Forza Horizon 2 Review - EGM

EGM: The ideas of open-world exploration and story aren’t usually synonymous with racing titles. A spin-off game from Microsoft’s popular Forza franchise, Forza Horizon, bucked the trend, though, and delivered a fun, fresh take on the genre back in 2012. It was welcomed back then as a breath of fresh air, so it’s no surprise that high hopes surrounded the follow-up, Forza Horizon 2.

Gazondaily3287d ago

Not sure I agree with docking points for a lack of 'story mode' in a racer. The score doesn't seem to reflect the reviewers own sentiments but then again, it depends on how much weight you're putting on the omission of the story mode I guess. Still, a decent read nonetheless.

Derekvinyard133286d ago

LMAO what's next, critics gonna hate on a baseball game because the story is bad? How pathetic is this. This is a driving/racing game. Hope the next nascar game has an award winning story or it's not getting my money :-|

JonnyBigBoss3286d ago

The fact that they attack the story when it's not even 1% of the experience just makes me shake my head. There was an agenda here.

lelo2play3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

LOL. The reviewer wants a story in a racing game...


3-4-53285d ago (Edited 3285d ago )

I've literally never played a racing game for it's Story.

I don't know anyone who has, nor have I heard of anybody who has.

Does this Reviewer play racing games ?

* Mario Kart 8 has NO STORY.....but it's awesome. Nobody seems to mind there.

* Putting EGM on the list of Sites I can't trust anymore.

The sites are adding up fast.

7.5 = a pretty good game..I'm ok with the number, but this game isn't about a story.

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rmw2hot873287d ago (Edited 3287d ago )

this is a must buy for all xbox one owners . Nothing but positive reviews so far.

Webbyy3287d ago

Yea and to think they allowed reviews like this on metacritics. pathetic

GarrusVakarian3287d ago (Edited 3287d ago )

Umm, what? Are you saying metacritic should only include the very best scores? Just because you disagree with this score, it has no right to be included on metacritic?

I hope that's not what you're saying, because THAT would be pathetic. You may not agree with it's score, and I don't either, but it has every right to be included on metacritic.

Webbyy3287d ago

"The Bad The story is nearly nonexistent."

really lukas? since when do racing games have a story to them?

I'm sorry but the BAD point is just pathetic. that's the reality of it.

user3672723286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

Lukas..that is like expecting a good story in a fighting game or in Mario Kart. Who the heck cares..some genre like racing is 100% all about gameplay and you know cars.....cars..and more cars. When was the last time you heard a review on a racer based on any story..unless you count GTA as a racing game.

G20WLY3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

^I thought GRID had a pretty cool narrative. That felt fresh at the time and was a fun change, but I don't need a story in a racing game.

4Sh0w3285d ago (Edited 3285d ago )

I think you guys are missing the point Lukas isn't arguing that he agrees with the review, no he is simply saying that metacritic should not censor or only allow positive reviews or opinions and he is correct, I mean what good is a site that lists and *averages reviews scores if they all must be positive. I do however agree that only established quality gaming sites which includes EGM should be allowed because of course the typical fanboy sites/blogs would compromise the creditability of the whole system, even now its not perfect but such is life.

That said I don't agree with the author's emphasis on the lack of story...its a damm racing game. G20WLY GRID had a decent narrative which was far from a legit well told story but again who cares it was a racing game.

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Daz3287d ago

No story. So from now every other racer should be docked points for no story /s

kayoss3287d ago (Edited 3287d ago )

This is a fairly low score. All other reviews i have read have been very good. If this guy wants a story, he should watch fast and furious. This is a racing game for goodness sake.

Forza 2 plot and story for the author

As the Racer X grip the steering wheel with his left hand and his right he clutches the silver skull shifter, he revs the engine to intimidate his competitor who is obviously a nervous wreck.
As both racers stare down the tarmac. In the corner of their eyes they can see the light turns from red to yellow and then finally Green.
Both Racers shift into 1st gear and slam on the gas pedal. Their car screams down the tarmac leaving a dust of black smoke behind as the spectator cheer them on.
Both guys race until the end of the street and Racer x wins.

The 35 year old Racer X did this again the next day. THis is what he do. At the end of the night, he drives back to his parents home where he have been living since he was born. He then continued to his parents room and woke them up from their slumber and ask, "Mom, dad?... I need money for new tires and a new decal for my window".

The End.

Webbyy3287d ago

Ha, this made me chuckle. thanks. :-p

TongkatAli3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

You need a funny bubble, standing ovation, take a bow.

Orbertron3287d ago (Edited 3287d ago )

Let me see posted by..... thewatercooler (sigh), really working that troll 1 bubble inside you for all its worth, so you found a 7.5/10.0 due to not having a shit story, oh no all xbox fans abandon all hope the end is nigh,

Or thewatercooler you can think (witch will be hard for you) of this another way, if FH2 got 7.5 for not having a story can you guess what DriveClub will get, and all you do is race,

said the great Marcus Michael Fenix "Get back to your hole"

P.s to PlayStation fans I'm sure DriveClub will do More then fine great looking game, just dealing with a troll

Foehammer3287d ago

Well said.

Just looking at Metacritic, the trolls have just 2 choices below 75
and 19 at or above 90
and 27 scores 85 or above

PCBOX3286d ago

So simple:they are jealous,extreme PS4 fanboys.They are dying in order to unable to play this masterpiece.



I want to see you next weeks when DC arrives;)

gootimes3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

"They are dying in order to unable to play this masterpiece"

yes they are dying to play another mid 80's average rated "masterpiece"

You are mistaking if you think Xbox fans don't troll PS4 games. They even trolled TLoU and it got in the mid 90's rating.

Drive Club may or may not get into the mid 80's as a game, but even if it did that wouldn't make it a masterpiece. I would say a game getting in the mid to high 90's can be called that.