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Gran Turismo 5: All Available Features

If you don't have Gran Turismo 5 just yet, maybe you'd like to see what you're missing.

In addition to the ridiculous amount of media floating around out there, we've got the full list of features: this is what the game offers for your entertainment; beyond the A-Spec and B-Spec modes, there are also a variety of special events and of course, multiple ways to "Build and Upgrade Your Car Collection." You can shop and tune to your heart's content and don't forget that your garage can store up to 1,000 vehicles...which is just downright insane. GT Auto is all about making your car shine brightly in the sunlight; pick out new rims, spring for a new paint job, give it a wash, etc. And once you're satisfied with your ride, it's time to hit the track; it makes sense to start with Practice and the available License Tests, as you can learn a lot, and those Licenses will prove invaluable. Also, as you all know, this time around, GT comes with the option of online play and you can jump into the lobby whenever you wish. Just be prepared for a definite test of skill...

Maybe you already knew all this, but it's good to be aware of all the features. Besides, after reading, it'll probably up your anticipation level even more.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gt5, gran turismo 5, gt5 features, gt5 details

11/23/2010 9:07:28 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (100 posts)

booze925
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 9:40:27 PM
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anticipation level is still low.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:29:33 AM

I'm guessing you were going for sarcasm....LOL!

For once my sarcasm filter worked!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:46:27 AM

No, Booze has stated multiple times that he has little interest in GT5... It's still busted Highlander. LOL

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:00:02 AM

It's one thing to simply not have interest in a game... it's another to constantly downplay something with high critical acclaim...

Booze, it would be a much easier pill to swallow for people if while ignoring your distaste for GT you actually had good taste in other titles.

There is more to life than CoD, my son.

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big6
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:29:04 AM

Or you could have just not commented in the first place!

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booze925
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:50:29 PM

holy. crap.
i think since ive come this far, i should go for the record of most thumbs down in PSX history!
for the record, CoD isn't the only game i play.
and im not saying gt5 is gunna be bad. im just saying i personally can't get to pumped up for it. if u were offended *ahem* Underdog15, well... get over it lol.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 9:40:44 PM
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Thank the lord you can now repaint your car, no more will I have to complete endurance race after endurance race because they gave me the car I wanted in pink

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:08:46 PM

"I'm a teenage girl, and because I'm emotionally comprised that dent I just put in your car is something you'll have to pay for with your cut rate insurance."

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:38:21 PM

Yeah, this is something I've always wanted to see.

Some cars (TVR's cars dammit) have some of the most amazing paint jobs, and I have always wanted to re-paint them over time.

@World,
Those commercials are awesome

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:30:33 AM

Just wondering whether We'll be able to find LV in his hot pink Toyota Celica....

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:43:59 AM

World,

You're driving me crazy with those Tifa pics. Calm down!

-Arvis

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:01:48 AM

I had a dream about Tifa once.......

She was amazing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:32:17 PM

Ahh those are great dreams.

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Muerte
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 9:45:21 PM
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Damn I cant wait for this game got tired of black ops already. Does anyone know if I would be able to use my GT25 Logitech wheel with gran turismo 5 online? Because for sure u can use it for single player. but how about online?

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DragonX2X
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 9:50:23 PM

It's Logitech G25 not GT25 and yes you will be able to use it online. See you out there!

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Alienange
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:02:47 PM
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The online play sounds good. With that much customization it's always fun to see what others are driving.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:07:41 PM
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Maybe I'll get this for my best friend for Christmas, he's a car nut like you Ben. And quite insane in my opinion. He'll spend ridiculous amounts on something stupid for his car that he doesn't need but spends almost nothing on games!

Oh yeah, and, it's amazing what you can put into a game when it's on Blu Ray. Stupid DVDs ruining everybody's fun this gen...

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Bugzbunny109
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:09:05 PM
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Is there an insurance feature? I need to make sure my car is covered. I don't trust you unsafe drivers out on the track.

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BTNwarrior
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:27:35 PM

I have a feeling I will need that for the nascar portion, for I feel that I am not poor and stupid enough to win without grinding the wall the entire time

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coverton341
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:51:35 AM

Hahaha! Love love love the NASCAR bash.

