Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has given Forza 2 the rare platinum rating. This is huge because it's a western made game reviewed by the Japanese, a market that Microsoft has had so much trouble penetrating.
all those boxes are crazy... you can link up 6 for a full 360 view... thats some crazy $$$ to be tossing around on a game... i mean 6 x 400 + 6 lcd sets lets just say another $400 each = a sh1t ton of cash ($4800 for those who cant do math)
Maybe getting a REAL sports car if they had that much money??Damn spoiled rich kids...
a $4800 sports car? you must be joking right? lol wow what a spoiled rich kid...look guys I got a $4800 vette...gimme a break
This surely is good news for MS. Maybe someday MS will break it through in Japan.
Now they only need one game with huge monsters with tentacles and chicks in distress ;)
Hope this puts to rest the whole GT/Forza argument!
So do girls.
:-/ and so does your mom. snap!
My mom's a girl, so you would be correct.
I don't even like racing games and I'm considering buying this... heh
It definately is one sweet set up. I bet they could have scored a 10 if they would have put Hello Kitty on the front of the box.
hopefully, Forza will get more respect now, Compared to the Overly-hyped GT. Its a great series. best racer on ps2. But to say its so much better than Forza is ridiculous. Forza is a great Racer, plus collision and damage... justs adds to the realism.
I think Forza is a ok game..but it can never beat GT..It jus like another clone of it ...
GT WISHES it were equal to Forza 2. All PD has done with the GT series since the PS1 original, is improve the graphics, and fine-tune the handling. The difference from Forza 1 and 2, by comparison, is truly remarkable.
Q: Finally, a message for the fans eagerly awaiting Forza Motorsport 2 please!
TT: I think it really goes beyond what you expect from a game. I think it’s probably the FIRST racing game that a real life race driver like myself can actually win at ;) Only race drivers ever get the chance to drive a race car. THIS GAME IS THE ONLY ONE that can give you a glimpse of the real world of the circuit as seen from the c0ckpit of a race car. I really want you to play this, so you can realize that it’s pretty freaking tough being a race driver!
NO MENTION of the famed GT series of games....which Polyphony Digital and Sony like to brag is the "Ultimate racing sim...". Stop wasting time with GT:HD, PD... get GT5 done, WITH DAMAGE...or your "throne" will be lost to FORZA. :o
9.1 - LOL !!!
"Sure it will ! and didn't Famitsu give Crackdown 9,8,8,9 ? =) "
1.) Yes...it WILL. ???
2.) Yes...it DID. What exactly is your point??? Crackdown is a AAA title all the way...very much deserving of such marks. It makes me laugh when people still try to diss this game, and claim Halo 3 Beta was the only reason it sold well; Crackdown is 10x more fun than any Halo game EVER was. :o
Sure it will ! and didn't Famitsu give Crackdown 9,8,8,9 ? =)
don't knock on something if you haven't even played it, "annihilator" lol
I have played the Crackdown demo !
And Whoa it´s really a stunning game !! really NEXT-GEN !!
The artwork, animations, framerate etc !! LOL !!! =)
I think Crackdown is a great game. But it is completly different than Halo. soo how is it being compared. Cant compare the apple to the orange. Yeah they are both edible but not exactly the same.
I personally prefer Crackdown over Halo, but I am not a huge fps fan.
but Crackdown was popular, and it would of sold great without the beta. but it was advertised with the beta so you have to take into account of that. i would say about 5% got it because of the beta. but the question would be who has it, and says they dont like it, they ONLY PLAY the BETA now that they have it.
I don't understand how Sony fanboys could see this as a bad thing. Competition leads to better games and doesn't allow the developers to be lazy and rest on past games.
I have both a 360 and ps3 and I hope that Forza blows all previous GT games away. Why?
Because then Polophony Digital will work there damb hardest to make sure GT5 is better in everyway
to Forza 2, and then the same will be done for Forza 3.
