Taking an early look at Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox Series X including the various resolution and performance details for this latest entry in the long running open world racing series.
I don’t doubt it will be great but I hate it when articles say “ (blank game) is the best (genre) ever” with out being released yet. Like chill man.
"Delivers Possibly the Best Racing Game Ever" isn't the same as declaring it the best racing game ever. From what this person has gathered thus far, he has concluded that this could be his favorite racing game to date. That's what you should have gathered.
Idk man. It literally says possibly the best racing game ever. Nothing about his favorite. Thats declaring something is going to be the best. I’m not saying it’s going to be bad. In matter of fact I think it will be one of the best but to say possibly the best racing game ever, is a pretty bold statement for something that’s not out. And that goes for any game.
Colt is just a sony fan and for this kind of "people" nothing that MS does is good enough, but if in the title it would say Grand Turismo he would be praising the article. Like most of the little horses in this page.
@Colt Possibly is say "could be " . The title is just saying it has the potential to be " the best racing game ever." To this date. From all the impressions so far. It looks to be a great game.
@Roman I like how you miss the part where I said any game. I guess because you disagree with a Xbox positive news that means your automatically a Sony fanboy. So I guess me owning an Xbox and subscribe to game pass and me playing Xbox just as much as the PS5 and me saying I’m excited for other Xbox games in my comment history and me admitting this game will be great, still makes me a Sony fanboy. And let’s not forget my user name is a combination of both Playstion and Series X
best in what regard? whats best gameplay even mean? "best forza horizon in the series" would be appropriate, given that they're the only games with the same set of features to compare to. (other open-world racers have different features and focuses.
I bet he's never driving with a wheel in GT before with dashboard cam. The epitome of adrenaline and pure racing fun.
Chill Colt, he said *Possibly the Best *Racing Game Ever. Of course the "best ever" phrase is thrown around a lot without much to go on as far track record & current status of the game itself but that certainly isnt the case with FH as a franchise that literally keeps improving, so if ANY game can *Possibly be the best in its genre ever its *Possibly Forza Horizon 5. Only time will tell but I don't understand why the *Possibility upsets you.
He's out of line but he has a point. He have seen footage of the game and he likes what he sees. But he never even played the game. What if everything he saw were just eye candy with no substance? Just like some movies trailers, they show all the best things in the movie but then when the movie comes out, it is total trash.
@Kayoss But he HAS been playing it - there's video of that. He doesn't have access to the online as of yet though.
I don't get the effort though when their games always been amazing and got high scores then why oversell them with cheap tactics like this it really making a lot of sites look like a desperate sellout everytime Microsoft give them access to preview build/review copy of Forza games. Great games speaks for itself you don't have to force the message or resort to hyperbole.
It's been like this for a decade. MS fluff pieces and making these bold, overblown claims. If this was a one-time claim, fine, whatever, but it's always like this. Best X ever, most X of all time, blah blah blah.
They are tryng to hype the game and getting clicks. It's normal. The best ever title is done so many times...
Colt, I get it, but the word "Possibly" means he is not stating fact. So nah, he don't have to chill as its his experience with the game so far.
Okay, I bet if the title said “God of war on the PS5 has possibly delivered the best game ever” you would probably be saying something different lol.
Colt, You are correct, I would say " Nah It might possibly be the best 'Action Adventure game' " " But I prefer RPGs over actions games. so no, its not possibly the best game ever as its not my favorite type of games" You see the difference, Category matters, If you said "God of War might possibly be the best 'Action Adventure' game ever" you may have an argument, and have many that agree with you.
But it’s their opinion right? It’s their own experience. So it don’t matter if you like rpg from your logic, because to them it’s their experience. Just going off what your saying 🤷🏽♂️
I get it; you don't like hyperbole. That part I understand. Puff and fluff are annoying - agreed. But, the guy says "possibly" the best racing game ever. He's only speaking for himself here; he's not speaking for you and the entire gamersphere. People need to stop being offended by simple opinions like this. Why does he need to chill? He's excited. Why not let the dude be excited? Again, he's not declaring in a hands-down, matter-of-fact way that this is the best racing game to everyone; it's simply his opinion. Why take umbrage? Just let him have that opinion.
Colt, No, no no...what you are implying the author of the article said was " Forza will be the best game ever." Which is a whole different meaning than what he actually said " Forza 'COULD', 'POSSIBLY' be the best 'RACING' game ever. Those 2 statements have completely different meaning, one is stated as fact about EVERY game, and one is objective to RACING games. You also use my words about opinions and experiences out of context, you really need to understand some basic things bro.
As Far As arcade racers like FH go I still prefer Ridge Racer.
More of a Burnout man, myself.
Burnout revenge, still a great game to this day
Dayyyyyyytonaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. .... lets go away
Was just humming that to myself when I saw your comment 😂 That tune is burned into my psyche from hours spent in arcades back in the day.
Am I going to get disagrees like crazy again? Last preview piece Orchard was there and I called him out on giving out such hyperbole statement on FH5 will be racing to first place against any other game genre. The amount of praise Forza and high scores over the years were ridiculous I'm surprised no one called out on it being overrated yet but Gran Turismo did and got roasted daily.
