Forza Horizon 2 preview: Stunning racing for the carefree motorist | MMGN

MMGN: If Playground’s pitch is to be believed and we read between the lines, you definitely shouldn’t buy Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360. If what isn’t being said is as important as the conversation itself, the Xbox 360 version will be all talk and no trousers.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Wow this article is biased as hell. Taking jabs at Sony left and right while they should be focusing on the preview.

"Forza Motorsport 5 was the highlight of the next-gen console launches last year. Not only was it a stunner to look at, it introduced Drivatar, a behind-the-scenes element to gameplay that wasn’t possible on Xbox 360, while its nearest competitor in the exclusives market, Killzone: Shadow Fall, had the looks without the substance."

"While Sony fumbles around with DriveClub and the next, probably delayed, incarnation of Gran Turismo, the Xbox team is onto a good thing with Horizon serving as Forza’s arcade racing cousin."

"The last-gen version is being made by Sumo Digital, which is also making LittleBigPlanet 3. If Playground’s pitch is to be believed and we read between the lines, you definitely shouldn’t buy Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox 360."

nicksetzer11270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

I find it strange that you felt compelled to completely ignore the topic of the story and offer ONLY your disgruntled ramblings. But....

Yea, as excited as I am for this game (and I am very) this article seems more like a misguided "attack sony blog" and a lot of "they said" than a preview. I am kind of disappointed personally as I was hoping for more actual input and opinion of their hands on time with the game.

This game just ticks all the boxes for me.

open world, 100+ hours of gameplay, 700+ events, 200+ cars, 1000 player clubs, drivatars, "assists" to allow as much of a sim or arcade feel as you like, 100% customizable cars (both parts and paint), damage replication (both visual and the option of physical repercussion), car meets, weather, day/night cycles, great aesthetics, full blown SP story, seamless MP to SP transition, etc, etc, etc.

Definitely an exciting racer to look forward to for me.

EDIT: @infected I believe they said the alps will be involved in the landscape, so I would assume some snow, but honestly ... not a clue, just guessing. (on the snow, not the alps)

Ghost_of_Tsushima1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Yea I agree with you. I liked the preview and the game sounds amazing but the constant bashing Sony was unnecessary. I hope they show off some more areas soon. Isn't there snowy areas also or is it just rain?

Ballsack1270d ago

This site really lost any credibility in my eyes...

Instead of focusing on what seems to be a really good game (can't wait to try it).. They are talking about Sony.. .. Wtf

gammaray131270d ago

Well thats nothing new to the good folks at MMGN (the Sony bashing) they hate Sony with a passion there (I know this 1st hand as if i say anything good about sony i get attacked from all directions)to them there is only good xbox and nintendo games full stop everything sony does in there is eyes is just rubbish or boring and ugly, I will get Driveclub and love it

LAWSON721270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

Its not like what he said is necessarily false.
1) Forza 5 highest rated launch title

2) KZ SF was claimed to be a pretty game but lacking by critics

3)DriveClub was delayed and put back on the drawing board so they were clearly fumbling it around

Your last quote is not biased except towards the 360 version and for good reason.

Bundi1270d ago

They better have ALL the cars FM5 shipped with and all the dlc too on disc.
Looking forward to this game. I bought Horizon just last week in anticipation of this and I must say just 2% in and I'm hooked!

SniperControl1270d ago

I totally agree with The_Infected, no need for Sony bashing, Driveclub is gonna be a very good game.

I really enjoyed the first Horizon, definitely worth a punt on part 2, just gotta get my X1 yet, c'mon christmas.

LAWSON721270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

But it was fumbled around so how is it bashing Sony. It is a fact the game was delayed and put back on the drawing board. Sure it does not need to be part of the article but seriously do people think game sites are not going to attract the fanboy wars and it is not like the two games are not going be compared when they release.

SniperControl1270d ago (Edited 1270d ago )

How was it "fumbled" around with, Sony & Evolution recognized early on that there were problems that needed addressing, so they delayed the game. No fumbling around at all, a precise calculated ballsy decision by them.
A decision that has benefited the game greatly, improved AI, improved graphic fidelity, improved handling physics, added weather conditions and many other improvements to the back end of the game.

Sony & Evo have always been open & honest about the game, explaining the delay and why they thought the delay was needed.