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Gran Turismo 5: Non-Premium Cars Look Awful – Prevent You From Taking Close-Up Photos

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Gran Turismo 5 is here. After years and years of patience, delays, news, rumours and flame wars, the next version of Polyphony Digital’s Real Driving Simulator is finally in our hands.

I am a longtime fan of the Gran Turismo series as well as a complete petrol-head, which usually means that if a game lets me simultaneously propel and control something with four wheels and an engine, I’m usually very, very interested.

Now, I would be lying through my teeth if I told you that I was only hyped out of my brain for Gran Turismo’s fantastic driving physics. The truth is that with a game like Gran Turismo, you can’t help but kinda want the game based on the incredible visuals alone.

Just a short while in to the game’s career mode, you could imagine my absolute dismay when I realised that the less impressive “Standard” cars looked a whole lot less standard and a whole lot more damn-near-atrocious than I had originally imagined.

Even more interesting, is that Polyphony have gone out of their way to try and prevent it from getting out.


At the beginning of my career, I was told that I need to use my starting cash to buy a second hand used car in order to get things going. Utilising my long history with Gran Turismo and deep knowledge of automobiles, I went for the first one that I could afford that didn’t look like complete crap, so I bought a Nissan Silvia.

I already knew that I wasn’t going to have a cockpit view for the car, but what I didn’t know was that everything I was able to see would look like complete and utter trash from a generation long gone.

What many people didn’t seem to realise is that when Polyphony said that they would be bringing over cars from the PS2’s Gran Turismo 4, they literally meant that they were just going to copy them over with absolutely no changes to the car models or textures whatsoever.

The result of doing so means that in your brand new next-gen ultimate racing simulator sequel on your super powerful Playstation 3 of cell-powered awesome-sauce, you are driving around in car that looks like this:


Gran Turismo 5 has an absolutely wonderful photo mode, it’s so damn wonderful that it lets me take photos that look like this:


Photos like that are the sort of thing you thought about when the name Gran Turismo 5 came up in conversation. Thing is, it seems like Gran Turismo 5 is very, very happy to let your show off just how good the game can look, however, it seems to try and do as much as possible to ensure that you don’t show off how bad it can look.

I realised this when I attempted to take a close-up shot of a standard car, only to have the game tell me to “Please move a little further away”. At first I thought that it was related to something else, until I realised that at close range, the sign only popped up when I was looking at standard cars. Shift the camera over to a premium car right next to it and you can zoom in all you want.

Gran Turismo may try its hardest to prevent me from taking a proper close up shot, but it is still not immune to the magical powers of a crappy, but handy cellphone camera. Here’s what I mean:


Now look what you have gone and done Polyphony, not only can everyone see very low poly model and the terrible textures, but they are seeing it with horrible TV lines from the aforementioned crappy cellphone camera. You folks should have just let me take the photo using the photo mode.

Here’s a couple more examples of some of the standard cars in this race:



And as you can see, this photo of the premium Mazda in front has no issues with us ogling its details:


As you can see in photos like that gorgeous one of the Audi above, the game can look really fantastic, especially when all of the cars on the track are premium ones. However, when the track is full of standard cars, the view is nowhere near as pretty, and you might even wonder how you are still playing the same game.

What I found to be the worst of the lot, was situations like the race where I took some of the photos above, in that the grid was a complete mix of standard and premium vehicles that just don’t look right together.

We still have a lot of time to spend with Gran Turismo 5, so as much as it failed to make a good first impression, we will still be spending a lot of time with the entire game to determine what the final verdict will be, so stay tuned for our review in the near future.

Oh by the way (just because it was also in the picture folder), here… have another pretty photo.


Last Updated: November 25, 2010


  1. Gavin Mannion

    November 25, 2010 at 09:22

    Okay that is seriously dodgy, I can’t actually believe they built in functionality to stop you taking pictures of the standard cars..


