|Xbox360: Forza Motorsport 4|
3D Trailer |HD Official Trailer
(Microsoft/Turn 10 Studios; Xbox 360- October 11)
This game will appeal to a very particular gamer, and for a small niche, this is the one game they have been waiting for. Forza, like the Gran Turismo series, appeals to the hardcore gearhead. It’s not a racing game, nor is it a driving game. It is a racing simulator, and that makes a huge difference—as anyone that has played a game like this can tell you.
Sure there are plenty of races and various game modes that will appeal to a more mainstream audience, but the person that will get the most out of this game will be the ones that like to adjust the gear differential and change the tire type, or tweak the flux capacitor or whatever. It gets very technical, just as GT5 did. But one major difference between the games is the support that Forza 4 already has announced for after its release. GT5 has received no DLC (although there is something coming later in October), and the promised tidal wave of things like video content were a bit underwhelming. Forza 4 already has multiple expansions announced which should keep people playing for a year or more.
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