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  • BigDaddy82 10 Oct 2012 13:13:00 58 posts
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    I don't actually like the Forza series of games, I find them very sterile and more car-porn than car-fun. The demo of Horizon though I really enjoyed, it is more arcadey and accessible which is good, I always found the cars in Forza to be a chore to drive due to Turn 10 striving to deliver realism rather than fun. I guess some people like that but to me the music, presentation and gameplay far exceeds Forza 3 (didn't play 4), good job so far Playground Games!
  • Pazie 10 Oct 2012 13:53:27 231 posts
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    Loved the demo. I can't wait for the full game to drop through my letter box. I've ordered NFS too, but I can't see it being as good as this game.
  • Rodney 10 Oct 2012 14:04:01 1,917 posts
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    I wasnt too keen on the demo. There's a lot more traction than in regular Forza, also, I think, the cars regain their balance a bit more quickly when you throw them round a bit. Difficult to quite put my finger on it but the handling definitely seems different, more forgiving, less understeery.

    Found the Mustang vs Mustang race boring and gimmicky. The off road felt too much like tarmac. Intrusive menus.and cut scenes. Tries too hard to be down with the kids.

    Id rather play proper Forza for the deeper handling† or PGR for some arcade fun.

    But, I think Ill give it another chance. It might grow on me.
  • barchetta 10 Oct 2012 15:13:07 1,355 posts
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    Spent ages just bombing along past the GATSO speed camera trying to best my times - up and down the lakeside trying to find the cleanest lines. Managed 125.3mph (in top 8% at the m) , but I'll be back for more.

    Are the Rivals races based on other Live users times at the moment or only once the game is fully released?

    This is now on the list for me. Really enjoyed it. Though the first 5 minutes were far too DIRTy with the cool party vibe. Shame, as I could see it putting some off before they get to the free roaming good stuff.
  • Maturin 10 Oct 2012 15:20:34 3,105 posts
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    Re slightly different handling. The cars are more likely to be set up in road config. In FM4 the cars - even the regular cars - are set up for use on the track.

    I'm hoping there's at least one stupidly long endurance race in the game - perhaps where we have to go all round the perimeter of the map or something.
  • shamblemonkee 10 Oct 2012 15:58:55 14,491 posts
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    I managed 131mph past the gatso afaik :D top speeds on the Lb were 137 which is nuts.
  • barchetta 10 Oct 2012 16:45:03 1,355 posts
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    Yeah, noticed those speeds on the LB too - Christ knows where I'm going to find that speed. Have to get a lucky sequence of traffic too I guess.
  • motti82 10 Oct 2012 20:23:12 2,898 posts
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    Pre-ordered from ShopTo just now, let's hope it comes through my letterbox on the Thursday :)
  • anon_ 11 Oct 2012 02:25:02 211 posts
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    Played the demo. It's Test Drive Unlimited! With decent handling!!

    Does the free-roamy-ness translate to the online portion of the game?
  • Saucy 11 Oct 2012 08:37:34 2,605 posts
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    This has come out of nowhere for me. I saw talk of another Forza game and assumed it would be the of the same ilk as previous games.

    Really enjoyed messing round on the demo last night, I really like the handling, it's certainly more forgiving, but that suits this style of game really well.

    I'll definitely be picking this up.
  • Red_Bool 11 Oct 2012 08:58:06 1,174 posts
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    Quick question: does the demo support racing wheels (Logitch DriveFX in my case)? Downloaded it last night but didn't touch it yet due to Trials Evo DLC :)

    If it does I'll have to dig up my wheel set-up from the attic and dust it off.
  • ModishNouns 11 Oct 2012 09:00:20 4,656 posts
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    anon_ wrote:
    Played the demo. It's Test Drive Unlimited! With decent handling!!

    Does the free-roamy-ness translate to the online portion of the game?
    Yes but not drop in / drop out (drive in / drive out?). You have to create a lobby.
  • Fourwisemen 11 Oct 2012 11:14:31 176 posts
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    I'm confused about the pre-order/lce bonus' on this.

    The Turn 10/Forza site mentions which retailers have got specific cars yet when visiting the retailers sites there is either no mention at all of them selling the lce or the bonus car doesn't match the forza site.

