Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
A MUST BUY
I have got to say I was skeptical. I am blown away. First off, the computer AI is very intelligent in my opinion. The graphics are beautiful, the sound is awesome as well. When you change views while driving, for instance, the camera view from the front of the car, you get more road and wind sounds, in the cockpit view you feel like you are in the car. You watch the driver shift gears and everything. For a taste of GT download GT HD concept, but Prologue is awesome. Do not wait for the full version, get this game now. It starts off giving you 35,000 credits. I ended up buying the Integra. There are three event classes (c,b and a), and you earn money by how well you perform in the race. The integra is about good enough for all of class C, except the special mission challenge. After you beat all events in every class you will be able to tweak the car's performance. It works like Gran Turismo 2 but gives you a readout of how your changes affect top speed, acceleration, handling etc.
Best Gran Turismo Yet!
This is by far THE best Gran Turismo developed, at first... I was a little skeptical about my purchase, but after the first race I was in love. The cars seem to have better handling capability, and there is an option for a Driving Line that shows you where to slow down and how to take corners. No more spinning out or the car not turning. You can also use the right analog stick to control the gas and brake, to me is much easier than thumb jamming trying to get past a car. The graphics are absolutely STUNNING, when playing in 1080p the in car view is remarkable! Although people say that it may be to "realistic" I would have to disagree. The game is the most realistic game you can buy, yes, but it is not to realistic. In comparison to GT3 or GT4 The graphics are better obviously, but the handling is also. I have played fortza and all of the 360 games and they same to have grainy black lines, say where two fenders come together. There is NONE of that in this game and for the price you can’t go wrong!
i would suggest any racing fans to get this game however i find it to be lacking in many areas. the older series, my favorite, GT3 a-spec is incredible. matching this game up to the new gt5 prologue i found myself to be dissapointed. dont get me wrong, the graphics are incredible and it feels like you are actually driving the car you are in, however, there are new vehicle adjustments. what you buy is what you get. however if your a racing fan i would not say this game is not for you. racing fans will surley get there moneys worth. there is no racing game that will match up to it currently. the hype was bigger then the game, sadly. i was a little dissapointed after purchasing this game, finding out that this is only a demo for the big game. so everything you play right now you will have to do all over.... buying a car that cant reach 200mph, the handling on the car is very lacking and you spin out more times then you stop or use the brake. was very dissapointed
A Great Deal of Game for the Money
I was very apprehensive about purchasing this game as I was turned off by the word "prologue", however, when I brought the game home, I soon realized that this was much more than a demo. The car selection in the game is fantastic, and it will take you very many hours to collect all of them. The track selection is very small, but they are very fun. I am sure that they will be adding many more tracks to the full version. The online functionality is great and I didn't experience any real problems as far as navigation or gameplay goes. The graphics in this game are possibly the greatest graphics achieved in a racing game to date, and the sounds are extremely custom to each car. With two player split-screen, future patches and DLC coming in the future (damage confirmed for fall) I would have to strongly urge any fan of racing games or Gran Turismo games to pick this up. Make sure you go to GameStop to get the blu ray copy so you can access GTTV among other features not available with download. See you on the track!
Burn this game- go play Dirt
There are so many problems with this game that I almost don't know where to begin. The most fatal flaw is the physics engine; the cars behave about as realistically as pinballs, bouncing damage-free back and forth between unassailable, and occasionally invisible, barriers. I have read a number of positive reviews of this game, and the only explanation I can think of is that the reviewers were playing a PS3 game for the first time! Seriously, games like Dirt have set the bar for gameplay so high that this looks cartoonishly poor by comparison. I have a lot of other complaints: the interface is clunky, there are only six tracks and you have to play through a ton of boring races before you ever get to see a decent car, and then the good cars drive just like the junk cars. To be fair to the game, I have to admit that it looks good: if you like your cars shiny, well, prepare to have your mind blown! I realize that it is only a "prologue" but if Sony is charging money for the game, they should deliver, and they haven't.
Truthful Review, Please Read
This game is amazing, let me tell you. I have played the previous installments of the Gran Turismo series and I have to say that it just keeps getting better. This game has excellent sound, an amazing and beautiful interface, more cars than most retail racing games, and 6 tracks playable both reverse and forwards. The graphics are absolutely stunning, the online racing gameplay is great, and if you aren't into that you can run time trials and compare yourself to the best. It should take awhile to get every single car and get gold on every single event, but once you do then you can just work on your times on different courses or keep racing people online because there are always different people on. Obviously this game doesn't have as much as Gran Turismo 5 will, however the only thing it is really lacking in is number of courses. If you can get past the low number of courses this is an incredible buy at $**. Polyphony put a ton of work into this racing masterpiece and I recommend it to anyone who owns a Playstation 3.
