though (lol wut even though it took years to actually come out) some tracks look horrific just slightly upscaled with pop up in the background.
    It's not as user friendly as Forza 3 and the AI are rubbish.
    I've only played it a few days but I am enjoying it and the online games Ive played seem to be fine.

    Banned

    if you are a real petrolhead and you dont mind games where 95% of it is unavailable to you without spending hours upon hours doing mindless simple driving tasks to obtain licences (e.g get up to full speed and stop in a 10 yard zone), then yes. Otherwise NO.

    played for 3-4 hours and tedious is an understatement hence me now selling it in FS forum. A real shame as I just want to race go-karts, F1, rally cars etc without spending hours trying to get enough credit to buy them. The menu design is about as bad as I have seen in a long long time. About 8 clicks just to change your car!
    Edited by: "csiman" 8th Dec 2010

    Original Poster

    Wow actually sounds really bad...thanks everyone for the replies saved me wasting cash

    The whole idea of GT5 is that it is a simulator its not really designed as a game thats meant to be fun for everyone, the marketing never set it out as such always as a Sim.
    So yes parts are tedious but then who wants to complete a game in about 3 hours (COD style)

    If you want something a bit more fun but with the realistic feel I would recommend Forza 3, you can get into fast cars pretty much straight away in the career mode and choose lots of tracks.

    Thats on the assumption you have an xbox also...

    I would recommend Forza 3 over any driving game atm.

    I love it but I have always loved them. Needs some time put into it but great fun.

    Banned

    I was racing Go-Karts within 2 hours of playing, I'm up to level 17 now and the AI is getting tough, also noticed the damage is increasing. The first 5 hours are a grind but then the rewards start, managed to buy a Ferrari 599 and Lamborghini Murcialago last night, sweet.
    Being a racing fan who has played both GT5 and Forza, i definitely prefer GT5, but don't get it if you can't put the hours in.
    I'd much prefer to play a game where it's not complete after 4 hours, i could have completed MW2 5 times in the same time.
    Edited by: "sennasnit" 8th Dec 2010

    To me GT games are there to be worked through until the next installment of the series, gradually unlocking more. Some parts are beyond tedious (camper van racing) and the menus are confusingly set out but as you get used to it it improves. If you own a ps3 then it I'd worth getting as it is one of it's flagship titles. Like owning a 360 and never even trying gears of war

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    csiman

    if you are a real petrolhead and you dont mind games where 95% of it is … if you are a real petrolhead and you dont mind games where 95% of it is unavailable to you without spending hours upon hours doing mindless simple driving tasks to obtain licences (e.g get up to full speed and stop in a 10 yard zone), then yes. Otherwise NO.played for 3-4 hours and tedious is an understatement hence me now selling it in FS forum. A real shame as I just want to race go-karts, F1, rally cars etc without spending hours trying to get enough credit to buy them. The menu design is about as bad as I have seen in a long long time. About 8 clicks just to change your car!



    Here speaks someone that has never ever played a GT game before.

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    DJ1

    Here speaks someone that has never ever played a GT game before.


    in what way is that relevant to a game being good fun which this game simply isnt.

    What's the music track from the TV advert, awesome sound?

    Found it.

    youtube.com/wat…GkI

    Aqua (Miles Dyson Remix) - Jiro Vega


    Edited by: "Adam2050" 8th Dec 2010

    csiman

    in what way is that relevant to a game being good fun which this game … in what way is that relevant to a game being good fun which this game simply isnt.



    It's designed primarily as a simulator, not a game.
    Edited by: "numptyj" 8th Dec 2010

    I agree with DJ1, csiman you obviously have never played GT before. It always has been license based, it's tedious but a lot more satisfying and takes a hell of a lot longer to complete it.

    I absolutely love GT due to the licenses and the tediousness, I can easily get a few hundred hours of playing out of it, and when I finally get the super cars, the wait was worth it.

    You're either a GT fan or you're not, I definitely am and it beats Forza and any other driving game hands down.

    They took out Licenses why?

    Adam2050

    They took out Licenses why?



    No the licenses are still in it I love the licenses, makes it so much better game Imho, I can spend hours going through all the licenses to get them all gold

    faevilangel

    No the licenses are still in it I love the licenses, makes it so much … No the licenses are still in it I love the licenses, makes it so much better game Imho, I can spend hours going through all the licenses to get them all gold



    Phew...

    I will buy it eventually, due to reviews I wouldn't pay full price for it.

    Adam2050

    Phew...I will buy it eventually, due to reviews I wouldn't pay full price … Phew...I will buy it eventually, due to reviews I wouldn't pay full price for it.



    Personally the reviews on the game are from people who haven't played GT5 before, and have played other racing games such as Forza and Grid.

    GT5 is different to racing games, yes there are a few areas they could improve (damages, loading etc) but the game lived up to my expectations, it's not a 5 hour game which I love, it takes time and dedication to complete it.

    I paid full price on release and do not regret it one bit.

    I played Forza 3 about 2 months back and enjoyed it. Having said that, I didn't feel compelled to continue playing it after about a week. I found myself concentrating on other games.

