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Gran Turismo 4
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  opened by paleface at 01:55:37 03/08/05  
  last modified by paleface at 01:56:21 03/08/05  
  paleface [sys=PS2; cat=Driving; loc=NA]
           
I think I've been spoiled by tons and tons of arcade-style racers: while I sorta like the detailed handling here, I just have a hard time getting used to not being able to take hairpin turns at 50 mph, stomping on the gas without peeling out, and all that great stuff.
 
The kitting-out thing doesn't really appeal to me, since I know next to nothing about that stuff, but I do like city driving tracks. Finally got to drive the Seattle track from GT3 (it's still here) and was sorta underwhelmed--sure it looks nice, but they could'a made a much better circuit. Oh well. The other city tracks aren't exactly blowing me away; I would totally go for a Bizarre Creations game (such as Metropolis Street Racer) before this game, even if GT4 does have 7 bajillion cars.
 
The progressive scan support is shockingly and literally half-assed: you can turn on progressive scan in the menus, but most of the menus and the silly "camera" mode do not support progressive scan at all. So if you have a setup like me where your viewing apparatus does not just switch between progressive and non-progressive on the fly for you, you are in for an annoying time of it. Gad.
 
Oh, the soundtrack is really bad. I usually leave a game's music on, but I really cannot bear the horridly wretched rock music they licensed for this game; it's like they went out of their way to find the worst music in the world, and put it all into this one game.
    
downloads:
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references:
· Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3)
· Gran Turismo HD Concept (PS3)

 
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