Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PlayStation 3)
Manufacturer: Sony Part number: 81582
- The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise returns with its 5th installment, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, exclusively for PlayStation 3. With its signature realism and unrivaled physics, this highly anticipated precursor to Gran Turismo 5 continues to blur the line between simulation and reality.
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GT5 P Is Only for Fans, the Rest Are not Welcome!!!
by mehrankimi on April 21, 2008
Pros: Graphics, Sountracks, AI, Online
Cons: None for Prologue
We all know how GT series has been set up for over 10 years: stunning graphics, sound, tracks, and etc. But, what matters after all is that this is ...
We all know how GT series has been set up for over 10 years: stunning graphics, sound, tracks, and etc. But, what matters after all is that this is not a Ridge-Racer type of game. So, if you expect to handle the turns by just easing off the gas and drifting, you'd better not buy this game.
This game is designed for people, who love cars and care about the beauty and details of them for real life experience. The producer's passion is to bring the cars to our lives as like we are really driving them. When you go to GTTV and see what those people do to make things as nicely as possible, you will realize that something like Forza will be no match for such a huge franchise with this amount of effort put into it.
Graphics and Sound:
Nothing to say. Certainly, show the capability of PS3 to its maximum limits. The cars and environment, literally, are photo-realistic, meaning you are there and you feel it. Same goes with sound. And, by sound, I mean engine sounds and soundtracks. No match has ever come any close to achieve what GT has in this category.
This is a GRAN TURISMO! That means, you cannot beat the game in 2 hours like you do in NFS or Ridge Racer. As a professional race driver, you need to suffer to get to where you want to be. So, do not complain about the fact that you need money to purchase the cars. This is why GT is called a "real driving simulator". Have patience and enjoy the ride along!
These critics say why the AI drivers always drive on the racing line? That question simply proves that they are not into racing at all because if you watch a Touring Race Championship or F1 Championship on TV, you will see that all drivers will always drive on the racing line to optimize their cornering, unless there is traffic or accident on the line should they not drive on it. That is the same case in GT5 P. The AI will always drive on the racing line to optimize its cornering, like in reality, unless there is some sort of block ; in that case it will not drive on the racing line. The real racing games must carry the real racing actuality and skills. So, if you think the AI drivers are driving unusually, you do not know racing. You'd better, first, watch some F1 or other races on TV.
It is true that those people that do not know racing assume that GT5 P is demolition-race type of racing game and run into you and grant you a very painful experience in guardrails, but this is just a prologue version. They may make the races in GT5, where you will do qualification laps, ghost racing, and grid position starting. These improvements can, however, be made to Prologue now.
This is an amazing feature. How come nobody ever notes that? They show you how the cars are tested and put in the game. What kind of racing game has such a feature?
What the heck is the point of damage modeling about which every single person complains? Why would you want to see a beautifully crafted car be smashed and totaled? Are you a car fan or a demolition racer? Do you prefer to see how a GT-R gets smashed and totaled by going to back of a Ferrari F40, or do you rather want to see how the car handles in the real life? I mean, there is a trade-off. A professional racer would want to see how a GT-R drives in the real life than to want it to be totaled and see the debris of crash on the track.
This game, certainly, is worth the buck! But, if you are looking into arcade type of racing with crazy things happen like Twisted Metal, you are better off playing other racing games...anything, but GT5 P.
GT5 will be always a top seller, as usual, dominating the market!
2 out of 2 users found this user opinion helpful.
Good, but flawed
by eslittle on June 19, 2008
Pros: Graphics, and game is much better than other simulators
Cons: penalties, screen jumps when too many cars on screen
Summary: I'm a huge GT fan. But I think this version may have been released before it was ready to meet the deadline. I hate the "pass them all in ...
Summary: I'm a huge GT fan. But I think this version may have been released before it was ready to meet the deadline. I hate the "pass them all in one lap races", and the penalties interrup far too often to fully enjoy the game. You get penalized even when other cars bump into you. And when there are many cars on the screen at the same time, the processor bogs down and makes the screen jump. I also preferred the "race for the parts" version of the game more than this one. The game is good, but could have been so much better.
1 out of 1 users found this user opinion helpful.
Find a piggy bank to buy your rides.
by Gamegirl15 on May 15, 2008
Pros: Photo realistic graphics,the online racing is welcome
Cons: The career mode is not a good idea for me
Summary: What's happening here?Why do I have to race ten times to buy a car?I have to say that I'm dissapointed of Gran Turismo 5.I think ...
Summary: What's happening here?Why do I have to race ten times to buy a car?I have to say that I'm dissapointed of Gran Turismo 5.I think that gamers just want to race with the cars,not buy them first.The career mode is a bad move,because if Polyphony Digital doesn't know,most of the gamers that own racing games like to play them with there friends,and I hope that I'm correct.I just want to mean that I don't like the idea of buying the cars.
But the game has good things too!The graphics are extremely realistic and beautiful.The Gran Turismo series never fail to impress with the graphics.The interior dash view is the most realistic sim I've ever seen on a racing game.just awesome!The online racing is a welcome addition,it brings some short thrills.About the controls,the racing feels comfortable.But I have to say that the career mode make this port for true Gran Turismo fans only.
GranTurismo 5, not a simulation, still no GTR, or RFactor
by MurphysLaww on April 20, 2008
Pros: beautiful graphics, smooth play
Cons: Still Arcadey, physics & Sound amateurish, feels like a demo.
Summary: Picked up a playstation 3, and GT5 and have played it for a few hours and although I have been away from the GT series for a while, I have ...
Summary: Picked up a playstation 3, and GT5 and have played it for a few hours and although I have been away from the GT series for a while, I have to admit being dissapointed.
I found myself asking myself, "This is called prologue, so it's like a demo, right?" No Damage effects, you can shift from 6th to 1st with no effect, etc. They apparently just need to reverse engineer some SimBin Code, because pretty Art will only get you so far.
The sound is pretty pathetic. I doubt they actually sampled anymore than two rpm levels for most of the cars.
All in all, pretty much a dissapointment.
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- Manufacturer: Sony
- Part number: 81582
- Description: The award-winning Gran Turismo franchise returns with its 5th installment, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, exclusively for PlayStation 3. With its signature realism and unrivaled physics, this highly anticipated precursor to Gran Turismo 5 continues to blur the line between simulation and reality.
Product Basic Spec
- Platform Playstation 3
- ESRB rating Everyone - Mild Suggestive Themes
- Genre Driving
- Elements Racing / driving - GT/street
- Number of players 1 Player
- Connectivity Broadband Only
- Offline modes Competitive
- Online modes Competitive
- Developer Polyphony Digital
- ESRB Everyone
- ESRB descriptors Mild Suggestive Themes
- Max number of players 16