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godsman
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:36:02 PM
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One problem I had with GT5P was the long loading screens. Sometimes I just want to restart a race over to get a better time, but I usually end up turning off my PS3 because of the long wait. I hope the 10 gig of install will make the gameplay smooth

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:03:13 AM

Indeed. For 10 gigs, it better make a difference!

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sticklife
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 10:48:24 PM
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YES, it's here! So, will we set up a thread in the forums for us to race together?

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ABUrabad
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:05:05 PM
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the first thing came to mind after reading all these features what does forza offer more than GT5 does every feature at GT5 is more advanced than in that of FROZA3
graphics
hours of offline gameplay
car collections
B-Spec
day-night trans
what else
ill be shocked if GT5 when it dosent have a better review

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:20:28 PM
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I say, who cares what Forza has or hasn't done,

Just bask in the glory....."IT'S OUR TIME NOW"

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Kiryu
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:46:18 PM

Absolutely right!
GT5 is ours!

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:31:35 AM

Release the Cracke...er...Gran Turismo!

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coverton341
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:52:43 AM

Release the cracker? I didn't know anyone had me captive.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:58:48 AM

LOL! Nice one Coverton.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:43:49 PM
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Tomorrow the racetracks in GT5 are gonna feel my wrath!

My favorite new feature easily has to be weather/time of day.

Can't also discount the most important thing of all, the redefined physics engine and overall minute technicalities and improvements in the driving mechanics.

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Snaaaake
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:48:12 PM
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Can you race in a race in B-Spec??

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:58:04 AM

Snaaake,
Here ya go....right from the GT5 site

B-Spec Mode:

Manage a stable of AI drivers as the director and manager of a racing team.
Coach them to victory and monitor their stamina.
It's possible to complete a full GT Life career in both A-Spec and B-Spec modes.

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Arvis
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:47:11 AM

Don't think you can use B-spec online, though. ;)

-Arvis

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YashaZz
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 @ 11:53:13 PM
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I've just seen the E3 trailer... And oh god, I'm amazed.

Looks amazing and VERY realistic to my extent, I might as well end up getting it!

Wow! And it looks so real! It made me feel like I have watched real life races!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:30:21 AM
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DAMN YOU! Two more days.

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spiderboi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:10:35 AM
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Still not out from where I am. And hoping for a bit of luck on my income so I can buy this ASAP when it comes out

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___________
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:21:43 AM
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only thing they have not revealed is if they have full G27 support.
hope the paddles, clutch and rev lights work.
in prolouge they did not.
cant wait to get into those licensing tracks again, spent so long getting all of them in GT4 was soooooooo much fun!

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 1:41:57 AM

Erm... The G27 was developed FOR GT5, was it not? It's only logical that it is fully compatible.

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___________
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:51:09 AM

no, that was the logitech driving force GT.
and there not only for GT5, they have always been the official wheel for GT, tis why they have the GT logo in the center of the wheel.
as if logitech are going to make a 650 dollar wheel for just one game!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:07:39 AM
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This is a pretty cool "1 day" incentive for all you Australian GT5'ers out there who haven't got it yet....

Trade in your toy cars for GT-5


http://www.gamepron.com/news/2010/11/22/trade-in-your-toy-cars-for-gran-turismo-5/




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tanner1
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:11:46 AM
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played a few races in arcade mode with a ferrari f40, loved it. Playing a spec now, lving it. dont like the jaggies on the standard vehicle's though. What ive put in so far, 9.5/10 for me. Shame the 360 fanboy on Ign doesnt agree, 8.5 that tw*t gave it.

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STAY3R
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:13:05 AM
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ign gave it 8.5
its not what i expected :(

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:35:59 AM

8.5?
Epic failure by IGN

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:04:17 AM

Their complaints are valid, but saying that they wanted more than straight up races out of the online portion is laughable. And if the damage really is as bad as they make it sound, well...

It seems as if they've taken points off for the most ridiculous of reasons. Bah! It's IGN... use them for info, but avoid for reviews.
CVG gave it an 8 flat...
Peace.

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Snaaaake
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:48:17 AM

Those guys are really out of their minds, at this rate, we can expect a 85 Metacritic score for GT5.

