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Submitted by Spectator1 752d ago | preview

Has Forza Taken a Wrong Turn? | gamrReview

gamrReview: "After my brief sessions with Forza Horizon I am at something of a loss for words. The time I had with the game should serve to wet my appetite. Unfortunately, it has had the adverse effect. I was approaching this game with sceptical optimism, but now I’ll just be happy if I never have to see it again." (Forza Horizon, Xbox 360)

wishingW3L  +   752d ago
This is not a real Forza game anyway, this is just a spin-off made by an entirely new company. The Forza name is there just because it would be easier to sell than a new IP.
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BrunoM  +   752d ago
I agreed with you .. Your right thing is that it will give a look in general of a game that more need for speed and a gran turismo ... And if forza wants to be compared to any game or is GT not any other racer ....

Gamers are one minded People .. In any case look what need for speed became they had a winning formula with the first and second underground
FarCryLover182  +   752d ago
Even if they are a new studio, they are comprised of Bizarre Creations ex-employees and others. It will be a good game.
FordGTGuy  +   752d ago
This article reads in direct contradiction of every video and article I've read so far. This guy probably didn't even drive the game at all, useless short article with no explanation.
DOMination-  +   752d ago
I agree. This game looks like everything TDU2 should have been, which is only a good thing.
Knight_Crawler  +   752d ago
Dear Spectator1

Please stick to your day job because you dont know crap about video games.

" My car didn’t feel like it was driving on a lovingly laid tarmac road. It felt like I was driving on an ice road that had been coated in oil."

Your approaching the game like it was Need for Speed or some other arcade racer...try going over 100 MPH on a regular paved road that is not not straight and has dips and bumps and the road has been battered by the elements and see how well you handle your real life car.

" I know Forza Horizon aims to be an arcade racer, rather than a realistic one, but that doesn’t wholly explain my discomfort with the driving style."

WTF...Forza is not aiming to be an arcade racer or an sim racer but it looking to combine both.

"I got off to a bad start; admittedly, this was due to my poor driving abilities"

So your admitting that your not good at racing video games and your glad that you do not have to play it again.
from the beach  +   752d ago
"After the games' dubstep heavy introduction at E3, it’s easy to understand why you may be sceptical about picking it up."

After this stupidity heavy introduction I was sceptical about reading on, so I didn't.
Cam977  +   752d ago
Bad series.
iamgoatman  +   752d ago
Bad troll.
Adropacrich2  +   752d ago
The funny thing is you actually might not be trying to stir anything with your comment. I'd love to know what you mean by bad franchise. Not liking something I can understand, but I'm curious, what exactly do you mean
Knight_Crawler  +   752d ago
From Chris Kerr Bio

"Some of his favorite games include The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Shadow of the Colossus, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Alan Wake and the Mass Effect Trilogy."

This dude is obviously not a racing fan and the fact that he said he is glad that he does not have to play Forza Horizon again just proves it...WTF is this guy doing previewing a genre that he has no interest in, dude could have just told the editor that he does not play much racing games so it would not be fair to preview this game.

Edit: Look at what this guy has reviewed in his short career.

Reviews
Horn (iOS)
SCHAR: Blue Shield Alliance (XBL)
Kingdom Rush (iOS)
Spellet (iOS)
EcoFish (iOS)
Boy Loves Girl (iOS)
Bounty Bots (iOS)
Ziggurat (iOS)
Don't Fry the Frog (iOS)
Beat Sneak Bandit (iOS)
Little Acorns (iOS)
Sir Benfro's Brilliant Balloon (iOS)
2XL MX Offroad (iOS

One XBL game...WTH is this guy doing previewing a console game? No wonder he did not like the control of Forza Horizon because he is so use to playing iPad and iPhone games.
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ryan461  +   752d ago
Thanks for looking at this. This article had me mildly concerned that the handling system might be off. but now im pretty confident itll be good. demo in a week or so hopefully to try for ourselves
AnimeAvenger  +   750d ago
There's going to be a demo on Xbox Live soon!? Please tell me this is true, I'm dying to play this.
Nafon  +   752d ago
You have done everyone here a great service. Thank you, sir.
bunt-custardly  +   752d ago
To the Author: Rule number 1. Don't bad mouth a game from a brief play at a gaming event like Eurogamer (especially when you admit you suck!) where all and sundry could have changed the settings which could severely impact your enjoyment.

Maybe all the assists where turned off? Perhaps your false start meant you drove like a idiot trying to catch up meaning the car behaved as it should - like a wild stallion. In any racing game, you can't take a corner at 90 when the peak for the car you're driving is 50. Of course you're going to lose control.

From my experience with the game, none of what you have described happened to me.
ChunkyLover53  +   752d ago
Anyone that goes into Forza Horizon expecting Forza Motorsport would probably be disappointed. This game is made by Playground Games, the people behind Project Gotham Racing and Blur.

I honestly wish they had just named it Gotham Horizon or something along those lines, but I've not heard anything but really, really great things about this game. Surprised someone is complaining about it. At least its an amateur complaining though.
Adropacrich2  +   752d ago
I know a couple of people already that are more anticipated for this than they were of the more traditional Forza. Looks absolutely bloody gorgeous too which is making quite the difference
urwifeminder  +   752d ago
They seen a missed oportunity with TDU2 being so awful should be the envy of the open racing world.
aviator189  +   751d ago
That's odd. Every other preview I've read has showered praise for the style and elements that Forza Horizon brings to the franchise. This is the only negative write-up I've yet read. But I guess that's opinions.
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AnimeAvenger  +   751d ago
This is one of my most anticipated games right now. I love Forza 4 since it came out and still play it to this day. Horizon is exactly what I wanted, drive around in a open-world with gorgeous cars.
StreetsofRage  +   751d ago
After my brief session...

I stopped reading after that. This game has been showered with praise so far.
Hicken  +   751d ago
Meh. Too many things wrong with his approach. Opinion: disregarded.

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