It’s pretty much a nailed on cert that any past, present or future Forza Horizon 3 player will want to take to Blizzard Mountain as a matter of priority. That’s because the sheer thrill of racing wheel-to-wheel with some of the world’s best drivers, in the dark, with a full-on blizzard hitting you in the face, is just too much to ever turn down.
If you're a Forza Horizon 3 driver who's ready for a new challenge, take the trip to Blizzard Mountain and get ready for a truly wild ride. Packing treacherous icy roads and extreme blizzard conditions, this gorgeous-looking expansion is an awesome automotive winter wonderland.
Boasting an absolutely gorgeous environment, terrific snow effects, and just about everything else that’s made Forza Horizon 3 the best racing game this generation, Blizzard Mountain should be a compulsory stopover for anyone looking to expand the Forza Horizon 3 experience, or seeking a good reason to dive back in.
If there's a knock against Blizzard Mountain, it's that Forza Horizon 3 was already a robust package. Australia's bursting at the seams with all sorts of activities, and it'll take dozens of hours to complete them all. Blizzard Mountain's for those who are ready for more, because that's exactly what it is: More. The setting is just a nice novelty. Dashing through the snow is a fine form of escapism from the hot Aussie outback, but it's not an essential one.
The Blizzard Mountain expansion is a no-brainer for those who are already deep into Forza Horizon 3. Developer Playground Games has delivered a challenging experience that both broadens and compliments the world of Forza. Given that Blizzard Mountain can't be accessed until having played many hours into the game, however, those who are just starting or haven't reached the point at which it would unlock should wait and see first whether they get there and are still engaged with the game before buying.
Beautiful graphics and great gameplay, it was the best racing game released in recent times, simply amazing, the riding is fantastic and very fluid, the cars are beautiful and very fast, many beautiful scenery and beautiful music.
I'm not going to lie, this is a very big disappointment for me. The expansion is expensive and the amount of races is not satisfying (not mentioning around 8 whole new cars that has been added, heh). The new modes are simple sprints that go off or on the hill, nothing special about it (in comparison to the modes in The Crew that were different than normal races).
The new customization options are non-existent, the only one is to add winter tires and that's it.
To progress forward in expansion, it forces you not only to win races, but complete some extra challenge as well. You will need also to complete some of side activities like bucket list challenges, jumps etc. which in normal Forza were completely optional and you weren't forced to do them if you didn't like them (which I actually didn't).
While every Forza had problems with balancing the difficulties on different races, this is the worst case. In some races I can get 3 out of 3 possible to achieve stars playing on difficulties like "Expert", while on the others I'm struggling to achieve 3 stars playing on the lowest "New driver",
Many races have barricades with hitboxes that are low detailed, meaning that I often ended up hitting or bouncing the wall that I didn't yet touched. It is really frustrating when you want for example to overtake someone while being really close to a wall.
The game has still not working multiplayer in groups, meaning that if you want to play with your friend, it will disconnect one of you from the other about 2 races after you connected so you have to reconnect again. This problem exists from the release of the main game and they still haven't fixed that, but instead, they release expensive expansion which adds really little to the game.
Don't bother buying it for it's full price. Actually, I am the owner of Ultimate Edition and bought expansion pass that guarantees access to 2 expansions for 25$ (which is 10$ cheaper from the original price of the expansion pass), so the Blizzard Mountain price for me was around 12,5$ (considering this expansion being half of what expansion pass provides) and I still think that it isn't worth it.
Comparing this expansion to Storm Island, first expansion for Forza Horizon 2, which added completely new races(off-road and rally, because Blizzard Mountain added snow races, but those are still rallies). Many new vehicles and customization options for them. It wasn't as bugged as Blizzard Mountain as well. I consider Storm Island to be ten times better than Blizzard Mountain.
While I consider Forza Horizon 3 to be the best racing game ever, Blizzard Mountain is definitely an example on how not to do an expansion if you want it to be good.
This expansion is no worth the $10 dollars that it costs. It's just a little village on a top of a snowing mountain. The DLC includes some cars, but the best cars are restricted for those who have the money to buy the tokens for FH3 micro transactions.
SummaryBlizzard Mountain invites players to the snowy elevations of a brand new playable area of Forza Horizon 3’s Australia. This is a place where speedy vehicles are welcome, ice and blizzard conditions are the norm, and snow tires are heartily recommended.