Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
After repeatedly delayed release of Gran Turismo 5, many fans have simply lost faith in Polyphony Digital, in which they answered the new GT 5 Prologue.

Of course, most gamers know that Prologue - demo is only paid for future games, we can easily come in indignation, claiming that developers are just cashing in on the poor fans who have already begun breaking from a lack of new batch of drugs called Gran Turismo. On the one hand, they are certainly right, because after the news that the full version will be released only in 2009, fans are willing to buy anything, just to touch the new creation Kazunori Yamauchi. On the other hand, if we forget about the ghost of the future GT5, «Prologue" is completely finished a full game. And let's look at it from this point of view.

So, the first and most important - no, not graphics, and a new physical model! Still, the developers abandoned their words, that in GT4, and it was all perfect and remodel needs nothing, and created a completely new physics. Finally, in the Gran Turismo cars are very realistic glide. When you disable all the helpers in Professional mode the car locked wheels under braking, tear the rear axle on peregazovke, and generally every machine in every way shows his own character. It can be seen, the developers seriously came to the creation of new physics, if after the Gran Turismo HD for us and there were fears for the future of the series, but now they are no more: management has become much more realistic, complex and interesting. Each machine is behaving differently, each must make friends, find her approach, and only then dashing welling circles on the track. If you're a fan of tuning, here "Prologue" opens up huge expanses. After passage of the single mode, you open up the opportunity to fine-tune each car. You can change everything - the type of tires to the convergence of the camber, balance, brakes and suspension adjustments. Even the engine power and vehicle weight can be corrected. But what is most interesting - for those who do not want to fight with a rabid donors Ford GT40, who just Bring comfortable ride and elegant repetitions, the developers have done a simplified version of the physics of the Standard and created a lot of helpers.

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As you can see, our car never drops out of sight. Even the menu, before the start of the race, he, as expected, is in boxing. Here they are, the most amazing menu, which only can be seen in motor racing. So, for example, looks like the main game menu. It is a pity that the background can be selected manually, it changes automatically.
In general, the flexibility of setting GT5 Prologue, perhaps one of the most user-friendly races. It allows you to customize the game modes from full simulation using the steering wheel, three pedals and a manual transmission to the unpretentious control with a gamepad. And you're free to change everything: if you want to ride with a full physics "on the button" - please. Want to turn the wheel, but does not suffer from excessive power of the machine and the constant dosing the gas pedal? Certainly.The game allows you to have fun regardless of your ability to control this car - more, even far from the world of racing gamers can get behind the wheel of any supercar and go easily.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue SECRET!
Traction. Gran Turismo developers know how to surprise! Not declaring full support of G25 steering wheel from Logitech, they not only provided a game compatible with H-Shifter'om, but also included support for a clutch pedal! Moreover, gamers will know about it on fan forums, because of official support for steering, like as, and does not exist. A sneaking suspicion that for the full game will release a special version of the G25, but now that all the owners of the add can enjoy a complete simulation of driving. It's enough during the race, hold down a button (in the usual gamepad is a "triangle"), including H-Shifter'om and handle, located in the neutral position. Fraction of a second - and your car appears neutral and operating the clutch pedal, and the pedal is activated only in those machines, which she in fact is, for example, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X to include it impossible.

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Here is the local TV channel. As you can see, while there are a lot of empty space for upcoming events that promise to appear in the very near future. From the menu, buying cars, in addition to choosing a new car, you can take part in competitions from this manufacturer.
All this proves once again that the series Gran Turismo - it's not any ordinary race, with each new series in it all the more clearly exude an almost religious traits - an icon through which we communicate with the car gods. Each occurrence of four-wheel beauties - a new revelation, the very beauty! Sometimes it seems that does not necessarily run the race itself, even the usual menu is already delivering the sea of ​​aesthetic pleasure. Here, in honor of idolatrous attitude to the car - this is not a means of movement of metal and plastic, it's a work of art. And, in fact, the whole game devoted to them, rather than your driving skills or rivalry on the track. Realistic physics and management - all this is necessary only to Her Majesty the machine until the last stroke has remained herself, behaved in exactly the same way as in real life, and that when replay you had a complete illusion that played the race took place in fact, and was immortalized in the fact that neither is a live video.

