Forza Motorsport 5
A Prime Example Of What A Racing Sim Should Be
Forza Motorsport 5 touches the hearts of simulation racers everywhere. It features a wealth of content in the base game as well as planned future releases. Narrated by BBC's own Top Gear hosts, Forza is sure to have your attention for a lengthy period of time. Turn 10 reworked the engine from 4. It clearly gives 5 a feel of its own with more realistic driving and steering. Each car is painstakingly detailed to the max. It's a beautiful experience that will raise each hair on your head.
I've been a Forza fan since the original, and Forza 5 does not disappoint. The graphics really show off the Xbox One's capability, which is impressive for a release game. The sound is also awe-inspiring. The E46 M3 exactly matches the engine and exhaust note of the real life car. Little touches like the reflection of your gloves and steering wheel in the windscreen glass add to the experience as well.
As for gameplay, racing is just as glorious as we've come to expect from Turn 10. Microsoft's addition of the Impulse Triggers is brilliant, and truly aids the experience, informing the player of impending wheel lock on breaking, or oversteer on corner exit. The only downside to it is the return to a more controlled career and the relative lack of tracks. Also $50 for the season pass to gain access to cars that could have been included in the first place is frustrating.
Overall, I'd still say it's my favorite of the series, and adding James May to the narration doesn't hurt either.
First off the graphics are awesome being able to see the reflection in the window of the driver. Second the sound of the cars sound realistic but the music isnt bad but its not amazing either. Third and most important gameplay, which is very repetitive racing on the same tracks. Finally, the lasting appeal of this game is useless because the game is repetitive. One more thing the last Forza game I had was Forza 3 which I loved and wish they would do something similar to that again.
60 dollars is just the begining
Forza 5 is a decent game. It is alot like dating a model. Sure she is nice to look at and kind of fun but by the end of the date you are broke and she's off to the next guy. No really next gen, this game costs 60 dollars without weather, different times of day and a shortened list of tracks. Car list is good but to even get close to F4, its going to cost another 50 bucks! Each races payout is around 5 grand and they took level gifting out. So you want that F1 car, 1.3mil. Lets do the math. 1.3/ .005= 260 races!!!! (remember this is one car) Or you can purchase tokens which are from .99 to 50 dollars and get the cars in the game immediately. In the end if you want to get all that is in this game probably about 150 dollars. Please do not support Turn 10 because this will just be the beginning.
Forza 5 is great dispite it's lack of content
I was like most here, Forza 5 only has a little over 200 cars and a little over a dozen tracks?? So much for buying this game.... But what turn 10 did with this game is absolutely amazing. They've put so much attention to detail in this game it's stunning. Every car from bottom up looks exactly like the car would look in real life. The interior view looking more real then ever before and the game running 1080p 60 FPS using xbox one's cloud computing technology. Also the gameplay in forza 4 was so great I didn't think it could get any better... well, it just did. The buttery smooth framerate makes the gameplay feels sooo much better than it ever did before. Also again back to attention to detail, since there isn't that many cars in the game every car has its own unique handling. It can take a while to master when to start breaking or how loose/tight the steering is.
A few other new additions to the game is Top Gear UK people commentating over some intros (amazing), Vibrations in the controls (makes you feel surprisingly more immersed like when your wheels touch the grass you can feel it in the controller), and now EVERY car in the game allows you to go into forza vista and see every part of the car close up. There is also new crazy game modes as well.
Although Forza 5 lacks the content of its previous game it makes up with an amazing single player progression system, always leveling up trying to buy new cars, competing with friends times, new game modes, attention to detail, and so much more. This is really showing how forza will be down the road and it is a very very promising feature and I wouldn't listen to anyone... pick up this game you won't be disappointed.
This one is not better than the last...
AI that loves brake checking on straights
They crash into you from the side and back even on high difficulty settings.
With simulation car damage they do all this and still the only damage is to the player car... Can't change tuning settings before the race, meaning you have to exit out of the championship to change setups.
And you have to scroll through the entire car list instead of just choosing the manufacturer you want to buy from when buying a new car.
Why not to get Forza 5
So to start off with I am a long term forza fan, I've played every single one besides that horizon. This game is really a 50/50 if you like it. I am apart of the #1 team on stats right now and as an aspect we all love it in a certain way. The cars are VERY lacking in size (about 130 total?) and about 15-20 manufactures. There are some good cars but not as many as forza is known to have. The physics are probably the best aspect of this game and how beautiful your cars look. The online the worst community I have ever had in a forza game. Most of the people that crash you are from horizon or need for speed. The tracks are also very lacking. Nurburg is not in the game! Maple Valley and Sunset are both taken out and I assume replaced by Prague and the Alps. Also gift cars, storefront, sharing tunes, auction are all removed from this game!
Overall this game is not what you would think. I would recommend that you wait a year or for the next forza!
Wow i was really impressed most racing games that have came out recently except for midnight club have really been trash but i have to say this game was so awesome the graphics were beautiful gameplay was great just awesome it beats alot of need for speed games
Its fun the graphics are great, but its so repetive. I get bored really quick. I love how the cars look, but it needs more too it.
Wait For Price Drop
I bought this game new and wish i didn't. I would only suggest this game if you have the extra $60 to spend and want to play it for fun. I've only had the game for a week and already lost interest in it. There is no ranking system in competitions which makes it feel like no challenge. You get a gold medal for coming in 1-3 place, silver for 4-7, and bronze for 8-10 place.So there is no real challenge of coming in first. Payouts are around 5000. There is no level gifting, instead they give you 30000 and car affinity doesn't give you a discount on upgrades. There is a lack of cars from the amount that forza 4 had and when going to buy your car is not organized the way it is in 4 which i liked more. There is no weather or day to night races and there are less tracks so it gets boring after a while. I wouldn't recommend getting this game @ $60, wait until the price drops.