Pros Wow...thought I would jump on the bandwagon of people judging games from a screenshot instead of actually playing them. It's much better than it would have been a year & a half ago when it was supposed to have been released. Have they given any insi
Cons 1 1/2 yr. delayed release. Do your R & D and try to anticipate a better release date, instead of pumping customers up for the release & then taking you time to "redesign" a few quirks.
Pros Quality driving simulator, great panoramic shots.
Cons Lacks on-line community, stoic backgrounds (think neo-geo), predictable AI, long licensing paths, and not much car mods available.
Summary At release easily the best game ever, but now we can compare Forza and GT4. I think that for the graphics they could have stepped it up a bit 3-dimensionally speaking, not to knock it because the graphics are definatly on the high-end of next gen platforms. Older games the mid-ground to fore-ground movement is stiff and that happens in GT4 especially on WRC tracks with flying sand and small shrubbery. GT to compensate for a little less detail on the off-road driving environment they stiffened the car and made the grass almost like pavement so your car just slowed down, but Forza made the grass slippery and the car less stiff, like when you spin your wheels in grass, more realistic. Car dynamics are great and you should buy this game for sure, but you should also buy Forza. Sony's stiff approach to a car is good for the intermediate, but once you've got it down Forza takes the handling to the next level and introduces a little less control.
I'd recommend GT1-4 to anybody. Sony's got to realize a car just doesn't stay level all the time, and grass/tire combination among other physics quandry's are details to be sorted out for GT5 on PS3. I'm waiting......
Pros realistic, good graphics, lots of cars
Cons a little too realistic
Summary I loved the thrid game and this one is better, especially sinc eI brought my data (licenses and money) up from GT3 there is a new thing called B-Spec mode hat lets you allow the car to drive itself. needless to say, fast enough car? easy wins
"Gran Turismo 4 is till a great game in the series. It's just that its predecessor did it better."on by MegaXtreme
Pros Tons of cars and tracks, great graphics, deep Gran Turismo Mode, classic cars added, start with $100,000 and A and B Licenses from GT3 with save
Cons Downshift indicator takes a dive, graphics aren't miles past GT3, bulk of GT Mode too short, no damage modeling, classic cars implemented poorly, can't do endurance races right from the start
Summary To this day, everyone can agree the Gran Turismo is arguably the greatest racing franchise ever on consoles. With Gran Turismo 3, the series hit an all-time high, reaching near perfection. Now with GT4 out, many will want to believe that it's the new standard. Not true. At all.
In GT4, the Simulation Mode has changed to the Gran Turismo Mode. Its substance is the same, just with a new name. You still start with only a meager $12,000 or so to buy a car with, but for veterans who don't want to bother wasting their time with A and B licenses can transfer their GT3 data, giving them $100,000 and the A and B licenses automatically. This paces it along much faster, allowing you to buy a nice car first. You still start in the amateur league, then to intermediate and extreme. However, the game ends after intermediate, with the credits rolling. It doesn't take too long to beat the bulk of the mode, which bites. The extreme and endurance races are optional, along with the One-Make races, Rally races, and Missions. There's still a ton to do, if you want all of the over 700 cars. Yeah, that's a lot. Sadly, some are rehashes, like 4 different types of Nissan Z's, and the classic cars are crap, since they don't nearly go as fast as they should, and adding parts makes them perform even worse. There's still no damage modeling, no aggressive A.I., and the downshift indicator that showed you what gear to slow to before a turn is poorly timed. This is probably due to the multitude of settings for all 700+ cars, but it still bites when you hit a wall after braking when they tell you to. Rally races are harder, as hitting the wall penalizes you, and the graphics of the game are fantastic, but not leaps and bounds over GT3. There's no online play either, so this shows more than a handful of problems for the game. I still recommend it though. Why? Since it's more than solid racing. Sure, the dwonshift indicator is off and there aren't any drastic improvements, but anyone wanting a new go-round will have to pick up GT4, and anyone new to the racing scene. It's better than most you'll find, and at a Greatest Hits price of $20, you can't pass it up.
Pros very real and fun to drive
Cons Same tracks over and over gets boring
Summary Endless options and cars but this is the best on the PS2!!! Xbox is Forza