VG247 has learned that Microsoft intends to release Forza 3 as one of its major 360 titles this holiday.
A new Crackdown game! Even if it's "1.5" I'll get it day one.
Yeah, Crackdown is one of the better titles on the 360. I can't wait for a proper sequel!
crackdown was fun but it was far from being great the campaign got extremely monotonous after a while, it was just the same fight over and over again, the only difference was you could throw bigger things if you kept going climbing and jumping off of the agency tower online with friends was extremely fun, and the harpoon gun weapon was probably one of the sickest weapons ever included in a game pinning a pile of dead bodies to a car and dragging them around is actually pretty entertaining
Yeah, that was my favorite part of the game. I actually spent more time climbing around, finding orbs and gaining achievements than I did doing the main missions in the story. Repetitive it may have been, but the game as a whole was still wicked fun.
its coming out this year. Im pretty sure too that we'll be getting another jrpg from mistwalker this year especially since LO is the best selling jrpg on 360. I think GDC is going to be very interesting...
she was one CRAZY old lady! Granny had a big ol' GUN! lol :)
Mistwalker did announced an exclusive 360 title back in 2008, it was named "Cry On", but then it got canceled, so I wouldn't count on them releasing another game in 09, specially that even Cry On was a 1.5 to 2 years away from completion when it was canceled, which means even if didn't got canceled it wouldn't be ready for a 09 release. http://xbox360.ign.com/arti...
forza just 1 card microsoft hasnt shown yet, i can't believe some people think they have no other games waiting in the wings a new crackdown game could be fun, i'd really like to see that game with a much deeper online component, it could easily translate to an online rpg but i doubt that is what they have if anything i have been saying for months they are going to surprise a few at GDC and E3, just like last year
Suprise who? New ips suprise. Old ips sell to the same crowd.
QFTMFT. The Big 3 are all holding back on us. Gamers win again. This fall MS is bringin F3, Alan Wake, Halo 3: ODST, among others. Sony is bringin U2, GoWIII, Heavy Rain, among others. Whether you went the PS3 route or the 360 route you have absolutely nothing to complain about.
So true, however if you went only 1 route, you have everything to complain about, as the N4G comments section have shown us all in the past. I see great games on all platforms this year, gamers win, fan**** lose, yet again.
... 'Old IP's sell to the same crowd', while I can agree in some respects with that comment, I believe it depends on the game itself. Take Killzone 2 as an example, if what you say is true then that doesn't look good...since Killzone 1 was average and sold pretty average. Because of the fact the sequel is such a massive improvement over the first it is appealing to so many more people (hence the massive amount of preorders) and the same can be said regarding any sequel regardless of whether the title is on a Sony platform or Microsoft platform.
"it could easily translate to an online rpg but i doubt that is what they have if anything" It's called APB. =) Ha. I can't wait for that game. But, I'd love to see another Crackdown, too.
This is great news, I can not wait till I try the next iteration of the greatest racing simulation franchise on consoles.
Whatever helps you sleep at night, Zhuk...
Forza does have better gameplay than GT
That's pure opinion, La Chance, and you know it
I agree with you that is opinion. However it is FACT that FORZA is a better "SIM" than GT.
Well i think you will find GT is THE greatest racing simulator series of all time! forza looks like GT4 on ps2 I'm actually not joking, yeah take that you piece of sh1T
Forza 3 will be superior to Gran Turismo 5 just like Forza has always been superior to Gran Turismo and just like the Xbox360 is superior to Ps3. Jump in.
Forza 2 barely surpasses GT4 in all regards.
So worse graphics and physics equals superior? Oh, but I forgot, you get tinfoil damage effects and a car painting program! That *must* equal superiority in your book. Funny how a "demo" (in the fanboy bible, anyway) of Gran Turismo 5 beats a full-fledged retail game when it comes to driving physics and actual driving feel when on the track. Really, keep sticking to damage effects, because it's the only thing that Forza fanboys have in their attack arsenal that actually can be used against Gran Turismo.
