Drew Toal: "I don’t want to understate how hard the racing in Forza Horizon can be. After the first couple of easy contests, the training wheels come off, and it’s not easy to make up ground once you’ve hit a tree or spun out (frequent occurrences in my experience). The driving surface has a huge impact on handling, too. Still, as a non-car person, this is exactly the kind of racing game I’m interested in playing. Despite the inherent silliness of the rims, racing stripes, and tinted windows, the game itself rewards exploration and experimentation. If one race is too hard, you can go compete somewhere else. Sometimes it’s fun to just drive around, challenging random passersby to impromptu cash races. Or just do donuts in a field."