THE GOOD: - There's too many good things about the game to list here!
SUMMARY: Forza Motorsport for Xbox. This game is the first of all three Forzas. I have always felt that the Forza series really didn't get the attention it deserves, and that is quite a downside. This game really was really, handed it's own backside, got lit on fire, then thrown out the window by Gran Turismo.
The game is very similar to Gran Turismo 4. You basically choose a car to start off with, and you race with it. As you race, and gain more credits, you level up. Getting to higher levels result in partnerships with different car companies, like Honda, Sparco, Brembo and Mitsubishi. You can also win cars by getting credits and advancing levels.
You can buy any car that is unlocked, and then you can add parts to it and tune it up. The great thing about this game is that your car is so much more customizable than it would be on Gran Turismo. You can buy turbochargers, engine blocks, differentials, new suspension and...
Forza Motorsport is a simulation game that was supposed to match up to Polyphony Digital's Gran Turismo, which has still dominated the raceway since 1997. Forza was released in May 2005 with 250 cars and about three-dozen tracks, which is probably the best selection to come on the Microsoft XBox. It reached a million in sales a few weeks ago, and it was dubbed the Gran Turismo Killer around many websites. Unfortunately, in my opinion, Forza Motorsport doesn't quite raise up to the bar that the Gran Turismo series, but this I must say is one of the most impressive starts to a racing series yet.
Gran Turismo 4 was probably the greatest game on the Playstation 2 in terms of its visuals, and anyone who says it isn't impressive is a fool. Forza Motorsport is another eye pleaser that has come onto the XBox with flying colors. While not as impressive as Gran Turismo 4 in this category, Forza delivers vehicles on such integrity and precision that the XBox does surprisingly well, and ...
THE GOOD: Excellent graphics and gameplay. Extremely deep. Online play. tons of cars to choose from.
THE BAD: Doesn't bring anything new to the genre. Basically it copies Gran Turismo 4 (PS2).
SUMMARY: Originally planned as one of the Xbox's big 2001 titles, Forza Motorsport finally comes out in 2005 to much anticipation. Based on Sony's Gran Turismo 4, the game lets you build and customize your ride based on numerous actual cars from the major car makers. The graphics are near-perfect. Cars and tracks show an impressive amount of detail, but the cars to appear to have some slightly blurry spots. Sounds are top-notch, with good music and authentic sound effects. Controls are excellent, and the cars handle like their attributes indicate they should. Gameplay really cuts down the middle-namely, if you've played GT4, Forza is pretty much the same game, only for Xbox instead of PS2. The concept is really great, but this whole "die-hard car tuning & racing" genre is really starting to become d...
THE GOOD: Everything. Next generation (xbox2 like) Graphics, great analogue handling, online mode, everything.
THE BAD: Im just nitpicking but I would like to had more options while waiting for a race than just chatting (spectator mode, buy and sell etc) a tutorial mode would have been nice. Online games can easily get unbalanced for newbies.
SUMMARY: "Forza is everything you wanted and expect of a gran turismo title but now is available on xbox live!". I think that is a bit derrogative description but still accurate, Forza is a game that stands on its own, but its difficult to explain without tracing back to other great car simulators. Forza is probably the best GT "clone" to appear in a good while, but the are where it really shines are the ones more original as well:
Realistic damage model: You CANT destroy a car in forza like you do in burnout, but you do can put a lot of hurt to it! unlike other "serious" car simulators, it is possible to wreak havok on your poor vehicle with pretty ...