    I shouldn't be getting hung up on this but wish to get the lce and just because I'm a swine for a full blooded italian temptress the ferrari 458. Any ideas where this combo can be purchased from?
  • Deckard1 11 Oct 2012 11:16:34 28,761 posts
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    Tried this last night, feels a bit... floaty.
  • myk 11 Oct 2012 13:56:51 557 posts
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    Fourwisemen wrote:
    I shouldn't be getting hung up on this but wish to get the lce and just because I'm a swine for a full blooded italian temptress the ferrari 458. Any ideas where this combo can be purchased from?
    Game have the LCE as an exclusive, but have the SMS as their pre-order car. It's worth bearing in mind the 458 Spider is in game, it's only the hardtop that's a pre-order car.

    edit: gamestation have the LCE as well, and the 458 Italia, my bad

    Edited by myk at 13:57:59 11-10-2012
  • TFM_Excalibur 11 Oct 2012 15:37:40 1,064 posts
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    just ordered for 7.99

    score!!
  • brokenkey 11 Oct 2012 15:53:29 7,090 posts
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    @TFM_Excalibur where?

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  • TFM_Excalibur 11 Oct 2012 15:56:23 1,064 posts
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    @brokenkey

    microsoft expertzone
    got fable the journey for the same price
  • brokenkey 11 Oct 2012 16:01:02 7,090 posts
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    what's that, some sort of developers zone, or can anyone use it?

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  • TFM_Excalibur 11 Oct 2012 16:30:55 1,064 posts
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    if you work someonwhere that deals with microsoft products, you can sign up.
  • Fourwisemen 11 Oct 2012 21:33:27 176 posts
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    myk wrote:
    Fourwisemen wrote:
    I shouldn't be getting hung up on this but wish to get the lce and just because I'm a swine for a full blooded italian temptress the ferrari 458. Any ideas where this combo can be purchased from?
    Game have the LCE as an exclusive, but have the SMS as their pre-order car. It's worth bearing in mind the 458 Spider is in game, it's only the hardtop that's a pre-order car.

    edit: gamestation have the LCE as well, and the 458 Italia, my bad

    Edited by myk at 13:57:59 11-10-2012
    Much appreciated on the heads up. They really should make things clearer..

    Hmm. May just go for where is cheapest then, there isn't a gamestation close enough.
  • Syrette 11 Oct 2012 22:38:54 43,795 posts
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    Order it online?

  • beastmaster 11 Oct 2012 23:03:13 11,622 posts
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    I like it. It was worth sticking with it. Like people have mentioned, it's very much like a great version of Test Drive.

    What I'm a bit disappointed with though, in the cockpit view I was to hear that engine GGGROOOWLL!!!! It's seemed very subdued.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Oct 2012 06:59:14 38,761 posts
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    The demo is 3 races and some free-roam. Maybe you should download it and play it...

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  • Maturin 12 Oct 2012 07:43:08 3,105 posts
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    Facepalm wrote:
    This game is so not suited to the freeroam potential it's promoting. The demo is utter crap. It's a short, standard Forza course. Beyond that, not sure what new it's offering to the Forza universe, the physics and controls of Forza do not suit what I imagine this game is trying to offer. TDU it is not.

    Edit: This opinion is based on the the linear demo. The full game maybe awesome, although I still believe the forza universe, drive and physics don't suit a TDU!
    Linear demo? What? Where?
  • NOSAVIOUR 12 Oct 2012 08:10:22 2,804 posts
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    FIRST REVIEW

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2012/10/12/forza-horizon-review?abthid=5077c0294feb735f5500022e
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 12 Oct 2012 08:24:17 38,761 posts
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    As a side note, I had a great little shared DNA metaphor, where Forza 4 was the faithful family dog, dependable, well-behaved and happy to be contained in a walled-yard and Forza Horizon was something else. Like a coyote or something. An animal that says bollocks to fences and runs around causing mayhem all over the countryside. Then I heard humans share about 50 per cent of our DNA with bananas and it suddenly didnít seem all that clever. The important thing is that these games feel like they have a shared ancestor.
    The writing standard at IGN hasn't improved then.

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  • Murbal 12 Oct 2012 08:28:46 22,386 posts
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    Great review on the front page. I suddenly feel like I need this now :-(
  • Deleted user 12 October 2012 08:31:39
    Glol that is awful.
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