Gran Turismo 5 Catch-All

Thin_J wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
Lothar wrote:
Thin_J wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:

The emptiest list of 1000+ cars ever.

That list is why I giggle whenever the PS3 fanatics tout the car total as some major advantage over Forza.

Maybe I am crazy but I do think the list is at least an advantage over Forza, I really like Forza as well.

Why? So many of them are near identical variants. I think the problem isn't of numbers, it's just that there is no more breadth.

Nothing wrong with that, but it's not an advantage.

Exactly.

Having 25 Nissan Skylines does not mean you have 25 cars. You have one car. With a few built in extra skins and performance tunes. Does. Not. Count.

If you want to count different visual styles and performance tunes as different cars then Forza has a billion more cars available than GT. Try browsing the Forza 3 marketplace sometime. Using GT's reasoning every custom car and tuning setup you can buy on that marketplace = OMG A NEW CAR

I have browsed Forza 3 Marketplace and it's cool but I am not counting the number of cars in either game but I think GT has a superior car list over Forza even though there's overlap in both games, it will be interesting to see how Gt5 ends up.

Farscry wrote:

My main complaint with that car list is that the vast majority of them are merely models lifted out of previous GT games and given a nominal facelift. Only the "P" cars (Premium) have actually been newly modeled for GT5 and have full interior cockpit views. I expected more of the cars to be Premium models given the development time and promotional talk about them.

I agree with you, I wish more cars were its unfortunate there's not as many premium cars as it feels it should have been.

50 minute install?

I don't think even with the second disc that Forza took nearly that long.

Gotta love PS3.

MannishBoy wrote:

50 minute install?

I don't think even with the second disc that Forza took nearly that long.

Gotta love PS3.

And 10 gigs of space required.

No problem. Start install, watch Netflix on my 360! 10 gigs, hah! PS3 is awesome and lets you use a regular HD so I got a 500gb in there.

I can't believe this game is going to actually see the light of the day. I thought it was just a myth created for hype.

Jayhawker wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

50 minute install?

I don't think even with the second disc that Forza took nearly that long.

Gotta love PS3.

And 10 gigs of space required.

It's both optional sounds like it's a 256 mb mandatory install and a 10 gb full optional install. if you don't install everything you can choose what you want to install as well.

Anything to cut down load times and smooth out interface navigation is ok with me. I wish more games would provide that kind of option.

Is there really a car called "Pajero"? That means "Masturbator" in spanish.

I guess I know which car I'll try first...

Dyni wrote:

Anything to cut down load times and smooth out interface navigation is ok with me. I wish more games would provide that kind of option.

The weird thing is I've loaded multiple DVD games on PC in much, much less time. And since the install is initially smaller than 10GB, what the heck takes so long?

I'll never figure out why my PS3 is so much slower to do this type stuff than the Xbox.

MannishBoy wrote:

I'll never figure out why my PS3 is so much slower to do this type stuff than the Xbox.

BluRay drives are sloooowwwww....

Jayhawker wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

I'll never figure out why my PS3 is so much slower to do this type stuff than the Xbox.

BluRay drives are sloooowwwww....

Doesn't explain downloaded patches and system updates. Seems more systematic than just the optical drive.

MannishBoy wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

I'll never figure out why my PS3 is so much slower to do this type stuff than the Xbox.

BluRay drives are sloooowwwww....

Doesn't explain downloaded patches and system updates. Seems more systematic than just the optical drive.

That's true. I actually wonder how the 360 can install a patch so quickly and painless.

MannishBoy wrote:
Dyni wrote:

Anything to cut down load times and smooth out interface navigation is ok with me. I wish more games would provide that kind of option.

The weird thing is I've loaded multiple DVD games on PC in much, much less time. And since the install is initially smaller than 10GB, what the heck takes so long?

I'll never figure out why my PS3 is so much slower to do this type stuff than the Xbox.

I really don't know why it takes so long on PS3. Are BluRay drives inherently slow?

I'm just glad it's an option. At least the ridiculous install time is only something you have to put up with one time in exchange for (hopefully) short load times and fast interface navigation.

