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Good, but a bit dissapointing for the fans of Forza 1,
This review is from: Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Get ready to read a lengthy review, this highlights the main highs and lows of the game!
This is a very good game, no doubts there; excellent graphics, highly realistic gameplay, huge selection of cars, excellent sound, massive customisation features.
the major problem with this game is the lack of tracks, there just arent enough, and not enough of them are really good enough. there is suposedly about 30 different tracks, which is a lie. theres about 10 tracks, then about 10 varients of one really long boring difficult track, then aload of reversed versions of most of the tracks.
fans of the previous game will be dissapointed with the loss of some of their favourite tracks, as well as the lack of new tracks - theres lots of tracks from the previous game, and only a handful of brand new ones, so not much new material for a new game.
another annoyance is the lack of some of the newest and most up to date cars. theres plenty of cars in the game, but its annoying to find that theres lots of old ones, instead of the newer, better versions, e.g. the old shape honda civic type R instead of the brand new one, the koenigsegg cc instead of the newer much faster ccr or ccx, and many more examples.
the car painting tools are good, and vastly improved from the previous game, but there are still flaws, one annoying one being that the positioning of graphics can wander slightly from where you origionally put them, most noticably when you spent time carefully centering a nice set of viper stripes on your car, only to find in-game that they are wonky for no reason.
The online play is very good. for such a demanding game, the online quality is quite flawless with no lag (only when a players connection is bad) and vastly improved loading times for customised cars (the loading time for races is quite long). the only real problem with online racing is the terrible skill or attitude that some players tend to have (as in all games) very annoying to be doing a perfect race, to suddenly have some idiot smash into the back of your car for fun to ruin your race.
I still do enjoy playing this game, but it has hardly provided the same replay value that the predecessor gave (many many months), as its just quite boring, repetitive, and frustrating now. i do occasionally give it a good go now and then, but i have found that i have returned to test drive unlimited!