Forza 4 Review and Thoughts
Forza 3 was a brilliant racing game, with great graphics and brilliant gameplay. Two years later Forza 4 has a tough act to follow, but perform it has and more! From the enhanced visuals to the improved car paint design features this game should not be missed for any car fan.
Forza 4 is like top gear, except you are Clarkson crashing into other cars sending them into the gravel, you are Hammond drifting round the top gear track in a cloud of smoke and you are May when you turn all assists off and spin around in circles going nowhere but having a whale of a time. The characteristics of Forza 3 are here in bulk but have been given a major overhaul with new modes added into the mix including auto vista and kinect features.
Forza”s graphics are nothing short of beautiful. There new engine allows the car to be placed in the environment and show the reflections from the environment. Taking this from a car placed in a track to a car driven in a track. Its not only the cars graphics that have been improved the tracks have all undergone overhauls to make vistas look even more stunning. Married with the new auto vista mode which allows you to get up close and personal with some of the best looking cars whilst Jeremy talks or in some cases rants about them. There’s even Halos warthog.
Turn Tens decision to include top gear in this was brilliant. Jeremy lends his voice to auto vista whether it be slaging of cars or worshiping them and then there’s the top gear test track. This programme is watched by millions here in Britain and to allow them to drive around it as much as they like in the Kia C’eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed or whatever car you want, which is frankly awesome.
Though it does have its “problems” and when I say problems I don’t mean ones that affect your experience, and won’t affect you at all if this is your first Forza game. My “problem” is that there are very few new tracks in this game compared to Forza 3 which is a problem considering that’s were all the game takes place. However this is the only problem I have with this amazing game.
If you like cars there’s no shortage here, with well over one hundred. All made with the same exquisite detail and care. This game is undoubtedly the best racing simulator to date and I can’t wait for Forza horizon which lands this fall on Xbox 360.