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      11-26-2010, 07:50 PM   #287
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1. Thats been known for awhile. The cars from the PSP version, however, does transfer over. Sucks about Prologue.


2. Call Gamestop's 1-800# and they will give you a new code. There was a problem with the codes that they gave out if you tried using them immediately. Its said that if you waited a couple days, you should be good.
went back to the store and they gave me a new code. worked instantly. if it is true about the code taking a few days to work, someone is welcome to have my second McLaren F1.
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went back to the store and they gave me a new code. worked instantly. if it is true about the code taking a few days to work, someone is welcome to have my second McLaren F1.


I've been following the GT section of the PS3 forums. A lot of people had the same issues. But some of them didnt redeem their codes right away, and then when they did it worked just fine.


EDIT: but for those people that tried redeeming their codes right away, they only got the NASCAR and had to get a new code for the McLaren.
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I haven't been able to put my PS3 controller down ever since it came out LOL

Game is amazing in my opinion... I have a 858HP GTR that rips everything infront of me... On my way to get an F430 Scud and a Gallardo next
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I haven't been able to put my PS3 controller down ever since it came out LOL

Game is amazing in my opinion... I have a 858HP GTR that rips everything infront of me... On my way to get an F430 Scud and a Gallardo next
GASP!

You're using a controller!?

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You're using a controller!?

Yes yes i know haha i'm getting a steering wheel this week coming up!!!

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Had to force myself to stop playing, man this game is amazing with the g27.
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Best review I've read yet of the game.


All good things come to those that wait. Not just an adage for the long wait thatís preceded this much delayed game, but a piece of advice for getting through a rough start with Polyphony Digitalís driving simulator.
There have been a few patches already to fix the online issues, such as packed servers infecting the single-player game. So now after the storms have settled following GT5ís release, we can provide a proper verdict of the game as it stands today.
Days of Blunder
Gran Turismo 5 is a great game when you hit the track and for those players who will enjoy tinkering with a cars settings to optimise performance. In many other areas though, GT5 is seriously average. Letís have a look through the rough stuff and see if the good can overcome it though.
The menus are sluggish and poorly laid out, making navigating the career mode a real chore. Even the car showrooms are problematic as comparing a list of different cars stats is too slow as each tech sheet loads after the car, making it a slow process looking for the most powerful ones. Thereís still no option to test drive a car from the showroom, instead you have to try and hunt it down in the long, uncategorised list in the Arcade mode.

Most annoying though is the lack of shortcuts. Many of the career tournaments are very specific as to what car you can use, so it would be good if you could go directly from the Ďallowed carsí list straight to that section of the showroom if theyíre available to buy. At least the loading times have sharpened up a bit since the v1.02 patch.
Theyíre just menus though right? Well a few of the races have crumbled beneath the weight of expectation too. The Rally events are really poor, the cars feel under-powered and handle like milk-floats in treacle. For some bizarre reason, the map is moved to the middle of the screen for these races, which is really distracting. Itís so badly placed, I thought it was a glitch at first.
If youíve been looking forward to taking on The Stigís and other celebrity lap times on the famous Top Gear test track then brace yourself for disappointment. The track isnít unlocked from the start and youíre forced into a Volkswagen Bus (think Little Miss Sunshine) race around the track. It couldnít be duller. Once you do unlock the track, you canít gauge a comparable lap time because you can only perform a rolling start, the TV show times a lap from standing. Polyphony Digital have completely missed the point of including the track. If theyíre going to patch anything else, let it be this. Thatís PATCH, not paid DLC.
Weíve finally got vehicle damage in Gran Turismo. But guess what? Itís awful. Not every car can be damaged and the most Iíve managed to do so far is get a dishevelled radiator grill and a melted wax look on a bonnet. They really shouldnít have bothered.

A late comebackÖ
But as I said earlier, GT5 really tries to get back to the top of the podium once it gets going on the track. A word of warning though, you really should use either the in-car view or the low-riding road camera as the game seems to handle completely differently from these perspectives. For every racing game I use the trailing camera viewpoint, but in this game that view was almost impossible to use as the cars feel like the steering is broken as they seemingly refuse to turn. Change camera though and the cars fire into life and you can really attack those corners. Sounds crazy, but give it a go.
These closer views also add a sense of speed that is otherwise missing from the cars. Youíll get a better view for over-taking during the crowded starts too. Using your mirrors is essential if youíre using an under-powered car, but have managed to wrestle your way to the front of the pack. The other cars will often be quicker on long straights, meaning youíll have to block them off. I know, excitement and Gran Turismo, at last!
The on-screen racing line feature that Prologue introduced is back and is more helpful than ever for mastering the corners thanks to the braking hints it provides. Sometimes you might find a better line for yourself and youíll certainly have to deviate from it for overtaking, but it makes the more daunting tracks a bit more approachable. Well, except for that downwards slope on Laguna Seca which most of us just sort of, wellÖ fall off.