Edit: Just saw this on Joystiq: http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/19/gr...

If I'm not mistaken, Blu-Rays spin at effectively 4x (I may be wrong) whish is why installs can be mandatory on the ps3 yet the 360 version runs smoother with less pop-in due to the speed of the DVD drive in comparison.

Mex wrote:

Is there really a car called "Pajero"? That means "Masturbator" in spanish.

I guess I know which car I'll try first...

LOL!

do people actually still use "LOL"?

2 more sleeps!

One thing I do know about this game: My cousin can't wait, he still has every single Gran Turismo game, he loves them, it does look cool I await its release

Is it really happening today?
Futureshop still has not emailed me that it was shipping...what the ...

Post as soon as you have received shipping notice, or if you managed to pick it up. The Futureshop website reads as having online and store stock now.
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...
IMAGE(http://www.futureshop.ca/multimedia/Products/250x250/101/10125/10125827.jpg)

Oh, just checked my order status and:

1
Wired Driving Racing Wheel (PlayStation 3)
Item Status: Shipped
Customer Rating:
3.8 /5
(Based on 8 votes)
Review & Rate Product $0.00

1
Gran Turismo 5 (PlayStation 3)
Item Status: Shipped
Customer Rating:
4.2 /5
(Based on 246 votes)
Review & Rate Product

WOOT!

How much was the wheel?

garion333 wrote:

How much was the wheel?

came free with the purchase. it's a cheap one though
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...

I have this one also.
IT's gREAT!
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/produ...

got it on promotion for $80 i think.

Ah, I see. Not a bad deal, if even it's a crappy wheel you can still have it as a backup. That Logitech one for $80 would be a pretty sweet deal, but it's standard price is WAY above what I would pay for a console wheel (a wheel for the pc will be more useful 5 years from now, while the console will only be useful as long as the console is around).

It can also be used on the PC. Comes with a driver disc and connects via USB so it's doubly delicious.

If it's your thing. Metascores are coming in.

Thus far:
6+ years of development GT5 < 2+ for NFS: HP

checkm-8 wrote:

If it's your thing. Metascores are coming in.

Thus far:
6+ years of development GT5 < 2+ for NFS: HP

apples and pears.

how can they compare need for speed to gran turismo?
one's a simulation and the other is an arcadey game.

i mean come on!!!

were talking apples and cucumbers!

oranges and kumquats!

pears and coconuts!

Kibbles and bits!

groan wrote:

how can they compare need for speed to gran turismo?
one's a simulation and the other is an arcadey game.

i mean come on!!!

were talking apples and cucumbers!

oranges and kumquats!

pears and coconuts!

Kibbles and bits!

I'm comparing it to a polished game to an unpolished game that needed more months in development.

MisterStatic wrote:
checkm-8 wrote:

If it's your thing. Metascores are coming in.

Thus far:
6+ years of development GT5 < 2+ for NFS: HP

apples and pears.

The change it to Forza 3 vs GT5, the equation still holds.

Also, IGN has it's review up.

Hil wrote:

CLOSING COMMENTS

Gran Turismo 5 is a 10/10 simulator wrapped up in a 5/10 game – driving is as exhilarating as anything that’s gone before, and slavish obsession with the minutiae of many of its cars ensure it's an encyclopaedia of automotive delights. Its brilliance on the track, however is matched by its sloppiness off of it, and there’s a lack of polish that would at one time have seemed sacrilegious to the series. Ultimately its driving wins out to ensure that it’s still a great game, but it leaves that nagging doubt; this could have been a masterpiece were it not for the fact that Polyphony was so absorbed with the detail that it took its eye off the ball.

OMG! it's waiting for me at the psot office! EEK! (little girl eek)

Mex wrote:

Is there really a car called "Pajero"? That means "Masturbator" in spanish.

Yep, there are lots of Pajeros in the UK.

(to save anyone else the effort: "no surprises there then!" )

I'm wondering if anyone here who after their very first spin-out or crash, went reaching for the rewind button? After playing GT5, I realized that's a feature I sort of took for granted in Forza 3, GRID, and DiRT 2.

Looks like I'm going to have to keep the ABS on.