Let me present you today one of the game from my favourite genre – racing. Well, this game is not from my totally favourite sub-genre – the racing simulation. But I changed my mind. This game was a gift from a friend, who I told I will never play Forza Horizon – the game from unknown developers, with weird techno music. And it was not a simulation like Forza Motorsport. I was just not open minded. And never say never! This game convinced me that even the arcade game can be fun.
First of all as said before this is not a simulation, but arcade. But what do I expect from arcade game? Well it must be balanced. Something between the totally arcade-thing and totally real simulation. Is it? Yes it is. After few races I admitted that the developers made it pretty good balanced. And the second is the most possible speed experience that can the display, gamepad and the speakers provide. This all was delivered to players also in the Horizon (1). And the developers had a quite easy task – to improve the graphics and to adapt it for the Xbox One. Next thing they did is to pick up another environment. In Horizon (1) it was US state of Colorado. And maybe to grant some more content. They delivered it for 100% and my expectations were fulfilled. So where we are this time? Here:
Do you recognize it? No? Are you sure? I’ll tell you: Southern France and we all do love France, don’t we? Oh, the sceneries are so beautiful, that you will find yourself you need to do some screenshots and post them into your online gallery. Really it is beautiful and the graphics is amazing. If you think you have seen all of it, it will come with the rain, some drizzle and you will see each little drop on your car in the sunset. The roads will become huge mirrors.
So now we know how it looks like, but how’s the gameplay? It is not the Forza Motorsport 5 and it will not punish you each time you will don’t the job with the throttle. Instead of it it will give you second chance and enough time to correct your mistake. But there is no third chance and as the world is totally open and there are no invisible walls, you will just get off the road pretty far away. You will not be driving on the roads only. Exploring the country can bring you to for example airport, which runway is so long that you can’t see the end in the horizon But this is still kind of a road, isn’t it? What about the old completely dry river bed? Or mister wants the old ruins of castle, where the ramps and jumpboards are? Or taking ferrari to the vineyard or meadow? No problem, the game will not stop you, but my heart will be bleeding. Take impreza or lancer that way! There are 200 cars and other will be available in DLC I think. Also there are perfect models or real ones including the interior.
As there is also the multiplayer maybe we will meet in southern France soon! See you there.