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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Gran Turismo 7 now has Sony’s lowest user score on Metacritic. VGC

After recent downtime and criticism of the game’s microtransactions, Gran Turismo 7 now has Sony’s lowest user score on review aggregation site Metacritic.

At the time of publication, the PS4 and PS5 racer has a user score of 2.5/10, placing it below every game from PlayStation Studios, Sony Interactive Entertainment, SCEA, SCEE and SCEJ in Metacritic’s 27-year tracked game.

The GT7 lays claim to its unwanted records on PS4’s World of Warriors (2.9), PSP’s NBA 10 The Inside (3.0) and Cool Boarders from 2001 on PSOne (3.3). However, while those titles only have a handful of user reviews, Gran Turismo 7 currently has over 3,600.

Despite an all-time low user score, Gran Turismo 7 has received a strong Metascore at 87 from critics on PlayStation 5.

Gran Turismo 7 – VGC Review

Most user reviews of the GT7 were posted on or after March 17, when developer Polyphony Digital released a controversial patch slashing payouts from the game’s races, thus unlocking new cars without spending on micro-transactions. made difficult.

GT7 also 17 . Been offline for more than 24 hours betweenth and 18thWhich has made it almost impossible due to the significant amount of content that requires an internet connection to access it.

Even before the latest patch, VGC reported that some Gran Turismo 7 cars cost up to eight times more than those on Gran Turismo Sport if purchased using real money.

Now, a new analysis from fansite GTPlanet reveals that the GT7 takes longer to earn credits than its more recent predecessors. According to its analysis, it could take players around 20 hours to earn enough to buy just one of the game’s most expensive cars.

Apparently, the combination of slow payouts in the game with expensive micro-transactions has drawn widespread criticism from the game’s community.

One lead presenter, who has featured on official broadcasts, publicly denounced the “stupid time” it took to earn credits in GT7. The tweet has been retweeted and liked thousands of times, including by professional Gran Turismo players.

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At the time of publication, world champion GT esports player Valerio Gallo also Liked many tweets Criticizing the GT7’s subtle handling, including a message calling the game a “real credit card simulator”.

Currently, the GT7’s “Most Useful” Metacritic user reviews that have been voted by other users point to the need for an Internet connection to access single-player content. The vast majority of OtherRanked reviews criticize its supposedly aggressive micro-transactions.

“there was one [big] Gran Turismo fans,” reads one review. “I’ve played this game since GT1 on the PS1. Yes the driving physics is fantastic, yes the cars are gorgeous. However, this is all in vain given a very short career mode and the most obvious cash grabs with their micro-transactions turned out to be so bad when they shrugged off payouts for single-player races. The GT was always a grind but it was never so bad. ,

Another says: “It pains me to give this 0. The game feel is great and so is the controller support. The graphics are great. There’s introductory material, but subtle transactions… to buy a Ford GT.” $38 of real money?

“And also reducing the amount of money you get from playing the game with the most recent patch? And the loot boxes are rigged so you always get the lowest reward. Will change this review to 10 when actually earned in game With money it will be possible to buy a car.”

In a statement on Friday addressing the micro-transaction controversy, chain owner Kazunori Yamauchi claimed that the situation will be resolved with further content due to be released at an unspecified point in the future.

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“In GT7 I want users to enjoy lots of cars and races without even micro-transactions,” he claimed. “At the same time the price of cars is an important element that explains their value and rarity, so I think it’s important to be tied to real-world prices.

“I want to make GT7 a game in which you can enjoy different types of cars in many different ways, and would like to try to avoid, if possible, a situation where a player has to mechanically drive certain events. You should keep repeating it over and over again.

“We will let you know in time with updated plans for additional content, additional race events and additional features that will solve this constructively. It pains me that I cannot tell details about it at the moment, but we We plan to continue to modify the GT7 so that more and more players can enjoy the game.

“We would really appreciate it if everyone could look at the development of Gran Turismo 7 from a somewhat longer-term perspective.”