The online racing simulator
Gran Turismo 6
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Have to say that all of these photomode pics look stunning
Quote from ImudilaSkyline :Have to say that all of these photomode pics look stunning

It looks nothing like that in game, imagine gt5 but blurry and af set to 2x
Agree, and with serious frame rate issues too. It's a real mess imo and doesn't make up for it anywhere else either. Worst. Gran Turismo. Ever.
Seriously, unless you are a photo mode kid then it probably is the worst ever.
i wouldnt say its the worst ever... the driving physics do feel better than gt5, but imo just looks terrible.. maybe they should of got rid of the leaves, animated bodies around the tracks etc and make it look better..

also what the actual f*** is that cockpit shake! its completely un-drivable!
I guess someone realised they'd forgotten to model the suspension in 5 and they have fixed that, but it's still not great. Perhaps with good a.i I could tolerate the shortcomings, but even the shortest races feel like a grind now, there's no fun to it, and the ropey graphics just grate on me. Older games might have been technically inferior, but they were solid looking not glitch fests, and they had the gt charm that I really don't get with 6.
Quote from R3DMAN :It looks nothing like that in game, imagine gt5 but blurry and af set to 2x

Quote from sinbad :Agree, and with serious frame rate issues too. It's a real mess imo and doesn't make up for it anywhere else either. Worst. Gran Turismo. Ever.
Seriously, unless you are a photo mode kid then it probably is the worst ever.

atleast it's a decent screenshot maker then
Imo it's a big step up from GT5, it has more attitude in it. GT5 was too clean and it felt boring after playing it for few weeks. GT6 has more that original GT feeling in it and I can imagine playing it for a much longer time than GT5. I like the new driving physics, more enjoyable to drive with dualshock. And the graphics are better than GT5, seriously what did you expect from a PS3 game?
All GT6 is a filler to keep their 2 titles per console running. I wouldn't be bagging it's development, it's just a bit of fun and I'm in it more for the online fun with my mates.


When GT 7 comes out that should be the title that should get some serious scrutiny as they should have more scope for development. If they can't get that console racer to something close to a PC simulator then they need to have a good look at themselves.
Quote from Hotdogxx60 :If they can't get that console racer to something close to a PC simulator then they need to have a good look at themselves.

The thing is, proper simulators don't sell that well on consoles.
Quote from Myffe :The thing is, proper simulators don't sell that well on consoles.

True, maybe they need to look at the 2 disk idea again.
disk 1 arcade
disk 2 simulation
No, I think they should continue with one disk. All the real simracers play on PC. Except GTPlanet community...
GT5 online support ends on 20th May 2014. Online was one of the reasons why i didn't end up buying GT6 in the end. Gotta enjoy it while it lasts then.
Quote from Myffe :Imo it's a big step up from GT5, it has more attitude in it. GT5 was too clean and it felt boring after playing it for few weeks. GT6 has more that original GT feeling in it and I can imagine playing it for a much longer time than GT5. I like the new driving physics, more enjoyable to drive with dualshock. And the graphics are better than GT5, seriously what did you expect from a PS3 game?

Maybe I'm overly fussy but imo gt5 looks better. It's way smoother and more glossy too. Bathurst is a joke, really, no gt5 track looks so awful. I don't expect miracles, and perhaps I played gt5 too much and wanted a real improvement, which was optimistic of me.
Quote from ColeusRattus :It's the same model Luke the '66 1200 in GT5, which IIRC was a dlc pack car...

They touched up a few things and fixed a few glitches. And fixed the wheelbase issue
To anyone who is doubting about buying gt6, please don't.
It is a huge step forward, and you al know me not easy to please overly critical, which is an understatement.

But the way it feels trough the wheel is just so much better.
I can finally feel the weird of the car. And the best thing is that whatever I do to the car that feeling does not go away.

Here are some of my pics:
First race I believe,
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/ ... 64964013_7944355784_o.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/ ... 65497676_da368e61a9_o.jpg

Goodwood:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/ ... 64987683_4c9f526745_o.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/ ... 65519426_80bae48038_o.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/ ... 65521926_766b683709_o.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/ ... 64735255_ef81ef9bf9_o.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/ ... 64989943_507f690b97_o.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/ ... 65526786_1c6e62cdbe_o.jpg

Photo mode:
Yes I wanted my own premium Spoon Civic Ek9, instead of the non premium model.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/ ... 64995923_0e10d712ec_o.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/ ... 64994173_3834c1faca_o.jpg
I played a while online last night... I think its rubbish..

The faster the cars go the worse they get, i tuned up a gt86 on racing softs and it was trying to tip over in corners.. The camera shake is shocking, the ffb is crap.. There is a heavy damped feel where everything you do feels like its lagging behind, when you loose the rear end the wheel doesnt feel no different and you just start over correcting..

I wouldnt bother getting it in hindsight.
You just can't win with a wheel in the later events. I had to use a controller for several. That's not a racing sim, that's an arcade game lol.
Quote from Blade3562 :You just can't win with a wheel in the later events. I had to use a controller for several. That's not a racing sim, that's an arcade game lol.

What do you mean by later events? S? What makes it impossible for you to win with a wheel?
without any driving aids, controller is hard as shit
So what is the verdict on this game? I am semi considering getting a PS3+GT6, but not sure... I'm not sure just how cringe worthy the physics are - I'm only becoming a sim affectionado with rF2 and AC being my current favourites.

And also I am not sure just how fun this is - as afar as driving games against AI go, how does this rate (against similar games, not against iRacing or some online leagues haha)? Some say that AI are just stupidly slow and you pass all of them bar the leader in first half a lap. Are there no difficulty settings? Is there a difficulty curve, so that first races are easy, but latter are harder? And I do mean AI, not some tough time trial stages.
Well if you want to play a racing sim as a game, then yeah it's great. Meaning that you have to unlock cars, drive around cones to unlock a paint job, and save a queen from the castle, defended by four Veyrons... it's great fun.
Well, that is all metaphorically speaking But seriously, apart from unlocking cars, is there fun/difficulty in racing? Is the reported "easy mode" due to players using overly tuned cars compared to the AI? Or is it just a very easy game?

The last driving game that i played was Grid and it was tough I thought, particularly the infamous "RavenWest" challenges- AI was fast on higher difficulty settings, I had to restart loads of times but it was satisfying to beat it.

Gran Turismo 6
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