New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

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New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Gran Turismo
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Gran Turismo 5
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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:47 pm

For the letters page :)
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by Limbrooke » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:53 pm

Not much of a contest, more cars, more realistic control, and more options all lend favour to GT5 flaws aside. The original game has it's charm but it doesn't stack up well against newer entries. That speaks to effort put in by Polyphony to improve the formula, and they have.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by HalcyonDaze00 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:54 pm

Both are hugely boring and over hyped. The original was less of a disappointment, so I'll vote for that.

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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by SirClive » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:15 pm

I went for the original. At least that was something new. GT5 adds little to the mix other than a stupid number of cars. I would much rather they just halved the number of cars and sorted the damage modelling out. In 2011 it is not acceptable to play a series racer like it is bumper cars.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by Dave300 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Gran Turismo 5 to most other modern driving games is like Microsoft Flight Simulator to HAWX! Very realistic in places, but not much of an overall game!

PS. I love GT!
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by thevulture » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:32 pm

Even though i loather 'pure' racers like these, has to be the 1st.Back then, benchmark title.Now? Developers got heads so stuck in the sand, being left way behind in the genre.

PS3 GT5 was'nt the visual benchmark many had hoped for, nor was it what was expected gameplay wise after so long in development.And to include car models from PS2=PSP games, just to 'get the numbers up', to me smacked of desperation.

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Post by nakamura » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:40 pm

The original. Yes it isn't a better game at all but it certainly was something special then. GT5 while good, has failed to deliver on so many fronts.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by lanky316 » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:58 am

GT5. Think people have become jaded about it due to the constant delays rather than the game itself. It's a typical follow up to any series. Take the foundation of a game and add in more things without doing anything massively revolutionary in case you offend old fans.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by stvd » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:27 am

Has to be the original GT. It was stunning when it first appeared and the depth was overwhelming.
GT5 looks great but I expect that.
Like most mediums (music/film/games), sequels rarely improve on the original.
There are exceptions but GT5 is not one of them.
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Post by Joey » Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:57 pm

Voted for the original.

GT5 was the biggest dissapointment of last year. 800 'PS2 spec' cars, damage you have to unlock and unbalanced racing amongst many other things.

Its about time they followed suit of other successfull racing franchises, stop f-ing about implementing fancy crap that only a minority of people will use or care about and actually make a solid deep racing experience instead of Pokemon: Cars edition.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by thevulture » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:13 pm

stvd wrote: Like most mediums (music/film/games), sequels rarely improve on the original.
There are exceptions but GT5 is not one of them.
I'd say more if and when done properly (i.e build on original, but adress the flaws), sequels do improve on the original:

System Shock 2, Resident Evil 2, Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Killzone 2, BF:BC2, Toe Jam And Earl 2, Streets Of Rage 2, Beach Head 2,Delta 2, IK+, Kikstart 2, Wipeout 2097 etc etc.

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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by SJ_Sathanas » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:25 pm

Gran Turismo. Absolutly epoch making and probably got a whole generation of car peeps into Japanese motors. Everything after has just been a rehash.

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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by djcarlos » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:49 am

As much as it pains me to say it I got bored with the new one pretty quickly.......but when I first played the original it blew me away.
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by stvd » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:30 am

thevulture wrote:
stvd wrote: Like most mediums (music/film/games), sequels rarely improve on the original.
There are exceptions but GT5 is not one of them.
I'd say more if and when done properly (i.e build on original, but adress the flaws), sequels do improve on the original:

System Shock 2, Resident Evil 2, Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Killzone 2, BF:BC2, Toe Jam And Earl 2, Streets Of Rage 2, Beach Head 2,Delta 2, IK+, Kikstart 2, Wipeout 2097 etc etc.
As I said "There are exceptions but GT5 is not one of them". ;)
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Re: New Vs Old Gran Turismo Vs Gran Turismo 5

Post by deadpan666 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:08 pm

Have yet to play the new one, but my mate has it and says it's good....and having played the first one again recently it hasn't aged that well!

Gran Turismo 2 was way better! More cars, slightly better graphics, more tracks....I always hated the way the AI cars just stuck to driving in a line though...not very realistic! Much preferred the AI in stuff like Codemaster's World Touring Car Championship!
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