Summary: I bought the limited edition version of this because I really liked the 4th one. But after getting 5 minutes into the game, I wasn't sold. I'm one of those people that loves being at real race tracks, and this one had the street racer vibe way to much throughout the game.
Summary: I've always been a fan of the Forza franchise...well, not always. I started out as a die-hard Gran Turismo fan. GT3 was a spectacular game with more cars than I had ever seen in a single title. The controls were terrifically accurate, and the integration with the steering wheel was spot-on. I'm an XBox 360 user, though, and GT doesn't port to XBox.
Pros: Fun gameplay, sim-style that isn't quite as technical as actual sim, interesting world, expansive free-roam area
Cons: Half the cars are DLC and cost extra, repetitive car-specific challenges, limited control config, no split-screen racing
Summary: Forza 4 and Gran Turismo 5 are two of my favorite games this generation. So for me getting the next Forza seemed like a no brainier, I guess I should've done my homework. The team at turn 10 decided to go in a different direction with this game, they abandoned their simulation roots for an arcade style.