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Gaming Forza 4 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 13 Oct 2011.

  1. Jared89

    Jared89 What's a Dremel?

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    letting a personal dislike towards clarkson even alter a review that ideally is unbiased was sloppy, regardless of final score.

    "It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Forza 4 feel so fun; partly it's the sense of momentum and weight makes taking corners enjoyably challenging, partly the. The sensation of grip which makes wrestling cars around tight corners at high speeds is as unforgiving as it should be. When you begin to skid, especially in a rear-wheel drive, the precision needed to keep from over or under-steering makes holding the sweet spot all the more satisfying."

    Please review iRacing with a decent forced feedback wheel, it makes forza and gt5 look like arcade racers.
     
  2. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    Rewind feature ? What's next, auto-aim in FPS games ?



    ... oh wait
     
  3. sandys

    sandys Multimodder

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    GT doesn't reload if you restart the race :confused: only if you exit and go back in which you don't have to do.

    I'll have to get this update and pop it in my Forza machine, are there any good PC,PS3,360 compatible wheels, I don't have a wheel for 360 and don't feel the joypad did Forza 3 any favours, my G25 doesn't work in 360, I'd like something as good as the Logitech wheel that works in all 3.
     
  4. montymole

    montymole Rigid Tubist

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    sad that with all the console ports that we get on the PC that when such a good game is made that we will never play on our gaming rigs and i am not going to buy a 360 to play one game
     
  5. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    Okay, this game has convinced me its time to buy a steering wheel for my XBOX. I've looked at this one, which apparently won an award at a recent games expo:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Datel-Power-Racer-Wireless-Racing/dp/B005FWY9N2

    Surprisingly Argos have this cheaper than Amazon, the only thing that puts me off is that it uses the rumble signal rather that the forcefeedback signal. The forcfeedback wheels seem to be either a bit thin on the ground or really expansive. The former official XBOX wheel from Microsoft seems to have doubled in price since they stopped making it and the only other ff wheels I seem to be able to find are from Fantec:-

    http://www.fanatec.de/webshop/new_e...d=100&osCsid=f0be0cfa5aaaece86deaf0a27831d954

    This one is just the wheel, pedals are extra.

    I also spotted this one on Amazon:-

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294

    I've used Thrustmaster joysticks before and they were pretty good although their build quality could be quite erratic.

    Any suggestions from you XBOX racers out there?
     
  6. Pazu

    Pazu What's a Dremel?

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    "It's hard to pinpoint exactly what makes Forza 4 feel so fun; partly it's the sense of momentum and weight makes taking corners enjoyably challenging, partly the."

    The what? Proof read much? For a journalistic website, this is quite unforgivable. Not to mention how incredibly awkward the whole paragraph sounds.

    I like you bit-tech. But recently, you just seem to go down the slippery path... You need to up your game!
     
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  7. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Saw the Clarkson bashing and stopped reading.

    Even though I don't like the Forza games I still read the reviews except this one of the new ones to see what they are like and then see if I want to try it.

    Clarkson for PM!!!
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Most folks want more than 27 cars, and don't want to pay $100/year for a subscription. Kind of a different ballpark.
     
  9. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    I loved forza 3. Spent many an hour on it. Was really looking forward to forza 4.

    Unfortunatly the forza 4 demo felt like going back in time. It felt dated.

    The main reason for this (i think) is because ive been playing nfs shift 2 with my g27 and trying forza out on my xbox wheel just felt......toilet.

    The graphics were poor in comparison, and I found myself jumping straight back to nfs.

    Am I the only one who found this? Its the first time I felt like the xbox hardware was showing its age
     
  10. PlayedStation

    PlayedStation Possessed like an apostrophe

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    i quite enjoyed that intro, was i the only one?
     
  11. uz1_l0v3r

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    Clarkson is a ****. Bravo Bit-tech.
     
  12. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    Im glad im not the only one that isn't that bothered about Clarckson. Mind you when i watch top gear i find most of the so called "accidents" seem so fake they should get acting lessons. Id prefer to have had james may on forza,
     
  13. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    The intro sold it for me tbh. All I need is a 360 now :/
     
  14. hurrakan

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    I don't mind rewind.

    It's much better to rewind than constantly restart the race because you made some random mistake / spasm / twitch.
     
  15. Rustypouch

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    It pains me that this game has been so highly rated, yet lacks support for my Logitech Steering Wheel. Shame that really *sad face*.
     
  16. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    Forza 3 pics :facepalm: theyre stamped if you open the larger versions
     
  17. do_it_anyway

    do_it_anyway Minimodder

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    I thought the intro was better than most. And I liked it.
    Don't understand how you can take issue with it TBH.

    On topic; because this is a racing game, not a review on Topgear; I wish this could be available on PC. I don't want an xbox. But I would quite like to have a go at this.
     
  18. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Honestly don't know how that slipped in. I do have actually have medical issues with my eyes at the moment, but I shouldn't be blind to mistakes like that!

    + rep and corrected.
     
  19. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 all flowers in time bend towards the sun

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    Why all the Clarkson hate?
    I thought the trailer was pretty epic, and I'm not even a car enthousiast (though, for a couple of minutes, I thought I was :) ).

    Anyway,
    The game looks absolutely awesome, and I hope they'll bring it out on pc too someday.
    Not going to buy a console toy 360 for one single game... :/
     
  20. Farfalho

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    Come on?! Hating on Clarkson?! I know for many Britains he's a dick but for petrol-heads he isn't (pretty clear which one I am).

    About the rewind feature, shame you haven't mentioned a game that, if not first, used and was proportional to the difficulty you were playing and influenced the final earnings, Race Driver: Grid. I know it was arcade-ish but I had real fun and sometimes a mistake, over confidence, AI went ballistics, dozing off happens and flashback was there, if you weren't fast enough, by the time you tried, the moment had passed and you could not return to the mistake (major crashes you could always rewind safely) but this were limited. If I recall, ninja difficulty gave you 1 or none. After winning many seasons, why not risk it?! I think this was a well balanced flashback feature.

    About the Forza, guess GT5 hasn't matured well and Forza got the lead... Shame I won't buy a X360 so I can have fun in a simulator, I mean, I love the thrill, petrol-head all the way and sad for GT5 got somewhere lost in the way but, GOD, do I love racing (simulators and circuits, not the street dork thing).

    Damn you BT, great score and recommendation you gave why have you?!
     
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