- Nov 2, 2017
They just keep making questionable decisions with the GaaS aspect of the game and making everything take more effort for the same reward. Such a disappointment.
Forza Horizon 4's Festival Playlist is a Step Backwards
“Play your way.” This was the phrase often associated with Forza Horizon 4 in the months leading up to the game’s release. However, in recent weeks this concept changed. No longer is it play your way, but rather play Playground Games’ way.
Prior to the release of Series 7, players could earn exclusive cars by completing championships. They had all week to do so and players could complete them all in a single sitting. Also with Expert level Drivatars, they were challenging but still beatable for most players.
This is no longer the case. Now those same championships net players a simple Wheelspin. So what happened to the cars? They’re locked behind 50 and 100 completion percentage for each season.
To make matters even worse, many of the cars are new to the series as well. Vehicles like the RTR Mustang and 2019 BMW Z4 are trapped behind your ability and willingness to complete several events.
As you imagine this poses a bit of an issue for players. Checking off the 50% completion task is relatively easy. There are plenty of challenges and championships to allow you some flexibility. However, to tick off the 100% players need to complete everything, including daily challenges that are not available all week.
This means if you happen to miss any of the dailies, achieving 100% is impossible. As a result, players will miss out on the 100% reward, which includes cars like the BMW M3 GTR and Porsche 914/6. That’s both disappointing and frustrating for gamers who really want to drive those cars in the game.
Due to this change, players now need to play PG’s way if they hope to snag the new cars. This means not only completing championships, but also multiplayer content, PR stunts, and Rivals. This leads to the game feeling like a chore as you grind through events you don’t find enjoyable.
In addition, it also alienates an entire section of the player base. Not every player has a reliable internet connection to take part in multiplayer games. While they can still download the updates, trying to compete online just isn’t in the cards. This makes it so they are unable to get 100% right off the bat.
For a game that said a constant internet connection wasn’t required, this is rather disappointing.
I mean I do like returning to the game once or so a week but that's on the back of how nice the core visuals/world design/handling is, there's really noting they've added in the weekly content that has really drawn me to play.
Exactly how I feel. The way that FH3 unloaded events felt a bit overwhelming but with the seasons mode, they had a great excuse to introduce them gradually and keep you coming back.I find myself torn on FH4. I love the setting. But I just find the way events are set up less inviting than FH3. What I liked about the last game was that every race location also had a corresponding championship. That means there were hundreds of events to work through. These don't exist now and they were my favourite way of playing the game.
They've basically left it up to the community to make the rest of the events.
FH4 does have it. But now you either have to wait until it rotates back in the Forzathon shop (for a large amount of FP) or Auction House.Funny, I've had this game since early access and had no idea until last night that some production cars are wheelspin or Forzathon shop only. I was pondering how Forza 7 has the 2018 Civic Type R and how Horizon 4 seemingly doesn't...
Favorite car is RNG. It seems like it wasn't in the game quite at launch but still... Kind of a bummer to discover that the car has been available for some time and I didn't know about it because its unlock method is pretty elusive.
they are getting rid of free roam rush? oh hell yes.Update 8:
the summer cars are:autumn cars are:mb gt 4 door for 50% and twin mill for 80%Winter cars are:599x evo and 280slSpring cars are:67 chevelle and lykan hypersportREMOVED FREE ROAM RUSH for racing onlinethe old corsa vxr and a rabbit suit
Layer mask for livery editor
Barrett Jackson cars coming (unsure if free or not)
Expansion 2 will be coming first half 2019
Awesome, shorter adventures should also mean more willing players. And I'm over the moon about collisions being disabled at the start of races, my no.1 reason for losing online races is chucklefucks ramming into my ass and shunting me into the wall when I brake for the first turn.
It's mitigated a little by the fact that you only have to suffer through one online adventure a month in addition to the weekly single-player stuff to unlock everything.As somebody who has no interest in the Online stuff whatsoever the new festival playlist just seems pointless as I don’t seem to be able to unlock the cars just doing single player stuff (not for last two weeks) after a break of a month. Unless Fortune Island has stuff and haven’t visited in a while.
I may have a closer look then, I enjoy doing the championships and didn’t mind doing the rival events. Will investigate further with the new monthly update.