  2. darthdad

    November 25, 2010 at 09:25

    /daffy duck voice on/ desshhpiikaable /daffy duck voice off/


  3. Fred

    November 25, 2010 at 09:38

    Looks like they should have just left the standard models in the last generation then.


  4. Steve Hofmeyr

    November 25, 2010 at 09:47

    GT5 has a THOUSAND cars!!!! Quality of quantity hey lans 😉


  5. Uberutang

    November 25, 2010 at 09:52

    Played for 6 hours so far, have not yet seen a std car yet.


  6. Miklós Szecsei

    November 25, 2010 at 09:53

    That… is pretty hilarious! I can’t believe they stop you from taking close-up photos of the standard cars. 😆


  7. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 09:56

    I’ve just started playing the game, I too think that the PS2 cars are dik dodgy. :blink:


  8. MieLLiePaP

    November 25, 2010 at 09:57

    All i can say is that after all this time that took to make the game is…..LOL :tongue:


  9. Krypty

    November 25, 2010 at 10:04

    I totally agree and this is what I have said in the past. Rather take 1/4 of the total of cars and make them stunning.

    And before the guys say you don’t look at the body work while driving in the cockpit mode… not everyone drive in cockpit mode.

    How is the physics of those cars? Do they atleast perform true to weight an momentum.


  10. Noodle

    November 25, 2010 at 10:04

    The real question is….. Are the go-Karts Premium? :tongue:


  11. bokka1

    November 25, 2010 at 10:06

    No cockpit view on standard cars? I kept my PS3 to play this game but am seriously contemplating just selling it.


  12. hayted

    November 25, 2010 at 10:22

    Been playing for quite a few hours now. Underwhelmed is an understatement. I have also had a look at Metacritic User Scores and Reviews. Glad to see I am not alone.


  13. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 10:29

    Performance of the cars are totally unrivalled. Seriously

    Even the different types are true to their respective natures. Karts, the heavy nacars alles


  14. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 10:29

    YES!!! They ARE!!


  15. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 10:32

    As a sim? How do feel bout it?


  16. al360

    November 25, 2010 at 10:32

    damnit i still didn’t open mine yet so i might just return it i’m really dissappointed and here i was hoping for a 90% flaweless game not 10%


  17. GooseZA

    November 25, 2010 at 10:45

    I’m sorry but everyone keeps saying it’s the best driving simulator ever and yet you can crash into a wall at insane speeds and still carry on racing as if nothing ever happened? That is NOT a simulation!

    It’s a real shame it was released like this coz from what I’ve seen of the GOOD side of GT5 it is truly unparalleled in it’s attention to detail. Some of the screenshots are jaw dropping stuff.


  18. Uberutang

    November 25, 2010 at 10:46

    I have so far done the B licences and played some online.

    Great game so far. The handling and physics are superb.

    The physics for slip streaming is amazing!


  19. Luna

    November 25, 2010 at 10:47

    How about the sound effects for the cars? Do the new ones sound better?

    How about the Top Gear Test Track? Is it awesome? It has to be awesome. I demand that they do not soil the name Top Gear and produce something worthy. ^_^


  20. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 10:50

    GooseZa I hear you, the Damage is rather dissappointing.
    Too arcady for KAz I think.

    Luna the sound effects are cool, really good actually.
    Top Gear track is cool too. Nothing soiled


  21. darthdad

    November 25, 2010 at 10:52

    I was only able to play about 2 hours worth last night, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Can’t wait to get home tonight and continue.


  22. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 10:53



  23. Hellfire

    November 25, 2010 at 10:54

    I have to agree with “Krypty”
    Why not have 500 “PREMIUM” cars.
    Have any of you experienced screen tearing (V Sync) issues?
    Hope they fix that with a patch.


  24. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 10:58

    Nick is actually the first writer/gaming journalist in the world to be bring this up :ninja:


  25. al360

    November 25, 2010 at 11:12

    thanks for giveing me hope then ‘im gonna open mine and go home and kick some ass!!


