Gran Turismo 6
Great Overall First Impression
Improvement over GT5. I like the fact that not only are there nice additions to the car set; also that all are available in the dealership. The driving physics are great. One could spend many hours on this game. My favorite car: Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe.
Adding to what has been already stated. This is a must have for all motor heads. As stated before the only complaint that I have is with the initial car to purchase. Other than that you have to get one if you don't have one yet. I still play GT5 also. All the new tracks and that you have more restrictions on car setups. make the game more fun and challenging.
FORZA FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEST RACING SERIES EVER!!!!!!!!!!! RATHER PLAY RIDGE RACER INSTEAD OF GT6!!!!!!!
Stunning and Beautiful
All I can say is wow! You did it Polyphony!! This game is a step up above GT5 in very way possible. The graphics are phenomenal! The colors are much more crisp and bright. Added shadows, they even added a little thing that makes the screen darker when facing the sun, but it is these little things that make is so much better than GT5. So the graphics are fantastic, but now the sound. The sound is very good, but I think it could be a little better, but thats not to say don't get it because it sounds awful. NO, the sounds are great. Now, the physics!! Where to start?? They are just perfect. You can drift now, you car fish-tails depending on the car it is. Your car tilts going around corners!! Braking is more realistic. Just utterly fantastic. The game menu is a little different than GT5, but it is not hard to get used. There are literally unlimited amounts of upgrades and customizations. If you do not have this game yet, GET IT!! It is a great addition to the Gran Turismo Series.
Disappointing for GT lovers
Same stuff different name. Car sounds are terrible, no supercharger whine again. Too many Japanese cars, and too many cars in general, there are more Skylines in the game then there are Fords and Chevys combined. Not enough detailing with cars a lot of them are unusable due to shear lack of detail. Car interiors yet again are disappointing, most cars just have pitch black interiors again because of lack of detail. Not enough premium cars. Engine tuning options are same as Gt5, terrible. Better aesthetic customization options, but still lacking. The saving grace for this game is the new leveling up system and that inorder to move to next race category you have to earn the licenses, as well as the much shorter loading times and better graphics. Hopefully the developer will try and make the sounds better, or release DLC with good cars and sounds. Good game, but could be TONS better with attention to detail. Disappointing for me though because I was really looking forward to see if GT6 could compete with Forza, but unfortunately it doesn't.
A step above GT5
I pre-purchased this game and I am happy that I did especially with the bonus cars. Comparing to GT5, the graphics are phenomenal. I thought GT5 looked great but now it looks only so-so. The graphics have advanced so much from GT4 to what it is now. The cars, tracks, and surrounding landscapes look more lifelike and are crisper. There are more sound effects too. You can now hear rocks and debris hitting the car when you go off the track into the gravel or rumble strips. The tire squeals are now more pronounced when going into corners. Gameplay...you just cannot go in with a "supercar" and blow out the Novice competitions just to gain credits and advance to the next level. You have to compete within a limited PP and you have to acquire licenses to compete in more advanced competitions. Those are that used to the GT5 homepage will need some "seat time" to get used to the way the homepage is setup. I am still trying to learn how to navigate around each categories. In regards to vehicle upgrades, GT6 brings back the options to upgrade the brakes from "Standard" to "Racing" and the option to add nitrous like on GT4. You can also now upsize the diameter of the rims up to two additional inches and there are better selections of rim manufacturers like in GT4. Those that are on the fence about upgrading from GT5 to GT6, I would recommend the upgrade. You will not be disappointed!
BEST RACING GAME TO DATE
Gran Turismo 6 is a fantastic game and is worth picking up for your PS3. this installment to the long running PlayStation racing game is it's 15th anniversary. I have been playing since GT2. GT3 was absolutely incredible and was my favorite. GT4 was the same. an awesome game that kept me entertained for a long time. GT5 was my new favorite and even though I don't have it anymore, I still love it. GT6 improves on many of the things the others failed to do. Over 1200 cars and tracks from 33 locations are in this game. from Daytona and Monza to new tracks like Silverstone and Matterhorn. Daytona finally has a night transition and it looks great. speaking of transitions, that is a thing Gran Turismo does better than Forza. the track creator is back and more courses and locations exist now. new cars like the BMW M3 GTR (I think that's the name) and the catherham are welcome editions. but older cars like the redbull X1 and x2011 are back. the car sounds are much better than previous titles. so overall GT6 is a welcome edition and comes highly recommended to any PS3 racing fan
Amazing dynamics, subpar car sounds & graphics
I'm a huge of racing simulators and a real life automotive enthusiast. After being disappointed with GT5's clunky user interface and recycled cars, I was hoping that GT6 would start with a fresh slate. Nope, not this time around either. There are the same cars from GT4 with blank interiors, and navigating the menus gets frustrating after awhile because of the lag associated with each click you do. Seriously, how many sub menus and text boxes must a gamer go through just to buy parts or tune his/her car?
