Gran Turismo 5: Almost a year later and I still can't stop playing it. Currently trying for gold in all the license tests, which is quite frustrating and rewarding at the same time.
Really? I thought those were so easy. I thought Polyphony was laughing at us, older GT's were so much harder. However overall I find GT5 an easy game. Just got to know which cars to use for the Extreme Series, and that's about it.
Well shit I need pointers then, cuz I'm always around 3-5 100ths of a second off the Gold time. I've got all the licenses which was easy, but getting gold on some of the challenges is driving me nuts. Maybe I have defective thumbs........
Don't follow the lines they give you, they are terrible. Watch a video on youtube, and see the racing lines real pros use.
The best advice is try to exit every corner at the fastest speed possible. So turn in real wide, hit the apex, and as you hit the apex stomp on the gas. Also brake a bit later then the game tells you. E.G. For Trail Mountain, on the left turn after the straight with the trees. Stay far to the right, corner to the point where you almost touching the wall (keep getting closer and closer, don't be afraid to touch the wall, a light bump will do almost nothing) and full gas. If your not almost touching the other wall you did the corner too slow, or didn't do it wide enough.
I never had problems on this. The only difficult challenge in GT5 IMO is the AMG Racing Academy in the rain. Mainly because I hate nurburgring. That and Top Gear with the Lotus was hard because the AI are such idiots and brake in stupid places.