  26. al360

    November 25, 2010 at 11:14

    yip tru he is = never saw that coming


  27. Aussious

    November 25, 2010 at 11:28

    What a dissapointment I mean Forza has 400 premium cars done from scratch as opposed to the 200 that GT5 has.


  28. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 11:32

    And that’s considering stuff like the limitations of DVD are holding back Forza.


  29. gerald

    November 25, 2010 at 11:40

    hey guys, has anyone here managed to get head tracking to work…been battling with it


  30. Jeebers

    November 25, 2010 at 11:41

    Been playing it since last night, and this pomps Forza for breakfast. Forza’s implentation of handling, to me anyway, is a cookie cutter approach and there is not much difference from car to car. In the 4 or 5 hours I’ve jolled GT, each car handles noticably differently and you can feel it. There is no short cuts when it comes to the cars handling like it was with Forza.


  31. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 11:42

    Second that 15 times


  32. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 11:58

    That pic of the Audi S3 is hideous. No car shines like that in the rain :angel:


  33. Geoffrey Tim

    November 25, 2010 at 12:02

    The Go Karts are what pushed me to get GT5…and i hate racing games… 😀


  34. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 12:05

    You dont use Meguiar’s do you? Reflect, not shine. Sky and trees


  35. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:13

    I guess it’s pretty obvious what lazygamer’s eventual review is going to be.


  36. darthdad

    November 25, 2010 at 12:17

    Fair and balanced as always. Why do you ask? 🙂


  37. Geoffrey Tim

    November 25, 2010 at 12:19

    Considering Nick’s love for the franchise, and of racing games in general..I reckon it’s gonna be pretty positive.


  38. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 12:20

    Maguiar’s does not deliver a layer of mirror. It brings out deep colours and shine. Says so on the box 😉


  39. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:23

  40. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:31

    Yeah… fair and balanced :whistle: so where do I donate to the Microsoft salary fund? 😉


  41. Geoffrey Tim

    November 25, 2010 at 12:36

    You may notice that Sony/SK advertises with us…Microsoft doesn’t. If there is a fund though, why the hell am I scraping money together to buy myself lunch? 🙁


  42. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:38

    Did any of us really expect these guys not to nitpick GT5 to death? After all the anti-GT5 and pro-kinect articles over the last few months? Next we’ll read a post about how the tyres do not seem to have tracks on them. Or that the side mirrors of the car doesn’t reflect light 100% perfectly.

    They were always going to bash the game. Just ignore their obvious trollin’


  43. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 12:39

    Oh please that picture is fake.


  44. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:45

    Truth hurts huh?


  45. Mr Yatta

    November 25, 2010 at 12:46

    I should have added /s :whistle:


  46. Ndibu

    November 25, 2010 at 12:52

    I know right? They all just look sub-standard to me too…WHO’S WITH ME??!


  47. Nick de Bruyne

    November 25, 2010 at 12:53

    Everyone here can call me whatever they want, and try and make themselves feel better by calling us GT haters or Forza fanboys, but I don’t care what you all say.

    I’m one of the biggest GT fans you will ever meet, and the photos above are straightforward shots that do all the talking, not opinion or trash talk. As you can see from my pics, the premium cars are drop dead gorgeous, but the standard cars are quite the opposite.


  48. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 12:59

    You go Nick, fair and square


  49. Ndibu

    November 25, 2010 at 12:59

    Soooooo. . .those THOUSAND CARS!!! Not looking quite like such a positive are they? Hmmmm? I said so even before the reviews started trickling in that the list was just bloated. But hey, they have THREE CAPPUCCINO’s so that’s awesome AMARITE??


  50. Eet

    November 25, 2010 at 13:13

    Cut and paste all the posts above yours then read it


  51. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 13:23

    @Mr Yatta- Go look at the Forza vs GT analysis on the Lens of truth. Whoever took that pic you posted is using the lens if fake.


