There are times when you speak your mind it upsets people, There are times you write something it later comes back to slap you in the face. There are times you should swallow your pride and do what’s right, but this is not one of those times. It seems shortly after I wrote an article about all the problems I found with Gran Turismo 5, BAM! they come out with an update. I praise them for doing so but something that should have been done before the games release.
The update deals with several issues I had written about in my 2 part Gran Turismo, Gran Disappointment article. While I play GT5, I was relived to see the improvements issued in the update. The full list of fixes are listed on the Gran Turismo 5 website
I sometimes wonder if they read this article and put a fire under there butt’s to get the update out. Chances of that are slim but I am glad they made changes on several of my complaints. One of those is the fully adjustable transmission. I can now tune the cars transmission exactly the way I want
The addition of Ballast weight is perfect for the online gaming. You can now add weight to your car to bring it up to race limitations based on user’s settings. The also have another feature called the “Power Limiter”. This feature allows you to reduce your power on your vehicle. I don’t know how I feel about this option. On one hand it’s a brilliant idea to make you car eligible to enter races. On the other hand, it does remove some of the fun of changing parts, removing tuned ECU, installing a smaller turbo to reduce your power. In a way it eliminates the point of having a choice of all the exchangeable parts. Perhaps it’s for entering you favorite car that does not have the option to purchase parts or simply has too much horsepower in stock form. It does add variety to how many cars can be used for a particular race which is what I had a problem with earlier.
The update was something GT5 definitely needed, although I still have a problem with choice of cars and a few other issues, the update has me playing online more then before and to be able to compete with my choice of cars adds to gaming satisfaction.
Really hope a new update comes to help with the endurance races. Till next time.