Okay, you know what I got? http://www.metacritic.com/g... http://www.metacritic.com/g... http://www.metacritic.com/g... SUPERIORITY IN ALL ITS GLORY.
you forgot to factor in fun factor, that is what games are about right? forza also has customization and a fully integrated online community at http://forzamotorsport.net/ with photo mode, car auctions, etc i've been a GT fan since the first one but forza is way more fun, especially with the customization and the paintshop you act like the paintshop is a small feature but it has been something gt fans have been crying for since the first game, and honestly it is hard to beat the editor in forza by the time gt5 gets here forza 4 will probably be here, i'm honestly sick of waiting because the game is just going to be the same as every GT before if prologue is anything to go by you can cling to your same tired anti forza rhetoric, but go try playing the game once you might find it rather refreshing
Take a look at this... I guess it means that a psone game is better then Forza?!?! :| http://www.metacritic.com/g...
They're fun, but for some reason they can't manage to shake that "it's only slightly more of a simulation than PGR is". Some of the track dimensions aren't even accurate, for crying out loud. When I want that "true simulation feel" when driving, I go start up GT: 5 prologue, with my G25 Pro racing wheel, and experience what it's really like to simulate driving on a track. There have been more real drivers and car companies that utilize the Gran Turismo series than Forza could ever hope to draw in. For f*ck's sake, Nissan actually commissioned Kazunori Yamauchi for the design team in the new Skyline. The only thing I can say that Forza does better than GT is the online aspect. I don't have LIVE, but I've played Forza online at many friends' houses and it's definitely an experience worth checking out.
We're making comparisons of 1 game to 2 games in the same generation. Not some old school game that was around when Forza wasn't. I'm sure if there was a Forza at the time Gran Turismo came out, Forza would most definitely top it.
indeed, Forza owns Gran turismo, the reviewers around the globe know that Grand turismo is full of flaws, and in terms of gameplay doesnt match Forza at all.
you just compared a current gen game to a last gen game yourself not to mention you compared it to a prologue as well forza 2 beat gt4 by 1? thats it? forza 2 is no better looking than gt4 as it is. gt will be the best racing franchise on console, period. and as you bots like to say...."saaalez" 4 games, more than 50 mil copies sold worldwide
I would love for Sony to release GT5 day and date with Forza 3, just to show the power of the GT franchise as it tears apart Forza 3.
But I'm not too sure about the "winner".
if it were on the same console that may make a little more sense... ...but still...not really. Why would either game want to lose sales to the other game?
Forza 3 will own, i expect it to be the best racing game ever :D
I'd love me a new Forza. Love all the customizing you can do in it, and the racing is awesome too.
... I played Forza 1 to death on the first Xbox, but felt Forza 2 was wayyyy too much of the same. It was more like a Forza 1.5, or a Forza HD, instead of a true and worthy sequel. It lacked interesting tracks, it lacked enough interesting cars, and I feel they should include a day-night cycle or at the very least more interesting lighting. (for those of us that played the original as much as I did. For newcomers it's obviously a must-buy) Instead of going for existing tracks, I'd rather see them design great looking and FUN tracks to drive around (I want more interesting environments, more drops, dips and hills, more point-to-point, lots of tunnels and cities and interesting landscapes and roads and roadside objects and movement and 'life' around the track, and more atmosphere etc etc) Plus, I wish they would stop that whole DLC business, but that's obvious.
I don't seee anything wrong with DLC in Forza.Like some cars that were in the DLC were not on sale when the game was released like the Audi A5 and Lamborghini LP640. As for your comments on Forza 2 i think you are right.There seemes to have been a bit more variety in Forza 1 with the hill climb sections and all.One thing that i missed was the avater system that enabled you to actually train a driver that drives like you do.To me that was better than actually hiring any driver from the rooster. Anyway they should take their time.they are obviously aware that GT5 is around the corner so any product released that can not take on GT5 the way Forza challenged GT4 would be nothing short of a disapointment.
you'll have the DLC thing with any racing game heck even test drive unlimited did the same thing it would be better if they sold car packs of 10-20 cars instead of 1-3 cars i have experience modeling vehicles in 3d and i know these pro guys can crank out a real nice car in no time so it bugs me when they charge so much for so few but in the case of forza2 all of the DLC came out in the greatest hits version which you can find dirt cheap now so if you havent picked it up yet ad you want to DLC is no issue
"i have experience modeling vehicles in 3d and i know these pro guys can crank out a real nice car in no time" Really? Beacuse Polyphony are rumoured to take 6 months to model each car using a small team for GT5.
