"The upcoming Forza Motorsport 3 was available to play at the Microsoft stand at rAge 2009, and I managed to get a few races in. The set up at the Expo was how racing games are meant to be enjoyed - with a seat, wheel and pedals, particularly when the racing game being played is as realistic as Forza is.
The track set up was a circuit around a mountain that was reasonably technical, but not too difficult with the assists on. The dynamic racing line is especially helpful because it changes to a red colour around corners to indicate that you need to slow down, changing back to green once you're going slow enough. The game runs very smoothly at what seems to be 60 frames per second, which helps immensely with the feeling of control and with driving pleasure. I didn't manage to destroy my car but by the end of each race my paintwork was a little bit chipped here and there from bumps with other cars, and it looked really authentic."