So with all the hype comes great scrutiny over at Loot Ninja are no different, they took Forza, fliped up it's hood and poked around until they were satisfied.
Presentation and Graphics: The game supports 720p graphics, which looked very crisp on a high definition display. The game runs at 60 fps, which is impressive, but unfortunately does suffer from some jaggies like the demo. (but this can be overlooked when you look at the beautiful backgrounds) The presentation of the game is terrific and the car editor functions are outstanding. You can fully customize any car in the game from aerodynamics to engine to pure paint job. I also like that your current car is displayed in the main menus as you choose races. Forza 2 does great as far as presentation goes. 4.5 of 5
Sound and Music: The music in Forza is decent, but I typically just mute the soundtrack, plug in my iPod and turn up the FX sounds. Nothing beats a nice engine rev in 5.1 surround sound with a little bit of Jay Z going in the background. You can actually here the fans cheer as you rev by them. 4 of 5
Gameplay: Let me just say that this is no Burnout, Forza is the Gran Turismo of the Xbox 360 and stands up well to it's opponent. Controls are tight and there will be a learning curve on how to handle the three different drive trains, FWD, AWD and RWD. Each car handles differently and can be tweaked and tuned to handle and perform to your satisfaction. In the early offset you will need to learn how to brae into turns and gas out of them, holding down the gas will only lead to constant spin outs or bouncing off the walls. The AI in this game is no slouch either, they have definitely adopted the mantra of "rubbing is racing" and they will try to put you in the wall. 4.5 of 5
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