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Submitted by RayWillmott 650d ago | opinion piece

Forza Horizon: Is continuous content always a good thing?

Forza Horizon is the latest motor sport offering in the ever-popular Forza series. Launched on 23 October 2012, the game is set in the Colorado area of the US of A and has already received a wealth of DLC.

The franchise has a history of producing ever-expansive content in the past. But is continuous support always a good thing? (Forza Horizon, Forza Horizon Jalopnik Pack, Forza Horizon Rally, Xbox 360)

Mkai28  +   649d ago
I don't see it as a bad thing, it's always good to have continuos DLC and you do have the option to buy or not to buy.I see it as developers still supporting there baby, I also see it as developers getting all they can get out of there game."milking"
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The_Infected  +   649d ago
Yea soon games will come 1 car and 1 track the rest will be DLC. Lol

I can't wait to see what a open world racing game would look like next gen.
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Yi-Long  +   649d ago
All the DLC for Forza 4 and Horizon has actually made me skip both games. I hate the idea of paying 50 bucks for a game that will be 'incomplete' 5 seconds after launch because of the developers releasing new DLC to milk a fee extra bucks out if me...

... And I'll never support it.
DOMination-  +   649d ago
Well that's a shame for you because Horizon at least is a very complete and brilliant game without you requiring to touch the dlc.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   649d ago
Just so you know, Forza 4 shipped with all the cars that Forza 3 shipped with plus all the Forza 3 DLC cars too except the Porches. In fact when Forza 4 shipped, it had cars from 80 different car makers, the most in any racing game before it.
Yi-Long  +   649d ago
@Jamal....
... I already HAVE Forza 3, which I bought the Complete Edition of, new, for 7 or 8 pounds.

So when Forza 4 comes out, announcing it will be DLC-milking me straight after launch and for a very long time to come for new cars, yet it only has a few new tracks, do you really expect me to rush out and pay 50-60 bucks for that new game, because it already has the cars I already have in Forza 3!?

Think again.

I don't buy incomplete games. I don't support DLC-milking developers.

That doesn't mean ALL DLC is bad. GTA4 showed how it could be done the way it should. Just the vast majority of it is only used as an easy cash-grab from greedy developers.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   649d ago
Only people that are complaining seems to be a bunch of broke-ass gamers! Continuous material is a good way to keep things fresh.
Mutant-Spud  +   649d ago
Heh, they'd want to extend the life of Horizon, I finished the game in about 4 or 5 days, I got all the achievements except for the signs, and I only had about five of those to go but I wanted to take the game back inside the return period at EB.
Jek_Porkins  +   649d ago
Fresh content is always great! Some people might be content with just finishing their $60 worth of game, but I buy Season Passes if it's a game I really like, the Forza Horizon DLC is epic, they even have an off road expansion pack that adds another 10+ hours of game play in the game.
Heisenburger  +   649d ago
I'm really getting sick of this fad of saying "milk" in every dang post.

Expand your vocabulary yo!
Lvl_up_gamer  +   649d ago
Of course continuous DLC is a good thing. It keeps the game relevant long into it's release.

Turn 10 has had the best reputation when it comes to game support releasing so much content over each of their ip's.

With Forza 4, there was a monthly DLC that contained 5-10 amazing cars from different era's in car history. A car enthusiast dream. In each months DLC of cars, you got 1 free one where you didn't need to buy the DLC.

From what I have seen so far, Playground Games is following in the same steps as Turn 10 with their Horizon game. Most likely they are working closely with Turn 10 and strong support for Horizon comes with it having the Forza name being in it.

Great thing about DLC is that you don't have to buy it if you don't want it and you can choose what you feel is worth your money and what isn't.
SlavisH2  +   649d ago
so now we complain about too much content? I hate you! :P
munish23  +   648d ago
I don't understand why its a bad thing, its not like the game itself was gimped when it launched. It had more than enough cars to begin with, although the season pass was dumb I don't think its a reason for people to skip out on such a great game.

Same goes for Forza 4. Amazing game btw.
lol 4th forza this gen. Rolls eyes. 4 forzas 4 gears 5 halos and 3 fables which is a kinect game now. I feel sorry for you guys.
SDF Repellent  +   648d ago
Dang, a Sony fanboy that can actually count 1-10, very impressive!! Clap, Clap, LOL

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