'Forza Motorsport 4': Even the Images Look Fun and Fast
Game makes a splash, and we approve.
"The ultimate automotive playground. A place where car buffs can come together and enjoy virtually every aspect of car culture you can think of, and engage in fierce, beautifully articulated competition." --Julian Rignall, GamePro (5 Stars)
"'Gran Turismo,' particularly after its fifth installment arrived late last year, was the racing franchise that defined the genre. Forza always came within a car length or two, but never quite overtook GT. But 'Forza 4' is so good that it alone could justify the purchase of an Xbox 360. Consider it cheaper than a track day." --Sam Schembari, The New York Times "Wheels" blog.
"The online community will have players glued for months to come. Races online can be customized in a multitude of ways, with everything from car class to damage settings to lap direction adjustable. There was no lag at all during my time spent online. Silly modes like Soccer and Cat and Mouse are a blast, and who wouldn't want to see a Corvette jostling for position with a Ferrari?" --Kyle Speicher, ABC Action News
"It's all about passion. Beyond the lists of torque ratings and wheel dimensions lies the simple love between man and machine, as pure and innocent as that between an 8-year-old boy and the Ferrari GTO poster haphazardly Blu-Tacked to his wall. It's that very passion that 'Forza Motorsport 4' endeavors to evoke." --Martin Robinson, Eurogamer.net
"'Forza Motorsport 4' from Turn 10 Studios is a rare crossover game, one that will appeal to both motorheads and the casual gamer alike. I daresay that some casual gamers may even turn into motorheads, thanks to the rich yet easy-to-digest detail in this Xbox 360-only game." --Adam Najberg, The Wall Street Journal's "Driver's Seat" blog
"Put simply, though, no other car game on Xbox -- and we'd dare say any other platform -- even approaches "Forza 4's" depth, versatility, beauty and community support. It's so comprehensive that there's probably nowhere for the series to go from here, except onto the inevitable Xbox 720. Until then, enjoy every minute of this ride." --Ryan McCaffrey, Official Xbox Magazine Online
It really is a brilliant game, and I'd advise anyone interested in cars with an Xbox to get it. I probably spent 2 hours just looking at the different cars for sale, going into the view section, and examining the tiny details they included in the game.
Example? Zoom in on the front of an old AMX and notice how they included the little scews that held the marker lights in place. Pan around the front of a Mustang, to notice that the bolts holding the bumper on are facing a NW direction. Spin the Hummer H1 around, and see the map light craned over the passenger seat. Race from the inside, and notice how you can read the buttons on the dashboard of your Lexus.
Incredible. 5*/5 for me!
I bought it last night with the steering controller. I am very happy so far. You can actually drive the car now from the inside the car view. They also said hooking up the kinect will allow you to control the view that the driver of the car has. I have not tried that yet, but it sounds cool.
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