The Horizon series has done a lot to earn that praise over the years, and it's the standard that other open-world racers are being measured by today. Gran Turismo's problems stemmed from its recycled assets during the PS3-era and that GT: Sport wasn't a mainline series game like most of the fanbase wanted. Sport was an excellent game for what it was, but it wasn't a campaign-focused game like GT7 will be, which looks amazing so far.
If you read older reviews of both GT4 and FM which came out in the same year like one from Gamespot you can see clearly that they are easily impressed by what the newcomer do and that trend still continues to this day even though that newcomer has been around for over 15 years. While Gran Turismo went through countless microscopes and Forza hasn't even Forza 7 got away by not having any pit stop animations just becuase "it's catered to broader audiences" excuse. The first Horizon title was greatly received right off the bat too. And what review people said about Tourist Trophy? "It just GT4 with bikes" when the only thing in common was tracks and game engine. Then you wonder why PD didn't bother with a sequel or something similar to Forza Horizon probably just a Gran Turismo out of circuits. You don't hear such condescending tone coming out of critics when they review anything Forza and it's been consistent as well even though Gran Turismo was always been the one that took more chances with new ideas. Why bother if you just do the same old stuff over and over keep getting 9s everytime? GT sport is an e sports focused title got criticized for being what it is but FM7 and FH4 got higher scores because they playing it safe again, if PD did that it with GT Sport it would get roasted by critics saying "GT is getting old and complacent 7 out of 10" After four Horizons they still not getting tired of the same old somehow.
sport is STILL an excellent game and getting better. its an unmatched experience for competitive online play in a racing game. its not a perfect game at all, but its very good at what it does.
GT is not an arcade racer. You don't compare reviews of arcade racers with reviews of racing simulations. They are two completely games.
Sounds like you are super salty that GT isn't getting praise and Forza is. Maybe FH games are great and have gotten praised for a reason, you know consistent 85-90+ rankings and numerous awards and nominations. You want people to call out Forza just because the racing game on your favourite piece of plastic isn't getting praised? Come on dude. Although you're right considering how biased this site is it's surprising there aren't more salty people. There are plenty of amazing games on all consoles that rightfully get praised.
I think you confuse the two Forza games. You talk about GT but yet you compare it to the wrong series. Forza "Motorsport" can be compared to GT... not Forza "Horizon". Even your own comment above makes that mistake. "If you read older reviews of both GT4 and FM which came out in the same year ...."
Need for speed used to be the goto open world racer but no doubt horizons beats it hands down.
Cool. I can’t wait till Gran Turismo 7 is out. Really wanna play it. I think both Xbox, PC and PlayStation fans are in for a treat.
Ive been on the forza train since FMS3 but the adaptive triggers might have me buying GT7 depending on how they are implemented.
I watched the video skipping through it and by the way he drives, doesnt look like he's played a whole lot of racing games lol
Sometimes you just get rusty or your muscle memory gets messed up because you’re used to playing other racers recently. I just fired up FH4 again like 2 weeks ago after not playing it at all for like 2 years and I was a mess for a couple days because I had been playing Wreckfest for months.
Yeah thats understandable, but the video goes for 1hr and if your decent at racing games, maybe after 10 or 15 mins your driving skills just come back to you, the same as if you havent played another game for a long time that you usually do.
In a world where Split Second exists, Forza could never be the best racing experience for me. No racer will ever top that game for myself. I know its niche, Arcady and not amazingly known but I've never had as much fun in a racer outside of the Burnout series.
If it’s like the other ones then it’s won’t be best racing game ever. All very good but open world games aren’t as pure as track racers imo. I’m happy to be proved wrong.
You are proved wrong
What does "pure" have to do with quality? You race a car from point A to point B, that's a racing game.
racetracks are far more fun to race on vs. streets in general.
Title reads like hyperbole advertising
Gran Turismo is my fav of all time, but Forza is a fun ride and it's day one on Gamepass!
Better than Mario Kart 64 or Burnout 3? We shall see…
So is it not so great on series S or PC, or one X, or base Xbox titles? Just asking for clarification.
I’d love to see a return of the burnout games
Criterion is developing the next NFS 🤞🏻
NFS is good and all but I just love the chaos of burnout over NFS
I think the casual pick up and play of the Forza Horizon series is why it is so popular. You can also go very in depth with it if you want to. I'm not really into car games, but even i got like a good month of play from FH4 on game pass. Kind of burnt out on the game play loop now, so don't think I'll play much of FH5, but i expect it to be a big success.
Sony fans here mad salty. You really haven't finished a forza game to say what your saying
9.2 metacritic incoming.
Don't we usually get "Best driving sim" articles with Forza launches?
Sure, please tell me more.
Cookie-cutter racing game, theyre all the same.
I can't shake my opinion that the Forza franchise is a continuation of Project Gotham Racing a title from the Dreamcast. Played that game back then with its Kudos system and arcade like controls and a few Forza games on the 360 and Xbox one and they definitely have a similar feel. I much prefer Gran Turismo.
...after i saw the latest GT trailer, i also think "that game will possibly the best racing ever". Anyway, im sure FH5 will be awesome.