Summary: I own and extensively play previous Forza "racing simulators" (Forza 3 & 4), but I'm shocked that this can be called a Forza game. It's very arcade-ish, not a simulator. No damage, no tire wear indicator, etc... I would have been incredibly disappointed if I had paid release date price ($69.99), but for $15 I'll accept it. If you expect Forza 4 quality tuning of your cars, "steer" away from Horizon.
Good game, full of additional upgrades in game, annoying and sucks.
1 July 2013
Summary: The driving is really fun but the game progression is aweful. The reason I say this is because it is constantly displaying features and offering things for sale.... THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY FOR! I already bought the game, I just want to play it, not buy fast travel mode for $5, and then buy some more cars for $5, and buy a new paint job for $2, and then on and on. It gets annoying to constantly be told you are too poor to play the full game, or too smart to pay for it.
Summary: Forza horizon lacks the realistic feel of the previous forza titles before it. i prefer to play the first forza on xbox over horizon. What ruined it for me was that there is no tuning setups where you can alter the tire pressure or the camber or gearing ratios. Instead when i am trying to make a drift car in horizon i have to guess which transmission to use. Second it gets old very quick.
Summary: To put this as short as possible. This game is nothing more than Need for Speed, hidden behind Forza's name and graphics. The car physics, though better than any other Arcade style racing game that I have played, come no where near previous Forza titles. Tire physics do not hold true to the previous games design and the cars tend to float. Cars cannot be upgraded any more than adding parts.
Summary: my first hour yesterday day of playing the game I realized the handling on the cars is so bad you can hardly get them to go straight down the road without crashing into guardrail or incoming traffic by the time I made it to the festival in the beginning the car looked totaled from tringto drive it there.
Summary: I usually enjoy forza because its a realistic driving simulator with amazing graphics and almost perfect driving mechanics, forza horizon has none of these. Their graphics are absolutely horrible now, and you do not even lose speed if you crash into other cars or even trees. If you've played forza before, you know what to expect with each one of their games, this one is just poorly made.