So I’ve been a huge fan of the Forza series since I first played Forza 2, but I have to admit I hadn’t been following Forza Horizon much. First of all it’s made by an entirely different development team and it’s targeted toward an entirely different audience than Forza 4. That said, after watching reviews and trailers over the last few days (and Giant Bomb’s 40 minute ‘quick look’) I’m finding myself interested in the game.
Sure it might not be all about realism and the ‘story’ looks incredibly corny, but the game is incredibly pleasing aesthetically. The fictional interpretation of wide open Colorado road looks amazing! The cars look as good as ever also. I love the authentic interiors in Forza, and am glad they return in Horizon. Nothing is more thrilling than driving from inside the car.
I’ve never liked the arcade racing games like Burnout or Midnight Club, yet Forza Horizon looks to be the perfect mix of Forza realism and a more casual racing environment.