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.
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.