  52. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 13:23

    @Mr Yatta- Go look at the Forza vs GT analysis on the Lens of truth. Whoever took that pic you posted is using the lens of fake.


  53. Axe99

    November 25, 2010 at 13:25

    Aye, these photos play it straight – it personally doesn’t bother me, but GT5 visually is a tale of two sets of assets – the new tracks and cars built for the PS3 look awesome – best I’ve ever seen. And the old stuff brought over looks like (because I daresay it is) PS2 assets up-scaled (although the actual track of the old tracks is great, but try not to look at the scenery or the crowd ;)).

    That said, both Standard and Premium cars drive really, really nicely, and that’s why I play GT – it won’t stop me enjoying both sets of cars, and some of the standards still look quite nice (I can’t remember which, but I had a look at a couple of high-end standards and they weren’t too shabby), but most of them that I’ve seen so far are visually fairly poor.


  54. Ndibu

    November 25, 2010 at 13:27

    I dare you to make less sense


  55. Mitas

    November 25, 2010 at 13:39

    who the fuck wants to drive shitty cars any ways ? its a god daM GAME so give us those f40;s and leave the kia rio at home ?


  56. kikibot

    November 25, 2010 at 14:16

    Poor butthurt xbot without good games, you can spin all you want with ms employees and other fanboyz, the game is the best car racer (simulator), and the worst cars, have forza3 graphics, so stop the denial 🙂


  57. Maxiviper117

    November 25, 2010 at 14:18

    You should hear the sounds of the cars in Forza 3 then you’ll see which sounds better, I had GT5 prologue and the cars sounded underwhelming, Ferrari F430 sounds nothing like the real thing but in Forza 3 the sounds are fantastic.


  58. kikibot

    November 25, 2010 at 14:18

    Yeah sure, you are pretending playing it, like the worst donkeybots on metacritics.

    they don’t even have sell to play with, pathetics serials loosers 🙂


  59. truthhurts

    November 25, 2010 at 14:19

    All those delays for this?


  60. GooseZA

    November 25, 2010 at 15:39

    @Ndibu – I dare you to let any slightly negative GT / Sony story pass you by without blurting out pointless xbox fanboy crap.

    Seriously dude, it’s beyond old. You’re an embarrassment to the rest of us…


  61. Jeebers

    November 25, 2010 at 15:55

    Lol Fox, you really are a pathetic soul aincha? Trolling around a PS3 game thread. Really dude, you look kinda fuckin pathetic. You and that Ndibu loser. :w00t:


  62. Fox1

    November 25, 2010 at 16:25

    That’s the second time you thrown abusive language at me. I have enough rep on Lazygamer than to drop to your low standards.

    Oh, I see your language is as low as your standards so what you see above in the pics are totally acceptable and the new standard in racing sims :sick:


  63. shin

    November 25, 2010 at 16:30

    I don,t care what you people think, i love the game and the series. Each to their own.


  64. Ndibu

    November 25, 2010 at 16:41

    Dude why so serious? It’s just a game. Gees. You hardly know me and you’re calling me an embarrassment. Who’s us by the way? I’ve commented on this site on less than 10 stories total, most of which didn’t have sony as the focus. I dunno if this site has some sort of comment history but you’ll see if you do a bit of digging that there’ve been tons of articles about sony that I didn’t give my opinion on.

    It’s just a console ok? Man you people get wound up


  65. ReAVeR

    November 25, 2010 at 17:32

    …I put on my robe and wizard hat.


  66. Ndibu

    November 25, 2010 at 18:10

    For goodness sakes jeebers, this is a family site! Cover up, we can see your butt(hurt)!! Lol, call me whatever you want dude.


  67. Devedander

    November 25, 2010 at 19:24

    You don’t have to worry about that because standard cars don’t have cockpit view or any interior view.


