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Credible Gran Turismo 5 Review

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Graphically, Gran Turismo 5 is a bit hit and miss. The difference between Standard and Premium cars is really the only major difference however – and if you can look past the intricacies of detail on the Standard cars and focus only on the Premium cars, you’ll be suitably pleased across the board.

Car sounds have improved, particularly on some of the Premium models, but many of the Standard cars still have a seemingly ‘default’ engine note across the board. Music is standard GT fare, with decent racing tunes – and some odd choices thrown in too. Personally, I choose to race with BGM off anyway.

Conclusion

I look back on my review and sadly, I sound so negative. This is not a reflection of GT5. This is me, a huge driving and racing simulation enthusiast, being as brutally objective and unbiased as I can be. GT5 is not without its flaws. So many of us expected the perfect driving simulation game – when in reality, we have just gone one step closer to the dream. Truly though, it is a good step, a huge step for the genre.

So, Gran Turismo 5 is here. It offers the best – absolutely the very best – driving simulation, physics, feel and feedback for your racing. On day one, I spent almost 12 hours behind the wheel of my Force GT, absolutely stunned and overwhelmingly pleased with the driving model. It is the head of its class, bar none. It is the perfect driving simulator, it’s just wrapped up in a rough-around-the-edges delivery. It can be forgiven this windfall though, for your countless laps around your favourite circuit in your most desired cars completely nullify any graphical nuances.

The bar for driving simulation has been raised yet again.

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Comments (13)

  • TRF

    LOL @ “Credible”.

  • richie217

    Good and fair review Scotty. This game gives me mixed feelings. On one hand I am somewhat disappointed with the game for the reasons mentioned in your review, on the other hand I can not get enough of this game (I’m sitting behind my desk with my right foot twitching from withdrawals).

    AI is my biggest concern. PD when are you going to get the AI right? The graphics of the standard cars just strikes me as lazy. Engine sounds are woeful on some cars, the CV8 Monara in the game sounds like a 1.5L 4cyl (not the awesome sound an LS1 at WOT should make).

    For everything GT5 gets wrong it more than makes up for with what it gets right. Still the prize of my PS3 games collection, and I’m sure a time sink for years to come.

  • The Dean

    Lol We keep it real, TRF

  • richie217

    Since when has Scotty been credible??? ;)

  • One-Shot

    lol why does someone putting the word “credible” in the title of a review make it seem less so?

  • The Dean

    I think I’m going to put it at the start of all of our reviews from now on, LOL

  • One-Shot

    Just change the site name to Credible Playstation University.

  • The Dean

    inCredible!

  • MMaC

    Do not believe Scotty’s lies, LOL

    Nah nice mate.

  • Chatham

    Great review Dean, finally someone got more than 3 hours into the title before forming their opinion. IGN gave it an 8.5 and didn’t realize until after the fact they hadn’t unlocked even half of the premium damage model!

  • Scotty B.

    We’re a bunch of comedians on here eh?

    Feeling like I’ll probably be playing this game for a long time (as expected), but it’s definitely flawed.

    • richie217

      Even with all of it’s flaws, let’s face it there are many!, I’ll conitnue to play it for years.

      The online alone is enough to keep me playing. This was my greatest concern and as far as I can tell from the time I have spent online PD looked to have nailed it.

  • admartian

    Don’t trust this – used scripts throughout the game.

    So much for :credible” ;) .

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