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  • Summary: Whether you're racing, hunting hidden treasures like exotic barn find cars, or showing off your customized rides at car meet locations spread across the world, the choice is yours.
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  1. Oct 1, 2014
    10
    @soulboy_am - where are you getting your info?

    A) The game isn't even released yet B) Its coming out on BOTH Xbox 360 and One. How
    @soulboy_am - where are you getting your info?

    A) The game isn't even released yet

    B) Its coming out on BOTH Xbox 360 and One.

    How you can review a game based on that, I do not know.
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  2. Oct 1, 2014
    7
    So after 1 day of owning the 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 and about 6 hours of gameplay, I have so far ascertained that this game, for theSo after 1 day of owning the 360 version of Forza Horizon 2 and about 6 hours of gameplay, I have so far ascertained that this game, for the most part, contains the pleasures we all enjoyed in the first iteration that was Horizon 1, yet doesn't really quite offer more besides an updated car roster and a newer, expanded territory.

    Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much more than what was aforementioned in the first sentence, since Horizon 2 (which I'll refer to as H2 from here on out) is still using the Horizon (H1) game engine, not to mention, is obviously running on last gen hardware. So the content cuts and stagnant graphics are to be expected. What had me worried was a different design studio was tasked with programming this title (Sumo Digital) and not Playground (left to focus solely on the H2 XBone title). This move could potentially muddle the physics and gameplay that I found critical in the first title, that made Horizon so fun.

    For the most part, it's all still there. Some gripes I do have may seem trivial, yet don't detract from the game play too much. Mainly it's Sumo's exclusion of a clutch pedal when using a wheel. I currently use the Fanatec CSR wheel with CSR Elite pedals mounted to a Playseat Evolution seat/frame and in the controls menu when configuring the setup, there simply is no clutch pedal pictured and available, unlike H1. The game is still 100% playable, yet it detracts from some "realism" and more importantly, driver control (so hooning is a bit more challenging).

    Also the paddle shifters which stand in as the "LB" and "RB" buttons in menus only function as LB & RB buttons on certain screens, limiting access in the pause menu. This could simply be a bug in the Fanatec firmware i'm using however.

    Now, after reading CarrierOfTime's review, I personally find his expectations too high for H2 on the 360 platform. Hardware and memory constraints dictate what we as 360 users end up getting. It's an exercise of give and take. A dialed back damage model, less "radio stations", emptier fields, etc. etc. are likely because of the 360's limitations. What we get in exchange are more cars, a larger map, more driving space and most importantly, a new Horizon experience when compared with H1. Gameplay tweeks with the unlockable "perks" shake things up and give xp points from stylistic driving more relevance, by allowing players to tweek how they progress with certain perks.

