Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | 18 Oct 2017

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Favourite Gran Turismo?

GT (PS1 - 1998)
4
11%
GT 2 (PS1 - 2000)
6
17%
GT 3 (PS2 - 2002)
16
46%
GT 4 (PS2 - 2005)
1
3%
GT (PSP - 2009)
3
9%
GT 5 (PS3 - 2010)
2
6%
GT 6 (PS3 - 2013)
3
9%
 
Total votes: 35
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Trelliz » Fri May 20, 2016 11:39 am

Saint of Killers wrote:How did the more recent GT games play? Is it that other racers caught up to it and so GT's looks are now that much more important?


GT5 and 6 played like the previous games; lacklustre sound effects, robotic AI and workable visuals, however the framerate takes a dip if you use in-car view, so it's bumpercam or external for stable/fast visuals.

The problem i've always had with GT is its very clinical, po-faced and joyless. The game presents itself as an automotive museum with no sense of fun (skip to 1:37):



Compare this to a replay from the first GRID, which makes every race look, sound and feel like the most important race in the entire strawberry floating world:



I used to love it, but it really hasn't moved forward despite how much corporate schmoozing Kaz does.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by KK » Fri May 20, 2016 12:15 pm

There is definitely something missing with Gran Turismo these days. It definitely peaked with GT3. Still felt relevant the following year with that Geneva edition. But by the time GT4 rolled around it's like a shift had occurred and PGR2 and Burnout 3 was where it was at. And by the time the Xbox 360 racked up, PGR3 & 4 had completely taken its place. GT always had the graphics argument - Forza could never compete, but then that's now changed to.

Hard to forget though how Gran Turismo used to be part of that quad of racers on PSone (TOCA, Colin, F1 and GT) that were just the best games in the entire world.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Death's Head » Fri May 20, 2016 12:30 pm

Ad7 wrote:
Looks better here, although the state of the person playing, looks like cooldawn playing with the dpad :dread:


I think that looks better than DriveClub and I'm glad there is an on-screen track map, something I wish was on DriveClub.
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by Venom » Fri May 20, 2016 12:55 pm

I couldn't watch the live presentation, was anything said about PSVR?
GT Sport is big budget 2D game and it would be good to know how that translates to VR (as opposed to a made for VR experience).
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Saint of Killers » Fri May 20, 2016 1:07 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:How did the more recent GT games play? Is it that other racers caught up to it and so GT's looks are now that much more important?


GT5 and 6 played like the previous games; lacklustre sound effects, robotic AI and workable visuals, however the framerate takes a dip if you use in-car view, so it's bumpercam or external for stable/fast visuals.

The problem i've always had with GT is its very clinical, po-faced and joyless. The game presents itself as an automotive museum with no sense of fun (skip to 1:37):



Compare this to a replay from the first GRID, which makes every race look, sound and feel like the most important race in the entire strawberry floating world:



I used to love it, but it really hasn't moved forward despite how much corporate schmoozing Kaz does.


This is precisely why I have never enjoyed the series. When it first emerged, people liked to call it the Pokemon of racers (because you had to collect all the cars/parts?), which always made me think if only it took itself about as seriously as Pokemon took itself!
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Saint of Killers » Fri May 20, 2016 1:08 pm

Trelliz wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:How did the more recent GT games play? Is it that other racers caught up to it and so GT's looks are now that much more important?


GT5 and 6 played like the previous games; lacklustre sound effects, robotic AI and workable visuals, however the framerate takes a dip if you use in-car view, so it's bumpercam or external for stable/fast visuals.

The problem i've always had with GT is its very clinical, po-faced and joyless. The game presents itself as an automotive museum with no sense of fun (skip to 1:37):



Compare this to a replay from the first GRID, which makes every race look, sound and feel like the most important race in the entire strawberry floating world:



I used to love it, but it really hasn't moved forward despite how much corporate schmoozing Kaz does.