  68. Luna

    November 25, 2010 at 20:13

    Maxi, I wasn’t asking about Forza 3. I have Forza 3, and I love the game, but I wanted to know if there was a difference in sound between the premium cars in GT5 and the old ones.


  69. Luna

    November 25, 2010 at 20:16

    You know, this is nuts and crazy. I’ve rarely seen anything where just someone liking something is enough to call them a fanboy. And on the opposite, Forza’s a great game yeah, but this is about GT5. If you want to compare, compare, but stop insulting everyone and just generally being stupid.

    I went to bed last night with my mailbox cleaned out. Then suddenly, 54 messages of people getting pissed off because some like Forza, and then Forza fans all crazy that some like GT5.

    Play what you want, enjoy what you like, but here’s one important fact: YOU ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYONE’S MIND BY INSULTING WHAT THEY LIKE. Gawd, really.


  70. xdvd

    November 25, 2010 at 20:35

    It seems that a lot of people are going to be disappointed by gt5 as someone has already traded one to bt games cavendish – a day after release. And no, it was not a bundle copy. I just think that after a 6 year wait that it is a smack in the face to the fans by not giving them, at least, a consistent game. What did you do for 6 years polyphony?


  71. PCL

    November 25, 2010 at 20:50

    I feel sorry for those who are disappointed but to me GT5 has been brilliant. I drive GT5 and all car games stricly with a steering wheel/pedal (G27) and the handling is perfect. Every car has it’s own unique character and feel.

    It looks like most people are nit picking and forgetting GT5 is a new platform from which better stuff will come. I’d rather have PD build from a strong base with minor detail missing and add it as time goes by than having something that looks good every where but has no potential to build apon.

    For those who haven’t seen the article on gtplanet, here are one of the points mentioned.

    “Yamauchi announced that the launch of Gran Turismo 5 marks the beginning of a “new era” for the GT series. GT5 will be regularly updated and expanded in the coming weeks and months, and there are apparently many exciting things in store for us.”


  72. kronskiham

    November 26, 2010 at 01:44

    i think, you my friend is the one who’s in denial


  73. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 06:37

    lol @ GT and PS3 fanboys…
    I have a 360 and a PS3 and while it does offer more than forza 3. The Standard car thing is stupid. It’s like they said, “oh, shit. we need more cars” and just decided to import some from GT4.

    I am a little disappointed with GT5. It’s looks great where it counts, but fails on a few things, and still isn’t the definitive driving game????
    and while I can’t speak for other countries, the online is a hit and miss. Either the servers are up or down here in Australia. Which to me I have bought a broken game. These issues should have been solved before launch??? I haven’t reached level 20 yet so the damage model is laughable. Roll a car and you still can win. PS3 fanboys say what you want, but you have been suckered in


  74. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 06:43

    but at what cost, gt5 is a great driving game. But if content is gonna be pushed on us like forza 3. The game will end up costing you 300-400 dollars


  75. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:07

    yeah right, I’m only at level 9, and had a standard car at level 2 ???? it was a win car. You only played online, hey????


  76. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:09

    dunno if you are being sarcastic, but just saying that a lot of the cars are repeated under different models. Look how many different R32’s are in the game. and that number will com down to 970.


  77. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:10

    6 years wait, for an unfinished game !!!! (forgot to add to my post)


  78. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:15

    don’t agree with what you say with forza 3. Don’t know how many hours you put into it, but drive an R8, then drive a calsonic skyline completely different !!!

    Gt5 does it as well, if not better. With the Drafting physics amazing with the nascars.


  79. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:16

    lol they said that gt5 performs worse than forza 3, albeit, just


  80. z

    November 26, 2010 at 07:27

    stop crying, the game has 1000 cars, 200 AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL CARS, and you are WHINING about 800 HD NICE LOOKING cars? Gimme a break, when did you reviewers turn into little whiners that cant respect a HUGE game like GT5. By the way, a post like this is not deserving of an “article”, it’s a stupid post made to get hits. Good job, you’ve got hits! But you’ve barely got a brain. You shouldn’t be reviewing games, you’re pathetic.


