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Submitted by s8anicslayer 207d ago | review

Forza Motorsport 5 Review | EmpireOnline

Empire - "From shaky beginnings, Microsoft’s exclusive driving franchise has improved steadily over the years, now providing an answer to the question: “Why should I fork out £429 on an Xbox One?” From the moment it opens, with Jeremy Clarkson intoning a paean to the fetishism of all things four-wheeled, you’re left in no doubt that next-generation gaming has arrived, thanks to jaw-dropping visual fidelity and some very tricksy lighting effects." (Forza Motorsport 5, Xbox One) 5/5

PeaSFor  +   207d ago
with a lower number of tracks than F4 and no night/weather changes, ....sry but i really dont see how the game would diserve a perfect 5/5.
Spurg  +   207d ago
Better graphics...drivatars...they enjoyed the game a lot...what else.
MorePowerOfGreen  +   207d ago
Night and weather? WTF? The game is the best driving experience ever.
Sarcasm  +   206d ago
Obviously you would say that.

iRacing, Assetto Corsa, and GT6 all have better driving physics than Forza.
DoesUs  +   206d ago
LMAO! It really isn't! But of course you will defend anything MS till you die!
PeaSFor  +   206d ago
"best driving experience ever"

look like you REALLY need to use a steering wheel and play more game than forza.
Gabenbrah  +   207d ago
Like Weather Effect or Night and Day cycles improves the gameplay at all, that's just nit picky. Forza 5 easily has the best car handling of any racing game and has more content than any launch title and Drivatars are a genius addition, makes the gameplay far better, more than any sort of weather effects or night and day cycle adds, that's just graphics.

@Yi Long
I agree, the track list is disappointing, but all 14 tracks are incredible to race on, but remember it is a launch title and after the recent update, it's incredibly easy to earn cars, easier than Forza 4, the micro-transactions are just purely optional now and not even needed, I haven't done any micro-transaction and I've got millions of credits.
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Yi-Long  +   207d ago
Maybe, but it has a lot less content than Forza 4, plus it made a huge step backwards when it put even more focus on micro-transactions and DLC. DLC was already the reason why I turned my back on this series in the first place.

The very low track-count doesn't really help much either.
OrangePowerz  +   206d ago
I really dislike the drivatar system, the AI cars constantly push you off the track or ram you in corners. It reminds me more of destruction derby or online races instead of real live racing.
Deputydon  +   206d ago
Um. Weather is far from JUST graphics. You realize a wet race track completely changes the way a car handles right? Imagine racing the Nurburgring at sunset when 1/3 through the sun goes down, so now visibility is incredibly low with the only light coming from the headlights of your 650 horsepower machine. Then about 1/2 through it starts to rain, and I don't mean sprinkle, I mean a complete downpour. Now you have a 650 horsepower vehicle, most likely not with weather tires on and you are sliding around every turn like it's you're last. Traction is dramatically lowered at this point, the visibility is nearly pitch black and yet you are still in 2nd so you know you have to push every turn harder than he does to win.

That is an experience that you will never find in Forza 5.
Hicken  +   206d ago
As the deputy says, weather our diving in low visibility massively changes the gameplay immensely. That xbox fans try to downplay the importance of these things only because Forza doesn't have them.

It's pretty weak, honestly.
Belking  +   207d ago
To each his own. Forza is a awesome game. Beautiful graphics and tight gameplay. Can't wait fir the next one.
dark-kyon  +   207d ago
dont worry in a year how much you can get forza 6.
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dark-kyon  +   207d ago
recently i read what this game have in general events what only have 2 or 3 laps,are you serius what a racing simulator can not give races more longer.
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OverPaperSkies  +   207d ago
Forza fans requested less laps in races. Forza 4 was the same. Check the Forza forums if you don't believe me.

If that's your way of giving Forza negativity, try harder son.

@tariq. The word "jap"is not racist. Unless you're a clueless libtard then you might disagree.

GT has always been more appealing to the JAP market. It's made by japs... Who love Jap cars.
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ABeastNamedTariq  +   206d ago
@OverPaper

Just check his comment history, lol. Trust me, he's being a racist.
Sarcasm  +   206d ago
I was disappointed in the in-game car models, it's clearly lower poly models compared to the ones in the show room. The lighting doesn't have that photo realistic look to it and the shape of the cars are a little "off."
Clunkyd  +   206d ago
FZ5
- Half the cars from Fz4
- No Day/Night Cycle
- No Car Auction
- Less tracks
- A significant downgrade from E3s demo

Worst Forza ever!
YodaCracker  +   206d ago
And still better than 90% of racing games! It's a launch game... It's rushed... No surprise there.
starchild  +   206d ago
Considering I always see you in articles either bashing the PC or bashing the Xbox One, your comment doesn't surprise me at all.
PeaSFor  +   206d ago
im a pc gamer, off course im gonna bash pc gaming..., sry but nothing more than butthurted fans who doesnt like hearing different opinions.

deal with it brah, you arent the ultimate virtue.
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urwifeminder  +   207d ago
Great game just hit driver level 180 loving it still get some one thread lag in car view I don't know if its a bottleneck or what milli second lag into turns thought someone else may have noticed this or had an article.
OverPaperSkies  +   207d ago
Well deserved score for a great launch title. I'm loving the air port track with mates online!
desertpunk86  +   207d ago
forza is the greatest modern racing game of all time gran turismo is like pokemon a game stuck in a time line that has past long ago is niche a game made by japs for japs.
ABeastNamedTariq  +   207d ago
You managed to be arrogant, clueless, fanboy-ish, and racist all in one poorly structured, poorly punctuated sentence! Congrats!
neoMAXMLC  +   206d ago
You may want to look up the meaning of "niche" before making a dumb post again.
PeaSFor  +   206d ago
because 68millions peoples mean "Niche" audience now?

really? kinda hard to be more retarded than you are, you are clearly championship material.
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HardcoreDaBoss  +   207d ago
i think this is an amazing game... 5/5 noooo but still a great games... i know sony fans will dislike my comment but who gives af.. thats what they are... the worstfannys ever..
drsfinest72  +   206d ago
forza is definitely a 5/5
PeaSFor  +   206d ago
your review standards is blatantly low then.
first1NFANTRY  +   206d ago
Another reason why reviews are meaningless! With all it's flaws they reward it a parfect score? Gtfoh fanboy.
Duke19  +   206d ago
Wouldn't give the game a perfect score, but after actually trying it, it's a really fun and solid game. I'm not even into racing sims that much
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pennywhyz  +   206d ago
Im loving this game.

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