posted by jtmartin313 (SACRAMENTO, CA) Nov 6, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
Short and simple..
-It's very similar to Forza 4 except its open roads and storyline.
-You can upgrade vehicles but can't tune.
-You'll get rich quick - there's not much waiting before you can get into whatever ride you choose.
-Races can be a bit repetitive.. but what racing game isn't like that?
posted by Kirk_Tuminaro (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jan 6, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (57%) found this review helpful
I'm a brand new member of Gamefly. Forza Horizon was one of the first two games I was sent. I was really anticipating getting to play this, because it had this kind of sandbox feel to it which I loved in the 2009 game from Codemasters called FUEL. Watching a few gameplay videos on YouTube further led me to believe that some of my very limited income was going to be spent on this game. Well, let's just say I'm very glad I rented it first.
The gameplay itself is extremely well done. The cars all have very distinct handling, and the difficulty can be customized in a number of areas, so that players of all skill levels can have a fun, challenging and enjoyable experience.
My love affair with the game was short-lived, however. It pretty much soured as soon as I checked out the "Marketplace", only to find that there is a huge amount of DLC available in the game which, if one were to purchase the options with the most bang for the buck (a "Season Pass" including all available cars and races, plus a "Token Pack" of 75 Tokens), it would turn a $60 premium game title into a roughly $200 investment.
I'm sorry, but if I buy a game at the full premium title price of $60, then somehow I expect that the game is going to be mostly complete. I understand that developers release DLC for most games now, but when the cost of that DLC could potentially triple the amount paid up front, I consider that to be patently greedy and unfair.
This Forza is a great racing game, but please understand up front that if you are a completist who wants all of the available content, you will be shelling out far more than $60. And that is something which on a limited fixed income, I simply cannot justify. Sorry, Microsoft, but you have turned me from a renter with full intent to buy, into simply a highly dissatisfied renter of your game.
I really like the Forza franchise. This was the only one I didnt like.. Reminded me of the older arcade racing games.. Played the demo, was pretty cool, but something was lost in the actual game. It wasnt any better than the demo.. Would be a whole lot better with more crash physics, less - slam that wall at 120mph, just "wrinkles" paint job and pops out the glass.. Not as much fun as the forza series, but some others may like that. To each their own, I wanted a better dynamic racing game (even if its on the road)