  81. z

    November 26, 2010 at 07:30

    it’s all in the name actually, “lazy” gamer, that pretty much sums you up. Too lazy to see the depth of a real game, and instead are whining about the graphics lol. Ever heard of the phrase “Gameplay is what counts” ? Yeah? Well GT5’s gameplay is a 10, to any car fan. So stick it, lazy bums.


  82. easy

    November 26, 2010 at 07:33

    are you Azaria Chamberlain by any chance?


  83. Gavin Mannion

    November 26, 2010 at 07:34

    maybe you didn’t realise, this isn’t a review it’s a news report on something about the game :za:


  84. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:39

    you are obviously one of those PS3/GT5 fanboys. They are just stating afact about the game. I can’t see why not one site can say one bad thing about a PS3 game without getting burned for it. Just like the what happened with the FFXIII giveaway in the USA with an xbox 360, and all the fans “booed” ??? PS3 gamers are sore losers and gamers period. Buy yourself a 360 and enjoy both worlds, just like me


  85. RaiZdbyDINGOES

    November 26, 2010 at 07:52

    lol thats how I thought up the name… smart man you are


  86. Atomic

    November 26, 2010 at 09:05

    You are blinded by the light z, and this makes you pathetic. This is not a review, it’s an observation. You should crawl back in your hole and stay there.


  87. Grant Hinds

    November 26, 2010 at 09:53

    GT5 fanboy mosh pit ensues…


  88. BacklashZA

    November 26, 2010 at 10:13

    This is so hilarious! You guys are getting so upset over someone disagreeing with your views. I can only go on the overall opinions of critics and gamers. The bottom line is that the game looks great and plays even better. Yes the standard cars are below par on what our expectations were and after 6 years this is unacceptable.I dont think Nick is slamming the game, he is pointing out his dissapointment at the lack of polish. And really they should have addressed this. Still a great game though.


  89. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 26, 2010 at 10:33

    Nick do you have a standard TV or an HDTV? I started playing GT5 last night and I haven’t come across this issue, although I do most of my gaming on an HDTV. I’ll swop over to our old TV tonight (or tomorrow) and see if I can spot the “awful cars”.

    (PS: I reached level 10 late last night… rain.. oh my fucking god.. it’s beautiful.) The amount of detail that’s gone into this game is freaking amazing (mind blowing). There are actually no way to adequately convey this message, because you have to see for yourself. This is what a racing/driving simulation should be. In a nutshell, the absolute pinnacle of driving perfection.

    By the way, they could easily have just made a stand alone race kart game, because those little race karts are awesome. :w00t:

    X) My only niggle is the loading times, even after you’ve installed it takes forever to load up a game. Hopefully they can sort this out with a patch.

    X) The navigation menu isn’t ideal, although I hated the menu in GT4 as well, but eventually warmed up to it.


  90. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 26, 2010 at 10:38

    I should probably add that I haven’t used the online multiplayer yet, but then I generally wait for a patch before I go online (no matter which game it is).

    Online is always a mess on or soon after launch, regardless of the title (Bobby looks at COD Bops… fuck… still? STILL?? DAMN YOU TREYARCH).


  91. easy

    November 26, 2010 at 10:46

    dude i think you on the wrong site… i’ve picked up no hyperboles or grossly overstated opinions in your comment 😉


  92. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 26, 2010 at 10:54

    @Ndibu – Dude, you try too hard, and I’m shocked that I’m going to say this but at least Aussious is a lot more entertaining as “THE xbox guy”.

    Achievement Unlocked: Replying to a Ndibu post!


  93. Aussious

    November 26, 2010 at 11:47

    GT5 aside has anyone else noticed that Splatterhouse is already out I am a huge fan of the original so I kinda cannot wait!


