Hello everyone. As some of you may know (Most likely if you follow me on twitter), I bought Forza Motorsport 3 for the Xbox 360 a few days ago. So I decided to write a review on it.
I have played and own all three of the Forza games in the series and have found this one to be the most enjoyable, it also has “off-the-wall” graphics and the physics system that is being used now is extreamly advanced, which makes racing all the more realistic and all the more fun!
When playing the game, even begginers are encouraged to take some of the assists off by giving them the ability to rewind at 5 second intervals with no-limit as to how much you rewind it and no penalties for rewinding. It may seem like a big cheat, but it allows begginers to get a feel for the car without assists on and not worrying about destroying it after the first corner.
Some assists are a little annoying and seem alot more like a cheat however, such as the auto-braking system, it allows you to hold the throtle down all the way around the track while it does all the breaking for you at the recommended spots. This (for me) became extreamly annoying because I wanted to be able to feel like I was driving, not the computer. So I turned it off, after a while I turned more and more assists off untill I was down to only using ABS (Anti-lock braking system) but I plan to turn that one off soon too.
A new feature I’d like to also mention is the “Storefront” feature. It is essentialy an online shop, each online user (I.E Xbox Live or the Playstation Network) will get one of these automatically. The following things can be done within the storefront:
- Store Pictures
- Store Video Clips
- Sell Custom Decals (I.E Vinal Groups)
- Sell Vehicle Designs
- Sell Custom Tuning Setups for Specific Cars
My favorite part about the storefront is the ability to sell vehicle designs, because before this, the only way to get nice custom paint jobs was through the auction house (Still in Forza 3 by the way), but that ment you had to buy the whole car with it and that was really expensive. Now all you have to do is own a specific car and buy a nice paint job for it (or buy the paint job first and then get the car later). One other thing I should mention is that you can get or give free paint jobs in the vehicle design section, most of them aren’t very good but some people do get lucky and pick up a great design that someone was nice enough to give away.
Well there you have it!, my take on Forza Motorsport 3. I really hope you enjoyed reading this and I hope you learned a thing or two. Stay tuned for more ;D (Hope you got the pun)