Grind Turismo
Slowly earning money to buy cars for each tournament can be a real grind, and to make matters worse youíre often given useless cars as prizes. What sort of mean game gives you a god-damn Prius as a prize? Many events must be repeated more than once as they reward you with cash and experience. Events are locked off until a certain level is gained and early on youíll need a new car for each tournament.
Choosing the best available car is crucial when looking to enter an event. Not only that, but most races require you to spend money on boosting the power. Sometimes youíll still be a little slow, just enough to never overtake that last guy, despite a few upgrades. One turbo purchase later and youíre winning the same race six seconds ahead of him. Itís often less about racing skill and more about upgrading to have a better car. For large parts of the game you have to buy the cars you need, rather than the cars you want.
If you want to keep sane during the first few hours Iíd advise dipping into the Arcade mode every now and then and having a blast on one of the expensive cars youíre miles away from obtaining in the Career mode. Itís a great reminder that good things are most certainly on the way even if you do feel like a janitor at a car show room who borrows the keys for a joyride every now and then before mopping floors for three hours in between.

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The overall car handling is on top of itís game, Iím relieved to say. There are a range of optional driving aids you can tweak to see much work you need to put in to tame these super-charged beasts, but donít expect to be power-sliding around every corner. Weíve all got used to arcade-style racers in recent years and Gran Turismo 5 offers a real alternative and improvement to the likes of Race Driver: Grid, Forza 3 and NFS: Shift, who all did a good job during The Kingís absence. Despite the aforementioned glaring faults in GT5, itís a successful return to the top of the podium as far as the racing goes.
The graphics on the high-end cars are often stunning, even if the gap between GT and other racing games isnít as big as it used to be. The reliance on the in-car camera means that youíll have to use the replay and photo modes to get a proper look at your shiny new ride. They look better than ever and youíll watch in pride thinking Ďwas that really meí When you see some of your moves. Itís a shame thereís no fast forward option though, especially if you want to see that crafty pass you made on the final bend of a five lap race.
The real-world tracks will be familiar to most racing game enthusiasts and there are a few new city based ones to try too with the Rome track being a highlight. The NŁrburgring Nordschleife is still an absolute monster of a track that can be tackled in smaller chunks or all at once. Weather-wise, races are generally dry and brightly lit. Night, snow and rainy races are all greatly out weighed by pristine day-time events. I think we were all expecting at least rain as an option on most tracks.

Go-karts make their GT debut and they prove to be great fun with ultra-responsive handling. Thereís a bit of an arcade vibe to them (comparatively), but you can spin them out if you accelerate out of corners too harshly. These might become multiplayer classics.
Thereís a new mode called B-Spec which is where you manage racers by giving them instructions throughout a race, keeping a close eye on his stamina. Stamina? Whatís he driving a Flintstones dasher? Also new to the series is the track creator which is more of a random generator to be honest. The new TV channel is packed full of car-show clips to download and will expand over time. Thereís just too much to go through here, but look out for our follow-up feature that will have a deeper look at these additions.
GT Online
Online races are thankfully much smoother than Prologue, but are prone to the odd twitch depending on your connection. If youíre setting up a race event you can choose the track, limit the driving aids, penalties and what sort of power range of vehicles can be selected. You can use your own cars or one from a generous list.