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And here is a brand new town trail around London. She was not in any of the previous parts. Apart from the usual factory cars in GT5 Prologue is more than a dozen of their "pumped" options, for example is such a Honda S2000 from the known tuning studio Amuse.
And yet ... Gran Turismo 5 Prolog, of course, to avoid direct comparisons with a rival god - Forza Motorsport 2.But we will stick to the view that it's still a very different game, going to different flock. Forza is much more competitive and spartan, it's all done to loyal heroes fought for the glory of online games. Fought, won, challenged the new enemies, and spent hours searching for tuning in all the best and the best combination of car and options. Each menu is there directed to informativeness, efficiency - cars themselves recede into the background: no matter what brand you like, a fight will go on to that fast, agile, comfortable. And now - Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a game that almost everyone offers a more contemplative, almost meditative pastime. Here you and great replays that can be watched forever. And great menu, the main place where devoted our heroine, our love - selected beauty, only one type of which you can admire and enjoy. Everything here is aimed at underlining the features of the car, their beauty, their charm. A feeling that even advanced artificial intelligence needed for just this. After all, he not only makes the race more varied and realistic replays - he flaunts. Opponents are wrong to depart from the road, unfolding, every now and then overtake each other's ... Replays of this are truly spectacular. Neither race is still not even close to par with Gran Turismo quality repetitions. Location and movement of the camera is reconciled so that there is lasting effect of this television. Let the trees on the edges of the trails are flat, let the water in the river under the bridge is not moving, so be it! After all, what is happening on screen, mesmerizing. Before us is the only racing game in which the camera can take off for a bird's-eye for a second without interrupting the broadcast competition sixteen wondrous goddesses. For the sake of such an effect was worth sacrificing a few hundred polygons wood and foliage.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Opium for the people
For many, Gran Turismo has long ceased to be just a game - it is a whole world with its rules, its own culture, our values. And developers, understanding it and maintaining, invent new elements that will stay with their game for even longer. One of them is now the GT TV. As the name implies, is a local television station. Of course, live broadcasts from the Formula-1, you will not see here, but the developers promise to lay out all the fun of the auto world. Here and the transfer of vehicles from the developers themselves (such as a detailed story about the new Nissan GT-R), and commercials of different manufacturers, and even a real TV show. In a very short time, the developers promise to us and reports from the various racing events, like the Japanese D1, and TV shows about cars, such as Top Gear, and much more. Sake alone that it is already possible to buy a new Gran Turismo. And do not forget, this is just a "prologue" of what to expect from the full version - hard to even imagine.

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Menu tuning car: You can change the settings - it affects the points of which are limited competition. For example, there are separate races "only on cars up to 600 Pts». The most detailed model Ferrari F40, ever made for computer and video games. Hats off to developers.
And, once we were talking about the schedule, we note that it is, perhaps, and not enough stars in the sky, but in two respects exactly will handicap all existing at the time of this genre of games.The first - more than once mentioned here car models. They are so detailed and elaborated that, we think, even the automakers would not do better. Every, even the smallest detail is done with thorough precision, whether rear-view mirror in the cabin or the form of stop signal lights, even a Ferrari F40 engine is modeled entirely, you can see where all the pipes and wiring that are under the hood of this car . Second - local cockpits. Yes, in the Gran Turismo now there are real, vsamdelishnye salons! Let the demo, but in her garage - more than seven dozen cars, and each has the most detailed and realistic view from the cockpit of all that we've seen to this day. Even the famous cockpit of Test Drive Unlimited pales in comparison. The rest of the route looks very realistic, very well feel the width of the road, very pleased with the refined background. Yes, homes in London do not have enough grounds, the trees look like painted in green cardboard boxes, and spectators in the stands is still not credible, but after 10 minutes of the game's all just stop noticing, because everything evenly absorb the attention of stunningly beautiful cars.

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Besides the usual races is present drift mode, which we saw in Gran Turismo HD. Here he became even more complicated and interesting. Here is the inside cabin Honda NSX, incidentally, in the cockpit you can by pressing the appropriate keys, turning your head left and right.
But is it really that bright? On the one hand, yes. Here is a paradise for car enthusiasts - the game, which aesthetics and gameplay delivers a lot of fun. On the other hand, only six runs (though two of them in different configurations quite similar) - it is very small. There is a long-awaited online for 16 people, but there are not going smoothly, in fact still do not give a "sighting" to play with friends and create your own server. Kindly go only to official and those competitors who are caught, and the Internet cult followers of GT-oh, how much, and everyone is trying to win as it sees proper. Well, of course, for many big disappointment will be a welcome absence of damage, which so far replaced only speculative fines. Cleave to that this gap will be filled in the autumn, when, according to the promises of the developers, network update will be free, including a full damage system. Well, definitely for the "Prologue" and promised new cars and, hopefully, the new route.

To summarize, I want to say again that at least in front of us and not the game itself is just a preface, prologue, a hint at what did we expect from the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 is here and now, Kazunori Yamauchi has bypassed most of its competitors. Here and now Prologue not only deserves the requested money - more than deserves the closest attention of all who have a passion for motor racing and his steel-goddesses.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Expert opinion
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Maxim Sobolev - Yes, an excellent impression. Where else can you sweat while playing in the simulator? Now I understand why the drivers on the Formula-1 "to lose a few kilos for the race. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue provides an opportunity to test-drive Collegiate wheelbarrows, which is unlikely goluchitsya ride in real life.Wow! 9.5
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue The Stig - Once again Polyphony Digital opened us door into huge automotive world where majestic sport cars - protagonists and us allocated role simple tourists. Say it is worse or better than other simulators - it makes no sense, it is just different. Even hardly imagine same us prepare in full version ... 8.0
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Eugeny Zakirov - Regular - and complimentary! - Additions make the game on the week in entertainment for a month. And the upgrade deal is not just a list of available cars (now 71), but the game modes and options. And certainly wants try GT5 Prologue with handlebars. Even if you hate the race, so wish you exactly there. 8.0
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Alexander Ustinov - That us served guise demoversion already shut up his belt many other racing game but because autumn promise update adds system damage. Behold yet would online pokatushki brought to mind - generally prices not would! A so "8.5" - put, "9.5" - in mind. 8.5
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One major surprises from Polyphony Digital became appearance "Prologue bolide Formula 1 yes not aby any and championship Ferrari F2007.