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Gran Turismo 5's Balloon Crashes And Robot Drivers

Is this Gran Turismo 5, or a collision between car-shaped Thanksgiving Day Parade floats?

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It's the former, of course. Makes you wonder what the priority board looks like at Polyphony Digital, where George Clooney can make it in just fine but car crashes - a somewhat essential part of car racing - end up looking like this.

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Or this!

GT5's crash-related woes are not just related to the flipping, either. The AI leading up to crashes can at times be a little wonky, too.

Now, this isn't to say that Gran Turismo 5 is somehow fundamentally broken. Or that it's a bad game. Or that Forza 3 is a better game. These are just two of the best videos out there showing the key difference between the two series everybody else seems hell-bent on directly comparing.

And that difference is, Gran Turismo 5 is all about the driving, while Forza is all about the racing.

UPDATE - By popular request, here is a flying truck from Forza 3. Look at it go!

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Ali-Kharazi

Kotaku really likes fueling the flame war here eh? They didn't even finish the game before reviewing it. 20%? That's a joke. 4 premium cars? I don't even know how that's possible.