VIDEO | Xbox One Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | 8:55 PM

Our videos of Storm Island

Our videos of Storm Island

Forza Horizon 2 was just granted a potentially interesting DLC set in a brand new location: a mysterious island where the weather conditions are rather extreme to say the least. To discover the new off-road races, bucket challenges and barn finds, you'll have to pay quite a pricey ticket ($19.99/€19.99), unless you're a Forza VIP player, in which case it will only be half the price. From what we've played, the races are still very fun, but the size of the map is a bit of a disappointment as it looks really really small - it doesn't seem to take much longer than 2 minutes to cross the whole thing in an old Subaru Impreza. Check out our videos and let us know what you think!


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Commented on 2014-12-17 21:29:41
I think it's unexpected and nice, but overpriced.
Commented on 2014-12-17 22:57:10
Only cost me £7.99 which i thought was great.

Have to say it's incredibly good fun...I mean H2 has been the most fun racer in a long time but this has cranked the fun up yet another notch.
Commented on 2014-12-17 23:05:14
see...this reminds me of what made me throw FH1 across the room. I bought FH...seeing the lovely F12 Berlinetta in an ad...then discovered it was a DLC vehicle i had to pay for.
Commented on 2014-12-18 00:12:23
after watching DC in rain this looks bad.
Commented on 2014-12-18 00:30:54
Looks like the Forza series isn't going to stop its ridiculous DLC plans anytime soon. And then in Forza 6, out at the end of 2015, you will have to buy many of these cars again, in after release DLC AGAIN.
Commented on 2014-12-18 00:52:16
That is the one and only awful thing about Forza is the lame DLC pricing. It's still miles away the best racer on consoles but damn this DLC crap gets old.
Commented on 2014-12-18 01:04:18 In reply to andrewsqual
Posted by andrewsqual
Looks like the Forza series isn't going to stop its ridiculous DLC plans anytime soon. And then in Forza 6, out at the end of 2015, you will have to buy many of these cars again, in after release DLC AGAIN.
Im not a fan of the constant car packs they put out every bloody month but a new area (horizon) or new tracks (forza motorsport) is always welcome.
Commented on 2014-12-18 05:39:01
2 mins to cross the island ? I like to buy games later just to have all the DLC included with half the price. I guess only 10% of people actually buy DLC content but anyways they make free money out of it
Commented on 2014-12-18 06:32:42
The storms on Storm Island don't really seem that bad. Seen much worse in person. More like Overcast Island or Light Evening Showers Island.
Commented on 2014-12-18 10:24:27
seams there is still quite a way to go before turn 10/playground nail weather effects, PGR4 had pretty decent weather and that game came out several years before next gen was even talked about.
Commented on 2014-12-18 10:27:42
€19.99 is way to much, i dont buy the DLC.
Commented on 2014-12-18 11:58:02 In reply to r3tr0gam3r1337
Posted by r3tr0gam3r1337
seams there is still quite a way to go before turn 10/playground nail weather effects, PGR4 had pretty decent weather and that game came out several years before next gen was even talked about.
Variety in a racer>weather effects

I would take an open world racer with on-road/off-road racing without weather effects over a generic p2p racer with weather any day! Yeah PGR nailed it and that hasnt been replicated since. DC weather effects are ok in day racing but look like shit at night.
Commented on 2014-12-18 13:25:02
Weather is only a part the game...The most important part which is gameplay destroys Driveclub
Commented on 2014-12-18 13:31:35 In reply to gow_fan
Posted by gow_fan
2 mins to cross the island ? I like to buy games later just to have all the DLC included with half the price. I guess only 10% of people actually buy DLC content but anyways they make free money out of it
The point in FH2 (and even more in Storm Island) is not freeride really. It's focused on racing and it is particularly well done in that respect. The DLC offers new championships and has more than enough content to keep peoiple busy. That being said, I personally wish the island were bigger. Now 2 minutes is just a wild guess based on the fact it only took me 1 minute to cross almost half of it; then again, exploration is not really the point here.
Commented on 2014-12-18 13:32:50
Yep Horizon is not The Crew!

Here is the map of Storm Island

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7525/15858107207_97...
Commented on 2014-12-19 02:27:41
Open world racing sucks. wide road are for kids and jumbo jets .

Storm island 10 years ago. Long live RSC2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVRg7KXEbo
Commented on 2014-12-19 03:11:09 In reply to jklmr3
Posted by jklmr3
Open world racing sucks. wide road are for kids and jumbo jets .

Storm island 10 years ago. Long live RSC2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzVRg7KXEbo
Great game, Shame Dice will never do another.
Commented on 2014-12-20 06:50:08 In reply to Xoar
Posted by Xoar
Weather is only a part the game...The most important part which is gameplay destroys Driveclub
It is not just the weather. But attention to detail that makes DC so appealing. The cars, tracks, environments matters.
Commented on 2014-12-20 17:04:23 In reply to gow_fan
Posted by gow_fan
It is not just the weather. But attention to detail that makes DC so appealing. The cars, tracks, environments matters.
I picked up a PS4 last night...i'l post my post that i put on Eurogamer...

I picked up a PS4 last night and DC was part of the deal...Was looking forward to it after the constant how amazing Driveclub is from you guys....

I cannot believe Driveclub gets uttered in the same sentence as Horizon!!! The car physics are so bad it feels more like hovercrafts rather than cars planted on a road, and the game seems to hold your hand while going round corners and braking...Defo lots of driving aids going on in the background.

Then the sound...Oh my days coming from Horizon 2 onto Driveclub really shows DC up soundwise...In cockpit view you cannot hear any engine noisesso you crank up the surround sound only to be deafened when the AI comes crashing into you.

Sure the rain looks nice but after 1 hours play im thinking that's the only thing going for it. To me Driveclub has been put together for non racing fans and casuals as anyone that's into Forza, GT or any other sim is going to be left scratching their heads.

At this point i think Eurogamer's 7 was a little generous.
Commented on 2014-12-21 00:32:48 In reply to Xoar
You are missing the point I am trying to make. I think DC has set a really good benchmark. The card models, environments both look great. Hopefully there will be great racing games this gen as well.
Commented on 2014-12-21 03:37:58
A racing game should not be about the environments! Im not even sure the car models look that much better than Forza 5, Horizon 2, Pcars or AC!

It should be about physics first, Sound second and graphics 3rd...

Driveclub puts graphics 1st which is blasphemy for a racing game.
Commented on 2015-01-17 13:06:25
it looks pretty good !!!
But paying its games against 109€ for the largest version and still have to add even 10€ is abused
In any case, good game for all
Commented on 2015-01-17 14:31:54 In reply to novartis
If you keep using you signature to advertize, you'll be permabanned. This will be your one and only warning.

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