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March 22, 2011 • 136 views
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The new “Gran Turismo 5 in 3D” video game for PlayStation 3 gives the user a sense of the old and the new, all in one game.
“Gran Turismo” started back when, in my opinion, games were much easier and fun to play. In recent years, most games have gotten so complex that it takes hours of practice to even be able to get past the first level. “Gran Turismo 5″ is not one of those games.
The game play of “Gran Turismo 5″ is much like the first “Gran Turismo” game, which was released by Sony in 1997. The new version still offers the ability to buy the game and play with little previous experience. This ability makes the game great fun to a novice. For experts looking to drive some of the world’s worst and best cars, this game has them all.
The new “Gran Turismo” gives the user the ability to drive, modify and race over 1,000 cars, from a Ferrari to a Ford Focus. Players can buy and then customize their cars with everything from turbo kits to computer upgrades. The game also has the ability for the player to search online to find cars that others have already “souped up” and want to sell.
The new game also offers the ability to race NASCAR, rally cart and drifting. These new features are great but require the player to save up enough money to be able to afford to buy the necessary cars.
Each section in the game requires the user to win a new license before the game will open up newer cars for the user. This feature can at times be frustrating when you have a difficult time beating the requirements set by the game’s makers.
There are 7 different licenses that users have to pass to beat the game. This takes a long time, giving the game a long life in your gaming library.
There are also two different game modes in “Gran Turismo,” A Spec and B Spec. A Spec is where the user is the driver of all the races. B Spec is an online part of the game where the user becomes the owner and manager of his or her own race team.
A Spec allows for the user to customize their cars in all possible ways and then race the cars either in online races, races against the computer or in a separate part of the game called seasonal events. Seasonal events are races that help the user win large amounts of money and new cars that can be useful in other races. The events also add some weird driving options such as racing a VW van around the world famous Top Gear racetrack.
In B Spec, an online part of the game, the user designs his or her own race team and guides it to victory or defeat based upon the user’s ability to tell the team what to do at the right time. This feature is one of the newer models for online games that will bring gaming to a whole new level.
The new “Gran Turismo 5 in 3D” is a great addition to the Sony line of driving games and a great addition to the “Gran Turismo” legacy. The game offers great playability and is fun for even the newest players to the “Gran Turismo” line of games.
In total, I would give this game 4 out of 5 stars. Its only problem is that sometimes it takes a long time to navigate from area to area within the game. This has been an ongoing problem with most Sony games since the first Gran Turismo came out in 1997.
But overall, “Gran Turismo 5 in 3D” is a great game for all ages.