gamers (35%) found this review helpful
I have read many reviews praising this game like its the greatest ever and while to me its a good game it certainly is not great and I will tell you why. First off the car selection is very small even with its day1 dlc which I had to purchase even though I bought the game there was no code. sorry my $ stops flowing right there. Second if you think you and your friends are going to jump into some rides and drive all over the country side BUZZ wrong you cant. This is not a true open world racer like TDU2. All of the reviews so far have failed mention that. Third even though you and your buddies join a club and "share" your rides you cant do anything but test drive them not race them. Forth if you are a gearhead and enjoy tuning look elsewhere there is no tuning, only upgrading of parts. This game suffers from a major identity crsis. No where near the bells and whistles of a true open world racer like TDU2 and nearly enough technical stuff to be a true sim racer like Forza4. Yes this game looks amazing and the framerate is awesome. Driving feels just like any Forza game to date. I cant but think what this game COULD have been. Like I said a good game not a great game.
First off, let me just say that if your a veteran forza player this probably i'snt the game the game for you. It's fun and all and I love the open world racing but it's no forza motorsport. It's way too casual and the car selection is minimal, maybe a quarter of what forza motorsport 4 had. Also if tuning cars was your thing in the previous games it's a thing of the past now. The only storefront option is for car designs which was a big upset for me. If your thinking about buying this game I would think twice. The game is short in comparison to the others. Don't get me wrong, I may have described a lot of downsides to the game but if you can get past all that then by all means get it.
posted by Qonscience (WINCHESTER, VA) Oct 28, 2012
Member since Nov 2011
gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Forza Horizon has definitely not failed to impress me. In fact, it went beyond my expectations. It kind of strays away from the other Forza Motorsport games. This isn't a game where you just pick a race, pick a car, then go race and get credits. Cars, racing, and credits are still very much involved, but at a different level and fashion. Forza Horizon is an open world racing game based in Colorado. You drive to different destinations to enter into races. No matter how far the destination is, you have to drive. Unless of course, you teleport to an outpost. But teleporting will cost you credits. You can reduce this charge by completing events at that outpost. Complete every outpost challene and it is free to teleport to that location. But I don't mind driving. Especially with all the other drivers on the road that you can challenge to races to a random destination. But lets talk about the cars. There are not as many cars in Horizon as there are in previous Forza Motorsport installments. But there is still a good amount. You can also find vintage cars in barns scattered across Horizon. If you find it, you get to keep it. There are also showcase races where you get to race a plane, a helicopter, or even a hot air balloon. If you win these races, you get to keep the car that you were racing in. Customization is also pretty good, basically the same as Forza Motorsport 4. I will let you find the rest of the story out for yourself though. It will be cool to see who wins the open world racing competion during these next couple of weeks. Forza Horizon, or Need for Speed: Most Wanted. Regardless of how well Need for Speed: Most Wanted does. Forza Horizon is worth your money. You will not be disappointed.