Sad but true.

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___________
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:49:34 AM

how can you say there out of there mind without playing it?
if what they say is accurate i think its more than fair.
they did not like the fact that PD have spent 6 years making the game, and only 200 of the cars are pro the rest are upscale PS2 models.
6 years for HD versions of cars which are a generation old?
theres a serious lack of upgrades, you cant upgrade the brakes.
the track editor is fairly limited, nothing like what MNR has.
crappy zombie like AI, which GT is notorious for.
and a crappy damage model, apparently even if you slam into a wall at top speed all you get is a disfigured polygon, not the full damage you would expect from "the true simulator".
if that is all correct, than i think a 8.5 is more than fair!

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Sir Dan
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:52:18 AM

"how can you say there out of there mind without playing it?
if what they say is accurate i think its more than fair.
they did not like the fact that PD have spent 6 years making the game, and only 200 of the cars are pro the rest are upscale PS2 models.
6 years for HD versions of cars which are a generation old?
theres a serious lack of upgrades, you cant upgrade the brakes.
the track editor is fairly limited, nothing like what MNR has.
crappy zombie like AI, which GT is notorious for.
and a crappy damage model, apparently even if you slam into a wall at top speed all you get is a disfigured polygon, not the full damage you would expect from "the true simulator".
if that is all correct, than i think a 8.5 is more than fair! "

Sir Dan's raging boner now at half mast....

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:04:48 AM

Wasn't IGN the same site that gave Heavenly Sword a 7?

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:07:11 AM

It also gave Crisis Core an 8.5. In other words, GT5 is as good for the PS3 as Crisis Core is for the PSP... Take from that what you will.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:42:18 AM

Unfortunately this is *exactly* what I expected. The major American gaming sites have an agenda, and have had the same agenda since this generation of console began. It ranges from flagrant bias against Sony, the PS3 and it's games, to more subtle bias. It's there, and it has been the entire time.

Gran Turismo could be so good that they'd get a post coital glow after playing and still IGN and others would subtract from the score and pick petty fault. The game has raise expectations to such a height that it doesn't matter how good it is in comparison to any other actual game. I should point out that IGN gave NFS Hot Pursuit a 90/100 and actually awarded Forza 3 94/100. Coincidentally, IGN also gave GT5 Prologue 85/100.

So, according to their review scores, GT5 is so much less worthy than Forza 3 that it gets 9% less of a score, and GT5 is on par with Prologue? Eh, considering the huge number of additional features, cars and tracks that is simply bullsh.....t.

It doesn't matter if GT5 is better than Forza 3, GT5 Prologue or NFS Hot Pursuit, some crappy little fanboy masquerading as a legitimate 'journalist' can still give a crap review and be taken seriously.

I call BS on IGN based on their own review scores. And don't *anyone* try to justify it by saying that different reviewers see things differently.

Here's one of the closing comments from IGN's review "Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game". You know what, I call BS on that, and on IGN and on the reviewer and on the entire gaming media if that is the kind of review that passes muster these days. I read the review, and the biggest complaints are that the standard cars aren't as good as the premium ones and that the Top Gear test track is sparse. How in hell this means that the game apparently merits a 5/10 in the reviewer's mind I'll never know.

The only possible way I can rationalize this is that the dweeb doing the review is not a Gran Turismo fan. I point blank refuse to believe that this is a 10/10 simulator wrapped in a 5/10 game. Hell, you might say that about Prologue, it was missing so many things, but now we have the full game, with everything. No, this IGN review is total trash, a scandal. But, I know that it won't matter, I know that no one really gives a damn, integrity in journalism is so hard to find these days which is why I comment here and no where else. It's small oasis amidst a wasteland of trashed integrity and broken ideals.
</rant>

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sirbob6
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 4:24:05 PM

All I have to say to IGN is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-
On a more serious note I do believe they are way off in their scoring as the complaints they send out are relatively minimal yet give what to me sound like an A- is a B

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JackC8
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:58:22 AM
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I'm looking forward to getting online tonight - should be about a gazillion people, all of whom have zero experience with GT5. Should be crazy :)

That list of features took me about an hour to read through yesterday. I'm thinking this game will probably keep me occupied for quite some time.