  94. V@mp

    November 26, 2010 at 18:44

    Going to sit down with SplatterHouse now 🙂
    And you get to unlock the original game too :biggrin:


  95. Aussious

    November 26, 2010 at 20:02

    im jaleous…


  96. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:02

    oh my god just bought the game today. its so disappointing. those non premium cars are horrible. you cant change the rims either? no body kits. and no damage. night driving and snowrain is awesome tho. and online play is pretty good as well. ill stick to forza for now. anyone wants to buy a new ps3 bought today at best buy with GT5 let me know. 320 and its yours.


  97. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:03

    oh i only played like 1 hour and started with the fto for $1600.


  98. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:05

    oh 3d kicks ass too. its the best 3d game better then black ops. i have a toshiba 46 inch 3d tv.


  99. ps3 lover

    November 27, 2010 at 11:31

    ok chicken heads here are the pros and cons over forza 3. i love car games so i have both.

    pro: the best driving sim so far. better then forza any day. premium cars are drop dead gorgeous. kart racing. dirt racing, snow driving, weather(the rain and snow is so beautiful and better yet in 3d)its in fucking 3d. i have a Toshiba 3d as well like specter.

    cons: damage how how i miss damage. if they had 25% of the damage thats in dirt 2 this game would rule. screen tear, some shadow popping texture popping, some non premium cars are below standard.(most look ok) some cars dont have any customization options( rims, hood, bumpers ect)
    **so gt5 seems not to be complete for a game 5 years in the making but the sheer size in cars tracks and layout diversity is enough to get the forza 3 fans addicted to gt5.**


  100. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:35

    well put ps3 lover. i vouch for that review. at least my jtag wont catch red rings anytime soon thanks to gt5. lmao


  101. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:44

    hey ps3 lover how do you change the weight to pounds?


  102. ps3 lover

    November 27, 2010 at 11:46

    you cant specter. but 1 kilogram = 2.20462262 pounds so stroll around with a calculator


  103. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 11:46

    lol ill pass


  104. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 12:18

    damn this game gets worse. i saved up money for a premium car and i dont have required level. and omg what the heck happened to b-spec. no fast forward and the driver is retarted, if you bug him too much he goes nuts. and you have to sit for xtra laps too.


  105. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 12:30

    you are obviously blind my friend. look closer


  106. easy

    November 27, 2010 at 12:33

    lol… it sucks when you’ve got to work at a game hey. they should just give you everything straight if the bat. less brain strain 😉


  107. specter6633

    November 27, 2010 at 12:36

    second that jebbers, forzas handling felt almost the same to all cars.


  108. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 18:27

    Hey people i come in Peace just noticed something today!

    GT5 Damage Physics improve dramatically once you reach level 40 (give or take 18 hours play), AI becomes more aware of your presence and avoids you to an aggressive extent much more than in arcade mode and intermediate.

    have a look! 😀


  109. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 18:36

    @Steve Shooting for the Sun instead of shooting for the moon 😉


  110. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 18:38

    @Jeebers Thirded.Fourthed, Fifthed, Sixtupled that 1000 times


  111. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 18:41

    @Nick try to get to level 40, and try a bit of Extreme series. Very rewarding! just try it for fun! you can do it after your review or whatever!


  112. Nick de Bruyne

    November 27, 2010 at 19:31

    I’m working on it…


  113. Nick de Bruyne

    November 27, 2010 at 20:31

    That’s really odd though, why would they do it that way?


  114. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 20:53

    don’t really know apparently their releasing a patch to unlock damage for everyone i kid you not! it might come with today’s patch but im not sure have not checked online is pretty fast today, i like the false start regulations!

    Im very poor now because in extreme series when you bash your car you gotta fix it! very expensive to maintain im so broke! 0 money! i’m going back to professional and special events to build up income again, im actually buying cheaper cars because the expensive cars are very costly to repair!


