"Why watch ESPN?"4.5 starson by sidharthnayak23
Pros: Cutting edge graphics, Easy contols, Scalable difficulty levels
Cons: Not much, but then read my review below
Summary: I got a copy of Forza 2 as a bundled offer with my Xbox 360. Being that I've never really been much of a racing enthusiast the game was just left on the shelf collecting dust.
Anyway about a couple of weeks back I decided I'd just try it for the heck of it and see how it was. I have not stopped playing this game since then, except to go to the loo, have occasional breaks for food...and of course write this review.
This is undoubtedly the best racing game ever made till date. Many of the gripes that players like me had with earlier racing games (read GT2) have been done away with. For e.g. the difficulty levels are really scalable based on how tough, or easy you want to make this game for you.
Considering that I'm a total racing sim noob this was really a blessing. You've got some really great features like 'suggested line' which basically tells you when to brake, and when to floor the pedal to the metal. Very useful if you don't want to have your car spinning out from under you on that steep chicane.
Plus what's more, if you do get tired driving you can actually hire a driver to do the job for you! Now what more could a noob possible ask for?
You want cars? You got hundreds of them in this game. From the most undesirable (read the type of car your grandma drives) to the most lusciously seductive models (read the type of car that Pam Anderson drives) are all available here.
My favorite feature is the replays. Why? Well coz the replay just looks so damn real. Everything is so finely detailed its hard to believe this is a game replay and not an actual race.
One gripe though, the race audience could have been more realistic. Often when you do get close enough to see them, they look so un-lifelike it just makes you want to cry. In a game as finely crafted as this, this is just a crying shame.
All in all I still highly, highly, highly recommend buying this game.