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D1g1tal5torm
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:56:51 AM
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8.5 from ign - they backed it up with what appear to be valid reasons.

Seems poly haven't addressed the issues that have always been present.

Over-complicated menus
Rubbish AI
Poor damage/No damage.

Still, at least the racing sounds great.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:02:38 AM

IGN gets paid/deals with publishers, their scores haven't been valid since 2005.

How are the menus complicated? You just click on the event you want and go race. (even a caveman can figure that out)

AI has always been great, sure they don't notice you much but they've always been challenging and on par with most other game's AI.

You can turn on/off damage.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:38:43 AM

first of all I'm a real fan-boy of Gran Turismo series
all other sites are criticizing the AI which is still so lame (and I can approve with that ) and beside the bad damaging module which is really different from standard cars to premium cars
why why why spending 6 years on transporting cars from GT4 to GT5 without any improvements to get them as good as premium as we are having 200 good cars and 800 not that good cars

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:51:06 AM

Bull.

They gave NFS HP a 90/100 and Forza 3 94/100. Hell, even GT5 Prolog got 85/100. If you review the game based on the premium cars alone, the game still has as many or more cars, tracks and options than any other racer around, better graphics, physics and game play. Saying this;

""Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game"."

Pretty much gives the game away. Any game that is described as a 5/10 game is utterly broken. Not just a little, but utterly broken. Even GT-PSP merits more than that and it has no tuning to speak of, no customization and no career mode. IGN's review is biased garbage.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:58:25 AM

thats what Iv been saying Highlander
the funny thing about their complains that you cant find 200 highly detailed cars like that in GT5 in any other game and they still moaning that GT5 has so few premium cars

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:53:31 AM
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Welp exactly what I expected to happen is happening! It's not doing well with all reviewers! Thats not to say all reviewers tho Cus it is getting perfect scores from sites... But it's not living up to expectations. It does seem that a lot of people are becoming more and more attracted to a game like need for speed than a simulator because you can pick up n play. And that is because we are getting 5 a year as compared to maybe 2 gran turismo a decade...

Basically if it takes gt6 6 years to come out Gt may have a tough lifespan ahead of it... This game was supposed to blow reviewers minds and I'm certain it will still blow mine, I don't buy In to every review, bit it shouldn't be sitting at an 86 on metacritic after 10 reviews! Regardless if 86 is a good score, it should be in the 90' rather it was supposed to be in the 90'!

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:18:02 PM

GT5 may have taken 6 years to make, but guess what?

Kazunori Yamauchi's very first Gran Turismo game was 15 years in the making.......

When game designer Kazunori Yamauchi was a 15-year-old, he came up with an idea for a game he'd love to make: a racing game with with real cars and real physics.

In 1997, he finally released that game, Gran Turismo, on the PlayStation.

Read the full article here....

http://kotaku.com/5698103/first-gran-turismo-was-15-years-in-the-making

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:22:22 PM

Your preaching to the choir saint! I undersand this. The reviewers don't! I kind of get the vibe a lot of them have never touched a gran turismo or are too young to know what it started as.

I will be reading that article though. That's an interesting one!

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Mamills
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:12:28 AM
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lol, is it just me, or is there a lot of bias against GT5?

if you check out game trailers, they dont even have a video review, gamespot has a shitty ass launch center with 3 videos, ign had a review gave it an 8.5 out of ten n the only bad thing they had to say about it was the bad interface and long load times. hell the game isnt even nominated on the SPIKE VGAs and last but not least, my copy of the collectors edition was cancelled by gamestop so they forcing me to get the regular edition. ( they didn't even have a reason for me, they just said they dont have the collectors edition any more.

a lot of hating on the game im noticing. only love im seeing for it is on destructoid (100%) and on this site.

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tes37
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:51:12 AM

The Collector's Edition can still be found at places like Sears and Kmart.

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Mamills
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:52:57 AM

ummm not up here in canada, gamestop is the only sourse up here for the collectors edition. and believe me they are so biased against playstation

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tes37
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:01:17 AM

I'd at least buy the standard edition from somewhere else. Gamestop wouldn't get my money after doing me like that.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:09:23 AM

IGN had a very negative tone through out. One way a person can gauge this is by counting the spin on the topic sentence of each paragraph. I excluded the closing comments in this count.