  115. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 21:16

    just to give you an idea on how much damage costs to fix, when i bashed my veyron it cost 200 000 CR to fix rigidity :O
    i lol’ed so hard! so im kinda finding cheap fast workhorse cars and i play my premiums in arcade unless i feel in the mode and not give a toss, and you dont have to fix it, it will just drive skew, look horrible and the paint will dull 😛


  116. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 21:19

    Did some googling and have found out that the signature edition and the chrome cars and stealth cars cost only 500 bucks to fix rigidity!

    So you can use those cars in tough times! very cheap to maintain and you can crash as much as you want!


  117. lans

    November 27, 2010 at 21:28

    @Grant Hinds
    im impressed that you managed to finish GT5, or at least complete it 50%(for a reputable reviewer) in only three days!

    You must of not slept for 40 hours solid given the amount of hours it takes to get a proper look at this game lets see at least 20 online races, raced a substantial portion of arcade racer, or even worse GT Mode with its special events and photo modes!

    You must be the new Shumacher, as it took me over 6 hours just to do the licenses you must have completed the game with the proficiency of the Stig!

    Grant completely objective and comprehensive reviewer lol! 😛


  118. Aussious

    November 28, 2010 at 10:16

    Well Forza 3 my have won review wise, sales wise though GT5 sales are thru the roof estimates stand at 2.2 to 2.5 Million the first week. Pretty impressive opening numbers for a PS3 first party game. My only question is will it surpass the evasive 5 Million units, a figure dt a handful of PS3 games have achieved.


  119. lans

    November 28, 2010 at 12:22

    GT 5 Prologue had a opening week of 650 000 and went on to sell 5.03 million so im sure it will easily surpass it, plus sony will definitely bundle this game agressively!


  120. Aussious

    November 28, 2010 at 14:05

    hmm i have prologue sitting at 4.95 Million by wikipedia and vgchartz account.


  121. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 28, 2010 at 17:25

    The longer you play GT5, and the higher your level becomes, the more obvious it is that review sites like IGN have been utterly exposed for their lack of actual reviewing ability.


    You could even say that Yamauchi-san has just trolled the reviewers. Better luck next time IGN. lol!


  122. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 28, 2010 at 17:29

    It actually makes sense that you’d only have access to the full-body and realistic simulated damage once you reach level 40 (with damage simulation increasing as you level through the game. It seems at level 20 damage really starts to become an issue)… After all, do you really want to be stuck in “fix your only premium car”, and yet have no money left to add new cars to your garage cycle?

    It also makes sense that since the reviewer at IGN only played until he reached level 5, he would have no access to all the features that are level-locked.


  123. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 28, 2010 at 17:36

    Because when you first start the game, you’re still in the “ram them off the road as you enter a corner” mindset. I still do it to win matches myself, but then we’ve been doing it since GT1 days. (You know you do too :P)

    It makes sense to increase difficulty with damage, if it was active at level 1, it would have made acquiring new cars a lot more difficult, also you’d get stuck in the “I have to fix the car again” cycle…

    What.. 20 000 credits again? But I just made 20 000 off this race … booo! :getlost:


  124. Bobby Kotick for Dummies

    November 28, 2010 at 22:46

    @Ians I believe IGN has just exposed themselves as the two-bit hack website they are. I believe the term, IGNorant is appropriate.


  125. alt24

    December 6, 2010 at 03:01

    ‘best racer simulator’ that would be neither forza or gt.


  126. Oxcide

    December 31, 2010 at 08:40

    Standard cars looked as they were ported straight from the psp game lol and sound that way too =[ GT5 Fail


  127. ¡Alejandrö!

    May 28, 2013 at 01:38

    The reviewer is right, in my opinion. The game designers seemed to lack dedication and commitment. It’s just bad that GT5 was bragging that there would be 1000+ cars, but the only downside is that only 200 are premium.


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