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Gran Turismo 5 2.08 Now Available

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 5' started by Tom, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

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  2. cool :)
     
  3. Bram

    Bram
    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Undusting my PS3 as we speak. Time to give it a proper update with this release. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. I don't care what anybody says or if they knock down consoles. The PS3 is still a beast of a console with it's current tech and it comes down to that beast of a cell processor. We've seen how developers who truly know how to develop for the PS3 can do magic with it..

    With that in mind, I will say I do think GT5 is the best console simulator good money can buy, and I do play it regularily and I think of it way less of a simcade. The feel with a G25 and how the car handles and gets loose is very realistic for the Mustang GT which I own. I can be a true testimonial provider in that one car.

    Only thing I wish for is the calibrating of your wheel to set it for up to 900 degrees. Other then that none of us can deny that GT5 and Prologue set the next gen graphics on it's way. Now AC and Pcars will take over that spot until the PS4 comes out. If they can do graphics like this on the PS3, I can't imagine what we will see from the real man/and race car driver himself KAZ..
     
  5. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    The only thing I miss is the Formula Polyphony series. Yes, it's still there but let's be frank: it's way too easy. Back in GT4 a proper setup was needed, let alone tyre management and pit strategy.

    Other than that GT5 is pretty much perfect. Apart from the fact I'd still need to grind the last car missing in my garage. :p
     
  6. Oh no, the return of the ugly engine sounds! 3-5 month to model a car, 1 minute to give her a rotten engine sound! what a shame!
     
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  7. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :)

    What car is it Tom?
     
  8. Tom

    Tom
    Staff Emeritus Staff

    The Tokyo Motor Show GT-R - impossible to trade. :)
     
  9. Stuart Pocock

    Stuart Pocock
    I'M BACK... Again :)

    Ouch, unlucky :)
     
  10. Ya I won't argue with you there on those points.

    I think we'll see a different GT6 whether it be on the PS3 or next gen.

    There are many changes I myself would love to see. I agree with the poster on the bottom about the horrific engine sounds. Cmon Polyphony.

    Yes some of the cars were dyno tested, but not a lot.

    Talking about GT4 is hard for me.. I just cannot digress back to those pixelated graphics. I get PC bashers saying rF2 looks like crap compared to GT5. So sad that people really do put graphics first, but then again, hardware is ever improving and one would expect GT5 graphics as the norm.

    Well we got 2 examples now of what a PC can really do with AC and Pcars. Unfortunately a major portion of the world still do NOT understand what the word Simulation means. And from where I sit looking at a beta (rf2 which now is slated as going gold longer then one may think), I still know that the overall package will be amazing when done.

    And when it comes to a sim pushing my beast rig to submission like rF2 does, You see a powerhouse of Physics algorithms being heaped upon each other. rF2 uses more of my rig then Pcars could even hope to at this point in time. Physics always comes first to me.

    All in all though, GT5 is still a big bang for your console buck and I still have a lot of fun with it and find it hard to believe that a console can do what I see. Yes I love graphics, but Graphics don't always equal fun..
     
  11. That is why I have lost interest in GT5 when Forza 4 came out. Terrible engine sounds and no customisation. If You try once M3 e36 stepping manual clutch ( fanatec ) and hear straight 6 on Top Gear Test Track You will forgot GT 5 for long, long months.