Forza Motorsport 4 Review | New Gamer Nation

The racing simulator genre is a difficult one to get right. It’s easy to make things unrealistic, clunky, and unresponsive. It’s also easy to make a game that’s too realistic, perhaps boring and uninteresting for the casual gamer. Luckily, however, Turn 10 Studios have had a lot of practice in the genre. After the success of Forza 3, it was hard to believe that there was anything left to build on – well, you’d better start believing.

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Angerfist1962d ago

This Website should be renamed into Ancient Gamer Nation :D Game came 1 1/2 Years ago ;)

darthv721962d ago

I mean it isnt like this is a review for pole position.

otherZinc1962d ago

Wow, since the review is so late, they should've rated the game a 9.8 or 10.

I'm still playing the game to this very day. I've beaten the game but didnt, as there's so much game in Forza 4.

Horizon is great as well. I have all the Forza games.

Jek_Porkins1962d ago

I loved Forza 4, and it is my all time favorite sim racer, but Forza Horizon is the game that stole my heart. It hasn't been far from my Xbox 360 since it came out last year.

MooseWI1962d ago

I hear you, but I would put them in two different categories almost.

Kalowest1962d ago

Hopefully Playground Games makes a Horizon 2.

mcstorm1962d ago

I also agree. For me everyone who likes racing games should own forza horizon its my game of 2012

Dee_911962d ago

For me I was expecting alot more from horizon , from the story and open world. I thought the story would get more in depth until I got my last wrist band lol. Same cut scenes.But despite my expectations it was a good game because of the car selection and customization.The world would have been better if it was more populated.Horizon is like dirt 3 with better car selection and customization.

mcstorm1962d ago

I know what you mane but I think horizon was better than dirt 3 also the rally dcl for me anyway as also impressive. It shows what can be done with the forza 4 engine if they were to make a rally game.

I have a feeling there was alto they wanted to put in this game but were unable to due to the lack of power left in the 360 and im hoping we will see an horizon 2 and it will build upon the 1st and blow is away.

WarThunder1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

Forza is not a sim racer... Its a pure Arcade racing game...

riverstars861962d ago

Such an ignorant statement by an uneducated individual.

Jek_Porkins1962d ago

The Forza motorsport series is probably the most sim racer I've ever played. Horizon was maybe a bit more arcade, but the Motorsport series has realistic damage and tire physics. Top notch all the way, I mean there was a reason they had the top rated franchise this generation.

hennessey861962d ago

On the same level as iracing and rfactor etc its definitely not an arcade game, forza along with GT5 are great console sims that make use of what little power the consoles have. Complex physics engines require a lot of power, next gen you will se even more realistic sims on consoles.

WarThunder1962d ago (Edited 1962d ago )

@riverstars86, Jek_Porkins

I bet none of you play with a steering wheel, i own a Fanatc Porsche 911 GT3 RS

All cars in Forza 4 have the same over and under steer. Cars like mustang which normally at high speed taking a U corner it will get a lot of over steer. there is none of that in FM4. Thats because of the Permanent Driving Aid and Active Steering ( even if u turn them off they are still on)
This assist STILL EXISTS in Forza 4 even with simulation steering.

and another thing, Tracks in Forza 3 and 4 like (Nürburgring track) its wider than the real one, so it can be easier to play online. When u make a sim u need to "simulate" the real thing...

Also the guys at InsideSimRacing said clearly that Forza 3 and 4 are not Simulators.

Turn 10 advertised as a sim just to get some sales from GT (and they manage that). We all know that Forza is good racing game, but its not a simulator its a pure fun arcade.

@realistic damage really thats why when u hit a car from the front the car gets scratches all over the body and the back lol.

Only uniformed people will fall into MS marketing scheme.

U can disagree all you like... This is the truth... And Fanboys will always be fanboys...

zebramocha1962d ago

@river war is right,I was on kotaku and I think this was a gizmodo article,some dude from the gt academy nearly placed first in an actual race.

insomnium21962d ago

This topic about GT5's realistic tracks vs Forza's dumbed down tracks has been talked to death already. It won't matter what you say all you get is disagrees even though you are 100% correct. Just move on and let them be. The butthurt is too big on this one.

Dee_911962d ago

"some dude from the gt academy nearly placed first in an actual race"
Lol them dudes are dominating racing.They average a pole position in every race.2 of the winners got disqualified from their last race because they were too good.
Despite the controversial aids in forza 4, the tire model in that game alone classify it as a simulator to me.BTW modified tracks dont make a game not a simulator

BlmThug1962d ago

I have played both GT5 and Forza 4 to the death and I can tell you both games do very well in the Sim department. Sure they may not be Uber realistic, but they are still very good in that aspect. Neither games are perfect but on consoles, nothing comes close IMHO. If you are a genuine racing fanatic like me or even if you just like racing games, you will love both GT5 and Forza 4 :D

riverstars861962d ago

It may not be the best simulator, but it is a simulator regardless, definitely not an arcade racer. I think you can atleast admit that much. I'm not saying it is a better simulator than Gran Turismo.

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secretcode1962d ago

Did someone take my idea of a site that only reviews games at least a year after release to avoid hype and such?

StreetsofRage1962d ago

I read your comment with the voice of your avatar. It totally fit.

On topic, Forza has released nothing but winners this gen. For next gen ,I would like to see horizons and 5 merge. The ultimate game!

secretcode1962d ago

Dangit Bobby, you keep talkin' like that and people are gonna think you ain't right.

*cough* Er... What I meant to say was personally Forza Motorsport and Forza Horizon are two vastly different experiences. I would rather the series remain two split games, rather than becoming one stale "halfway" point between the two experiences.

Lvl_up_gamer1962d ago

I completely disagree.

I think there is plenty of room in the industry to have Horizon and Forza separated.

Combining the 2 would result in a disaster. There would be no identity anymore. Forza is a sim and Horizon is slightly more on the arcade side with much less cars, damage, customization etc.

No, keep them separated.

josephayal1962d ago

Forza Motorsport 4 sets a new graphical standard for the racing genre, love this game

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