This is precisely why I have never enjoyed the series. When it first emerged, people liked to call it the Pokemon of racers (because you had to collect all the cars/parts?), which always made me think if only it took itself about as seriously as Pokemon took itself! (And was as fun to play, obviously.)
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by KK » Fri May 20, 2016 1:31 pm



IT WAS GREAT ONCE.
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by Trelliz » Fri May 20, 2016 1:32 pm



KK wrote:

IT WAS GREAT ONCE.


I quite liked the later intros as well:



I wasn't into the GT5 intro with MCR, but it grew on me:

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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Ad7 » Fri May 20, 2016 1:50 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:
Looks better here, although the state of the person playing, looks like cooldawn playing with the dpad :dread:


I think that looks better than DriveClub and I'm glad there is an on-screen track map, something I wish was on DriveClub.


Have you got cataracts? :lol:
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Peter Crisp » Fri May 20, 2016 2:30 pm

I'm only interested in the VR so I really hope they do that justice.
This may be one of the games where the Neo may be highly recommended as I can see its fast pace being rather taxing on the hardware.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Captain Kinopio » Fri May 20, 2016 3:19 pm

Ad7 wrote:
Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:
Looks better here, although the state of the person playing, looks like cooldawn playing with the dpad :dread:


I think that looks better than DriveClub and I'm glad there is an on-screen track map, something I wish was on DriveClub.


Have you got cataracts? :lol:


Well there is a track map on Driveclub so I'm guessing the answer to that is yes.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Photek » Fri May 20, 2016 3:28 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:
Looks better here, although the state of the person playing, looks like cooldawn playing with the dpad :dread:


I think that looks better than DriveClub and I'm glad there is an on-screen track map, something I wish was on DriveClub.

What the? It doesn't look better than Driveclub and from what I've seen it doesn't even look as good as a certain other driving franchise. :shifty:
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Death's Head » Fri May 20, 2016 4:02 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:
Well there is a track map on Driveclub so I'm guessing the answer to that is yes.


Actually, might be right. I think my gripe with DriveClub is that I have to avert my eyes from the race to check for the corners.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Death's Head » Fri May 20, 2016 4:06 pm

Photek wrote:
What the? It doesn't look better than Driveclub and from what I've seen it doesn't even look as good as a certain other driving franchise. :shifty:

I just think that the gif looks quite good, the background detail and the chalk on the road seemed like a nice touch. But I bow to your superior DriveClub knowledge gained through countless hours of playing the game.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Ad7 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:07 pm

Or you could learn the track layout after a few tries and git gud.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Death's Head » Fri May 20, 2016 4:09 pm

Ad7 wrote:Or you could learn the track layout after a few tries and git gud.

That relies on remembering the tracks, which I don't really like to have to do. Work etc.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Captain Kinopio » Fri May 20, 2016 4:15 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Captain Kinopio wrote:
Well there is a track map on Driveclub so I'm guessing the answer to that is yes.


Actually, might be right. I think my gripe with DriveClub is that I have to avert my eyes from the race to check for the corners.


So you want the map in the middle of the screen?
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Ad7 » Fri May 20, 2016 4:38 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Or you could learn the track layout after a few tries and git gud.

That relies on remembering the tracks, which I don't really like to have to do. Work etc.


Do you have trouble remembering layouts of levels in games? Maps in racing games are a crutch, if you turn it off you'll have a mental map of the track within a few laps and be waaaay better than if you just look at a map and bounce off the corners.
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PostRe: Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) - The Virtual Reality Driving Simulator | Out 15th November
by Trelliz » Fri May 20, 2016 4:42 pm

Death's Head wrote:
Ad7 wrote:Or you could learn the track layout after a few tries and git gud.

That relies on remembering the tracks, which I don't really like to have to do. Work etc.


In that case perhaps racing isn't the right genre for you if memory/repetition/practice aren't your things.
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