Eurogamer previews Forza Horizon 2
Forza Horizon 2 Drive Club The Crew Project Cars No matter the type of racer you enjoy, there is pretty much guaranteed to be something you'll enjoy playing in a few months time Rev your engines, gentleman!
Very true A good read, and very high praise for this game, happy trails.
Awwww yeah, this game looks incredible. The scope of the game is really getting me pumped, seeing those cars blaze through those open field with that huge draw distance. Wow. Day one. @Hands up So true. The way things are going so far, this gen will be even better than the last for racers (and last gen was probably my favourite gen ever for racers). Nice avatar, btw. The Wire is the GOAT!
"Horizon 2 is the worthy successor to racing greats such as Project Gotham Racing 4, and as it goes against Evolution's DriveClub and Ivory Tower's The Crew, it's hard not to see the Xbox One game emerging at the head of the pack." I said this yesterday. Horizon 2 really does look set to be the best racer this year.
you state clearly that "it goes against Evolution's DriveClub and Ivory Tower's The Crew", don't think it's wise to affirm that FH2 will be this year's best racers. For you maybe but you should still try all the other ones and then draw conclusions. The Crew is a huge open world game, DriveClub's strength is of course graphics and physics but mostly social features and being part of a real time club and compete against other clubs.
He was just quoting the article.
Not sure DC has any physics worth tooting about, certainly not up against Horizon 2 with its Forza pedigree and customization options. Horizon 2 also has social features ramped up to 11 with limitations not being a hinderance. Plus livery customizing and over 200 cars from varied manufacturers and regions car clubs won't all look all similar. DC's 1 up is its graphics, but it seems they are at the expense of content.
The more i read about Forza H2 the more excited i get,this game is filled to the brim with great content/features. The number of cars in the game should be well over 200 now. imo MS needs to lock up Remedy,playground and Certain Affinity. They are really amazing studios and so far they only work on xbox consoles. So it shouldn't be that difficult.
Yeah this game looks like one of the better games this year. Cant wait to play it.
I dont know, I have a feeling about this one, this game keeps growing on me. Cant wait to try it out.
Just got Forza 5, getting Horizon 2, plus we get DC,Crew, Project Cars....well I don't get to play DC on XB1, but still, tons of driving games. * The Genre is making a nice impact on gaming and it seems as though ALL OF THEM are of high quality & fun.
It is the winner of this year by far among racing games.Best graphics,best gameplay,best fun factor,open world.It is just simply the best a Rivalless beast.
*In your opinion.
Best graphics is actually not an opinion in racing games, the closer you get to photorealism tge better your graphics are. And to claim best fun factor 2 months before release is simply hilarious.
Quote : "Best graphics" Nope! Quote : "best gameplay" Everyone has their own preferences
Only a ps4 fan could argue against PC games having better graphics!
Driveclub has the better graphics, but that's not surprising at all. The game was a bit of letdown when it was shown off at Gamescom though. Forza looks more arcadey with brighter colours. Forza has more content to keep gamers happy. Driveclub was a launch game and its not offering much in the way of content. It lacks cars and tracks. If all you care about is graphics and racing around in a circle. Then buy Driveclub.
How does Driveclub lack tracks or Cars. 50 cars to start with. Top end in each spec. 55 tracks unmatched in visuals. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Horizon 2 is like the crew and NFS type games. https://www.youtube.com/wat... If all you care is driving through fields, and looking at low end car models then pick either Forza horizon or the crew.
@windblowsagain 5 or 6 locations, 55 variations, not 55 tracks as you're implying. Also it lacks cars, 50 is not a lot by today's standards. But I guess if you only have a PS4 then you need to justify your purchase of Driveclub by telling yourself its a lot.
FH2 is definitely looking the part... Game on.
Easily the best racing game releasing this year.
It's will be the top racing game hands down... for who was saying they won't have replay they will it was in a demo.
You know when I'm sat there playing a good game, I'm concentrating, I'm excited, I'm entertained. At no point am I thinking, oh god the graphics are better on the other console, or I bet the people on the rival console have a better driving game. I think this is the same for 99% of people. So how come if it doesn't matter then why it matters so much on these forums. Fanboys, waste of space
I think there is that first moment of ahh, but after it starts to blend with what you are playing, then you start to realize the gameplay and features are a letdown. Then game falls by the wayside. FH2 definitely won't fall into the category.
Project Cars > Forza Horizon 2 > The Crew >>> DriceClub
edit: forza horizon 2 > project cars > the crew > 50 feet of crap > driveclub
This game is gonna rule.
In less than a year, I have a sim and an open world racing games covered on my console. This game will be an amazing game comes next month. Can't wait.
really excited for this!! This will be my go to racer with all my friends Great gaming on the X1 ahead!!
