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Well i got it a couple of days ago and put a few hours into it and have quite a good feel of how i like it, or dont for that matter.
First of all..it looks absolutely gourgous..in the intro video that is, just looks soo sexy..but when you are actually playing its not the same graphics, not as realistic looking but still dam good, not much difference between in game and the intro vid, compared to forza motorsport 2, ingame it does look more crisp, seems they used more Anti-aliasing in gt5p as there are much less jaggies, if any (btw both games were played at 1080i, didnt notice any difference at 720p). Gameplay is not so bad, could be better but then again this is just prologue..The cars engine sounds..well ive never really liked gran turismo engine sounds, they all sound pretty similar and i did some comparions between forza 2 and gt5p in same cars...Honda Integra Type r, Ferrari 599 GTB and BMW M3 E92..the sounds in both games were pretty close to real life but in FM2 you can hear the V-tec opening up in the honda. The BMW's Engine was just appaling..much much better in FM2, you really can feel the V8..and the ferrari sounded a little more like a ferrari in GT5P..I really do like the Incar view, no doubt the best view, cars speed feels more realistic and is overall more fun to play, would have been better if you could use the right analogue stick to looks around the car but its used for braking and accelerating instead (X and [] are used aswell for gas and brake)..One thing i hate is the outside car view..the camera is soo static asif its stuck to the backside of the car, it just doesnt move but once i used the incar view it is much better and it will proably be the most used view by people. The AI is improved quite a bit..cars will try to avoid and go around you if you stop in the middle of the road..so its good to see that.
Now things id like to see are much more tire smoke in the game..there is hardly any and when there is it disappears too quickly. Skid marks are needed also..ps3 is such a powerful machine and they couldnt put tire marking in??..thats just absurd..cummon PD. Also the skidding sounds are the same as GT3..dont really sound much like skidding sounds at all...just some high pitched screaming..Another thing is the revmeter, i like to see an analogue reve-o-meter where i can see what rpm im doing, not a digital bar which goes up, i was looking for an option to change this just doesnt seem there is one.
So overall its got alot of potential..BEAUTIFUL graphics..but gameplay and other little things could be much improved..the little things which make the game more realistic are really needed and would make this game just so much better. Lets hope the fully fledges GT5 includes all the things missing.
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I just ordered a new mobile phone with a free PS3, mainly because of GT5 and GTA IV...
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Mate..this is honestly the only game i got my ps3 for..and to be honest so far im disapointed with it and i play Forza Motorsport 2 much more.
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Can you lock the wheels under braking? I always thought it made braking to easy in earlier versions as you could stomp on the brakes without fear of screwing things up.
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In future posts, if your going to post a novel, break it up. Its hard on the eyes sifting through a 13 line post that isn't broken up into paragraphs.

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Yeah, I wasn't expecting much from this...considering its like a prequel to the game. Now all we need is for someone to steal the game coding and emulate it for PC. Then I'll play it!
    
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No you cant..i didnt see an ABS option ingame...unlike FM2..Btw im not an xbox fan boy, i know i keep comparing to FM2 but they are direct competition to each other and ive got both 360 and ps3..and im not biased towards any, so naturally i will make comparisions to FM2
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Mate..this is honestly the only game i got my ps3 for..and to be honest so far im disapointed with it and i play Forza Motorsport 2 much more.
what's the car handling like? if you slide a car, and correct it does it still randomly grip at the front and spin back the other way incredibly easily?
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Well the handling is pretty much the same as GT4 but yea..it still does that random grip thing...but this isthe prequel so just take it with a pinch of salt.
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Well the handling is pretty much the same as GT4 but yea..it still does that random grip thing...but this isthe prequel so just take it with a pinch of salt.
hmm, they should fix that... they put drifters in GT4, but you cant drift otherwise it just spins back every 2 seconds...

seems there needs to be a few fixes for it... - especially sounds going by what you said in your first post. that was one of the main things i disliked about GT4... the fact that most of the cars don't sound like the real thing, and a lot of them sound the same
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Yea..trust me thats probably the most annoying thing..i remember they always used to go on about each cars engines sounds being recorded and sounding so realistic..but yet they all sound the same..but yea..i hope they do fix this..its the only thing my ps3's got going for it.
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