Well it sure didn't take long for other notable publishers to take on GT5 in a battle of words. EAGames best known in the racing realm for Need For Speed and CodeMasters known for DiRT and the latest in the F1 series are quick to issue statements regarding their new formitable competitor. GT5 has been critisized lately for its lack of polish with Kotaku showing images of a dog that looks almost as bad as a 64 model.
This critisizm can only be good for Polyphony to help them in the future create a better game. Considering how much blood sweat and tears went in to making the final product perfect, their will always be faults. No matter what Sony did somebody was bound to find a weakness and it seems EAGames and CodeMasters have done exactly that.
"I think they have a very sterile, almost car collecting type of product where that's mainly what we do and I think we can offer something different," - Patrick Soderlund (Senior VP EAGames)
With over 1,000 cars it does seem like EA may have a point. Alot of time and effort was put into making all these vehicles availible for play. Now that same fact could be used against Need For Speed they lack the diversity of cars that GT5 has. But in this point EA is on the offensive calling the experiance very sterile.
"You can have a technically phenomenal game, but you can also have a game concept that doesn't really appeal [to some racing fans] and could be accused of - and you have to be careful how you write this - of being boring," - Rod Cousens (CEO CodeMasters)
CodeMasters went alittle further then EAGames in their attack of GT5. Calling it a technically phenominal game. Which could be refering to the graphics as technical. Notice Rod doesn't want to sound to offensive telling the journalist to watch how they write it. But he calls GT5 boring none the less. I gotta say I played F1 2011 and was not intrigued or entertained so I find it hard to see how CodeMaster's CEO can call it more boring then their products. But he could be refering to one of CodeMaster's flagship racers DiRT which I thoroughly enjoyed.
So their you have it, EA and CodeMasters dishing out the hate. But do they have valid points? Are DiRT and Need For Speed actually good competitors or are they completely wrong and Sony owns their butts? Its up to you the gamers of VGChartz to decide!
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