Downloaded it, played through it a bit to get some of the cars and tracks unlocked. Shant bother anymore.
Why you may ask?
The cars are pretty, as much of the trackside stuff is, however the curtain picture for the ‘view’ is rubbish, and looks completely out of place. The frame rate can suffer badly at times when it gets busy in the scene, and not having crash damage is just inexcusable.
However this is not the main issue, the issue that get’s me the most is the lack of a feeling of speed. The cars just don’t feel like they are moving properly. Even if you unlock some of the Group A and B cars they feel like they are moving at a snails pace.
If your a car game fan, then stick with Forza 2 or PGR4, both better titles in my eyes (even if they don’t have the Audi R8 in them).
Also while on a negative note, the online play is just plain awful, when you first start the game you cannot play it online for all intense and purpose, as you only have access to the basic track/car lineup that your single player game allows you. Also not being able to play against people I know is just plain sucky.
Also what’s with the default controller layout? I want analogue throttle and braking, as would anyone with any sense, so sort it out Sony, and while your at it make a controller that will work for people with normal size hands! We are not all 12 year old Japanese boys!
Let’s hope that Sony sort out the issues in this ‘demo’ before the full GT5 game comes out, but in my eyes stick to the Microsoft games (or GT3 if you want to play on the Sony box).
£25 badly spent. But hey, the cars do look pretty!