9 positive topic sentences.

10 negative topic sentences.

The overall score may be 8.5 according to them but the review read like something worse.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:27:26 AM

I hate IGN. And I don't even bother reading the comments sections on other sites. They just make me mad when I do.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:44:21 AM

I kinda warned about this bias in the reviews...

BTW this is from IGN's review, it kind of sums up the entire thing.

"Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game".

I also have to point out that IGN gave NFS Hot Pursuit a 90/100 and actually awarded Forza 3 94/100. Coincidentally, IGN also gave GT5 Prologue 85/100. So, how in hell GT5 (full game) merits only 85/100 I do not know. It's complete BS.

@Temjin,

Great analysis. I knew that this would happen though. The game has taken so long and despite having 200+ premium cars which surpass anything in any other racing game (and out number the cars in any other racing game), it appears that *some* reviewers wish to castigate the game because of the 800 or so 'standard' cars which presumably look no better than the ones in Prologue (oh, such a pity since they looked awesome). It's simple inherent bias and BS, and I hate it.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:55:22 AM

ok wait people over there

Iv been playing Dirt 2 for a while they gave it a rating around 8.5 the things to mention there is no great car collection with not that worthy graphics with a little game mods less than realistic car physics and still they managed to give it 8.5
such a game Im sure we will all find it situated within GT5 in one of its mode with everything is better and here we go with IGN score for GT5 8.5

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Mamills
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:52:46 AM
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ummm not up here in canada, gamestop is the only sourse up here for the collectors edition. and believe me they are so biased against playstation

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tanner1
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:59:15 AM
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destructoid 10/10, Eurogamer 9/10
menus r easy to use, grahics, physics unmatched. The standard cars r basic. Maybe an update soon to have 1000 premium cars.

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:39:12 AM

few premium cars is one the main problems about GT%, they have divided cars at the games into 2 groups premium cars which i cant find anyone to find any setback about them ,great graphic design great interior ,better damaging module than all other games and the standard cars which are as good as all other good racing cars but premium cars being so few (over 200)
but the funny thing about their complains that you cant find 200 highly detailed cars like that in GT5 in any other games and they still moaning that GT5 has so many standard cars
the thing about your comment I need to say that providing the other 800 cars with premium features will take a long time that should be a GT6 worthy maybe they will take around 3 years,its not an easy job
but still , people should know that 200 premium cars is huge enormous number no one should underestimate it

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:02:04 PM

A question - since I am still about 6-8 hours from being able to play....Are the standard cars up to the standard set by GT5 Prologue? If so, what the hell is anyone's problem? good god, if there even the same models from GT4 it can't be a bad thing, those cars were insanely detailed for the PS2, and rendered at 1080i, along with sufficient detail to support high resolution photo modes. So, what is the deal here, are these 800 standard cars suddenly no better than the blocky flat textured bricks that we see driving around games like Midnight Club 3 on the PSP? Seriously, how bad can it be?

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 12:10:16 PM

still there is no match for GT5 car collection
and there is no way that we will find any soon any match to the premium cars of GT5
they keep looking at the empty part of the glass forgetting the other part even this glass is not empty all its being filled with more than 1000 cars

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Fabi
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:08:16 AM
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I wasn't expecting the reviews to be in the 80's. I thought with 5 years in development it would get 95's and up from everyone.

But I guess we live in a different time, there are just so many more racing options out there that if you're not in love with cars, it just isn't as classic as it used to be.

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Random_Steve
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:04:45 AM
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How do you find the Top Gear Test Track in the menu?

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:18:15 AM
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It is such a great game worth only mid or high 9's, minus the 8 year install! Bust seriously, I am quite impressed with everything about the game, especially the presentation. Pretty excited to finish work and get home to it tonight, but it seems I have 9 more levels to up until I get to my Rally Racing.