The tracks are beautifully rendered in great detail, with the rumble strips and camber of the turns affecting the handling of your car as you race. The Premium cars are also well done and look great with more detail than Forza 4's cars (I'm comparing between similar platforms even though I know 5 is out for Forza). One thing that would have been nice to allow the user a little more freedom for customizing his/her car. Forza 4 grants more options to alter the body than GT6 does.
The driving dynamics are well done, and if you're the type of gamer who wants more of an arcade simulator experience, GT6 is not for you. To get the most out of the cars, a steering wheel and pedal setup is recommended. The cars react to throttle inputs and minute steering inputs with great accuracy. You can drift your car if you want, or you drive to the limits of the tires' adhesion if you're going for a fast lap. Either way, the car control is very precise.
The major letdown in GT6 is the recycling of the standard cars, and especially the lack of an interior. It's very boring to be "inside" a car with just a blank cutout of the dashboard and no visual appeal. The edges of the cars are very rough and present a dated, unpolished look. I think I've seen smoother cars at the local salvage yard! Either eliminate the older cars, or freshen them up to make them modern with a real interior. They can also eliminate the 20 versions of 1 car too. There are practically no differences between some of the Civic, Miata, and other car models besides the trim line. You can't even see the leather seats in a higher trim level if you wanted to since they are standard cars anyways. It makes no sense.
The last detraction for the game is the exhaust note of the cars. With the large amount of money the guys in R&D at Polyphony put into recreating the tracks you race on, you would think they would stop using the vacuum cleaner sounds for cars with the same exhaust notes from GT2. The execs need to understand that being a car guy, we'd like a realistic car sound to go with the car we drive. How the heck does a 4 cylinder car get a straight 6 exhaust note with a muffler swap? You can find videos on YouTube of people who can make exhaust sounds with their mouth that sound better than half the cars in this game. The guys at GT6 should take notes from the team at Turn 10 and go use LIVE recordings of the cars to implement into their game. Lambo V10s are supposed to sound different from Viper V10s, and Honda 4 cylinders are different from Nissan 4 cylinders, etc.
All in all, the game is fun to play if you're a car enthusiast, but it does fall short in the same areas that GT5 did. If there isn't a significant improvement in the user interface and visual/sound department, I think that many fans of racing sims will look elsewhere. GT is a great franchise, but it seems that the developers are not listening to the feedback that their customers have.
What do we know so far...
Gran Turismo 6 has finally surfaced! It was announced & presented on May 15th & Silverstone International Circuit in the UK. At that announcement, there were notable cars from big name manufacturers such as Audi, Ford, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Nissan, KTM, & Tesla. They also had a Demo of GT6 featuring a small but diverse line up of cars, including the Audi Sport Quattro S1, KTM X-Bow R, Tesla Model S, Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3, Mercedes Benz SLS AMG GT3, Ferrari Dino 246 GT, etc... From this announcement, we know GT6 will have 1200 cars at release, ongoing DLC, 33 Track Locations with 71 different layouts, a new physics engine, a new (& more interactive) course creator, Multi Device Compatability, Adaptive Tessalation (whatever that is!), New user interface, enhancement of standard cars, & much more. This will be a 'must buy' game for me. I have been a fan of the GT series ever since I got GT3. I still own all of my GT games & still play each of them. If you want any further details on GT6, you can always check out the articles on GTPlanet.net. I just have one question. When can I pre order it?
Crazy Pre-order goodies
The pre-order bonuses alone were enough to get me to pick up this game early. I won't even need to buy a car, you can stack your cash for the more expensive cars. Can't wait for this game!!!!