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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 2, 2014
    8
    I am a forza fan, and this is not what we expected, we expected more, but it is still a good driving game, try not to compare it with forzaI am a forza fan, and this is not what we expected, we expected more, but it is still a good driving game, try not to compare it with forza horizon 2 on Xbox One, compare it with the first forza horizon, and its like a expansion of the first game, I really like it, as a good driving game but not as a forza game Expand
  3. Oct 1, 2014
    4
    @Noppix the game is out, people have been playing it since yesterday when it was released in America, please try to get your facts straight.@Noppix the game is out, people have been playing it since yesterday when it was released in America, please try to get your facts straight. UK/EU release is in 2 days.

    Anyway, onto the review. Forza Horizon 2 on the Xbox 360 is one of those games with a great premise, but executed poorly in terms of communication, cut content and design decisions. I am sure SUMO DIGITAL (the developers of the 360 version) tried their best but, unfortunately, the game falls way off the mark, and to be honest, from a critical point of view, should not really of even bothered releasing it for the 360 at all. Onto the differences:

    - Graphics: As expected, and we all expected they are vastly the different. The cars actually, do not look to bad, perhaps a little better in terms of forza horizon 1, but it's the environments that stick out like a sore thumb. Muddy, washed out and lifeless environments all across the map showcase just how much the 360 is on it's last legs HOWEVER, in actual fact, show a severe lack of good judgement in design because they are worse, much worse than expected. The offroad areas, fields and hills, grass and forests, meadows and that are all scaled way back and way down, no details, less/no trees/bushes/plants/flowers/vines etc, no far clip or close clip details for grass or bushes or any foliage. Environments look ghostly, empty and just as if they are there to "fill in" the game, but in what can at times look like an original XBOX game environments. Particles are reduced, cars no longer get dust, damage system is scaled back, the lighting engine, tries it's best, but ultimately fails in contrast to the environments and making them look nice. All of this was expected, but to this extent?! Is a major let down, GTA 5 does a much better job of the country side and that in some ways is a much bigger game than this.

    - Sound: This is a big one, first and foremost, the sound design on the xbox one is vastly superior as they have been able to dedicate more resources into audio design, cars sound great, realistic, and how intimate details of there audio enchanced far more than the first game. For the 360 version...another let down. The wonderful Lambo Hurracan and many many of the cars V8s and V6's ETC sound muted, quiet and very different. Other cars sound muffled and quieter, with no directly obvious 3d audio and very little depth. MANY details have been removed from the engine audio, reverb, roll offs, sputter and all sorts. They are worse than normal forza games, maybe a tiny tiny bit louder than forza horizon 1, but they are aweful. Each car sounds far from the real life version except in a few special cases, where as the Xbox One version, each cars sounds highly detailed, beautiful engine audio, loud extensive details and a clearl distinguish between engine types.

    - Gameplay/Physics etc is another thing that has changed, with no open wheel cars, different car list consisting of about 20 cars different from the X1 version, less radio stations, less traffic, lifeless zones with no people, no tuning, no drivatars, 200 events LESS than X1 version, a smaller map, NO PROPER DLC, CUT CARS such as the FREE X1 launch pack, no 2015 mustang for you or Land Rover Defender or Clio Williams plus many other issues...physics and driving model is another issue. Cars are icey, floaty and appear to slide aorund everywhere. When they take jumps, they land with much less force, bashing or crashing or off road driving feels less intense because of how loose the physics are, compared to how tight they are in the X1 version. Damage models suffer from suferfical minor damage at most, compared to greater detail. Lack of weather is another limitation of the 360, but perhaps at least having some wet roads, or fog here and there would of been something. Overall, at first glance it may not seem like it but dick deeper, Ralph was correct when he said "these are two different games" across the consoles.

    - Conclusion TL;DR if you can afford to save up and get an X1, i'd highly suggest you do to get the proper, full version of the game experience. FH2 on 360 suffers from a long list of issues that yes, are to be expected by hardware limitation BUT seem to be taken to far in terms of gameplay, sound desigin and graphics. Not only are there as of writing (1/10/2014) no official reviews for the 360 version ANYWHERE, there is no news on DLC or post support which is just shameful, both versions deserve the attention, despite being different. So overall, a fun game that is let down by it's hardware and design decisions, not reccommended unless you want a slightly better looking forza horizon 1 but with a much more limiting scope. It's a game that shows the hardwares age, the decision to develop for the 360 was a bit crazy at best. A huge let down that was poorly executed on the 360. Unless you are an absolute Forza NUTTER, avoid this version, and save up for the X1 and get that version, you'll be amazed at the differences.

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  4. Dec 23, 2014
    2
    The Xbox One version was fantastic. The Xbox 360 version? Rubbish. There were features advertised on the back of the case that were completelyThe Xbox One version was fantastic. The Xbox 360 version? Rubbish. There were features advertised on the back of the case that were completely nonexistent in-game. 1st of all: you can't crash through fences. OH, COME ON! Upon my first play of the game, I tried hitting a WOODEN fence thinking that the thing was gonna crumble. Guess what? It wrecked my car, right then and there. 2nd of all: not as many cars as advertised. On the back of the case, it said that there were over 200 cars. Keep in mind that this is on the back of the Xbox 360 version's case. I went to the Autoshow, and it said that there were only around 170 cars available to buy. 3rd: No DLC cars, VIP, or Storm Island. 4th: No Ram Runner. 5th: The 360 version is missing 4 radio stations. And my list goes on and on. So if you want to play Forza Horizon 2, you better have an Xbox One. Expand
  5. Oct 4, 2014
    2
    As myself you did enjoyed the first Forza Horizon? Well, then avoid Horizon 2 at all costs on that console...
    It's just a joke, ok, it misses
    As myself you did enjoyed the first Forza Horizon? Well, then avoid Horizon 2 at all costs on that console...
    It's just a joke, ok, it misses at lot of things of the Xbox One version like rain, wheelspin, dirt on cars, advanced settings, new radio stations, drivatars, physical damages, real open world (there are fences everywhere)... but it doesn't explain why it's poor compared to Horizon 1. Graphics, lights and shadows are poor, the physic engine sucks and is glitched, some places looks like a bad PS2 game. Seriously it's a shame, i want my money back !
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  6. Nov 23, 2014
    1
    Its the worst forza ever. Graphic is awful. There are lot of glitches in game. No dlc, no patches for it. Not worth even 5 dollars for me.Its the worst forza ever. Graphic is awful. There are lot of glitches in game. No dlc, no patches for it. Not worth even 5 dollars for me. Better go for crew or nfs rivals. Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2015
    0
    This game is a complete disappointment. For 1, it is completely broken, You can't change cars while you're moving or your whole systemThis game is a complete disappointment. For 1, it is completely broken, You can't change cars while you're moving or your whole system crashes, there are completely smooth roads that make your car bounce like a small child in a bouncing castle and occasionally your car will flip 10000 ft in the air while driving on a highway! WTF! and secondly, i am sure they could've managed to put in a simple tuning system into the game, if they did it in fm 4 they can do it here! don't start all the "Capabilities" BS either, there is plenty of space left in the game to code that in! P.S Dirt is NOT meant to SHINE in the crappy sunlight coded into the game! P.S.S I pre ordered the game as any forza fan would, when i picked up the 360 version of the game, they gave me a XBOX ONE CAR CODE!. kms. Expand

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