Forza Horizon 4 |OT| Seasoned to Perfection

Ramathevoice

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Oct 26, 2017
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I also feel like i never have reason to revisit fortune island which is so unfortunate. Not sure why Playground games doesn't give us events in fortune island as well as the weekly ones on the main island. Should not be difficult
I suspect the player base for FI might be comparatively small, and that they see it as more worthwile to focus on updating content the majority of people will have access to.
 

Maturin

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Oct 27, 2017
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The two biggest issues for me with Hot Wheels is that the tracks were too narrow and the setting was just a bunch of plastic loops which wasn't an actual location to explore.
True to some extent. But some of the events and collectables did require you to go off track and explore a bit more than just the plastic bits.

I also feel like i never have reason to revisit fortune island which is so unfortunate. Not sure why Playground games doesn't give us events in fortune island as well as the weekly ones on the main island. Should not be difficult
I've seen new events on Fortune Island.
 

Tap In

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Oct 28, 2017
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That's the last time I buy the ultimate edition looks like Game Pass will work just fine for me and I'll pick and choose my add-ons.

Was really looking forward to a proper map expansion not this Lego bullshit I know it's some people's cup of tea but I have no tolerance for that nonsense even in a fun racing game Hot Wheels was okay for a bit and was pretty cool but this just looks cheesy I want a bigger more varied world to play in
 

SMD

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That's the last time I buy the ultimate edition looks like Game Pass will work just fine for me and I'll pick and choose my add-ons.

Was really looking forward to a proper map expansion not this Lego bullshit I know it's some people's cup of tea but I have no tolerance for that nonsense even in a fun racing game Hot Wheels was okay for a bit and was pretty cool but this just looks cheesy I want a bigger more varied world to play in
You thought you were getting that after Fortune Island?
 

leng jai

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Nov 2, 2017
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I said it pre launch but buying the Ultimate Edition for this made no sense at all considering it was a GamePass title and like clockwork the expansion pass was 50% off before this was even announced.

You thought you were getting that after Fortune Island?
Yeah the bigger issue with the Lego expansion to me is that it mean Fortune Island was the serious expansion supposedly the Blizzard Mountain equivalent...
 
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Shortt Sirket

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Oct 26, 2017
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The issue with those "other island" expansions is that it becomes a pain to go back there so you just end up doing it all and then ignoring it for the rest of the time. They need to figure out how to add new areas without forcing you to load into it.
 

impact

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Man, good thing I read this thread before buying the expansion pass thing. Will just stick with my base Gamepass version!
 

DirtyLarry

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Fired up the game to check out the Lego expansion only to discover it is not there yet.
Turns out I have not played the game in 4 months.
Got an additional 1.2 million credits from my Business Earnings so that was nice.
Had 9 Super Wheelspins waiting for me as gifts.
One thing I thought was interesting was since I have played last hardly any other players have done the British Racing Green Story, as first thing that popped up for me when I launched the game was a diamond Achievement worth 50 points that said only 9.28% of gamers had gotten the 30 stars. I remember one part of it being tricky but that was it. I barely remember it if I am being honest.

Will fuck around for awhile until the Lego game gets released and get myself familiar with everything again. It is crazy how rusty I am and how I forgot even basic shit like navigating the UI quickly.
 

SilentRob

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Oct 26, 2017
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Forza Horizon is a stupid ass racing series (in a good, fun way!) that fits perfectly into the Hot Wheels/Lego aesthetic in my opinion. I love, love, love that Microsoft and Playground try to have some fun with their DLC and go beyond what you would usually expect from these now almost decade old franchises.

There is A LOT of classic Forza Horizon you can play. It's cool for them to switch it up here and there and DLCs are the perfect opportunity for that, imo.

People complaining who bought the Season Pass: Honestly, you only have yourself to blame. You're literally buying something without having any idea what it actually is. Maybe just don't do that? Especially knowing that FH3 already got a Hot Wheels expansion.
 

Burai

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Oct 27, 2017
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B-b-but they put silliness in my serious driving sim where I can barrel roll an F40 off a cliff into the side of a house and drive away like nothing happened.
 

DirtyLarry

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I do hope people realize it is the same game it always has been just everything is made out of legos and it is slightly more over the top. And right now it is really just slightly.
So far everything is awesome. Pun intended.
 

BashNasty

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Oct 30, 2017
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Hmm, says it's installed for me in the Microsoft store on PC, but I boot the game and nothing is showing up. When fortune island released it was automatically there. Am I doing something wrong?
 

DirtyLarry

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Hmm, says it's installed for me in the Microsoft store on PC, but I boot the game and nothing is showing up. When fortune island released it was automatically there. Am I doing something wrong?
Sure you figured it out already but the game also needed an update for me for it to kick in. It was the same deal, showed the expansion installed so I figured that was it. Turns out the game needed a pretty big update for me as well.

This was on XBox but assuming it is the same.
 

BashNasty

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Oct 30, 2017
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Sure you figured it out already but the game also needed an update for me for it to kick in. It was the same deal, showed the expansion installed so I figured that was it. Turns out the game needed a pretty big update for me as well.

This was on XBox but assuming it is the same.
Yep, it just took longer than I expected for the download to kick in.

Expansion is fantastic. The map is great. They’ve clearly used the LEGO theme as an excuse to just go crazy with biomes in the map, so there’s a ton of variety.
 

Tap In

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Oct 28, 2017
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I withdraw my initial criticism from the E3 demo.

I mistakenly was under the impression that you would need to use Lego cars only to accomplish the challenges (which I could not care less about) but you can use your own cars and I already like this better than the Hot Wheels expansion and way better than Fortune Island.