    When GT5 came out, I thought I'd give it a go, and it's all I've been playing since. But yes, the menus and load times are tedious. Great game in spite of this though.

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    faevilangel

    I agree with DJ1, csiman you obviously have never played GT before. It … I agree with DJ1, csiman you obviously have never played GT before. It always has been license based, it's tedious but a lot more satisfying and takes a hell of a lot longer to complete it.I absolutely love GT due to the licenses and the tediousness, I can easily get a few hundred hours of playing out of it, and when I finally get the super cars, the wait was worth it.You're either a GT fan or you're not, I definitely am and it beats Forza and any other driving game hands down.


    Jeez, OP wanted to know if it was any good. I never claimed to having played other versions. For me, its a tedious game that just aint any fun at all.

    /end

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    faevilangel

    Personally the reviews on the game are from people who haven't played GT5 … Personally the reviews on the game are from people who haven't played GT5 before, and have played other racing games such as Forza and Grid.GT5 is different to racing games, yes there are a few areas they could improve (damages, loading etc) but the game lived up to my expectations, it's not a 5 hour game which I love, it takes time and dedication to complete it.I paid full price on release and do not regret it one bit.



    The likes of IGN haven't played a GT game before??

    faevilangel

    Personally the reviews on the game are from people who haven't played GT5 … Personally the reviews on the game are from people who haven't played GT5 before



    oO

    I think that applies to every game review......no point reviewing the same game twice.

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    master_chief

    The likes of IGN haven't played a GT game before??


    lol - I thought that was a dumb statement too, even taking into account she meant GT games

    I meant the reviews I have read, and did mean all GT games.

    Personally I think the reviewers are comparing to Forza and not realising hey are too completely different driving games, with different audiences.

    I had Forza and it was dull and completed it quickly, where as with GT it's much longer and a better all round game.

    Some of the reviews are spot on with the graphics being a bit hit and miss, loading times can be painfully slow.

    I do think GT was rushed to get in before xmas, and that is a disappointment but it's still a great game, just not the perfect game which everyone wanted.

    faev.............you are starting to sound like Dark Knight.........go outside and slap yourself a bit before it's too late X)

    faevilangel

    I meant the reviews I have read, and did mean all GT games.Personally I … I meant the reviews I have read, and did mean all GT games.Personally I think the reviewers are comparing to Forza and not realising hey are too completely different driving games, with different audiences.I had Forza and it was dull and completed it quickly, where as with GT it's much longer and a better all round game.Some of the reviews are spot on with the graphics being a bit hit and miss, loading times can be painfully slow.I do think GT was rushed to get in before xmas, and that is a disappointment but it's still a great game, just not the perfect game which everyone wanted.



    I doubt you completed Forza quickly you would have needed 100+ hours of on track time at least. I put many hours into it and still have loooooads of races to do. My only issue with Forza was that it peaked at Level 50 after that there was nothing really to aim for.
    GT will probably cure that need for more as I'll want to get the F1 cars and the X1 *drooools*

    I have had GT5 for a week and a half. The day after I had it, I did play a few games of Zombies on Black Ops, but since then, I haven't played anything else.

    I think it is a game for those that already know Gran Turismo. When any of my friends see me playing it(via friends list) they ask what it's like, and I always say it's "alright".

    It is what it is; and it is what it was 10 years ago to be honest.

    Was shocked by the "bumper car effects" in collisions, they spent 5 years making this??

    Spend ages just looking for a car that is even eligible to race, and then when you get to the start line 10 seconds later realise it hasn't got enough power to be competitive. Or you can win 1st place in your sleep. Whatever happened to cars of same make (or at least same class) evenly matched and it being down to driver skill??

    Having said all that - I'm sticking with it (for now) to see if it improves. Some of the city races are stunning

    Still love it and hate it. Spent more time on it than any game for a long time.

    Am level 25 A spec / level 15 b spec

    Spend ages just looking for a car that is even eligible to race, and then … Spend ages just looking for a car that is even eligible to race, and then when you get to the start line 10 seconds later realise it hasn't got enough power to be competitive. Or you can win 1st place in your sleep. Whatever happened to cars of same make (or at least same class) evenly matched and it being down to driver skill??



    Event the endurance races (L25) allow ridiculously overspecced cars (on your part) so its less of a race and more of an elobarate time trial

    I played it for a good few weeks am at level 25 or 26 A - Spec havent touched B spec, dont really play it much now though.
    Got an X2010 traded to me from dj_urban on here (thanks brah!) so thats quite fun to use in any race that doesn't allow restrictions it just blows away the competition. You win the race within 100 metres, because nothing can touch it.

    I like to see how many times I can lap the AI in the whole race when I use it cos it is a ridiculously fast car. lol

    i got a free promo copy today quite happy looks good but i hate all the loading screens

    It's competitive enough. If you spend enough on your car you will easily win. Shame. Only really challenge was the historic car cup. Those cars were seriously fast and cost about £15-20m so you couldn't just buy one!
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