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Gran Turismo 5 (Platinum)

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

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  give it a chance

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Ok so I finally got GT5, and I know Forza 4 is out and its brilliant but this is where it all started! The cars are good and it is a lot of fun to play, the graphics are great, but I will admit more effort should of been put into the less powerful cars and tracks but overall it is worth getting, I just hope they up there game asap with GT6 which I guess will come out in 2020.

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  Great simulator, shame about the game.

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After all the hype built up over years and the constant delays I was expecting the best Gran Turismo yet. Unfortunately I, like many was left feeling short changed. The game is best described as a driving RPG rather than a racing game. Graphically, the game varies from drop dead gorgeous to high resolution ps2. The cars that are rated as premium look absolutely amazing but the remaining 'standard' ones are blocky and wouldn't look out of place on the ps2. The tracks themselves are a mix of old favourites (high speed ring) and new ones (Cape Ring) but they seem to be lacking in variation and driving seems like a chore more then anything. This is because the layout of the game forces you to repeat the same races until you reach a high enough level to unlock the next event. Newer patches have introduced seasonal events which make the grind a lot more bearable but they seemed to have leached out whatever fun was remaining in the game.

It really is a big disappointment especially as I was such a huge GT fan. There is also a huge emphasis on the B spec mode from previous GTs. At least before you could speed the process up and also switch to A spec if you got bored. I honestly don't know what they were doing for the last 5 years or so as the only thing that is accomplished are the driving physics. With a Driving Force GT the handling varies between each car and you can really see the effort that has gone into making this a driving simulator. The one thing i commend Polyphony Digital is the support they've given the game since release. They have constantly tried to improve the game with patches and the result is a game with a bit more variety then when first released. They have listened to fans feedback as well and made tweaks to imporive the user experience.

Overall, a slight let down especially after all the development issues i'd expect a polished, finished racing game. (though this has been somewhat rectified after the masses of patches and additions) Is that too much to ask for?

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