The online racing simulator
Gran Turismo 6
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Honestly, when you mix a good combo and good tires (by good i don't mean best, but the ones that feel most realistic), it's really not that far from the PC sims, at all. Talking about GT5 mind you..
But that whole 'game' mentality around it, is offputting. Online system is on the 1998 level, and only thing left that is fun, is hotlaping on couple of good combos.
Scrap all that if you really enjoy unlocking cars, swapping engines, and doing casual racing with kids who don't know how to race..
I've only just got a PS3 and GT5 in November (waited for GT6 for Xmas )
The physics are not great compared to PC sims, but that is not the reason for me. For petrol heads who like cars, it's great to look through all the available exotica (or cars you've owned) and plan your next purchase.
And it looks great! The progression through the levels is enjoyable enough, I haven't played online yet.
I got my PS3 second hand from CEX (in UK), it's kept me entertained while we wait for the next LFS update.
Just don't expect to be blown away by the physics
This is what I mean- @ 1:26 this player overtakes AI (which is in a more powerful car) on the outside of a gentle turn. Is this the norm or has this been patched? (that's the problem with games nowadays, nothing is final, constant flux of patches and changes )

http://youtu.be/Zzlc9HQvuuE

EDIT: or this: http://youtu.be/chD1FbKm8yY winning without even using gears higher than 3rd (!!!)
The AI is terrible in gt games. I enjoyed the online in GT5, had some excellent races and spent alot of time on it Sold my ps3 before GT6 though and I doubt i would of got it anyway as there doesn't seem to be enough differences between the two.
I wouldnt buy GT for online though - already have AC for that. GT is about it's single player, but if the state of AI is indeed like its in the two vids above, then forget it...
I hear about "horrible AI" all the time, but this is just ridiculous. Winning races with a cup of tea in your hand and never shifting above third is just...
When will be Gran Turismo's 1st January 2014?
I have PS3 only for GT6 (initially GT5) and it sucks but I love it. If you're a petrol head willing to collect cars, take care of them, tune them and take them for a spin every now and then, it's the best game out there for any platform. I really love hotlaping with my cars just for the sake of driving them with some decent physics, a good wheel and a manual shifter. It is a driving simulator, not a racing simulator. AI is the worst I've seen since the 80's, there are just random obstacles driving slowly around the track, and servers are full of people with 500hp Ford Focus driving with super soft racing tires, controlling the car with a gamepad with most aids on, so is not worh either.
Do you think it will be patched? Is new AI easier then GT5's? Basically is this AI so bad (like you said "worst since the 80s" lol!) due to some bugs, or is it PD's new philosophy/approach, did they say anything on this matter?

It just doesnt make sense really as Grid (just an example) that surely competes for the same slice of casual racers' market never had such ideas as "lets take the challenge from racing out of the game as it frustrates our customer base".
I use it only because I race against work mates online. If you are after AI racing you'll be bored in a week or so.
I have no idea about the plans that PD has regarding the AI but I have the feeling that they don't give a fu*k, that they will fix all this stupid things in GT7 for PS4 as a next gen title, PS3 has had enough.
Shame I think I'll wait a few months and will post the same question again- like I said I only wanted GT for its career mode, do not care about its online stuff (which I read is bugged to hell and back anyways with invisible players, disappearing cars etc - but that does not bother me like I said). Hope it will be patched!

Is GT5 AI more adequate?
I am doing the career and despite of the stupid AI it is actually kinda enjoyable, but for me the good thing about this game is the one I explained above. AI in GT5 is pretty much the same, maybe some races are a bit harder but only because you start way too far behind the first car.
Quote from NitroNitrous :I am doing the career and despite of the stupid AI it is actually kinda enjoyable, but for me the good thing about this game is the one I explained above. AI in GT5 is pretty much the same, maybe some races are a bit harder but only because you start way too far behind the first car.

OK, thank you!

Starting behind the first car (like 1 minute behind) is a trick that shows that PD's AI code is not capable of being a challenge in a normal way like starting from a pole position with player at the back of the grid as this gives only a few seconds advantage. So yeah, unlikely to be patched then.

I'll have a think if I can enjoy the game how you enjoy it, and have a look at the premium car list. cheers!
The Ai is horrible, the races are like a time trial with moving chicanes but it is satisfying trying to win with the slowest car possible by less then a second.
Quote from Borsch :I wouldnt buy GT for online though - already have AC for that.

Your "already" is a bit too early.

Quote from Mustafur :the races are like a time trial with moving chicanes

GT's AI - this guy lets the AI drive away at the start of the race, drives the other way, does some dipsy doodling, then starts after the AI, catches them and goes 1st, drops back from 1st to last, overtakes them all over again and wins the race. WTF? Seriously, PD? Seriously?!

http://youtu.be/NrrFWLxfvFA
Yeah, I too noticed that the AI is actually worse in GT6, as it's rubberbanding a lot. Even after major screwups, it's not too hard to catch up if the race has more than one lap to go, even when you're 100 PPs under the limit of the race.
Rubberbanding, the devil of racing games.
Nice one!
The nordschleife shots with the MP4 are just great.

Makes me do some, too!
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EDIT : very first time using the photo mode of GT. Sry for running late with gt6!






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Just curious as i want to pick up a PS3 to play Gran Turismo again and old PS2 games like Auto Modellista and Tokyo Xtreme Racer Zero, how's the controller compared to the 360? Can you map the accel and brake to the triggers? Are there any good aftermarket controllers that cater to this or will i have to dust off my G27 out of storage to make do (If i do end up going this route, it'll be pointless because i'll just grab my pc right next to it and fly away to AS and pCars land!)
I've always played GT with triggers, even back in GT2.
GT is no where near as good as Forza for controllers you need a wheel honestley.
Quote from Mustafur :GT is no where near as good as Forza for controllers you need a wheel honestley.

That's because Forza is arcade garbage.

Gran Turismo 6
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