I have been a personal fan of Gran Turismo 3 that was released for the PlayStation 3 console around 4 years ago. The only thing that we did not like about the previous version of the game was, the publisher picked the PlayStation 3 as their default console when they had the option of choosing PS4. However, it was also not an easy task to take all the content from PS2’s game directly to PS4.
But nothing to worry now, as the new Gran Turismo is finally on PS4 and it features complete modification top to bottom specifically for the modern day consoles. It has stunning graphics, outstanding gameplay but also takes a dip in some portions. So, let us have a look at the things that we liked and disliked about the new Gran Turismo video game.
The new Gran Turismo is not at all a bad game. It is way better than its predecessor and if you love GT Racing you will get easily used to it. They have already released a patch for the game and using that one can take part in the numerous races that are available online. however, one thing that we didn’t like about it was that it features very limited content. it seems that the developers wanted the player to give more focus to the online play then the in-game content. So, most of the things that you will be playing offline will more or less result in nothing. Also, the menu design could have been done better as you will find difficulty even in saving the game.
But before talking about the problems that we faced in the game, let’s look at what we actually found good about it. There’s no doubt that, Gran Turismo sport is this still one of the best racing game that you will find in the market. it has easy as well as accurate car controls even when we talk about simulation driving. You may find a bit of difficulty initially, but once you get hold of them you can feel the Adrenaline Rush in your veins during tight turns, drifts, and chases. The game offers you lot of assistance with the player can toggle if help is not that much required on any road. If you are new to racing games, the driving might be some work hard for you, but at the same time, we expected that in the game.
The game is really very realistic and won’t give you any fictional feeling. For those who have played the previous game will understand what we are talking about here. We were really impressed to find that the engine noises of each and every vehicle matches almost the sound they produce in real cars. There are many tracks and all of them very featuring different parents from all over the world. but we expected a lot more circuits then the game has offered. if you are one of those who is really passionate about car specifications, power and voice, this game is a perfect delight for you.
We have already talked about the sound coming from the car engines and how they match the real sound in the real world. On comparing the audio of Gran Turismo Sport with the other competitive racing titles like Forza Motorsport 7 and project Cars 2, polyphony has included way better smooth as well as an ambient soundtrack in the game that will keep your mind fresh as well as stress-free even if you do not perform well in the race. It is not exceptional but matches the race mood and environment.
All in all, Gran Turismo sport features an average gameplay.But the main problem here is there are very fewer things that you can access in the offline mode. First, there Is a campaign mode in which the player can learn the basic controls and racing basics before the actual racing starts. This basic tutorial will teach you how to play the game but in order to race in the circuit, you will need a PlayStation online connection. You also get very limited tracks to choose from, until and unless you unlock the rest of the tracks. You get almost nothing unlocked in the beginning.
Online playing means the race you are playing is pretty serious. While, in the offline racing, players can sharpen their driving skills and could even have simple fun. If you make too many mistakes, you are given a penalty. And trust us, the penalty is given too often.
If you want to get started, there is a driving school that will take you deep into driving. For proper sports racing, you get two additional modes. In addition to that, there are different challenges that you can take and a Track Mastery mode, but with limited tracks, unlike Forza Motorsport 7, where the player can enjoy each and every track like driving on an open road.
Talking about the Online racing mode, obviously, we found going online and racing against other everytime a bit ridiculous, but it doesn’t mean that they are not fun. You will find real players and more realistic racing in Online mode. But it would have been better if the players were able to access all these features offline as well. For those who do not have an internet connection of slow connection on their PS4, you are going to face a lot of difficulties even in accessing the entire game.
There is a good news if you possess a Sony PlayStation VR headset which makes you feel like you are actually sitting in the car behind the wheels. It is definitely an amazing add-on to the game, but that is not the selling point since most of the PS4 users do not possess a PlayStation VR right now.
We understand that Gran Turismo Sport was designed to offer competitiveness to the players and offering them a bit more challenged gameplay. But the only fact bugging all the players out there is that it is of no use for those who just want immense offline driving with a lot of offline content to explore. You just get to show your driving skills to conquer the entire racing world with your speed. If you are looking for offline content, we would recommend you to go back to Gran Turismo 6.