Average User Score: 5.9Nov 22, 2013This review is coming from someone who loved Forza 2-4, and purchased all the dlc for the 3 and 4. Forza 4 is probably my favorite consoleThis review is coming from someone who loved Forza 2-4, and purchased all the dlc for the 3 and 4. Forza 4 is probably my favorite console game of it's generation.
Forza 5 looks pretty good and sounds great, it is a lot of fun while it lasts. The problem is, it lacking in content and replayablility.
1/2 the tracks and 1/3 or the cars as Forza 4, and the paid day one dlc available in the marketplace is almost all recycled and updated cars from 4. 60 car dlc pass costs $50, versus $30 in Forza 4. Many models exhibit the same inaccuracies as in Forza 2/3/4, so the mistakes were carried over and assets reused.
The biggest downside to Forza 5 is you get constantly prompted to use "tokens" to purchase things in game, which you of course buy for real Prompted before and after each race to purchase double xp, and prompted before purchasing anything using your in game earned through races. I hate seeing free to play game mechanics in Forza, this is a $60 AAA title, not a facebook/phone game.
You no longer win cars when completing series, cars can't be sold back to the game like in previous installments, and the user to user auction house is gone as well. Once you buy a car, it is yours unless you want to delete for no credits. The game was designed to get players to buy as many cars as possible using real lie money instead of in game credits.
In addition, the Limited collectors edition offered gamers "1,250 tokens(9.99 value) that will allow Limited Edition owners instant access to any car in the game." Only problem is that some cars in the game cost 10,000 tokens.
Overall, this is a step back far the Forza franchise. While it's a definite visual improvement over 4 and is fun to play, the limited content and constant money grubbing really sours the experience for Forza fans. I'd encourage anyone who wants to play it to not buy any dlc and purchase the game used, so the studio is not rewarded for the dlc/microtransaction push and has to reconsider for their next release.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.4Sep 1, 2013Overpriced, way too short, and not much of a game. It is being pushed on the merits of it's story, which isn't all that great. This game hasOverpriced, way too short, and not much of a game. It is being pushed on the merits of it's story, which isn't all that great. This game has a bunch of positive reviews from people trying to push the politically correct agenda and rate it highly because it features social issues they support, but they are completely ignoring it's lack of merit as an actual game.… Expand
Average User Score: 3.8Feb 19, 2013Not a great, generation defining game by any stretch of the imagination, but still fun for Aliens fans. Campaign is a little too short, andNot a great, generation defining game by any stretch of the imagination, but still fun for Aliens fans. Campaign is a little too short, and the graphics aren't the best. Sound effects are great for the most part, very true to Aliens. I probably would've regretted buying it at release day price, but worth picking up when it hits the bargain bin for Aliens fans. Not game of the year by any stretch, but I don't see this game as a 4-4.5 out of 10 when judged against some of the games that get 8.5-9 in reviews.… Expand