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THEVERDIN
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:43:18 AM
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I hope the clutch works right off the starting line instead of having to push a button. GT5P I had to push Triangle to get the clutch active on my G25.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 11:53:03 AM
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Fair notice to all, since GT5 is here now, expect posting volume in the comments section to dwindle for a few weeks while all the petrol heads sate themselves on GT5 - me included. OTOH, since I post mostly while waiting for something to happen at work, I will probably still be here most days...

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:26:06 PM

I'll be here too just because, I don't have the money to get the game & a G-27 wheel until some time after the holidays.

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packersfan66
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 2:41:07 PM
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I'm not much of a racing fan, and the reviews calling this not a perfect game scares me away from it :(

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:02:12 PM

If your not a big racing fan I'd be scare of what some of the review scores are also... But one thing you need to keep in mind is GT never disappoints. It is exactly what it was supposed to be, the best racing simulator It could be! I seen this coming from a far. The game has such high expectations! It delivers, it really does! The problem your seeing in reviews though is 2 things that I've noticed.

One being we are in a pick up n play generation were all games must be accessible to people to succeed. Take cod it's widely recognized because anyone can pick it up an get kills. Where GT takes actual skill to get the most out of it. So a need for speed will excel this generation where as a GT will struggle in the eyes is some people. Unfrtunately reviewers are some of them. They criticize the game for what it is not, instead of just praising it for what it is... A full blown race simulator!

Second is I'm noticing a lot of anticipation for the game. I think it took so long that people expect more than 200 premium cars when in reality the 200 premiums is still more cars than any other game has altogether! But none the less with he length of time it took to release, people expect more in return! The problem there is what is actually in the game is still far more than you would see anywhere else!

Bottom Line if your not a race fan you may be safer not Gettin it. But if your a gamer and appreciate greatness in all areas of gaming, and see where the heart of GT lies. Then you'd be a fool to let these reviews sway your decision!

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 3:22:13 PM

for the recored premium cars have never been mentioned in any other game beside GT5 what it means no other game would be as a accurate as GT5 when it comes to the smallest detail (outline,physics,interior view and damage handling )

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:27:20 PM

tommccrossin

GT-5 says "BOO"!
LOL

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Serginho85
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:04:27 PM
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Got the game... there's freezes in the menus ALL THE TIME!!!!

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ABUrabad
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 5:25:31 PM

sorry to hear that ,maybe when you install all of the game to your hard drive at once you will avoid this problem ,I think it would work for you
since the lens being busy reading information for your menu screen and downloading data to your hard drive in incremental portions at the same time

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:41:31 PM

Hmmm that's probably funniest thing ive heard! I've been playing for 4 hours and havnt seen one hiccup! Especially in the menus!

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Highlander
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 3:03:32 AM

I just played 5 hours straight with no freezing, no lockups, no framerate drops, nothing. And just for good measure I am using a PS3 60GB launch model, so if there is anything that's gonna lock up, I think I'm well qualified to find it.

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thj_1980
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:16:14 PM
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I only ask they should put a cockpit view for all cars, also they need to start the customization wheel going. We are falling so far behind all other racing games these days. The 3rd person camera needs to be fixed a bit as well. This was a little disipointing for me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:35:54 PM
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Some ugly scores out there.

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bigrailer19
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:43:57 PM

Theirs a few out their. Too bad their only justified because they don't like that it's a simulator, or that theirs only 200 premium cars! Either way those are just two of the many reasons why GT5 is the best racing simulator out their...

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 6:40:38 PM
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Oxvial
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:31:04 PM
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So what with that 8.5 the only review I care is the Ben and Arnold one.

Yes I expect to have a coop review or two reviews.

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Highlander
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 7:45:48 PM

There's a lot of bias and hate out there for Sony and GT5, a lot of people looking for any fault they can find with the game so that they can take delight in punishing Polyphony for a) taking so long, and having the gall to produce the game they produce and b) punishing Sony for...well...being Sony.

Personally I wasn't waiting for a review anyway. Now I have the game (it's installing right now), I can make up my own mind. I am going to write a review of my own in a week or so, but if Ben/PSXExtreme is kind enough to put it up on the user reviews section I will probably do a first impressions thing on Friday. I suspect there may be a few others doing the same.

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Qubex
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 8:34:57 PM

Well, i am waiting for your review Highlander, especially covering the physics and damage modeling before I spend money on this game.

