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#1 obiecent

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:35 PM

THis is going to be an extensive review:

Firstly i stuck the game in my box and thought lets give this a blast. Loads up created the new profile and im away. Firstly in carrer mode. CHoose between Europe, Asia and america. SO europe it was. ANd a extensive slection for a first car and chose the Saab. Rite first race.

Race 1-

Ok so away from the line. first corner not to bad. racing down cuts inside the A.I for 3rd and bam the A.i decides thats not a good idea and pushes my car off the road... So restart. Off again , on the outside past the A.I, next corner and far fast slammed the brakes and the car just like real life slides and locks, ABS cuts in and i turn and sliding off. After a painstaking 30mins of a learning curve the first race complete.

Graphics- 9 1/2 backgrounds amazin and the cars are realisitc.

Gameplay- 10/10 , 40hrs + witha 30mins learning curve, cars handle like real cars, upgrades and modifies to the outside..

Sounds- 9 1/2 Custom, and rock as the preset ones not to bad. Cars sounds great, the locking of tires, metal crunching and even the rev of the engine down to a T.

Overall- 9 3/4 its worth a buy and the xbox live is grand, swapping cars and racing round with friends...
IF u think GT4 is good buy this and be amazed i own both and prefer this... Forza is another great realise

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#2 mcbraders

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:22 PM

decent review m8 but u shudda included longevity biggrin.gif always a factor how long the games lasts and maybe shudda included multiplayer smile.gif just a suggestion

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:19 PM

Not what I would call a comprehensive review but I agree with most of your points.

Do yourself a big favor, turn off all the driving aids (and only use sugested line for a few laps until you get a feel for the track) this game was meant to be a simulator and will only really show you it's potential when you play it as such. With driving aids the game is so hampered it doesn't really play very well.

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Posted 05 June 2005 - 10:57 PM

QUOTE(Devedander @ May 6 2005, 01:30 PM)
Do yourself a big favor, turn off all the driving aids (and only use sugested line for a few laps until you get a feel for the track) this game was meant to be a simulator and will only really show you it's potential when you play it as such.  With driving aids the game is so hampered it doesn't really play very well.

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I love Forza, but I think that to say the game isn't as fun with the driving aids is a little too extreme for me. The problem that I have with all simulator games is that you get a lot more information from the real environment than can be conveyed by speakers, a screen and a vibrating controller. Things like feeling when tires slip and lateral acceleration, you know the seat of the pants feeling, can never be produced in a video game. That's why I believe that these games are best when they're dumbed down a little bit. To turn off all of the driving aids and to lack all of the information that you'd get in a real car, makes this game harder than real life. I don't know about you, but wrecking my car non stop for 20 straight hours until I memorize each track doesn't make for a fun game, no matter "how real" it is.

But I guess with any game, you'll get a lot of elitist players--"d00d j00 sux0r for n0t having super-mega-hard-difficulty. n00b!!!11!11". But then again, by pointing out this elitism, I guess I'm contradicting my point. Oh well.




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