Gran Turismo 5 Talkabout

Posted: December 3, 2010
Gran Turismo 5 Talkabout
Watch G4's Kevin Kelly and Stephen Johnson talk about Gran Turismo 5!

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  • Pippdaddy

    Anyone with Stephen on this one is a die hard GT fan. I'm with Kevin Kelly on this one. I've played Forza and GT, Forza took a third of the time to make and has racing, damage and customization down to a science. GT took over 5 years and it doesn't look better than Forza, much less real in a driving sense, and taking 20 level ups to see damage was an awful idea. Now im not saying GT5 is a bad game, just saying it is not as good as Forza 3 and from what I'm reading on many posts here in a shortened version is- 'I only own a PS3 and I waited over 5 years for GT5 and its the best game ever because I said so and if anyone knocks it im gonna hit thumbs down on their post and act like a 10 year old that didn't get what I wanted on Christmas while all my friends did but I'm gonna act like I got exactly what I wanted'.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 11:55 PM
  • helrazor343

    Great video, and I'm proudly of the LOVE IT camp. One thing, yes the game is about racing, and it is done pretty realistically, but this is not of the "balls-to-wall" variety while some events or challenges may elicit that in some, GT has always been about the appreciation of cars. Which is what car enthusiasts do (many can't have or even ever drive many of the cars that they oogle), but they have car magazines, posters, watch car shows, and racing events, etc., and the GT games are all of that (with a hint of experiencing the autos yourself, what most of us will never do). Hands down, it is something that no other game does as well as the GT series.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 11:43 PM
  • anomaluigi

    I am loving the hell out of this game and I haven't played a racing game since midnight club 3 on the PSP. I also love the leveling aspects. It's so engrossing. Has an RPG-esque feel to it. You actually have to work at becoming a good driver, esp. with realistic settings tweaked and using manual transmission. And the feel of the cars is just amazing. I don't think I would have liked this game if the driving was totally accessible from the getgo. Would have felt cheap. And I could care less about waiting 10-20 sec to race so as long as the frame rate remains solid--and it does. Seriously! I've never had a drop of interest in GT series, (let alone racing games) until now. And I am thankful, because the 5y development cycle would have been brutal had I actually been waiting for this game.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 11:09 PM
  • Reno_Gammer

    Wow, there's no comparison :

    Watch this in 1080p to see the drastic difference between them.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=-1KVKSIVdK8

    PS: it's supposed to be the same car.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 10:48 PM
  • CareyGrant

    Best. Talkabout. Ever!

    Powers that be (and The "Sess"), take notice: Kevin Kelly and Stephen Johnson together are freakin' hilarious! This was easily one of the funniest and enjoyable talkabouts I've seen to date.

    More of these gentlemen!

    Oh, and P.S., Stephen was right.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 10:40 PM
  • Pwnproof

    WOW, Steve, your profile pic makes you look like a rugged biker convict who is about to knife some body due to a bad choice of words yet on live video you seem so. . . .nice!!! ....need to update that "dont f*&@ with me" mug shot to a more understanding you pic :)

    Posted: December 3, 2010 10:37 PM
  • jcomer

    Both have interesting points and i agree with both

    Posted: December 3, 2010 10:19 PM
  • crocodilius

    glove slap, baby, glove slap!

    ps: stephen johnson.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 9:35 PM
  • ilevakam117

    Kevin Kelly sounds pretty impatient lol. It doesn't seem like his kind of game at all.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 9:04 PM
  • DerekRD

    When I saw Stephen on the front page I thought it was translator-san XD.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 8:21 PM
  • bolo73

    What type of Metal was that again Stephn.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 7:51 PM
  • Dash4300

    I don't like how you have to level up so the game can berealistic, when you buy this game you want to jump straight into the action and see amazing crashes and intense racing! Not just boring bumper cars. People get bored over racing games pretty quickly if they don't see any crashes or having great moments which makes the player not want to level up and finish the game. I have yet to play any game with a steering wheel before because I don't want to spend that money, it may be the best game ever with the steering wheel but I don't know. I agree with Kelly's point more but I like Stephen and his articles a lot better.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 7:09 PM
  • DownwithBigBrother

    GT5 reminds me why I hate Nascar...so boring and only fun when the players are drunk driving

    Posted: December 3, 2010 6:49 PM
  • Reno_Gammer

    On the left we have the typical Racing Gamer on the right we have the Race Sim aficionado. They both represent us in a very good way. But in the end is up to you to decide. If you're into the best graphics and most realistic racing physics on a console, get GT5 with the LogitechG27. But if you want to put stickers and NOS on your 300mph Ferrari then ... you get my point.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 6:46 PM
  • Meatball_Mamba

    Did anyone else click this link purely because Stephen Johnson looks like a stone-cold badass?

    Posted: December 3, 2010 6:15 PM
  • lordxero

    hey kelly quick ? so your grip about this game is that it is too realistic?
    and the fact that you have to earn your way to advance?

    Posted: December 3, 2010 6:08 PM
  • lordxero

    hey kelly i got a quick ? so your big grip about this game is because it is
    a to realistic driving experience?

    Posted: December 3, 2010 6:04 PM
  • RPG-fan

    Kevin, you can customise your music in the game. Regarding the comment you said that you want every car available from the get go. Apart from this levelling up system to get those super cars in GT5, it's no different from Forza 3, you still have to earn enough credits to buy those cars. You certainly can't get a Veyron early on, unless you grind on winning races to earn enough credits. It's the same formula, win races gets you money (in GT5 case, exp points to level up as well) to buy better cars.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 5:52 PM
  • DarthHerter

    Kevin Kelly i understand this is a matter of opinion on your part, but you are a complete idiot. First off what fun is a simulation racing game if you have 1000 cars already available for the get go. it kind of defeats the purpose of this game. confusing menus lol mean you can't read. my 10 year old niece played this game and went through the menus no problem because SHE CAN READ. if you find it boring play need for speed. because you talking about flaming whatever whatever. that what you need to play. if you don't like grand turismo 5 mean you don't like real car physics in games or the series in general. but hey this is your opinion.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 5:51 PM
  • RPG-fan

    This was great Talkabout. Two sides sharing their opinions on why they like or don't like the game. Much better than the lovefest in the Epic Mickey Talkabout. Speaking of Epic MIckey is anyone from G4 going to declare that people "Love It or Hate It"? If people are split on GT5 then you got to say it's the same for EM from critics and gamers.

    Someone mentioned Stephen looked like that guy from Mythbuster. Stephen got to appear on video wearing a beret one of these days. LOL. I have to say, Kevin looks like one of the Baldwins, can't decide whether it's Alec or Daniel.

    Posted: December 3, 2010 5:19 PM