History YMMV / GranTurismo

12th Sep '17 10:36:49 PM finalsurvivor1
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** Outside of special prize cars, data transferring, and Seasonal Events, getting the IA License in ''3'' immediately opens up all ten endurance races. Of these, the Roadster Endurance centered on cheap Miatas where you can only change the tires. All you need is to either scrounge up enough money to buy one of the best Miatas (mid 20,000s) or get Gold on all B License tests to win a free one, get Super-Slick tires for 10,000 Credits, and with enough practice on Apricot Hill, you can easily win the 40 lap race in just over an hour. This will award you with 100,000 Credits and a chance to win an F1 car.



** Toyota GT-One road car in ''3''. Sure, it's hard to get one (though not as difficult as the race car), and is not available in showroom. But once you have one, it has 600+hp and 900kg, plus insanely good handling, making it a JackOfAllStats among road cars. You can beat the events where only unmodified cars are allowed (except Roadster endurance), or slap a turbo upgrade on for up to over 1000 horsepower. Also, Formula GT cars too, for most events.

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** Toyota GT-One road car in ''3''. Sure, it's hard to get one (though not as difficult as the race car), and is not available in showroom. But once you have one, it has 600+hp and 900kg, plus insanely good handling, making it a JackOfAllStats among road cars. You can beat the events where only unmodified cars are allowed (except Roadster endurance), or slap a turbo upgrade on for up to over 1000 horsepower. Also, Formula GT cars too, for most events.


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** The F1 cars in ''3'', while designed as the ultimate cars and are the only cars allowed in the final event, can still break the game easily since you can get one almost immediately. You have a 25% chance to get one from each endurance race, all of which are unlocked upon getting an IA License, and as mentioned under DiscOneNuke, the Roadster Endurance is essentially a beginner-friendly endurance race.
** Endurance races in ''3'' in general. Excluding the Roadster Endurance, which pays less and awards you with another Miata if you don't get the F1 car as a result of requiring less money and effort to get into, prize money ranges from 150,000 to 500,000 Credits, and the prizes are all amazing even if you don't get an F1 car. All you need is one really good car from one and you can easily beat most of the other Endurance races, as well as any races the car is eligible for. [[note]]The Roadster Endurance and Trial Mountain Endurance are the exceptions, as both require normal, untuned cars, and the Roadster requires Miatas.[[/note]]
27th Aug '17 8:25:22 PM Naveek
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** Toyota GT-One road car in ''3''. Sure, it's hard to get one, and is not available in showroom. But once you have one, it has 600+hp and 900kg, plus insanely good handling, making it a JackOfAllStats among road cars. You can beat the events where only unmodified cars are allowed (except Roadster endurance). Also, Formula GT cars too, for most events.
*** The GT-One was pretty broken on its debut in 2 too; once tuned, sans the Drag 180 SX it had the highest top speed in the game while still being plenty maneuverable. Still not as good as the Escudo all round, but not far off, and for half the price.

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** Toyota GT-One road car in ''3''. Sure, it's hard to get one, one (though not as difficult as the race car), and is not available in showroom. But once you have one, it has 600+hp and 900kg, plus insanely good handling, making it a JackOfAllStats among road cars. You can beat the events where only unmodified cars are allowed (except Roadster endurance).endurance), or slap a turbo upgrade on for up to over 1000 horsepower. Also, Formula GT cars too, for most events.
*** The GT-One road car was pretty broken on its debut in 2 too; once tuned, sans the Drag 180 SX it had the highest top speed in the game while still being plenty maneuverable. Still not as good as the Escudo all round, but not far off, and for half the price.
21st Aug '17 11:17:29 AM MrUnderhill
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** Also notable is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Music Of Funny]] license test fail tune from the fourth game. The second game, whenever you failed, [[SoundtrackDissonance played the same upbeat music as when you passed]], quickly leading to controller-throwing anger. The third game played a slightly sympathetic slower tune, but which eventually it felt as though it was mocking you. Realising they couldn't prevent feelings of anger from the player, in the fourth game they went with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g "Oh Yeah" by Yello]].

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** Also notable is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Music Of Funny]] license test fail tune from the fourth game. The second game, whenever you failed, [[SoundtrackDissonance played the same upbeat music as when you passed]], quickly leading to controller-throwing anger. The third game played a slightly sympathetic slower tune, but which eventually it felt as though it was mocking you. Realising they couldn't prevent feelings of anger from the player, in the fourth game they went instead [[TrollingCreator ramped up the trolling]] with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g "Oh Yeah" by Yello]].
20th Aug '17 1:34:14 PM nombretomado
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* UncannyValley: [=GT5=] features the "Jeff Gordon NASCAR Driving School," starring Jeff Gordon, who voices "[[http://img.waffleimages.com/ae767e0eae87e0f12c6ce6d8184b6948da347e4a/zombiejeffgordon.gif Zombie Jeff Gordon]]", a terrifying alien that looks somewhat like him.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as a racing game [[CreatorProvincialism with Japanese carmakers and tuners]] [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld joining the fray]].

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* UncannyValley: [=GT5=] features the "Jeff Gordon NASCAR Driving School," starring Jeff Gordon, who voices "[[http://img.waffleimages.com/ae767e0eae87e0f12c6ce6d8184b6948da347e4a/zombiejeffgordon.gif Zombie Jeff Gordon]]", a terrifying alien that looks somewhat like him.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as a racing game [[CreatorProvincialism with Japanese carmakers and tuners]] [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld joining the fray]].
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20th Aug '17 9:17:52 AM finalsurvivor1
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** That ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' Vitz championship in ''3''. Doubles as a ScrappyLevel to just about everyone. The Begginer one isn't bad, but still annoying while the Professional one is just stupid. 5 races with '''ten laps each, with of all the tracks Test Course and Route 11. On a Vitz.''' Now you know why everyone hate this championship.