Sorry. When the first Horizon told me that the best car for a particular race was only available with paid DLC, I realized that this is yet one more franchise that will be designed with greed instead of gameplay. Pass.
Is FH2 true open world multiplayer this time around? I was super disappointed in FH1 because it locked you into a lobby system only to play with friends which is in my opinion stupid. It's an open world it should be all open multiplayer!! I prefered the open ended multiplayer like in TDU series. Like you drive places and meet random people and just cruise with them, make friends etc etc. If FH2's MP is like FH1 I think I'm going to pass again. Not going to be lured in by the promises this time only to say fuck you we were lazy later. If TDU did it YEARS AGO why can't these guys?
It was already confimed the online multiplayer will be seamless with drop-in and drop-out capability. It us made possible with the Azure dedicated servers.
Ah ok cool. Just watched a presentation from gamescom, and it does look a little bit better with the seamless lobby system. Definately a step in the right direction. Havent really followed FH2 til now but it does look more promising to me now. Just hope they can deliver more social stuff as the events stuff seem really neat.
Lol i think its funny :) seeing all ya'll arguing about graphics, hell yea this game is graphically correct.....in other words if i need explain, i would rather have "correct lighting and shadows" that imerse you into the game more than shiny cars and such... And that goes for any1 jumping on the DC bandwagon "shutup already" lol acting like this game dont look good or somethin, im no fanboy either just my opinion, and whats really pathetic if you want "facts" my WiiU games look better than Ps4 or X1 games do, not all though...but any1 hear tells me that Mario cart 8 dont look better and run smoother than the other 2 consoles "some games" i will tell you that im not the only one who thinks so...lol but, all that aside, this game does have a lot of content going for it, looks like a winner :) "NINTENDO" give'n alittle respect where respects do :)
As a PS4 owner, i'm given this game all the respect it deserves! the map is 3x bigger than the first one, the fact that the clubs can be setup by the number of your choice which was confirmed by ralph fulton, bonus points for that. Going 1080p 30fps was a great decision to squeeze more of it if they can! great car customization, nice car lineup, drivatars, music. It's shaping up to be a great racer this year IMHO. For it's competitors, driveclub, project CARS, the crew, great year for the racing game genre and racing game fans.
Hmmm... I don't get Forizon lovers. They rag on Driveclub call themselves racing fans. Rag on the fact there isn't enough cars, however, 50 or more cars are never on the track and there is no guarantee that everyone will want different cars and "every racing game" has their favorites that lots of people use so you will see this body style often in a game - even in Forza Horizon 2 - what ...12 players online (been awhile since I check max player count). It doesn't really matter though.... If a "racing fan" is a true racing fan then the majority of racing events in the real world are circuit racing and the cars really don't look much different from each other and are only distinguishable by small features such as headlights, paint job, the number displayed with the car or bike, racing fins/spoilers. Small but not vastly different enough to be a different body shape. Racing has been like this for years hasn't really been a problem for Racing fans that the cars and bikes race on track that is repetitious. Street racing is as much about the looks of the car and its components as the race but often street racing is just as confined track-wise as other races and often can be drag racing-like; which is a straight line. Still doesn't make it any less fun. Besides, Street racing isn't the "be all" of racing lots of other racing exist and not huge variety in looks of vehicles racing on track. The real problem here for car racing fans is other open world games that aren't racers. Open world games take up a lot of time/hours as it should be. However, there are plenty of other Open world games I would like to spend my time on and a person can only play so many open world games. Even though I am a racing fan, I still prefer to put my time in character based open world games not object based such as a car, bike, plane, spaceship or whatever but that is my opinion (and Kudos to any of you that prefer the objected based way) I'm not ragging on you for your choice - just don't rag on circuit racing games when in reality majority of racing is circuit racing with look alike cars. Some of us gamers have a life and don't have the time to play all these open world games on top of all the other genres of video games that gamers will want to play. It is probably not track-able but it would be interesting to see how many people buy FH2, but because of time and other games (Destiny, Halo, Titanfall, etc) only end up playing FH2 more like a circuit racer than a open world game - that would be a waste, in my opinion, but some will chalk it up as "at least they have a choice" but in reality as a circuit racer Driveclub is better. FH2 graphics are nothing to jump for joy about and that's ok because that is not its real focus and DriveClub is a better looking game and both apply physic pretty good for console games they just choose to focus the physics on different aspects of the game but none is significantly better than the other at it. Can we please block all of these FH2 is better than DC is better than Crew or vice versa or whatever order you want to place it type articles (this applies to DC,Crew,PGR fans as well)and only read on the progress and news of the Games so that we can enjoy a discussion about games we want to play without all the BS.
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