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:02:49 PM
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GT5 could score 2/10 and i'd still play the hell out of it. Which i did today. Its an incredible game.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:34:24 PM

It would seem that a lot of the complaints against the game are being leveled against the structure of the game's design. It's interesting, reviewers seem to have no problem proclaiming it as the best driving simulator on the market, in terms of handling and breadth of content, but it's the forward progression of the game that seems to be a target of criticism. That, and there seems to be a huge precedent for car damage.

In a circumstance such as this, it helps demonstrate my belief that game reviews are really quite subjective no matter how objective a reviewer believes they're trying to be. There is no real standard to judge perfect form in video games. It's one of the reasons I don't think a 10/10 should represent perfection.

Perfection isn't the point, and there's no such thing as perfection because of how much of gaming is relative in nature. It's simply not a medium that gets measured against a perfect ideology of form. A gymnast can perform a series of moves that are rated against a perfect understanding of that form, but gaming only loosely attempts to adhere to that standard--with ample amounts of "grey area."

Rather, a game tends to score well for adhering to a set of ever evolving proficiencies that aren't written in any sort of universal rule book--there's no teacher's manual with right answers. Editors will bring to the table their own sets of beliefs and values that they draw from their own vaguely defined rule book that weigh in on the verdict of a game. Not to mention their own human set of biases and preferences. But outside of some very basic design conventions, control responsiveness and technical proficiencies, most of their evaluation is derived from an emotional response to the content being presented.

What's most interesting, is that despite how fundamentally flawed the review process is, gamers will still allow a scoring process to dictate their purchasing decision. It's nearly as if a review better indicates to the gamer a level of recommendation from one gamer to another formed on the basis of an emotional perspective, rather than on a level of perfection.

I have to say I'm quite surprised by how lackluster the response has been towards GT5.

Despite this, I look forward to playing the game come Christmas.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:44:59 PM

Lol, quite a lengthy response ;)

I've played a bit today. I have 8/10 golds on my B license, a few beginner's race wins, i've done both beginner NASCAR lessons, and i've played around with the photo mode a bit. I feel like i've barely even touched the game.

Since it always gets compared to Forza 3, i'll just bring it up. Yes, Forza 3 has more high-detail cars. But gt5's premiums are just insane. The standards look great as well from what i've seen, but i havent driven one yet so i didnt see them in photomode.

GT5 has tons more content than Forza, a better phyiscs system, a better lighting system, more tracks, more cars overall, better wheel support, etc.

And yet is scores lower...? I cant figure out why. People say it feels "dated" but i have no idea what the hell that is supposed to mean and nobody can seem to explain it.

Idk, i've just barely gotten started and i'm in love. Maybe because i dont care about the "game" stuff, as IGN says, and more about the racing. I bought GT5 so i could drive, everything else is extra, and GT5 is a damn fine driving game.

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Temjin001
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 9:59:03 PM

I don't quite get it either. Of course I haven't played the game so I can't really say. But the whole "it feels outdated" stigma just seems so bizzare.
I remember the Turn 10 director claiming that about the GT series when he was trying to show boat Forza 3. He referred to the GT series as this old outdated series, or something, I can't quite remember but I'm sure you get the idea, and that Forza 3 is somehow so much more awesome with the all new and more amazing stuff.... replay mode, online auctioning, and car customizing designs? How does that make it so much more.. What about the game? The simulator it's supposed to be? How did that become old fashioned.. anyway. sad.

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NoSmokingBandit
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 @ 10:21:46 PM

The things Forza 3 has that GT5 doesnt have nothing to do with driving. Everything GT5 has that Forza doesnt is all about driving.

Hence GT5 is a better driving game, and Forza is better at things that arent driving.

Which is cool, but i buy driving games so i can drive ;)

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Highlander
Thursday, November 25, 2010 @ 3:05:28 AM

Temjin, the interesting aspect of the criticism leveled at the structure of the game is that this is the same structure that the game had in GT3 and GT4. So, I'm not sure what they thought would happen in GT5. But downgrading a game based on your personal expectations is a mistake that a lot of reviewers seem to be making (gleefully I might add).

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