    I gave this game a 7/10 because although it's not as pretty and unshackled as the XBone version, it's still fun, especially with the Fanatec CSR wheel setup. It's basically unfair to compare this game to the Xbone copy because of the hardware differences. Compare 360's H2 to H1, and you'll appreciate what Sumo Digital was able to achieve: A beautiful (for 360), fun, and energetic driving game thats 100% Forza and 0% boring.
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  3. Oct 18, 2014
    4
    Before I say anything negative there are a couple of positive things about Horizon 2 for the xbox360. The game does have a larger roster ofBefore I say anything negative there are a couple of positive things about Horizon 2 for the xbox360. The game does have a larger roster of vehicles than Horizon 1, though most of them are vehicles from previous Forza games. Also the map does seem to be a bit larger than Horizon 1 but not by a lot.
    However, the game is certainly not even close to the xbox1 version. The first thing I noticed is there is no random matchmade free-roam in the xbox360 version. I don't know how this is not possible as Horizon 1 had it, and to me was the only multiplayer option that was any fun. So unless you have friends who have the game, no multiplayer free-roam for xbox360. The game has literally no difference in graphic fidelity from Horizon 1. In some parts of the map the lack of detail is horrible and looks very lazily executed and perhaps even less polished than Horizon 1. The AI vehicles seem to be either programmed incorrectly or not at all and seem to glitch often, as I have encountered traffic cars that are upside-down, driving at night with no lights on, driving in the middle of the road, or randomly teleporting in front of me. At times the roads seem to be void of activity at all. The off-road portion of the game seems to be heavily scaled down for the xbox360 version as well. Many areas of the map have been walled off for the 360 version, and again the detail in the landscape is nearly absent completely.
    I do not know what the differences in campaign between the two versions are as I don't play these games for the campaign..but I'm sure there are many things missing there as well.
    It really is a shame that SUMO DIGITAL didn't deliver or at least come close to the version released on the xbox1 (within the limits of the 360), had I known of the lack of quality that this version presents I would not have purchased and regret doing so.
    So in conclusion, if you have an xbox1 and like Forza then I would say this game is worth it. If you have a xbox360 I would recommend buying Horizon 1 rather than 2 as you will be far less disappointed.
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  4. Nov 7, 2014
    2
    Ive not looked forward to a game so much in ages having been a massive fan of Horizon 1 - a X360 only title. Sumo Digital should be ashamed ofIve not looked forward to a game so much in ages having been a massive fan of Horizon 1 - a X360 only title. Sumo Digital should be ashamed of themselves for this. It feels and looks in every respect half finished, is dull and repetitive, bland colourless misery. Its one of the worst looking racing games on the 360, the first was one of the best. Given that Sumo built the game on the existing platform of the first game there is even less excuse. it should either have been developed for another month - ie finished - or not released at all.
    I read some of the other reviews and thought people were being unfair because they were unrealistically comparing it to the xbONE version. then i played this. if anything the 360 reviews were generous; such a massive rip off. how could sumo release a racing game that is not a patch on their old bloody sonic the hedgehog racing game? its like they did this in their lunch hour. there is not even a climactic and difficult final race...exactly the same right the way through. ive give this 2 out 10. generous.
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  5. Oct 23, 2014
    1
    Firstly: Notice 0 critics reviews. Coincidence?

    If you're expecting the same game as Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One, don't. It's not even
    Firstly: Notice 0 critics reviews. Coincidence?

    If you're expecting the same game as Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox One, don't. It's not even developed by Turn 10/Microsoft. It was outsourced to Sumo Digital. This game is a shell of the Xbox One version. It's missing the promised free launch day DLC. Yes it was promised to both platforms. It's missing car types including open wheel cars. It's missing several other cars. It has no weather elements, it has half the radio stations. It's missing key online features such as public free roam online. It has half of the campaign races. It's visually impaired. In fact, it looks worse then the original Horizon.

    Stay away from the 360 version unless you want almost the exact experience of the original Horizon, just in a different location, and wonky visuals.
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  6. Oct 18, 2014
    1
    Been playing horizon 2 since release and I had really high hopes for it from the first horizon but it has really disappointed me that the inBeen playing horizon 2 since release and I had really high hopes for it from the first horizon but it has really disappointed me that the in game mechanics is very inconsistent and it has ruined the game for that, for example I would be driving alone at about 150-160mph then a random invisible wall stops me dead in the middle of an open road. Also when driving at any speed it on a normal road it would jump and bounce about as to suggest that I'm off road which makes the races almost impossible to win. I wish I hadn't wasted my money, going to return to the original horizon and grid autosport Expand
  7. Dec 31, 2014
    0
    this was forzas worst game EVER i mean the part that dissapoints me the most is the end when you play the horizon finale its a nice race butthis was forzas worst game EVER i mean the part that dissapoints me the most is the end when you play the horizon finale its a nice race but at the end ypu only get 25,00 cr and 20,000 xp seorisly in the first one you got 5,000,000 cr and i nice car this game sucks do NOOOOTT buy it Expand

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