Modeled on a steady output of every two years, the Forza series gives birth to a fourth component Forza Motorsport 4. Under the sign of continuity but not devoid of exotic (Kinect compatibility), this album has all the cards to become self reference simulation on consoles after the quack Gran Turismo and face competition tasteless. So is Forza 4 is it the best racing game of the year?
Forza Motorsport 4 pays all of its inheritance, and despite Kinect , it is not the episode that will revolutionize the franchise simply because Turn 10, the developer does not want it and did nothing. Menus always classy and refined in handling, hyper-adaptable, we find that the elegance and accessibility are the salt of the series since its debut on Xbox first name. Thus, the plebiscite fans of Forza is already acquired and between disappointment and GT 5 the abundance of hybrid securities (PGR 4, GRID, NFS Shift …), the other should logically follow. Indeed, on consoles, no racing game offers more guarantees in terms of realism, driving pleasure and completeness. If it does not reach the credibility of a GTR on PC and if everything is done to gather purists and neophytes, the result is nonetheless compelling, in part through a gameplay classic but exhilarating, and a content simply Pharaohs. If the number of cars already impressive (500 cars, which is still much lower than Gran Turismo 5), it is especially amazing screen races. Although it is difficult to accurately assess its life, expect to almost 100 hours of play!
The career mode in Forza Motorsport 4 is composed of a succession of races on the one hand, adopting a style fairly linear and progressive, and an array of unique events on the other, immensely rich and let’s face it, a little messy. The first part you easily occupy between 10 and 15h before the second takes more sustainably. Thus, where other titles would be content for the first phase already exciting and diverse, Forza 4 drown the player in a multitude of events dedicated to specific engines, forcing him to drive all kinds of cars from 80 manufacturers different, sweeping every period of 60 years and beyond. Of course, a lot of cars today is the appointment: M X5, Z4 sDrive, Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, CTS-V Coupe, 599 GTO, FF, ix20, Sesto Elemento, SLS AMG and many more .. . The garage is of high quality, we only regret that Autovista, which can move freely around a parked car and settle behind the wheel, as in an auto dealership, can only be used for a number of vehicles to unlock. A form of discrimination in favor of the most prestigious, while a good old Toyota Aygo deserves as much admiration from near and far! Note that the Autovista works equally well with an Xbox 360 with Kinect , your hands allowing you to operate while opening doors, hood or trunk. Fun.
The gameplay is flawless, the feeling is roughly the same as in Forza 3, both in terms of mass transfer or distinctions between traction and propulsion, mainly in interior view. The cockpit has been carefully modeled, total immersion and if you have Kinect , you can watch anywhere inside the car in the rearview mirror or turning on the horizon by simply turning the head. Of course, you can always push the experience further by using a steering wheel, the Elite CSR that we tried and that is consistent, and why not, to enable the multi-screen which allows playing on three screens to enjoy viewing angle much wider. It is a habit in the Forza series, the fourth installment is probably the most customizable of the history of the franchise, either in terms of difficulty, gameplay or gaming devices There are for all world and there’s something for everyone, unless you are allergic to any kind of simulation. In addition, anti-cheating which such default Gran Turismo 5, are numerous and intelligently integrated. Cut a shift is impossible since the car is significantly slowed, while deviations beyond the curbs them, are not logically punished. However, what about the function to rewind at will in order to correct a mistake? While deactivated, the option acts as an intruder in simulation. Another option is crazy, the “recruitment”, which can let the AI play for you, your credit is less appropriate. We could go on for hours on how great this game is, but instead, just check it out for yourself!