Pros Easy accessibility for every level of user, damage simulation, graphics
Cons The stunning lack of a quality driving wheel controller for the 360
Pros Graphics are photo-realistic, and the physics are as good as they get. Everything from tire temperature to type of air filter to your engine affects how your car drives and reacts to the word around it. Ultimate game for car lovers.
Cons Well, it's a racing game. You stare at the screen making tiny adjustments in your steering and speed for endless hours. If you don't like racing games, you won't like this.
Pros Slick graphics, excellent driving physics, accurate modelling on cars' performance and looks, FUN, career mode makes you feel like you're a driver.
Cons Replay value is limited for casual gamers.
Summary Racing sims are the video game industry equivalent of Christian Rock music: They have a built in audience that likes to spend money; as a producer, you know what your audience expects; they have a broad enough appeal to bring in the casual consumers.
That being said, the thing that bothers me most about these games is the lack of off track innovation. One of the things that really appealed to me about the NASCAR series of games, and APEX Racing, was the off track elements such as team management, technology development, and the miscellaneous stuff that real teams have to deal with like pit crew staffing, sponsorships, etc.
Granted, in the beginning of Forza 3, the player is driving production cars and won't, like in real life, have much of a pit crew. As your career progresses, though, the player could recruit, build, or join a professional team and it would feel much more realistic.
What Forza does very, very well is give you the experience of driving some of the most expensive and highest performing automobiles in the world, as well as a variety of the average cars. It conveys the beauty and excellence of precision engineering coupled with the adrenaline of hugging the rear fender of the guy in front of you at 243 mph. It gives you the experience of being able to try out cars you've never even heard of.
What it doesn't do is convey the feeling that you are in the world of racing wholly and completely. You're just playing a video game.
Pros It's so realistic and at the same time easy to use. Beautiful scenics and views of not just the cars but the whole environment. Sounds great!. If you use the Xbox Wireless Steering wheel you will have an even greater joy of playing this game.
Cons Need to improve the "how tos" regarding uploading pictures and videos.
Summary You better get this game if you like to race! And use the steering wheel for greater realism and control.
"Great Game"on by lysdexic
Pros Great Graphics
Great feel to cars
lots of cars over 400
lots of tracks real and dream tracks
Cons Small text on my tv