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Forza 3 vs Gran Turismo 5 – which one is better?

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In some ways it’s a pity this story has popped up while most people are taking a long weekend as it would have been enjoyable to be ignorantly abused just before my weekend. But then again maybe not.

Destructoid are at TGS right now and one of their guys has managed to have a go at both the Forza 3 and GT5 demo’s on display and has put together a comparison article about the two.

Some of the most notable comments about a single title are

“Plants and trees on the side of the road look like paper cutouts, and the tree trunks are laughably bad”

“Driving slow in [Redacted] is like inviting disappointment. I guess they were hoping you’d always be moving fast enough to not notice the perfectly flat tree and pole textures”

“[Redacted] doesn’t do that. In fact, side of the road items like cones and tires don’t even seem to be affected properly by impact.”

“I don’t need true-to-life physics on these types of collisions, but this looked closer to the movement of a UFO than a stack of rubber tires”

And that single title that took all the flak was Gran Turismo 5. Apparently while it is good it just isn’t as good as Forza 3 at the moment which is going to be a shock to all GT fans.

Now the first thing that someone is going to yell is that GT 5’s only 65% complete and therefore this is to be expected.

True, but GT5 has been in development since before Forza 2 which makes it laughable that this comparison is heading Forza 3’s way…

If GT5 loses a head to head comparison on it’s release next year March I think Sony could be forgiven for wanting Polyphony Digital’s head on a platter.

Source: Destructoid

Last Updated: September 25, 2009


  1. ewie

    September 25, 2009 at 09:30

    I think that one of the reasons why they only release in 2010 and not this year is that they have seen what Forza
    did, and needed a bit more time to work on some aspects.

    At the end of the day both will be great games, but it is always good if your competition is pushing the boundaries, and you then have to follow suit.


  2. Goose ZA

    September 25, 2009 at 09:35

    *grabs popcorn


  3. Apocalypse za

    September 25, 2009 at 09:36

    Played the forza3 demo, and all i can say is “O my GOD!” unbelievable graphics and physics and in car rocks.


  4. LazySAGamer

    September 25, 2009 at 10:18

    Popcorn on hand but I doubt this one is going to be exciting… people are on holiday


  5. ewie

    September 25, 2009 at 10:30

    Did a roll-over and it was a lot of fun.


  6. bokka1

    September 25, 2009 at 12:26

    I saw a car in front of me roll. Awesome. My only problem is that I am overseas on holiday when the game gets released. I will only be able to play it a week after everyone else. 🙁


  7. Darthdad

    September 25, 2009 at 13:29

    I’ll stir the pot a bit for you Lazy……..
    “Dude, if you’re going to make posts like this – you shouldn’t sign up for a GAF account with your Microsoft corporate email. Seriously.”


  8. Abev

    September 25, 2009 at 17:00

    Wasnt GT5 confirmed to have a Dec release date?


  9. Hooloovoo

    September 25, 2009 at 18:43

    I think it had a Dec 2007 release date at some time.
    GT Fail


  10. LazySAGamer

    September 25, 2009 at 22:04

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