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Review Forza Horizon | Destructoid

Destructoid - A new kind of Forza

I've been trying to peg Forza Horizon since its announcement earlier this year, but Turn 10 and Playground Games never gave it to us straight. Is it more of a racing sim? Or a casual, arcade-style thing? Somewhere in-between?

Now that I've spent some quality time with the game, I can give it to you straight. Forza Horizon is an open-road (like open-world for cars) racing playground. It takes the Forza Motorsport engine and physics and plugs it into something more casual, and way less serious. Imagine a Forza game with a story and dialogue and a dubstep radio station. Weird, right?

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SOD_Delta1446d ago

So do I. I've always'd like the Forza series.

Yi-Long1446d ago

... it looks absolutely gorgeous and played nice...

...but I didn't like the rubberbanding during the races, I didn't like the lack of a replay-function where you could watch your gorgeous race again, and it was sometimes too difficult to see if a car was another racer which you could safely go behind, or a slow non-racer, in which case you would crash into their rear.

Also, they already mentioned they have plans for DLC-milking this, and I don't want any part of that practice, so I'll be avoiding this for now until there's a 'complete' edition being sold, IF I'm still interested by then.

Perjoss1446d ago

They only milk you if you let them.

HK61444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

There is a replay feature in the final game, just not in the demo.

Fishy Fingers1446d ago

Even Destructoid like it, it's got to be good.

Perjoss1446d ago

Eurogamer also gave it a 9, good scores!

neoMAXMLC1445d ago

They gave GT5 and Forza 4 a 10. They just need to have Not Jim Sterling review these games. lol

Ak47Russia1446d ago (Edited 1446d ago )

Played the demo, looks decent but car were sliding too much, reminded me of Ridge racer...

Never liked Forza games and i never trusted reviews...

I got WRC3 playing it right now and its fantastic great driving physics!

creeping judas1446d ago

Are you going to post the same s**t on every review?

GearSkiN1446d ago

So wait u can get parts like the older forza but u can't tune Your car like motorsports? Can u still buy body parts tho?

KingPin1446d ago

not knocking this game in anyways, but by the sound of it, its more like a need for speed game.

could be cool for xbox owners.

Ak47Russia1446d ago

Yes it is like NFS (Arcade racing game with simple driving physics) which imo its not bad.

but after playing Demo I'm gonna buy NFS most wanted cause it has huge roads/maps better graphics and better online....

creeping judas1446d ago

True EA is known for their awesome online integration. And I wish I was you, having played both Horizon and Most Wanted to be able to ascertain that Most Wanted has better online. I'm jealous.

dark-hollow1446d ago

^^^ two Sony fanboys trying too hard.

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