If youíre hopping into a race, you canít see what power range it will feature from the lobby list and you canít search specifically for a range either which can be annoying if you want to have a race with say, just muscle cars. While you do wait in a lobby though you can perform practice laps on the chosen circuit, which is a neat way to try out a few cars you donít own.
An ongoing effort -that weíll be keeping a close eye on- is being made to make a community for like-minded players where you can message each other and send each other cars as gifts. See, thereís something you can do with the Prius after all.
Pros
Superb handling using in-car or road cameras
Hundreds of beautifully rendered cars
Races are more exciting than in previous GT games
Cons
Utterly horrible menus
Career mode feels too restrictive in car choice
Top Gear and Rally events are hugely disappointing
The Short Version: Admittedly, it does sound like thereís more wrong with GT5, than there is right. Many of the negative points are based around the menus and the lack of progression in the gameís format when weíve seen the competition flourish in recent years. Once you get on the track though and brave the in-car viewpoint, the game fires into life and demands respect. The car models are fantastically realised visually and in their handling, and the variety of vehicles on offer is unmatchable. Youíre going to need a lot of patience to get GT5ís stubborn motor going, but itís worth the effort once you do.
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Finished my super license. S-10 test can also suck a fat dong. GT5 is a great game but there are moments of absolutely terrible game design. And unfortunately most of those terrible moments are during license tests.
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I've been following the GT section of the PS3 forums. A lot of people had the same issues. But some of them didnt redeem their codes right away, and then when they did it worked just fine.


EDIT: but for those people that tried redeeming their codes right away, they only got the NASCAR and had to get a new code for the McLaren.
I thought I had the same problem but then I noticed while both are downloaded, only one got installed, went back installed the other and had both. kinda weird
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Finished my super license. S-10 test can also suck a fat dong. GT5 is a great game but there are moments of absolutely terrible game design. And unfortunately most of those terrible moments are during license tests.
Was s-10 the one with the gallardo? That was my favorite lol

got gold on all my licenses by the way. Feels awsome
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Finished my super license. S-10 test can also suck a fat dong. GT5 is a great game but there are moments of absolutely terrible game design. And unfortunately most of those terrible moments are during license tests.
Glad it's not just me.... excellent game, excellent handling 'realism' but when it comes to the licenses and the AI it's just damn annoying sometimes.
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A bit off topic but,

This kid's been playing too many racing games... and he probably sucks at that too. Basically he took to the Nurburgring with his daddy's M3 even though he has no driving abilities at all. It's pretty shitty driving.


PS here's the link to copy/paste if you can't see it. My computer is fucking lame so I can't tell if the embed actually worked.

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A bit off topic but,

This kid's been playing too many racing games... and he probably sucks at that too. Basically he took to the Nurburgring with his daddy's M3 even though he has no driving abilities at all. It's pretty shitty driving.

PS here's the link to copy/paste if you can't see it. My computer is fucking lame so I can't tell if the embed actually worked.

Its amazing how realistic the game is. The track's elevation changes and graffiti are exactly like in that vid.

By the way that kid does not deserve to drive that car. I would give a nut to be in his seat.
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Its amazing how realistic the game is. The track's elevation changes and graffiti are exactly like in that vid.

By the way that kid does not deserve to drive that car. I would give a nut to be in his seat.

The one big difference between the track and real life is the sensation of G-forces. Other than that, the track is crazy accurate. Better than any game I've played before. The banking, the Karussell, everything is spot-on.


I found this video online, soooooo funny.


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Well everything looks accurate, but I've never driving the Nordschliefe so I'll take your word for it

But I have driven an M3 and an M5 and can say that I was having flashbacks driving them in the game. The M3's behavior in the bends is spot on, and it just feels more aggressive than the M5, which I noticed in the real thing. Crazy.

And that video was hilarious
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Did you guys see the new official wheel? It's gonna be really pricey though! Apparently you can get shifter as an extra.





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Here's a good question. You know how you can tell when the oil needs to be changed by the color of it on that gauge when you go to the oil change screen in the GT Auto section, but how can you tell if you need to rebuild a used car's engine or fix up the chassis? These are expensive procedures, and I don't know if it's worth performing.
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Here's a good question. You know how you can tell when the oil needs to be changed by the color of it on that gauge when you go to the oil change screen in the GT Auto section, but how can you tell if you need to rebuild a used car's engine or fix up the chassis? These are expensive procedures, and I don't know if it's worth performing.

Yes, they are worth performing, otherwise your car will just not feel right on the track. A way of finding out is just take the car to the maintenance shop and select the procedure. If you dont need it, it'll tell you. If you do it often to new cars that you drive, it won't cost that much. Usually about 500cr each time. But for used cars, it can get very expensive. I bought a '69 Camaro SS for cr46,000 and spent cr.48,000 restoring the chassis and the engine. All for 3 measly races.
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Did you guys see the new official wheel? It's gonna be really pricey though! Apparently you can get shifter as an extra.
Yeah it looks and sounds awesome, but Kaz said it was going to be about $500. Sorry, but an accessory shouldn't cost more than the console If I had that kind of money to blow I'd totally get it though. I'll be picking up a DFGT soon
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