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About time we had a thread for this so here goes.  

 

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In Forza Horizon, it seems to me the spirit of PGR lives on - racing which is always fun and as accessible or challenging as you wish to make it, all set in gorgeous surroundings to a rich soundtrack.  After the US and the Riviera, we are off to Australia next, in a map that is twice as large.

 

There seem to be many new features which weren't mentioned in the briefing - Co-op for the "campaign", Blueprints to create challenges, and Groove radio to stream your own music via Onedrive, to name a few.  You are now in charge (hopefully this means some of the annoying voice overs will not feature).  Hire and fire drivataars (that's me out for the count then).

 

Scope for a Rllmuk club I would have thought; anyway I can't wait.

 

There is a list of Rllmuk players in this Google doc - Join Us :)

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-FBdhVYs2DqAfrFjVfrLnVwlQFZ-mgZvGQWYsbOe7X8/edit#gid=0

 

 

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Looks bloody lovely, I'm deffo in.

 

Still, I want me cake and to eat it, too, so I'm a little disappointed to hear it's "only" twice as large as Forza Horizon 2.  In my view, for longevity, it really needs to be bigger than TDU2.

 

 

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I think the benchmark for me, in terms of size, is actually The Crew. As average as the game mechanics were, the variability of the scenery was immense. Spending an hour driving I80 from NY to CA really did feel like travelling through all that varying landscape, without the tedium of endless miles of Kansas. Obviously, it didn't have the visual fidelity of even FH2, although some individual effects on the patched engine upgrade were excellent.

 

I've never timed one end of the map to the other in FH2, how long does it take? That will give some sense of scale for this new one. I know the championship races take about 15 minutes in a hyper car, which covers quite a bit of the map.

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1 hour ago, The Disco said:

Looks bloody lovely, I'm deffo in.

 

Still, I want me cake and to eat it, too, so I'm a little disappointed to hear it's "only" twice as large as Forza Horizon 2.  In my view, for longevity, it really needs to be bigger than TDU2.


Considering the amount of hours I've sunk into FH2, I'd say twice the map size is more than large enough.

 

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Yeah, it's not that important. Even my kids are looking forward to FH3. The continuing adventures of ramming a Fiat 500 into buildings as they haven't quite figured out steering yet.

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How they fill that map space is what's important, not the size.  Making interesting roads and paths which translate into fun and exciting courses and point to point races, new bucket list challenges and all that.

God, I can't wait.

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3 minutes ago, RubberJohnny said:

The Crew was so big as to be boring as fuck, TDU is the best size.

 

Fair point, and the woeful handling didn't help. I do actually miss looping all the way around Hawaii.

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Been watching a few of the game play vids floating about and noticed the soundtrack to this one is more like the first Horizon game, Chvrches etc. Wasn't a huge fan of the playlist in the second game but this one sounds miles better already.

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5 minutes ago, deerokus said:

Something about the structure of Horizon 2 is less satisfying to me than the original. Hope they change that.

This. Though I'm afraid it won't change.

 

I enjoyed Forza Horizon 2 (almost) as much as everyone here, but found it TOO arcady at times. Jumping over hills in the field in Lamborghini's didn't make sense to me at all, especially with virtually no slowdown as you gave pure tarmac supercars the beans across dirt surfaces. It was just... weird.

Watching the trailer for FH3 and seeing a Lambo Centenario racing on the beach and even through the sea doesn't bode well in that sense.

 

It's probably a purist thing - I used to love arcade racers (Blur forever!) but have grown fonder to stuff like Project CARS and DiRT Rally. 

Maybe that's why I enjoyed Forza Horizon 2 the most as I lapped my Supra or Corvette around a (fully tarmac) street circuit in the Italian hills. That just felt right!

 

So more of that please, too :)

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This looks phenomenal. I know FH2 is a big favourite here, and while I never played it, the Fast & Furious standalone based on it was something special. 

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Horizon 2 sold me the Xbox one after the driveclub debacle left me wanting a good arcadey racer for the first time in years. 

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I love Forza M in general, and spent untold hours on Driveclub after it was fixed, but didn't play FH2 until recently and it's exactly what I want in a racer, these days. You can have circuits, point to point racing, faffing about off road or, crucially, just aimlessly driving about because that's endlessly fun too.

 

I'm not sure I need another Forza Motorsport per se, although I've no doubt they'll make one. An Horizon properly stretching its next gen legs is spot on, though. My only regret is that I didn't get to play FH2 during its hey day with all of you guys online!

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3 hours ago, Bojangle said:

How they fill that map space is what's important, not the size.  Making interesting roads and paths which translate into fun and exciting courses and point to point races, new bucket list challenges and all that.

God, I can't wait.

 

This is a great point actually.  TDU1 & 2 had some amazing roads to drive down - something that Forza Horizon 1 & 2 struggled to match, imo. 

 

Varying scenery is also a must and from the video, there does look to be some fairly dramatic differences in environments.  This was a disappointment for me in the second game and I actually think that the range of environments was a lot better in the first game.

 

3 hours ago, Revival said:

Been watching a few of the game play vids floating about and noticed the soundtrack to this one is more like the first Horizon game, Chvrches etc. Wasn't a huge fan of the playlist in the second game but this one sounds miles better already.

 

I hope to god they include an option for using the media player as a radio station (but I'm not holding my breath as hardly anyone has ever supported it).  The soundtracks to both Forza Horizons have been for the most part very disappointing for me.  So few tracks that appealed to me on the very narrow focussed radio stations.  That said though, if they include a Synthwave focussed station or two, I'd be very pleased.

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On the other hand, I've bought a few of the tracks off the FH2 base arena station. 

 

I think proper local music is coming with the next win 10 update?

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Fora Horizon 2 is on sale on the Bone for £15 (weirdly it's more expensive on the 360) at the moment and the Porsche expansion is £8 which will presumably work with FM6 and FH2.

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I am really hyped for this, never played horizon much as I was burnt out of Forza so never gave it a chance but having got on the FH2 train late I have loved it - its the game I play when I want something different and just get lost in it and wonder why I don't play it more!!

 

Day one for me on this one, want to be in the active MP scene from the start!

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5 hours ago, deerokus said:

Something about the structure of Horizon 2 is less satisfying to me than the original. Hope they change that.

 

I know what it was for me, WAAAAAAY too many events.

 

FH1 had enough, events were events.  And I spent HOURS chasing my mates times on some of them.

 

FH2 there's so many, there's none that have ever grabbed people's imaginations in my group the same way.

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Day one for this mother.  FH2 was my first taste of a Forza and it blew me away.  So much fun.  the multiplayer nights organised by Boozy were some of the most fun gaming nights I had.  Mooooooaaaaarr!!

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Will go for the boggo edition in all likelihood. Doesn't seem to be much cheaper elsewhere. £42 on the US store and £36.07 on the Korean one, but I can't be bothered mucking around getting Korean credit or whatever.

 

 

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