so this GT5 Demo....

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  1. gui3

    gui3 all the dude ever wanted was his rug back

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    i played it; this is after many hours spent with GT5 Prolouge

    My feeling on it is this: the quality of the physics simulation and the graphics realism might be a coding triumph, but the game - as it stands - is utterly boring.

    My biggest complaint in both games is that there is no sense of speed. in the game, my speedo says i'm going 85mph, but i don't realize this until i've completely blown a turn. why is this? because in real life, i don't drive by my speedo (have you ever checked your speedo before going into a turn and said "i remember from last time, i can't take this turn above 43mph"?). we drive with sensory input. since the only sensory input available in a game is what i'm SEEING, then the game's visuals had better convey a sense of speed, or it's worthless. For a game so hyped for "realism," i have to completely re-train my eyes to understand what "fast" looks like in the GT5 world.

    if you have to re-learn reality in a game, then it's not a realistic game.

    i get the impression that their "realism" is based on some kind of algorithm in GT5P and GT5 Demo, everything feels like grandma speeds until you hit a corner. this is exacerbated by the incredibly dull and repetitive scenery. the people look like the crowd of Mii's in Wii Tennis.

    Note, I'm a fan of racing games. Compare this to PGR4, NFS Shift, and GRID. People get sanctimonious and brush these off as "arcade" racers. but in the end, who gives a crap? i'm not playing these games just for a better lap time. i'm playing them to enjoy the driving.

    Maybe some people enjoy this type of racer, but at this point it's plainly not "fun," and the graphics don't save it for me. Now you can do the troll thing and say "ITZ BC U SUK."
     
  2. Genius/GZA

    Genius/GZA OT Supporter

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    ITZ BC U SUK
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    :bowrofl: this oughtta get the trolls going, great post

    rep+1
     
  4. forgotmyname

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    Have you pushed a 370Z to its limits?
     
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    I agree with the threadstarter. I have more fun playing Burnout Paradise demo or Dirt 2 demo than the GT5 demo, but who knows some demo's are terrible representations of the full game and maybe the full game will be better. I'm not a huge GT fan but even though I hated the GT5 demo I'll still at least give the full game a rental if reviews are good.
     
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    forgotmyname Active Member

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    That's good but this is about realism not fun which is subjective.
     
  7. Sooka

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    Yeah but if I want to be bored with realism then I can go take my Mustang out on the highway. Being fun and realistic is a good thing, but for a boring game realism does nothing. When I play a racing game I like to at least feel like I'm going fast or at least feel some sort of fun or excitement and the GT5 demo just didn't do that for me.
     
  8. forgotmyname

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    Let's just say that you have typed a lot of things that are wrong on that post.
    If everyone were to drive by sensory needs, then cars wouldn't have speedometers and people would not get ticketed for driving too fast.

    Second, driving in an open environment vs a closed one makes a difference. The Indianapolis course is mostly open, that is why you "don't feel the speed"

    Third, it is clear that you don't like racing sims so please stop posting things like "it is not as fast as Burnout, therefore it is a boring racing game".

    There are millions of GT fans that disagree with you.
     
  9. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    the real driving simulator
     
  11. forgotmyname

    forgotmyname Active Member

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    Way to troll up this thread.
     
  12. Chimpa Codigo

    Chimpa Codigo Bаnned bу Ѕuреr Modulators

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    as opposed to the real crashing into people simulator? The Ferrari f355 arcade game is probably one of the most realistic simulators and it doesn't exactly put its main focus on damage ... or its focus on damage at all
     
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    Sooka New Member

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    I don't care how many people disagree with me. It's my opinion and I can share it if I want.
     
  14. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    :bowrofl: agree completely.
     
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    GT5 is a huge dissapointment
     
  16. Der SchattenJager

    Der SchattenJager Kupo, asshat.

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    In a real life well-tuned sports car, you often can't tell you're going fast until you hit a turn or get pulled over.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    i especially love how the driver has the top down...on a race track.
     
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    But he's wearing racing gloves
     
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    racing gloves add more horses.
     
  21. juvental604

    juvental604 I like to pee upside down OT Supporter

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    wtf i must be living in the matrix
     
  22. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    the 9 demos have been, still got hope for the full game :hs:
     
  23. Sooka

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    The fastest I've ever went in a car in real life was 155 and I definately felt like I was going fast and got one hell of a rush out of it. Then again I wasn't exactly driving a modded out sports car but I doubt it would feel any different because my ride was smooth as fuck.
     
  24. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    there's a lot more at stake when you're actually driving, plus it's more involved
     
  25. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    The demo is only fun if you are good at it....I hit a wall. I cant get under 1'42...but i can consistently get that time.

    Im new the Gran Torismo but after playing this demo it will be a first day purchase for me.
     

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