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Old 05-14-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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So, if any of you remember I previously reviewed Gran Turismo Prologue as complete garbage. Apparently ALL my points were covered here in a lovely video. Previous thread is found here:

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While that video does point out the huge flaws still present after 5 iterations of Gran Turismo games, have you played Grid yet?

I played the demo of it the other day on the 360, and, while the graphics and sound are top-notch (gorgeous visuals, details and excellent car damage), the physics model is kinda shitty. Well, more specifically, the friction modelling seems to be incredibly unrealistic. The cars feel like they have incredibly grippy tires up to a point, then they just violently lose grip/control.
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While that video does point out the huge flaws still present after 5 iterations of Gran Turismo games, have you played Grid yet?

I played the demo of it the other day on the 360, and, while the graphics and sound are top-notch (gorgeous visuals, details and excellent car damage), the physics model is kinda shitty. Well, more specifically, the friction modelling seems to be incredibly unrealistic. The cars feel like they have incredibly grippy tires up to a point, then they just violently lose grip/control.
I am not touting GRID as a superior racing game, I am merely interested in the video for the fact that it does bluntly point out GTs flaws after a million tries. Have I played GRID yet? Nope. Whether or not the modeling is realistic or not, if you've driven the GTP you'll realize that there is worse. I was losing my rear end in a miata at 30 mph on turns.
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remember GTP is just a sample of what is coming for GT5...you bet your *** there will be changes when the big guns come out.
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remember GTP is just a sample of what is coming for GT5...you bet your *** there will be changes when the big guns come out.
Well, lets look at it this way:

Grand turismo 4... 2004.
Grand turismo 5.. was supposed to be released in 06, however they released GT HD on the PSN instead. Two years later (2008), out comes GTPrologue, which has the same shitty physics engine as GT HD, just with more tracks and cars. These guys develop at remarkable speeds.
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I am not touting GRID as a superior racing game, I am merely interested in the video for the fact that it does bluntly point out GTs flaws after a million tries.
Yes, it is amazing, isn't it?! Hell, they've only now got engine sound samples on par with what Forza 1 was doing several years ago.

Pretty pathetic.

Yeah, give Grid a shot if you get a chance, but to me, it feels like one of those arcade-y WRC Rally games.
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The best I've played to date is GTR2 on the PC.

Realistic graphics, very configurable, and a great physics engine.
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