how does it take 6 months per car, there are hundreds of cars.... did you even think about that statement before you said it? there are guys out there who can do GT spec cars in a few days, and considering that GT is no low budget affair i guarantee they have a few of them i'm also sure polyphony has custom rigging setups already in play to expedite that process as well unless you ahve thorough knowledge of their exact process and the typical 3d work flow for a car model i'm sticking to what i said EDIT: i found the statement you are referring to as well as several places on the net severely doubting that statement, some of which being professional 3d communities if you think about it it is just logistically impossible for it to take that long, if it did they would never finish the game ad they'd be well out of money by now i'm more inclined to believe that time line is for the modeling of the bulk of the cars, not individually and others being finished along the way by a smaller team
Instead of moaning at me like I originate the claim, try googling it and reading for yourself.
if you would have read my post i clearly edited it at the bottom it doesn't take 6 months to make a car...period.
"but in the case of forza2 all of the DLC came out in the greatest hits version which you can find dirt cheap now so if you havent picked it up yet ad you want to DLC is no issue " 1: Here in Holland, there hasnt been a release yet of a 'greatest hits' Forza 2. 2: I already own Forza 2, so why would I wanna buy it again for the DLC!? 3: If the DLC is now FREE and included in a 'Greatest Hits' release of the game, for probably 30 bucks(?) orso, why isnt it now FREE for all the people who bought the game FULL-PRICE when the game first came out!? They're 'punishing' people who supported the game from the first moment it came out and paid full price for it, and rewarding all those who waited for a 'greatest hits' version and paid much less for it. Really doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me, and just seems like horrible marketing and just plain greedyness.
it is that way for every game so what is your point? i wasnt saying to go buy it again, i was stating a fact for people who don't have it
"it is that way for every game so what is your point? " Just because something 'is the way it is", doesnt mean it's the way it should be. If someone buys a game at fullprice and thus supports the game from the very beginning, why should he get LESS content than someone who buys it a year later and pays half!? As soon as the 'greatest hits' version was released, they should have made all the DLC FREE for everyone who already had the game.
Hahahaha its so funny. GT5 was said to release when Forza 2 released. It got delayed. Now Forza 3 will release earlier then GT5 even, too freaking funny. Furthermore: Forza 1 - 9.2 out of 10 Forza 2 - 9.0 out of 10 GT4 - 8.9 out of 10 GT5p - 8.0 out of 10 Forza whoops GT's ass as you can see (source Metacritic)
correct me if iam wrong ..didnt gt5p out sold foroza 2 worldwide ..lol nobody really wants that gt knockoff everyone america europe and japan is waiting patiently for gt5 but i undderstand where u xboxs owners are coming from since thats all u can buy ..i haver both systems and gt5 bleeding edge graphics and ultra realistic physcis make foroza look like a wii kart racer ..when gt5 comes out its easliy going to move 10 million units ..the whole foroza series wont do that number in is lifetime
How convenient of you to leave out GT3, which was the first GT on a new console just like GT5 will be. Selective memory? You mention Forza 2 and 3 coming out before GT5 and seem? to praise it....? GT3- 96 metacritic rating, 14mil copies sold WW. GT4- 89 metacritic rating, 10 mil copies sold WW. GT5P (demo) - 80 metacritic rating, 3 mil copies sold WW. Forza 1- 92 metacritic rating, 2.5mil sold WW. Forza 2- 90 metacritic rating, 4.5mil sold WW. So, even if two Forza games came out before one GT game came out and was heavily bundled (Forza 2.) Forza would still sell like sh!t compared to GT. Come on! This is like comparing Fear 2 to Halo 3. I know you feel the need to defend your console of choice, but let's not get carried away....
forza is nothing special just a arcade racer, whereas gt has been well know for Fantastic graphics (out doing forza in a whooping 5:1 ratio) realistic gameplay and is considered to professional drivers as a racing simulator. You can go screw yourself [email protected]!