My point is competition is a good thing!
competition is good. you so called 'gamers' need to look past you noses and quite waving your biased flags. the most annoying people are the jerkwads that seem to have an oppinion about a game and haven't even played it. sony and xbox morons alike.
the term 'fanboy' should be changed to 'd!ckhead'.
Competition is a great thing, especially when it results in better, games, hardware and prices. but everything has its downsides, like stupid biased fanboys xbox vs ps. like StarWars vs Lotr vs Star TRek '(well in the 80s n 90s)
You heard it here first people. The week Forza 2 goes on sale in the land of the rising sun history will be made because the Xbox 360 will actually outsell the PS3 in Japan for the first time. For a week at least ;) If you agree or disagree you should reply to my post stating your position and we can all meet up in the forum after the Japan hardware numbers have been released to laugh at each other :)
Also this game is a great example of graphics > gameplay. I don't even know when graphics became more important to gamers but it's kind of sad. "Bu... bu... but GTHD has photo-realistic looking cars therefor it's automatically better!"
Forza 2 sold <10k on its opening week. It's a goner, not a system seller.
I think Forza will sell really well but I dont really think it is the end all and be all that will make Japanese gamers flock to the 360. That would more likely happen with eternal sonata or some other anime type game.
Nintendogs also got a perfect review, you morons.
So it sold 5 millions, and? Forza 2 barely sold 10,000 on its opening weekend in japan. It's not a system seller, assholes.
Movie tie-ins that suck sell better than any of the Clover Studios games, and all or most of the clover studios games are much better.
and look at how many copies those sold
And it's sold over 5 million copies in like a yr.
That game still sells out at Target and Wal-Mart.
dude, you're so lame.
Where did you read that?
And why are you comparing a weekend to a yr's worth of sales?
Lets see where it places next week in Japan's top 50 which is currently dominated by Wii and DS games.
A game genre that is popular and a game that greats reviews. Especially in a hard to crack place like Japan for MS.
Isn't going to be a system seller? how is that possible. I know people who bought a PS2 for God of War. I know people that Bought x box for Halo and Halo2. I am sure Ms will see a slight surge in console sales in Japan for a week or so. Will it move like Wiis? No. But it will show an improvement, and that is what Gates and Co. needs, now they need to Capitolizes on that.
A well deserved award since Forza is the best car sim available. GT is good, but Forza beat it in every way. While GT concentrates on having nice looking trees and mountain backgrounds...Forza concentrates on the gameplay. And Forza easily beats GT. Great news for Microsoft! :D
Gt is the real sim,Forza gameplay and graphics suck
You just keep playing your old PS1 games on your PS3 buddy. GTHD the downloadable game....that was a joke; it was so bad I even felt duped!
X'-O whhhaaa!!!! boohoo.
To all the Idiots that are saying forza sucks in every way..HELLO!!! "Famitsu gives Forza 2 a platinum award" <<<< this says it all!!!
Forza Motorsport 2 makes an impressive debut as the week's second-best selling game across all platforms in Japan, with only TOEIC Test DS Training for the Nintendo DS selling more copies over the last week.
but it could be just 50-60k, like geow, not much. =)
That's awesome! Can't wait to get my hands on the game.
Anybody who says Forza sucks probably doesn't deserve to play it.
Or is just an ignorant hating Sony Fanboy....
I haven't liked or bought a racing game for awhile but even I'm going to get this.
If friends are over and I dont have any but If I did, and wanted to show off my HDTV, I would let them play the GT:HD Demo.
They would say OOOHHH and WOOOWWW It does look pretty, and that makes it fun to play.
But after they leave, I would play the Forza 2 Demo, for a little better game experience. And if I score a Steering wheel with my copy of Forza this week, GT:HD probably will get deleted. Until GT5 comes out.
Couldn't agree more with you.
That kinda explains why you don't have friends ;)
Thats like wearing 200 pounds of battle armor while sitting in front of a tv playing Halo.
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