Originally Posted by Scamps
Newbie questions for GT5.
I picked up a PS3 Slim for the kids and watching Blu-Ray movies, I've never played any games on it however I'm intrigued by GT5 and as a hopeless Top Gear fan I gotta have it. So I'm wondering:
#1 Can I just play it? By which I mean can I sit down with any car I want and race it round any track I want without having to spend countless hours building my way up some progress ladder to get the cool cars?
#2 Can turn off the hideous background music I hear on the demo videos (assuming that's really in the game)? Or better yet have it play my own tunes? I have some great Morse code tapes (<-That's a top gear joke)
#3. Related to #1, other than having the game and perhaps a cool wheel do I need anything else like fees for online play?
#4. Flappy paddle gear box? Do you use a clutch with those or are they more like an automatic? I'm just curious, I drive a stick but cars with flappies are a bit outside my normal driving range....
#1 - I had my dad sit down and play GT: Prologue. I honestly think it was the first time he ever played a video game before. He loves racing, especially NASCAR, so he of course understood the concept of the game. I set everything up with arcade settings, put him on the High Speed Ring and he was doing laps against the CPU cars with no problems at all having the time of his life.
#2 - One feature of GT5 is the ability to play your own custom soundtrack via the XMB songs you have saved.
#3 - Online play for ALL internet-compatible games on the PS3 is 100% free. Some MMOs are on the way that will charge you monthly (DC Comics Online, Final Fantasy XIV online), but those are the rare exceptions. GT5 will not charge for its online play.
#4 - There are different wheels available. The DFGT from Logitech is the paddle shift; it is cheap but of good quality. The Logitech G27 has the gearshift box, but is pretty expensive comparatively:
#5 - I know you didn't have a fifth question, but I expected a query on wheelstands. Wheelstand Pro is one of the ones a lot of people get to stabilize your driving experience.