If they both dropped on the same date..I think both would sell very well...I gotta say tho GT will be on it's 6th game i'm including Prolouge in there...Forza is only on it's 3rd game and has a very big following on the Xbox community and trust me when i say it holds its own against any racer sim or arcade..All Forza needs is a graphic overhaul, but even if it doesn't happen..it will still be great.
This a good game, I hope MS cranks out more. The funny thing about this me and my friend just got back on Forza 2 and now I see 3 is on the horizon. 2009 seems to be a good year for all gamers so far.
So you're telling me that a true classic, Chrono Trigger(PSONE, NDS, and SNES) isn't better than Infinite Undiscovery(Xbox 360),Lair(PS3), or Wii Play(Wii)?
I already predicted this. I'm supposing that this is just an educated guess. But it's still pretty likely - I mean how long has it been since the last one? Forza 3 has a big opportunity to outshine Gran Turismo 5. GT5 has been a big letdown simply based on THE AMOUNT OF TIME IT'S TAKING!! Come ON! Where's that "damage patch for prologue"? Or was that just a slip of the tongue? Every time he's interviewed he's like "yeah, yeah sure, we'll implement damage" but doesn't seem to realise how much work it's going to be. They're STILL making the game in the same way that they made all the others. Damage is a FUNDAMENTAL gameplay change which will alter the game entirely. Forza on the other hand is only really behind GT5 in terms of graphics. And I'm sure that they've been hard at work trying to match those of prologue. It doesn't take much to beat the environment (i.e. the trees) - and with a few flashy effects and less aliasing they can make it look better than prologue. Then GT5 has nothing left - except more waiting.
So 360 has 2 forzas and 2 PGR iterations between GT5 announcement and GT5 release.
Indeed, this is the perfect example of why somethimes quantity is better then the so called quality from GT5. At least we get great racing games in a decent timeframe, instead of having to pay for demo's and having to wait years and years for that so called quality.
@foxgod and not only quantity but the quality as well. Whats with the with 8.5 - 9+ scoring games like PGR3/4 and 9+ scoring Forza? We not only got quantity but quality racing. But ps3 did get RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR RRidge racer and the uber realistic cough cough F1.
MS = killer 2009 Christmas lineup.
I'm not sure what they could do to improve the game unless they add more tracks and include new racing modes. They just can't cram enough stuff on one dvd.
microsoft had to bundle forza 2 along with xmen to force it on its customers and inflate sales nobody wanted it
Sony bundled Resistance , Motorstorm , Uncharted , GT5p , MGS4 and LBP I guess nobody wanted them right ? edit : right ???
I want c0ckpit view, changing weather, day/night cycle, open wheel racing and much better gfx and F3 will be the complete racing game for me.
Lol xbots really don't care about quality, thats why they bought an xbox. Tell that to the 50 million units of GT sold worldwide and tell me forza is a better franchise. YEAH RIGHT!! Thats why car companies beg polyphony digital to inlcude their vehicules in the game because they know the wide reach that GT has worldwide. Forza is nothing compared to GT, stupid xbots, enjoy your HD-DVD add on.
And that's why it took PD until GT5P (i.e. the 6th GT game) for them to get Ferrari in their game? And they have no Porsche and no Lamborghini... Yeah, car companies really are begging. I wonder why Forza has all of those above and has had since the first Forza... But hey, you GT fans can go back to your 50 Evo iterations and 100 Skylines for fun...
Forza: Less than half the cars, half the time, half the quality
GT5 will outsell this 2:1, just look at previous Gran Turismo's.
Since GT5 still doesn't have a release date.
Forza 3 isn't even going to be handled by the same developers. Its going to be sh!t! just like all the other GT wanna-be's. Forza is not a has been, it's a never was just like all the failure xbots like foxgod and BLURR and whoever that [email protected] la chance is.
will be interesting to see how this turns out. first 2 were great but it's obvious that this game will be competing the gt5. I'm hoping to see a big gfx improvement to get it up there with gt5 but apart from that the gameplay etc is sweet so i guess just need to add more parts/cars/tracks and should be a must buy - wish ppl didn't treat every sim racing game like a destruction derby online though :p thank god for ghost cars!