Forza Motorsport 2 - gawd this game is good!
I rented FM2 to play on my brothers 360 over the holiday, and I must say, if you are even remotely interested in cars and have an xbox 360, GET THIS GAME!
its a racing sim, so you can't keep the foot (or finger if using a controller) on the accelerator and blast through corners Mario Kart style, so there is a bit of a learning curve. But if you play it and try to drive as if you would in real life, then you've gotten a handle on it.
even though its really heavy on physics and realism and options, it is sooo easy to pick up. After a couple of races, you will easily have enough money to start tuning your car, if not, buying additional cars. you can custom paint your cars, with custom decals, and taking screenshots of cars/races gives you real camera options, like adjusting shutter speed, color options, etc... to give your car the professional photo session treatment.
after each race, I can just sit there and watch the whole replay, because during replays, the game turns on all the rendering eye candy and it just looks
plus the game was made to work with the Xbox360 wheel, which I'm sure will further add to the immersion.
I highly recommend this game, kinda wished I had my own 360 now.
Hmm, I tried it out after hearing all the hype and wasn't much impressed
I've heard lots of great things about this game.
I didnt think I would be impressed at first too, as I never was really into racing sims. I've tried playing Gran Tourismo 2 ( think, or 3?.... can't remember) for the PS2 awhile back and remember it was just too difficult to get into. However, FM2 has scalable difficulty and assist mechanism that definitely help out the noob.
Originally Posted by Memo
here are some cars that others have made. Looks very nice, imo.
Try it with the steering wheel and the game goes to a new level. I suck at realistic driving sims with normal controllers because I hate tapping back and forth. With the wheel, it's a little more realistic (but don't expect dramatic time improvements) but now I can at least compete with mediocre racers. It's a lot of fun!