First 10 minutes Xbox 360

Big surprise this morning, Microsoft France sent us our copy of Forza Horizon. We didn't lose any time and rushed to prepare a bunch of videos for you guys, not without plugging in our Fanatec wheel. Enjoy!


nostradamus
nostradamus
Commented on 2012-10-16 12:24:56
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someone likes the horrible bumper cam, ugh.
Nimlot
Nimlot
Commented on 2012-10-16 12:36:33
This looks like tons of fun.
I wouldnt mind buying an xbox just for this game :)
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Zat
Zat
Commented on 2012-10-16 12:43:20 In reply to nostradamus
I dont remember my car having a bumper in front of the windshield. Nice game, BTW.
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SplitTongue
SplitTongue
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:13:56
I really cant see why one would NOT love this game (or prefer MW over this). Also, music turns out being not as bad as i imagined it to be. Sweet game !
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The_Shape
The_Shape
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:20:47 In reply to SplitTongue
Some people will play the demo, slide around like soap on butter, crash into walls five times, then run back to Need for Speed's on-rails gameplay. The average gamer doesn't even go into the options menu, let alone touch handling settings.

Personally, after i set the demo to simulation, no ABS and changed two deadzones, this game became my favorite racer of the generation - and that was just the demo!

Question about the final game - people are saying 24 hours in game are 45 minutes in real time? That means night lasts 15 minutes? That's reaaaaally short. I was hoping night alone lasted 40-45 minutes.
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Burnwood
Burnwood
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:23:16
biggest issue in the vid's is the still so terrible replay camera's. rest of the game is quite sexy
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MrFred
MrFred
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:24:08
How is it do drive with a proper wheel? Im thinking about buying a csr fanatec set for this and forza. But to be honest Ive never used a wheel this generation ( had one for PS2 ) and dont even know if it would end up being another peripheral that sits in the corner... so Im a bit afraid :P ( when forza 4 came out I had the same idea but I ended up "pussying" out.. lol
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The_Shape
The_Shape
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:25:23 In reply to Burnwood
How would they have a F4-level replay camera in an open road game, pray-tell?
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GeRaLTo
GeRaLTo
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:28:07
I changed options so it plays more like arcade racer - which I love. Could be true TDU suequel for me.
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DoubleThree
DoubleThree
Commented on 2012-10-16 13:35:50 In reply to MrFred
Posted by MrFred
How is it do drive with a proper wheel? Im thinking about buying a csr fanatec set for this and forza. But to be honest Ive never used a wheel this generation ( had one for PS2 ) and dont even know if it would end up being another peripheral that sits in the corner... so Im a bit afraid :P ( when forza 4 came out I had the same idea but I ended up "pussying" out.. lol
Played the demo with the CSR Elite and the CSP pedals and IMO it feels fantastic, a bit more arcade than FM4 but I like it much better than with a controller. Just a word of warning regarding fanatec, their products are top notch but they can be a bitch to get installed. Just had to send the CSP V2 back today because they wouldn't work properly. Spent hours installing drivers, firmware and they still wouldn't work. And to be frank, the customer support at fanatec is absolute rubbish.
But then again, once they work, you won't look back and especially for sim racers you will never want to play with a pad again.
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MrFred
MrFred
Commented on 2012-10-16 14:56:14 In reply to DoubleThree
But do you feel the bumps on the road and everything? Like can you stall a car when driving off? I dont really know how it feels to drive a wheel so its a bit of a gamble to buy one..
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vansant
vansant
Commented on 2012-10-16 16:09:56
MrFred, I just bought the CRS with Pedals package (250.00 plus tax) I had no problems installing at least for the xbox. I was buying the wheel for FM4 primarily but was skeptical about how it would feel. Not so much the wheel but more with the game. I had been playing with the MS wheel. Anyway point is this wheel completely transformed the game into something entirely new, I couldn't believe the amount of feedback and resistance. Since then I picked up the shifter, that added a whole other dimension. So yes, for what little game selection the xbox has to offer it's still a no brainer if your really into driving,
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Redneck
Redneck
Commented on 2012-10-16 18:44:03
How big is the "world" in this game.

216 (or what) roads does not sound like much....
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MrFred
MrFred
Commented on 2012-10-16 20:39:52 In reply to vansant
Thanks vans ant ! Im definitely gonna start looking ( I just can justify paying the 250 euros u just payed :P ) I always liked driving games but I dont consider myself a driving nerd :p. Watching top gear is as far as my car knowledge goes lol.
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michaelbas
michaelbas
Commented on 2012-10-16 21:16:51
WHAT A RUBBISH GAME!!!!!!!! hahaha just kidding! this game looks awesome, i enjoyed forza 4... im still playing it and will look forward to this game.
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xgei8ht
xgei8ht
Commented on 2012-10-16 21:47:19
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Not impressed.

Same old tired engine, awful lighting.

Forza physics are just lol.

pass.
Burnwood
Burnwood
Commented on 2012-10-16 23:15:09 In reply to The_Shape
I dunno, how does rally have helicopter+ground level camera's? pray-tell

Anything beats floating camera's going around the car from 1mtr distance... lol
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FordGTGuy
FordGTGuy
Commented on 2012-10-17 00:21:10 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
How big is the "world" in this game.

216 (or what) roads does not sound like much....
280 miles of road.
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MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2012-10-17 00:52:19 In reply to xgei8ht
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What age are you? Catch yourself on.
MrWhite
MrWhite
Commented on 2012-10-17 01:02:29
I've not played the demo yet. But why are there other players going in the other direction? What way does that work?
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Adropacrich2
Adropacrich2
Commented on 2012-10-17 02:52:35
There's no denying how good this all looks. I'm on the fence but I know I'll end up getting it eventually

Personally I found the handling just slightly altered so that it now feels a tad floaty- might be my wrong initial impressions but they do appear to have altered this even when you turn all assists off
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spacemanjupiter
spacemanjupiter
Commented on 2012-10-17 06:53:34
Well color me impressed. This is more open road than I thought, and I'll gladly sacrifice 60fps for the phenomenal environments and detail in this game. Night driving looks awesome too. This looks seriously fun and I may buy a steering periph for this.
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Driftwood - Dictateur en chef
Driftwood
Commented on 2012-10-17 10:27:36
Considering Forza's physics engine is recognized as the best one one consoles, that's what I call trolling. I can understand why people would not be interested in the Forza series (boring career mode, lack of polish in overall presentation, etc.) but to say the engine is outdated seems to me like a bit of a way to start a flame war. Since it's usually what happens on car games threads (or football/soccer threads for that matter :p), I think it was wise to stop it. Like Mrwhite's answer for example, see what I mean. ;)
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