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The Seven Deadly Sins of Arcade Racing

If you thought Forza 2 was a hardcore racing sim, you'd be wrong. Sim expert Walter Hurdle explains why in GWN.com's latest feature:

"Every review I've read on Forza 2 has included at least one reference to the "S" word, if not an outright proclamation that Microsoft's second iteration of its answer to Sony's equally arcade GT4 is a legitimate racing simulation. Well, I'm here to tell you that despite a valiant effort, Forza 2 falls short of the mark for true sim-goodness, because the game commits too many of the seven deadly sins of arcade racing.

Here's how the sim-gods pass judgment on every virtual racing title."

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ninamyers3678d ago

People reporting this story obviously haven't read the article. Sad.

MoonDust3678d ago

Click on it and my McAfee went crazy.

ninamyers3678d ago

Site is fine, i just installed McAfee as i didn't believe this guy and sure enough the results came back 100% safe:

"We tested this site and didn't find any significant problems.

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power of Green 3678d ago

Its in the sim genre and does it the best so i'm going to have to rate this news post poorly due to its subjective nature people can say whats not a sim all day even to the point of multi thousand dollar systemsthat train drivers being the only sim but as a console game its in the sim genre(the feel of a car is simulated with anloge control and performence differences between cars and parts and controls with real world handling and mechanics).

CNIVEK3677d ago

This guy is obviously a PC geek, who thinks a sim isn't authentic, unless you have a racing chair, pedals. steering/shifter combo, and 3-monitor setup. If he's so down on Forza, I'd love to know his thoughts on the entire GT series. :o

jack who3677d ago

GT4 is a legitimate racing simulation????

goin by their list GT = crap

Lyberator3677d ago (Edited 3677d ago )

Wow. I wonder if he can name me one of his supposedly "true" sims that doesn't commit at least one "sin."

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