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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Platinum)

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"Amazing, lead up to the best game ever made"
5 stars"

First of all, there is no damage only in prologue. GT5 final will have damage and not just scrapes and bumps. full on chassis damage. the physics are amazing. i can tell this because i spend my day driving real cars and i kick arse in this game as a result. the graphics are amazing. especially with an HDTV. i bought a whole new tv just for this game. and VERY much worth it. everything about this game is amazing. the realism is outstanding. i was reading that the GT people put in so much work into this. they digitalise every bit of body work. they made the manufacturer ship them even the headlights and all the bits. each car has 6 months of work put into it. if you are serious about driving and love this game buy it!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Entree before the main course"
4 stars"

Regarding Neil's comments, I largely agree… although I can't comment on the physics too much as I don't use a driving wheel, and generally turn the driving aids off.. and there is a lot of debate on forums over the physics.

However, there are definately flaws with the online mode. Hopefully as this is only the “Prologue”, the final released version of GT5 will fix some of those issues, although I don't expect we will ever see damage in a Gran Turismo game… so it will probably always be disadvantaged to Forza in that regard. Wall riding, dodgem cars and using other cars to assist your line, braking and direction will sadly always be present unless at the very least a better penalty system is implemented.

As for tyres and fuel, bear in mind this is not the final game, it is just an overblown demo. The final game will feature tyre wear, possibly fuel… and if past games are anything to go by, parts modification and tuning, endurance events, time trials, skills events, license tests, rally events will all hopefully be there.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Great game but not perfect"
4 stars"

I had high hopes with previous reviews talking about the realism of the handling and how it's quite difficult to control the car with all the driver aids off.

So I disabled all the aids, chose sim mode and went racing.

GT5 looks gorgeous (but they REALLY screwed up on the AA or AF – there's flickering lines everywhere!) and sounds ok, but for anyone looking for a realistic driving sim, you have to look elsewhere for the following reasons.

  • There's no car damage – this means that on several circuits, the fastest line is to bounce off the walls and other cars. This is unacceptable.
  • Wall sliding barely slows the car
  • It's hard to spin most of the cars without trying
  • Tyres don't appear to wear, fuel doesn't seem to get used
  • The cars you drive aren't matched evenly to the AI. If I come around a corner and step out of line slightly, there's no way I should be able to catch and pass an identical car on the next straight, but invariably I can.

Online functionality is also currently a joke – I tried to race properly, but if you're in front of more than a couple of people and brake for a corner at the right place, you _WILL_ get hit by the horde of people behind you not bothering to brake and heading for the armco to slide around.

So GT5 is a pretty game, but for a proper sim experience, go get GTR2 or rFactor or even Live for Speed. There's still no realistic Sim for the PS3…

I know why Sony have done this – the game will appeal to more people than a sim, but it's frustrating that they haven't included a genuinely realistic handling mode when all the hard work had already been done.

Cheers – N

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Description

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue showcases the automotive experience that is imminent with Gran Turismo 5. Featuring over 60 meticulously detailed cars - including vehicles by Ferrari, Audi and Nissan - for users to race on five beautifully rendered reversible tracks from around the globe, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning1080p High Definition. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will also introduce to the franchise an in-cockpit view, providing a unique perspective for racers and featuring real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle. Additionally, in conjunction with a robust offline experience, for the first time in the history of the franchise Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support up to 16 players racing head-to-head online, complete with community events and leaderboards, to quell any question of who is the best driver in the “World of GT.”

Dedicated to expanding the user’s immersion in automotive culture, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature access to Gran Turismo TV, a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION Network that delivers some of the greatest motorsport and manufacturer content that television has to offer.

Key Features:
  • The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
  • Race a total of 71 stunning cars:
  • Race the Eiger Nordwand, Daytona International Speedway, the London City Track, Fuji Speedway, Suzuka and the High Speed Ring - then race them all in alternative layouts
  • All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
  • All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
  • Access to Gran Turismo TV : a world of great motoring TV programming online including the BBCs Top Gear
  • In-game museum featuring the history and heritage of the top car manufacturers
  • My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with calendar, clock and map & weather of major race circuits worldwide
  • Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
  • All in stunning High Definition at 1080p
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for Europe/Australia/New Zealand:
  • Drift Mode – The player’s drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
  • In Depth Car Tuning – Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle’s performance, including power, tyres, suspension and the ability for quick tuning whilst racing.
  • Two-player Split Screen Racing – Allows players to race head-to-head offline.
  • New Race Events – Online racing fans can join in on a new set of scheduled events and time trials.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Full Vehicle List:
  • Lexus IS F '07
  • Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
  • Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
  • Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
  • Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
  • Nissan GT-R Proto '05
  • Nissan GT-R '07
  • Honda Integra TYPE R '04
  • Honda NSX Type R '02
  • Acura NSX '91
  • Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
  • Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
  • Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
  • Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
  • Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
  • Suzuki Cappuccino '95
  • Suzuki Swift Sport '07
  • Suzuki Cervo SR '07
  • Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
  • Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
  • Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
  • Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
  • Dodge Viper GTS '02
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe '06
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
  • Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
  • Ford GT '05
  • Ford Focus ST '06
  • Ford GT Tuned Car
  • Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
  • Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
  • BMW Z4 '03
  • BMW 135i Coupe '07
  • BMW M3 Coupe '07
  • BMW 135tii '08
  • Mini Cooper-S '06
  • Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
  • Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05
  • Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
  • Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
  • Ferrari 599 '06
  • Ferrari F430 '06
  • Ferrari 512BB '76
  • Ferrari F40 '92
  • Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
  • Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
  • Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
  • Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
  • Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
  • Jaguar XK Coupe '06
  • Lotus Elise 111R '04
  • Lotus Elise '96
  • Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
  • Lotus Elise Tuned Car
  • TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
  • TVR Tamora '02
  • Art Morrison Corvette'60
  • Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
  • Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
  • Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
  • Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07
Release date NZ
March 28th, 2008
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Product ID
1553981

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