Pros Very realistic handling of vehicles. Large car choices. Quick ramp-up of car collection through generous car acquisitioning. Sell online, buy online and area "home" affects all of it. More....
Cons Took so long for Microsoft to develop a Gran Tourismo fighter.
Summary This is a requirement to balance out the 1 that other guy gave this game, in order to rank a game as a 1 it would have to be the worst game of all time, this is quite the opposite.
The comparison given to this game is obviously: Gran Tourismo's Simulator. But if you look past that you get the full depth of the game, it is an all in one package (finally). Combining GT sim and car adjustments (plus some), next gen graphics, car upgrades and mods, online play, and the new drivitar an AI driving version of you. The new AI in game is more aggressive and loads more fun to compete against.
The games quickly ramps up, and if you've played GT you'll be in the hunt right off the bat, recieving lots of cars and expanding into the more advanced parts of the game. The driving of cars is very realistic, in fact, annoyingly realistic. Driving through sand you slow down, and if you have too much or too little horsepower you'll know quick, disabling alot of the corner cutting cheating that GT taught us and instilling a more "Learn to Drive!" aspect for this game. As a big fan of GT4 and PGR(project gotham racing, online) I've found Forza to top either of the two. With GT I had to search the globe, conquer repetitive tracks, and bide my time trying license after license before I could get to the meat-and-potatoes of real driving. The time to get there is shortened, and thanks to the assistance of GT-like racing lines for brake, cruise, and gas you get in to the game fast. They then gave the cars better physics, which can feel like driving on oil, but trust me, driving a 400hp C6 can be like that sometimes when taking a corner at 90mph.
Definately, go get this game and hopefully I'll see you online: Vette4life.
Pros Great line up of cars, Set the car up with unlimited amounts of possibility, Purchase upgrades to make your car go faster, The ability to race online and sell your car online as well.
Cons Graphics are near perfect, but nothing like GT4 (but who cares really)
Summary In my honest opinion this has got to be the greatest racing sim of all time. Every car handles like it's real world counterpart does due to the amazing physics engine in place in the game. This is a definite pick up if you are an avid racing fan. The reason I give this game a rating of 10 is because it deserves it.
Pros Great quality with detail
Cons Poor replays and replay availability on multiplayer???
Summary Forza motorsport has such great potential even though it`s already a great simulation offering more than any previous simulation has offered. i could give this game a 10/10 if the replays were improved on as you miss out on half the action with the lack of trackside cameras. It would also be great if you could look back on great split screen races and network races. This is something that i feel would give this game so much more playing time. that`s why it gets 9/10 instead of 10/10.?? Was dissapointed by this!
Pros Superb driving dynamics, selection of exclusive cars, excellent graphics, customizable soundtrack
Cons limited car selection, limited track list
Summary First off, i make this review on purely the game as a stand-alone product, not a comparison to GT4.
Overall, a very nice game with good game design. The driving dynamics are better than expected as is the level of detail on the cars. customizability of the cars is excellent down to the tire pressure .
Not the best selection of cars in the business but a very nice compilation indeed. what's nice is the inclusion of some one-off tuner versions of some cars such as the MR2 and Civic SiR. they're not the best performers but it's nice to compare them to stock versions.
The races are somewhat repetitive though; with only a few tracks in use for the first few levels, it can cause you to lose interest. the customizable soundtrack is a nice touch if you prefer your own tunes rather than hearing Junkie XL.
finally, its nice to see a game that uses an award system that rewards you for increased difficulty as well as penalizes you for damaging your car. in addition you use your credits instead of a system like PGR2's that is very arcade-like.
In short, very good game. the keystone simulation game for the xbox, and a nice one at that.
Pros Fun factor, ability to get cool cars quickly
Cons Not even as good as GT3, car selection is okay
Summary I was super excited to get this game; it seemed like a viable alternative to Gran Turismo 3 maybe even 4. I was dead wrong for many reasons.
First, the graphics are sort of cartoonish. GT3 and 4 seem real, tough, and exciting. The graphics on this game almost seem cute and annoying. My friends and I all agreed that Project Gotham looks a whole lot better than Forza.
Second, the car selection is terrible. Granted i am a BMW fan and when you compare the 12-15 BMW's in the GT series to the measly 3 you get here, it is pretty bad. While Ferrari and Porsche are cool, not many races allow you to actually hang on to them for long, making it a worthless aquisition.
Third, there is an element to this game which makes it fun, but it is short lived. The GT4 series struggles in this respect too; after playing it for about 3 days you are tired and ready to play something else. One thing that could make it better is to get rid of the stupid races that are just annoying and the long rediculous stamina races that just seem tedious.
To sum up, this game is okay. There is a lot of room for improvement and that is a good thing for Forza. However, it is dissappointing that after years of watching the success of GT they drop Forza knowing it was missing so much.