Topic: GT5 first Review

Hi Guys

So I managed to get my hands on GT5 at around 10 last night at a special launch. Got back home and grabed these snaps :

GT5 Collectors Edition

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Needless to say....im a zombie today after having played until around 5am this morning.

Ok lets get into it. First things first, If you are online with your PS3 the game picks up a 133meg V1.01 update. As long as your PS is online you will not be able to get into the game so I switched off my ADSL and loaded up GT5.

I was expecting alot from this game as it has been years in the making with far too many launch delays. Once the game is loaded go to the settings menu where you can opt to have the game data installed on the PS3 (Around 8 gigs). This greatly reduces track and game load times. The only downside is that this installation takes around 50 minutes to complete.

Ok so install done and I get into it. Firstly there is a layout difference from GT4 and GT5 Prologue but nothing you cant get used to. The cars have been split into 2 types : Premium and Standard. All stardard cars dont have car interiors. Most of the car manufacturers are available from the start, however, there is a substantial amount of cars that are not available from the auto dealerships from get go. I suppose we will have to unlock them, for example the RunX RSi and 20v are not available to purchase from new. There is a second hand car dealership, which much like GT4 changes its car selection as time passes.

Cars can have oil changed, be washed, kitted out with aero kits and rims etc. A new addition is a complete engine overhaul to restore an engine to top performance.

ok so gameplay......I must say that I was expecting GT5 to come into its own but somehow I always got the feeling that this game is GT4 but tweaked. Cars handle much the same and sounds could have been better. That said it is much fun once you actually start racing. There is car tuning with individual parts such as turbo's, superchargers etc. Traction control MUST be switched off to enjoy the car's handling.

So far these are the negatives I have found :

1. No heavy turbo spooling and dumpvalve sounds  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/unsure
2. You cannot change the rims on any standard car....Only premium cars
3. You cannot upgrade the braking system of a car ?? All other parts are available.
4. You cannot change the paint of a car without having a "respray ticket" which you can obtain as rewards.
5. 50 minute game data install time is long

Positives

1. Game looks great and runs full 1080p
2. Handling and drifting seems to be very good with countersteer
3. very large selction of cars once finally available (about 1000)
4. Online play and car trading is very advanced in this racing sim

So basically its mixed feeling so far...maybe I was expecting too much. You have to get into the game and then it does start to get good fun. The online play will be great. I have purchased my Twincam....its Durban stock  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil    LOL

There is a RunX Rsi in the game.....and 20v's..... I'm waiting on the line.   ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/whistling

I shall report back upon more gameplay. Over and Out

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../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile Top stuff SammO, is the VR6 in the game by any chance?

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Yes it is.... Bring on the Voora.   ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil

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thats hectic, yo guys newbie here ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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Welcome bro.

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tell us more Sam!!!  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral

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I will see u on the line tonight ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile !!!!

BTW which ps firmware we need... Downloading 3.5 now.. But dnt wanna upgrade to this because it bypass's the jailbreak ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/sad

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GT Academy will challenge gamers and racing fans alike across the U.S. to compete in a series of online time trials in pre-selected Nissan vehicles in Gran Turismo 5. Throughout the course of the competition, participants will earn free digital content just for playing, as well as have an opportunity to win prizes for winning regional time trials. The top 32 virtual racers in the country will compete in the live national finals event scheduled for March 2011 to become one of 16 GT Academy finalists. The 16 finalists will compete against each other in a series of challenges, including behind the wheel of real Nissan race cars, for a chance to become a professional race car driver as the GT Academy winner for the U.S. The winner will have the opportunity to train with elite race car drivers at international tracks and race as part of a professional team.

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I say we host our own tournaments here at 9000RPM, complete with prizes as well.

Im preparred to put up some stickers, T-shirts, caps, grounding kits, irridium plugs, possibly MSD leads (Marco)... some other goodies as well.....   ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil

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Im sure I can do that Sam!  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile  Let me know about the Wheel ne, I want one, U can ma order it I'll def take one!  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/wink

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I dont know about u Sam, but Id much rather do Drive a race or R spec R35 skyline around a track! LOL  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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OK...i just drove the new FT-86....it is fantastic...especially with the incar view. Very realistic and the power comes down hard to induce some nice slides. I would have bought this game just for this. With a steering wheel it will be very realistic.

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G27 Sam G27, let do it ASAP!!!

I wanne see the game

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TwincamSam wrote:

OK...i just drove the new FT-86....it is fantastic...especially with the incar view. Very realistic and the power comes down hard to induce some nice slides. I would have bought this game just for this. With a steering wheel it will be very realistic.

Only reason ive been anticipating GT5.. THE FT-86  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/tongue

Havent had a gaming console in years... so its finaly time to get one to drive my "future toyota -86"  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/neutral  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/biggrin2

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Nice review Sam. Unbiased and you didn't even compare it to other games (i.e. Forza) cool. Did you manage to get the RunX Rsi yet and do you feel the lift kick in?

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I have an X in my stables......and had an Integra type R come up next to me on an uphill......I hit lift and started to pull away....    ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/devil

The premium cars in the game are fantastic. These are the new cars and not the ones ported from GT4 to GT5. Once you start playing with the premium cars with the incar view (Interior dash view), the game is amazing. You can pull off precision drifts that bring huge satisfaction.

Nadeem you will love the Ft-86 in this game.

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Sam.... Send me the RunX tonight... I finished all my money upgrading my 20v.... 280HP but u still come flying pass...

The Cupra is 289HP thats y i start edging away...

Guys.. in the game the tires each makes a big diff... We put the 2 , 20v's againt each other. Sam can corner much faster due to his racing tires...

Does soft tires give better grip or harder???

Sam my Cupra keeps lighting the front tires up...


How was the lines we made last nyt????

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Soft tires def give better grip! the harder tire u'll use in endurance tracks or on a car thats very heavy on tires!

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how much is this game ?
they do sell it with the ps3 console in a bundle , i need to go buy my ps3 this week  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/smile

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the 320 gig ps3 with GT5 is out for + - R3800 bucks!

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May I add to the review?

I have played it for all of 5 hours and can say I'm impressed by the amount of cars, it looks pretty and its real eye-candy....

But, not impressed with over-all sound, lack of tuning ability, actually furious at the fact that you need to get rewards to change the colour of your car, like wtf?

The steering is somewhat arcady and the physics have slight dead spots here and like while under heavy braking, it's as if the game doesn't know what to do then, either skid or stop.

I've gone back to Forza and found it to be much more user friendly and it just feels better...

Let's not even go into detail with the mods... "sigh" .... the disappointment is overwhelming....

Why GT5 why?

Just my 2c, this is an opinion, it's in the dictionary, look it up before flaming  ../../extensions/custom_smilies_2/img1/laughing

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PSN ID dude....

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Guys

I bought this game just for the runx rsi being in it.
But i dont see it there. And no vr6 or 20v also.
HOWCOME?

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