Fans are extremely angry at the current state of Gran Turismo 7 two weeks after launch and then posted a stream of negative reviews on Metacritic. At the time of this writing, the user score for the game is in the red at 3.2/10 (screenshot posted below), but after checking the page over the past day, that score has will continue to decrease.
Review Gran Turismo 7 bombed for many reasons
When pouring over series of Metacritic user reviews With sky-high scores, immediate concern is that Gran Turismo 7 is currently under maintenance due to an update. Rebecca Smith from our brother site PlayStationLifestyle surmised that it’s because there is a problem with the recent v1.07 patch update that introduces Broadcast mode. According to an official tweet for the Gran Turismo series posted on March 17 at 5:32 a.m., there was an “incident” that caused an extended server maintenance period.
Since then, however, Sony and developer Polyphony Digital have been silent. (Update: 30 hours after the server went down, it’s back online now and Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi responded to some concerns.) While Gran Turismo 7’s servers are offline, the game unfortunately cannot be played as it requires a constant Internet connection. Previously numbered Gran Turismo titles had no such restriction, allowing players to race offline at their leisure, especially those not interested in the game’s multiplayer mode. Even after the patch is fixed, server errors will occur in the future. Many players who have purchased this game in the past few days at full price find this condition unacceptable.
Due to an issue found in Update 1.07, we are extending the Server Maintenance period. We will notify everyone as soon as this is likely to be completed. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask for your patience while we work to resolve the issue. # GT7
– Gran Turismo (@thegranturismo) March 17, 2022
Another pressing issue of the patch is the cut to credit payments for specific songs that players are using to grind credits in order to purchase legendary cars costing millions of credits. use. Many of these legendary cars also rotated in and out of the game’s shop, creating a FOMO effect, prompting players to collect credits or being pushed to purchase credits through replicas. with real money.
While Gran Turismo fans are used to seeing microtransactions and car races in Gran Turismo titles, Gran Turismo 7 goes a step further. Many legendary cars that used to cost around $3-5 in Gran Turismo Sport through microtransactions now cost up to $30-40 in Gran Turismo 7. Also, unlike titles Previously in the franchise, the game didn’t allow you to sell the cars you’ve already earned. Credit. The roulette spins in the game also regularly come with the lowest amount available.
In other news, the Hogwarts Legacy will Not highlights microtransactions, and Sony says it is taking allegations of misconduct from female employees “seriously” in the PlayStation sexism lawsuit.
https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/703766-gran-turismo-7-review-bombed-metacritic-ps5-v107-patch Review of Gran Turismo 7-Bombed on Metacritic