this so far is the best racing game i have ever owned
the customization is very nice and the tuning is great
its too bad not very many people play online but overall this game deserves a solid 12 on scale from 1 to 10
When I first played this game I was astounded at the quality of the car mechanics and the actual realism in the way the cars drive... Then I got past the first season in the career. Ever since, the AI has done literally nothing but constantly run me off the road and total my car. If they don't manage to do that then they will surely pull in front of me and stop for no reason resulting in me either driving off the track and spinning out or rear-ending them and totaling my car. And before anyone says that I don't know how to play the game or that I am bad at it, I always play on full expert and I have won every race that the AI doesn't total my car (usually by at least 15-20 seconds for a 2-3 lap race.) I have tried literally every recommendation that I can find to fix this and have even had it happen across multiple consoles so I believe it is actually just poor quality instead of random chance that it is constantly happening. Either way, this game went from and easy 9.5/10 to a 2/10 just because I'm feeling generous; it doesn't even honestly deserve that much credit if literally every race has to be restarted multiple times just to get around the first corner without being totaled or flipped over by the AI. I hope they have fixed this in Forza 5 because this is not acceptable. I am glad I rented this because if I would have bought it, it would be currently on fire. And I have literally never intentionally broken a game that I purchased but this is bad enough that it would be a first for me. Thank you GameFly for preventing me from wasting money on this.
Again I need to preface this with I am not a racing game player; however this was awesome. There is so much replayablity here. Some of it is repetitive but most of it is not. if you are a car person totally a must have and must keep. I might be partial because two of my cars year, make and model are in the game. There is nothing like customizing your real car in a video game and then using it. Better there is nothing like being able to buy and get your dream car and adding it to your garage. All this being said I am not a car guy but the game is just that good. it draws you in. It felt like you can play this forever and not be done. Then you look at the DLC some of which is free and there are new cars added all the time. Awesome game to keep on the self. I wish there was some story mode but that is just my taste. Then again the story might have ruined it. This is a definite rent and a keep for those days where you want to get your fast and furious on.