Pretty cool seems a little small but there are lots and lots of challenges
 

microtubule

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Oct 25, 2017
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Forza Horizon is a stupid ass racing series (in a good, fun way!) that fits perfectly into the Hot Wheels/Lego aesthetic in my opinion. I love, love, love that Microsoft and Playground try to have some fun with their DLC and go beyond what you would usually expect from these now almost decade old franchises.

There is A LOT of classic Forza Horizon you can play. It's cool for them to switch it up here and there and DLCs are the perfect opportunity for that, imo.

People complaining who bought the Season Pass: Honestly, you only have yourself to blame. You're literally buying something without having any idea what it actually is. Maybe just don't do that? Especially knowing that FH3 already got a Hot Wheels expansion.
well said
as long as they keep FM sim and this arcade-like I am happy
 

40KAl

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Weird that they didn't force all A.I. vehicles to be LEGO (in the lego land) or at least have a toggle option on there. The mix of assets kind of breaks the immersion for me.
 
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DirtyLarry

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Yep, it just took longer than I expected for the download to kick in.

Expansion is fantastic. The map is great. They’ve clearly used the LEGO theme as an excuse to just go crazy with biomes in the map, so there’s a ton of variety.
Glad to hear it.
Same thing happened with me too as I thought it had already downloaded. Not only that it froze my XBox for a good 2 minutes just initializing the download. All was eventually good though.

I also no doubt agree. Really damn well made all around.
Weird that they didn't force all A.I. vehicles to be LEGO (in the lego land) or at least have a toggle option on there. The mix of assets kind of breaks the immersion for me.
This is literally my only critique. Especially since the lego cars handle the exact same as the other cars and the only thing that makes them Lego is visually they are made from Lego's, I think it would have been great if every car you raced as also Lego's just to keep the visual look and feel consistent.
The other small thing is why are some trees still actual trees but others are not? That last one is a super, super small critique though.


Overall I think this may be the best expansion yet in a Horizon game and I have played them all.
People dismissing it just because it is Lego's are really doing themselves a disservice. It is entirely still Horizon, just the visuals are changed to be Lego.
 

icecold1983

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Nov 3, 2017
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Glad to hear it.
Same thing happened with me too as I thought it had already downloaded. Not only that it froze my XBox for a good 2 minutes just initializing the download. All was eventually good though.

I also no doubt agree. Really damn well made all around.

This is literally my only critique. Especially since the lego cars handle the exact same as the other cars and the only thing that makes them Lego is visually they are made from Lego's, I think it would have been great if every car you raced as also Lego's just to keep the visual look and feel consistent.
The other small thing is why are some trees still actual trees but others are not? That last one is a super, super small critique though.


Overall I think this may be the best expansion yet in a Horizon game and I have played them all.
People dismissing it just because it is Lego's are really doing themselves a disservice. It is entirely still Horizon, just the visuals are changed to be Lego.
we are dismissing it because its barely any content and offers little new. its like 25% the size of fortune island which was already small and offered little
 

FairyEmpire

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Oct 25, 2017
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I only played about an hour so far but I'm really enjoying it. The new challenge system is awesome, the LEGO cars are awesome, driving through objects made in LEGO and see them fall apart into small bricks is awesome, and the whole atmosphere it oozes is awesome.

Everything is awesome.
 

BobbeMalle

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Dec 5, 2017
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Hi guys, i'm interested in buying the game but i have some doubts on what the gameplay loop is.
Do you roam around the open world looking for races? can you upgrade the car? Is it similar to NFS Underground 2 as concept?
Thanks for the answers, i'm thinking about it playing now that i got Gamepass PC
 

Burai

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Oct 27, 2017
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we are dismissing it because its barely any content and offers little new. its like 25% the size of fortune island which was already small and offered little
That's rather revisionist. In the past four days since the reveal we've had people whining about Lego cars getting into their serious Forza game. Now that we know there are only three Lego cars and they are entirely optional, you've changed to whining about the content being too short.
 

petethepanda

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I swear, every single time I return to FH4 on PC there's a new problem I need to spend a half hour figuring out. First it'd just fail to launch entirely, then it was distorted audio due to the game apparently not liking my default audio device's sampling frequency (which to be fair is an odd setting due to my nightmare streaming setup, but literally no other games ever have trouble with it), and today it was crashing to desktop after trying to get into the game from the main menu... it's been ages since I've played a PC game that is so reliably unreliable.

Anyway, after spending the requisite time troubleshooting, I got back in, and yeah, this Lego expansion fucking rules so far. Technical issues aside, the game continues to be a damn delight.
 

caff!!!

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Oct 29, 2017
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Hi guys, i'm interested in buying the game but i have some doubts on what the gameplay loop is.
Do you roam around the open world looking for races? can you upgrade the car? Is it similar to NFS Underground 2 as concept?
Thanks for the answers, i'm thinking about it playing now that i got Gamepass PC
Yes, although it's more NFSU 2 meets Gran Turismo once you start turning off assists and use sim handling. Races are at fixed points and I think you can race drivatars roaming the map if you enter the solo mode, although you miss out on hourly forzathon events.

If you love racing for the thrill of it, you'll be in for a treat.
 

icecold1983

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That's rather revisionist. In the past four days since the reveal we've had people whining about Lego cars getting into their serious Forza game. Now that we know there are only three Lego cars and they are entirely optional, you've changed to whining about the content being too short.
You should read my original post. Ive changed nothing. I was never disappointed in the lego aspect specifically. I was disappointed at the sameness and dearth of differing content both expansions provided. Both forza 3 expansions offered very different experiences than what was offered in the base game. These 2 expansions dont. Fortune island plays and looks near identical to the base game just with far less detail and various parts of the map looking straight up unfinished. Its also quite small. This new lego map is even smaller and again plays exactly the same. And if you minus the legoized bits it looks the same too