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** That ''[[PrecisionFStrike fucking]]'' Vitz championship in ''3''. Doubles as a ScrappyLevel to just about everyone. The Begginer Beginner one isn't bad, but still annoying while the Professional one is just stupid. 5 races with '''ten laps each, with of all the tracks Test Course and Route 11. On a Vitz.''' Now you know why everyone hate this championship.


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** The S-6 License Test in ''3''. It's a time trial like every other Super License test, with this one in a fast car on Laguna Seca. It's already a difficult course, but doing a whole lap under license conditions with poor handling and a strict bronze time makes for an excruciating experience.
20th Aug '17 9:11:16 AM finalsurvivor1
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* ScrappyLevel: Tsukuba Circuit. It certainly does not count for ThatOneLevel status, as it is so short and easy, but it is TheScrappy of the courses. It is possibly the least known track in the game, especially when compared to the Nurburgring, Suzuka, even Indianapolis and Daytona. It is very overused, and has two endurance events in ''5'', including the ''incredibly'' pointless and boring 4-Hour Roadster event, which is [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin four hours of driving around Tsukuba in a Mazda MX-5 of all cars]]. In contrast to the Nurburgring, which also has two events, Tsukuba is just mind-numbing and boring. However, it serves as a track for the ''most-threatening'' challenge in ''Tourist Trophy'' (see ThatOneLevel below).
** ''5'' added a 9 hour race for tuned cars, held in Tsukuba. ''6'' later removes both races.
** It is more a case of AmericansHateTingle. Tsukuba is well-known within Japan for being the favourite track for the auto magazine Best Motoring, as well as being the sacred ground for serious time attacks in Japan. Breaking the one-minute lap time barrier in real life Tsukuba, as well as building a car capable of doing that, is considered an achievement. It is basically what the TopGear test track and to some extent, the Nurburgring Nordschleife are to the western hemisphere.
** The Test Course in ''3'', more for how it is snuck in to a large number of long championships (such as the GT World Championship) and presented as an actual race. It's a nine-kilometre length of full-throttle tarmac; so you will often spend twenty to thirty minutes doing nothing but holding the X button down and turning left. At least the other ovals (Super Speedway in ''2'' and ''3'', as well those at Motegi, Indianapolis and Daytona in later games) require some effort.
** TopGear test track itself. It is basically just a ''fucking'' test track. More of TheScrappy than Tsukuba Circuit. However it was removed in ''6''.
** Route 11 from ''1'' and ''3'', but ''your mileage may vary alot here''. Route 11 while being despised by alot of people due to sheer difficulty and complexity, it's also one of the most requested tracks to be added in the future [=GT=] games, due to it being a ShoutOut to ''Manga/InitialD'' and some fans consider it BestLevelEver compared to other tracks.
29th Jul '17 5:36:49 PM nombretomado
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* UncannyValley: [=GT5=] features the "Jeff Gordon NASCAR Driving School," starring Jeff Gordon, who voices "[[http://img.waffleimages.com/ae767e0eae87e0f12c6ce6d8184b6948da347e4a/zombiejeffgordon.gif Zombie Jeff Gordon]]", a terrifying alien that looks somewhat like him.

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* UncannyValley: [=GT5=] features the "Jeff Gordon NASCAR Driving School," starring Jeff Gordon, who voices "[[http://img.waffleimages.com/ae767e0eae87e0f12c6ce6d8184b6948da347e4a/zombiejeffgordon.gif Zombie Jeff Gordon]]", a terrifying alien that looks somewhat like him.him.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' as a racing game [[CreatorProvincialism with Japanese carmakers and tuners]] [[JapanTakesOverTheWorld joining the fray]].
22nd Jun '17 7:00:32 AM lilithmercy
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** In 5's seasonal events, due to difficulty scaling on the prize payout, you could enter a hard race with a joke car, finish dead last and still end up with nearly a million credits, especially if you'd been playing 5 days in a row. If you bought the Academy Edition you also get a download code that adds all the DLC up to that point, including the lethally broken X2011, which adds the car straight into your garage, not just the game, as early as you want.
29th May '17 7:21:59 PM santos32
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** For what it's worth, some of the later games like ''5'' and ''6'' are home to a lot of soothing jazz and lounge music, perfect for background music at any occasion. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8b3xyfJWuh0&list=PLCLeSTzz6trZMZKfxExXDmRJcyYggOWry Here's a sampler.]]
21st May '17 8:15:03 PM supernintendo128
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** Also notable is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Music Of Funny]] license test fail tune from the fourth game. The second game, whenever you failed, played the same upbeat music as when you passed, quickly leading to controller-throwing anger. The third game played a slightly sympathetic slower tune, but which eventually it felt as though it was mocking you. Realising they couldn't prevent feelings of anger from the player, in the fourth game they went with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g "Oh Yeah" by Yello]].

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** Also notable is the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Music Of Funny]] license test fail tune from the fourth game. The second game, whenever you failed, [[SoundtrackDissonance played the same upbeat music as when you passed, passed]], quickly leading to controller-throwing anger. The third game played a slightly sympathetic slower tune, but which eventually it felt as though it was mocking you. Realising they couldn't prevent feelings of anger from the player, in the fourth game they went with [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g "Oh Yeah" by Yello]].
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