I'm completely new to Forza and racing sims in general, in fact I usually avoid them, I have an interest in cars but not a very deep one and I'm used to playing racing games that involve holding down accelerate for the duration whilst using weapons and boost to fluke your win.
Thought I'd give this a go as it looked a little less serious than your usual Forza or Gran Turismo game and easier for a newbie to get to grips with. I wasn't wrong, it's exactly what I was expecting and I'm not disappointed in the slightest. There's a slight but rewarding learning curve on the controls, they're not difficult, it's just getting used to how the cars are going to behave off road compared to on, rear wheel drive compared to front, 4WD, etc etc.
Anyhoo it's a great game, I keep going back for more. Massive selection of cars, plenty of roads to drive on and test your skills, large variety in races. Graphics are great, music isn't what I'd usually choose to listen to, but most of it's still bearable as worst (mostly electro-indie, dub-step and modern rock).
There are plenty of multiplayer options to enjoy, be that playground games where you do lots of smashing in to each other or racing....err where you do lots of smashing in to each other whilst trying to race. That is the only bad thing actually, you get too many idiots who'd rather spend a multiplayer race slamming in to other people to mess them up than just race properly, not always, but a lot. Still if you get sick of that, you can just go back to 1player.
Overall defintely worth a go if you're new to racing sims and fancy and decent one that isn't full of stupidly good people you're never going to beat on multiplayer.