Only a Preview
This is only a preview of what Gran Turismo 5 is going to be. The full game plans to have over 500 cars and 50 tracks. The full thing is still over a year away and the hardcore Gran Turismo fans can't wait this long. Did you really expect that much for $****? This is a great preview of what Gran Turismo 5 will be but it's just that, a preview. It's a must buy if your a hardcore GT fan and can't wait for the full game. The average gamer should not buy this game and just wait for the full Gran Turismo 5. The good news is as they get closer and closer to Gran Turismo 5 they will add in features to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, meaning those that bought Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will get a more and more of a complete game as time goes on. For example we can look forward to damage being added to Gran Turismo 5: Prologue this fall! This game is a great racing simulator, the AI does need to become smarter and damage does need to be added but this all will be added in updates to Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, and will come with the full Gran Turismo 5.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
I’ve been reading some of the reviews for this particular product, and have noticed that some people have been tearing down Gran Turismo 5 Prologue based off of several factors; so I decided to write a review that should help some of those questionable people out there. To begin, one must understand that this isn’t the full game that the Gran Turismo team is working on, but rather it should be treated something more like a teaser, showcasing a variety of awesome qualities that will be expanded and pounded out to perfection in the pending Gran Turismo 5 release (which I’ve heard was in the fourth quarter; December twenty-ninth, though I’ve no way of knowing if this is true). What Gran Turismo has always done is give a good variety (though this is only a showcase type, the variety isn’t as vast) and also give you astounding beauty of the courses, cars, and other minor details generally over-looked. The tuning features have also been amplified to now include drift settings, so for those wishing to bridge this gap, tweak your car to match those conditions. Like most of the franchise, you’re given a very small amount of money and sent out to buy a car before beginning racing; unfortunately, there are only forty different events (the challenge is pretty high in the later events), so the game can be pretty short. This is the gameplay, but in actuality it’s not. Where the joy and beauty of this game truly shine is the realism of driving the cars; each is different and now the different quirks are more noticeable than any previous title, and from what I’ve seen, any other top racing game to date. Also, the cockpit view is the most accurate and well-designed piece that I’ve seen from any racing title; you get the sense that you’re in the car which they somehow get across through your television screen. For instance, your Ford GT will handle much more different than your Nissan Skyline; trust me, there’s no mistaking it either. For those wishing to “amp up” their game experience, go out and buy yourself a good racing wheel type of controller (if you’re uncertain about what’s out there, I’ve written a review over the Driving Force GT; a fine place to start). Overall, the game’s short due to the nature of the title, but the gameplay is highly enjoyable due to the realism and the focused priority of displaying different personalities of each car on the tracks given to you. Satisfactory, and preferably, I’d rather have this sitting in my archive than Dirt, Grid, or Need for Speed Undercover. Yes, despite it being short, the racing aspect is just that great.
It's All About Details
First, I just want to say this game is extremely realistic. Detail is the name of the game. You can tell that Sony put a lot of work into this game. Okay, first the challenge is very hard; I don't know if I stink at this game, or it is how hard the tracks are. Next, the controls are just like any other racing game besides Need For Speed. For GT you simply just hold onto the X button. Third, the graphics are out of this world amazing. The cars look so real it is like you are standing in front of them. Also, the detail is amazing. The only bad part of the graphics, are the fans. They do not shine out in this game. Fourth, the interface is alright, although it could be better. Next the sound is great. For example, if you crash into something the sound will be just like you got in a car crash. Now the track variety ,is okay. There are not many tracks, but they have unbelievable detail again. Seventh, the vehicle customization is very good. Lastly, the vehicle variety is horrible. There are a little amount of cars and for each brand of cars, there is only 2 cars. Anyway, this game is extremely good, and I would suggest that you buy it. Also, look at the new Gran Turismo; it looks even better than this.
Well, let's be straight: Not enough cars, not enough tracks, let's treat it like a demo. Graphics: Stunning, simply put ! The models are nice, and the textures are vibrant. Except for the grass but, look at the cars ! The scenery and background are also equally stunning, just like GT4. You can see that Polyphony puts ALOTS of effort into the game. Sounds: Well, It's OK. I prefer the sounds of Gran Turismo 2. (yes, youve read that right). It sounds way more realistic/ like real cars. Since Gran Turismo 3, It feels like all the cars have "electronic" sounds. Gameplay: Speed run, Lapping, Drifting... You can do it all !! It's quite impressive. The cars handles well too. I didnt tried the steering wheel, However. Vehicule Customization: Good choices of parts, but lacks tuning and swap engine. Overall, this is a great demo. I'm sure Polyphony will offers way better stuff when the real GT5 will be released.