Excerpt: Well, cometh the year and cometh the game. After 5 years in development and countless amounts of delays, Kazunori Yamauchi’s baby has finally been handed over to the general public. One of Sony’s biggest franchises has had, to say the least, a bit of a troubled schedule as Polyphony Digital strived for perfection and were not going to release this until they were happy with the product.
Summary: It didn't even register at first. I put my review copy of Gran Turismo 5 into my PS3 and started it up, watched a lovely cutscene and then began playing. No fanfare. No parade. No banners hanging from the ceiling. Here I was, in a slow car and on some standard track, going in a circle, rounding corners at a snail's pace. It didn't really register that I was actually playing the finished version of Gran Turismo 5 , after all this time.
Excerpt: There are big names in racing games, and Gran Turismo is one of them. After playing Gran Turismo 5 I am beginning to wonder why. The menu screens are overly cumbersome, the flow of the game is off, and some of the cars control like whales. Especially when we reach higher speeds.
Excerpt: The easiest thing to start out with is “it’s another Gran Turismo game”. For some that’s good, and others it’s bad; this time around, Polyphony Digital do their best job at making it less-bad for some. Even though GT5 has an Arcade Mode, a Course Maker, and Gran Turismo TV, this review will pretty much only cover GT Mode as it’s where the game is.
Excerpt: The easiest thing to start out with is “it’s another Gran Turismo game”. For some that’s good, and others it’s bad; this time around, Polyphony Digital do their best job at making it less-bad for some.
Conclusion: Years of waiting, and we're presented with a title that still feels unfinished. Gran Turismo 5's main frustrations come from the fact that, at times, the game is entertaining and a joy to play. At other times, it had us questioning if Polyphony understand what the current generation of consoles are capable of. Not even an interesting photo mode and the Gran Turismo TV videos can save this from becoming one of 2010's biggest disappointments.
Excerpt: Très ancrée dans la marque PlayStation, la série Gran Turismo a connu un franc succès en raison de son moteur graphique époustouflant, ainsi que son gameplay très axé sur la simulation. Proposant de surcroît de nombreux modèles de véhicules officiels, le titre de Polyphony Digital s'est rapidement hissé au rang de la meilleure série automobile sur consoles.