Shell out $500 to play GT7?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 7' started by Zerran, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. 05XR8

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    Why imagine? I've been doing that for 22, soon to be 23 years(that's if this dang GT7 releases this year).
     
  2. Monkey Man

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    I'm amazed that quite a few others have done this too; I thought I'd likely be the only one who's bought consoles for GT alone.
     
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    The thing is we previously had a better version of the penalty system, PD just refuses to revert to it for some reason. The penalty system is so bad right now that PD could hardly get more wrong.
     
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  4. Imari

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    There absolutely have been and are better versions of the penalty system. None are particularly good at assigning fault. Humans are bad at assigning fault consistently, and computers are generally worse at it.

    IMO the no-fault systems are still the most effective in modern gaming, they're consistent and they provide everyone with incentive to avoid incidents (which is the entire point). The downside is that sometimes you feel like you're getting penalised for something you had nothing to do with, but that idea turns up a lot in real world racing too. Sometimes a real world driver has their race ended by someone else crashing into them, sometimes a wheel falls off because someone didn't do a nut up, sometimes your car turns into a gymnast and does a backflip on the Mulsanne straight. I think it's fine, even if it's clearly annoying as hell in the moment.
     
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  5. Corsa

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    I was going to address a few of the PC comments but I’ll just say hobbies can get expensive gentlemen, depends how far you want to take it.
    Gaming is cheap entertainment if you look at other options, just spent 14 grand on my other love, a new motorcycle.
    Good friend has almost 10 grand invested in drones and RC helicopters.

    Gaming is fantastic value for dollar.
     
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  6. fastone371

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    You are absolutely correct, to race real cars with us it's hard to get by with less than $100,000 investment between the car, hauler, and equipment. Many drop $150-$200k just on haulers, its mind boggling. That's just for sportsman, not professional racing.
     
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  7. Sage Ages

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    Jesus christ, do you guys just... not play other video games?
     
  8. Monkey Man

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    No. :lol:
     
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  9. CLowndes888

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    I love Gran Turismo but don't limit myself to that alone... Why should I?
     
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  10. 05XR8

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    I play GTA V(offline), PC2, AC1, ACC(just stopped. Waiting for that GT4 DLC :) ).

    I used to play NFS games after the very first Car & Driver game. ToCA games, F1 games, XBox 360 racing games, Game Cube racing games, Dreamcast racing games.
    I initially buy a PlayStation for GT. If I see something else that gets my attention, I might buy it. No guarantee, but the GT game is my focus.
     
  11. dabz343

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    Go drive around on your weekend toy for a month and tell me how much u spent...once yo do the math, you are overthinking it.
     
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  12. 05XR8

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    Exactly. When I worked at a Mazda dealership, know what the number one complaint was? "My iPhone doesn't work with this car. "

    So, imagine buying a $30,000 car and having to then, spend another $500 on a mobile phone, to use the hands-free feature.

    Today, Mazda's have Apple car play, but people are shopping cars to see if the CAR is compatible with their mobile phone.:lol:

    Anyway, consoles used to be $300 brand new and I thought was a lot to pay, just to play video games. Consoles are cd/DVD/Blu-ray players, HD/digital movie channel boxes, radio/music docks, app stations and of course, video game stations. $500 is a bargain.
     
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  13. CLowndes888

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    Especially when you consider how much phones cost these days. I guess you're paying for the portability.
     
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    Definitely. Face timing, balancing finances, searching info, playing games, photography, videography, watching all types of content, voice commands, phone "talks back". Like you said, all that in your pocket. Amazing.
     
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  15. GT7mebe

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    There are so many great video games out there, its frankly very weird to get a console and only play one game.
     
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    I will buy Ps5 for :

    1: Gt7
    2: The last of us part 2
    3: ACC
    4: PC3
    5: Every other game title that will interest me in the feature...

    GT 's are good games but i would never buy any console for just one game.

    To me a console is a more budget friendly setup for my gaming - racing.
    Not to mention the exclusives.

    I would like to built a proper pc for iracing for example but it will cost me at least my console - tv set up for just the tower alone.

    I just want a big fat 4k display in front of my rig or triples....Can't go less than that any more.
     
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    Each to their own but it boggles the mind that anyone would buy a console just for one game, missing out on so many fantastic experiences.. The Last Of Us (1+2) Red Dead, GTA..the list is endless, not to mention other fantastic driving games like Dirt 2.0, Driveclub (PS4’s greatest racer) :D
     
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  18. George Jakob

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    Let me get this straight you bought a 400$ console
    (i assume quite a bit before GT Sport's release) just to play GT Sport based on how you thought the game was going to be?. Ok.. Also getting 2 titles on PS3 is literally the resson PS4 got only 1 . And if the differences are minimal like between GT5 & 6 why would you demand a new title at retail price instead of updates to the one thats already available ? .
     
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    I didnt even own my PS4 Pro until GTS was released. I would be interested in checking out more racing games on PS but I am very limited on time so yes, my free time goes into playing just 1 game on PS4 and it will likely be the same on PS5, why not? I have done the same with all of the Playstations and Gran Turismo's so far (XBox and Forza's too) I even still have all of the old counsels and games.
     
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    I will most likely buy 1 or 2 games for PS5 and they will be racing games only.
     
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  21. Cayit

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    500$ is very normal...For a Beast of a Console !
     
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    True, for what power it offers compared to PC at its spec.
     
  23. mastergracie

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    I literally bought a Xbox One for Forza.
    And I don't regret it at all.
    :lol:
     
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    Yes, I play Gran Turismo Sport exclusively. I've owned each Playstation console & played Gran Turismo exclusively.

    A more diplomatic label for my gaming would be atypical.

    To stay focused on the topic of this thread, I will purchase a PS5 system when GT7 releases. I will play it exclusively, as well. Using my money & my time, I quite am satisfied. With your time & your money, freely evaluate your personal satisfaction while better respecting mine.
     
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  25. Castrol96

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    I bought PS4 for GT Sport and will do same for GT7

    I really do hope the game improves now looking at Forza 8.
     
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  26. AlanH49

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    Would be cool if MS actually showed 1 second of gameplay and gave an indication of the games direction. Hopefully not the rumoured story mode. Seems even with Ray Tracing they’ve stuck to their accustomed colour palette.

    Playing GTS last night it was striking how crap the game looked. For something that had previously wowed me. That was almost entirely due to the vastly improved lighting and image quality I’ve become accustomed too. After watching the GT7 trailer.
     
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  27. AXEofGOD

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    The list may be endless but my time is not. If I wasn't such a tool I would not have purchased any new console since calico vision. Yet, NES, Sega Genesis, N64, PS1, PS2, PS3, Wii, PS4, Switch, are all consoles in my library. I'm probably only going to play 5 games for the PS5 over the course of this consoles life. As you can see I have not chosen Xbox over PS yet. My decision on PS5 vs Xbox X is most likely going to be on my valuation of GT7.
     
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  28. CoolJetta3

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    Well, you can't get by playing it on your good looks alone so how else are you supposed to play the game?

    Something tells me your entire game catalog consists of free to play games, even then you had to buy the hardware to play them right? Jesus, what is the point of this topic?
     
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  29. Cayit

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    I also played just 2 Games on the PS4, FIFA 15-20 and GTS. Nothing else...
     
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