forza https://topgear.com.my/tag/forza en Forza Horizon 4 review: the best of Britain https://topgear.com.my/reviews/forza-horizon-4-review-the-best-of-britain <span property="schema:name">Forza Horizon 4 review: the best of Britain</span> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/os/4" lang="" about="/os/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">topgear</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-10-02T04:26:13+00:00">Tue, 10/02/2018 - 12:26</span> Tue, 02 Oct 2018 04:26:13 +0000 topgear 4698 at https://topgear.com.my Forza Motorsport 7 has a new Top Gear car pack https://topgear.com.my/news/forza-motorsport-7-has-a-new-top-gear-car-pack <span property="schema:name">Forza Motorsport 7 has a new Top Gear car pack</span> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/os/4" lang="" about="/os/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">topgear</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-07-04T01:04:23+00:00">Wed, 07/04/2018 - 09:04</span> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 01:04:23 +0000 topgear 4287 at https://topgear.com.my Gaming: Forza Horizon 4 will be set in the UK https://topgear.com.my/news/gaming-forza-horizon-4-will-be-set-in-the-uk <span property="schema:name">Gaming: Forza Horizon 4 will be set in the UK</span> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/os/4" lang="" about="/os/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">topgear</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2018-06-12T03:28:29+00:00">Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:28</span> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 03:28:29 +0000 topgear 4196 at https://topgear.com.my Forza Motorsport 7 review: drama and spectacle https://topgear.com.my/forza-motorsport-7-review-drama-and-spectacle <span property="schema:name">Forza Motorsport 7 review: drama and spectacle</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img alt="1" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/gallery/Forza-Motorsport-7-Review/1.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <!--break--><p>Normally when we fork over the best part of 60 quid for a game, we want to actually play it. With Forza Motorsport 7, though, for the first time in history, we’d be just as happy to stare at it. Turn 10’s latest Xbox and PC exclusive racer is an exceptionally beautiful game, with visuals so crisp they should come with salt and vinegar on the side.</p> <p>After 15 solid minutes of gazing dreamily at the light playing across the surface of a Porsche 911 GT2 RS like a love-struck teenager, we thought we’d actually pick up the controller and have a go ourselves. We were not disappointed.</p> <p><img alt="2" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/gallery/Forza-Motorsport-7-Review/2.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The Forza series is so good, so capable, it’s almost becoming predictable now. You know that for your money you’re going to get a staggering number of cars, 700 of them this time, all recreated in the sort of minute, pedantic detail usually only appreciated by crime scene investigators. The new dynamic weather effects are spectacular, with bone-dry circuits becoming treacherous, saturated assault courses as the race progresses. On the track, not much can touch the drama and spectacle of a Forza 7 race.</p> <p>Of course, when something’s so close to perfection, you can’t help but notice the tiny flaws and imperfections. Handling-wise the cars seem edgy, even wayward at times, in comparison to Forza Motorsport 6, making this a substantially more challenging game than the previous one.</p> <p>In anything with more than about 200bhp, extremely delicate throttle and brake application is required to avoid you flying off the road and into a Garden Centre’s worth of trackside foliage. In thoroughbred race machinery, particularly the vintage stuff, it feels like there’s only a micron’s difference between crawling around a corner and lighting up the rears.</p> <p><img alt="4" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/gallery/Forza-Motorsport-7-Review/4.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Of course that makes it all the more satisfying when you successfully sling your car through a corner, dancing on a knife-edge of grip. Just be aware that it might happen slightly less frequently than you’re used to.</p> <p>The career mode features a more rigid structure this time, which is both a good and bad thing. It’s absolutely a positive step towards a sense of achievement and direction as you advance through the various championships and the carefully curated showcase events <u><span style="text-decoration: underline; color: #0000ff;"><strong><a href="/gaming-tg-reviews-forza-motorsport-6" style="color: #0000ff;" target="_blank">we raved about last time</a></strong></span></u> make a welcome return, showing off the best the game has to offer.</p> <p><img alt="3" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/gallery/Forza-Motorsport-7-Review/3.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The bad news is that there are two competing progression systems, both of which are throwing up hurdles to you buying and driving the cars you want. The first locks cars away based on their rarity and the other dishes out rewards based on championship points and new ‘loot crate’ mystery boxes.</p> <p>Most irritatingly the first can reshuffle the second, leading to a maddening situation where you’re working towards unlocking a particular car discount or race suit, only to have the fruit machine spin again because you won a prize car elsewhere. I’m sure someone deep in the bowels of Turn 10’s development bunker understands it, but we certainly don’t.</p> <p><img alt="5" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/gallery/Forza-Motorsport-7-Review/5.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Hit your stride, though, and these problems begin to melt away as your car collection grows and your touch improves. What’s left is a racing game that’s enormous in scale, frequently dramatic and, even on a regular Xbox One, constantly, arrestingly beautiful. Graphics might not be the be all and end all, but you’ll find yourself firing up Forza 7 just to gaze at it. Now if you’ll excuse us, we have a love letter full of awkward poetry to write to a GT2 RS…</p> <p>- <em>Mike Channel</em></p> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/os/4" lang="" about="/os/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">topgear</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2017-10-03T13:53:05+00:00">Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:53</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_50 addtoany_list social-media-sharing" data-a2a-url="https://topgear.com.my/forza-motorsport-7-review-drama-and-spectacle" data-a2a-title="Forza Motorsport 7 review: drama and spectacle"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a><a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Ftopgear.com.my%2Fforza-motorsport-7-review-drama-and-spectacle&amp;title=Forza%20Motorsport%207%20review%3A%20drama%20and%20spectacle"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Category</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/reviews" hreflang="en">Reviews</a></div> </div> <ul class="list-inline"> <li><a href="/tag/reviews" hreflang="en">reviews</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/forza" hreflang="en">forza</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/gaming" hreflang="en">gaming</a></li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item">/sites/default/files/default_images/news-banner_2.jpg</div> <div class="field field--name-field-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Thumbnail</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/article-thumbnail/2_7.jpg" width="400" height="225" alt="1" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 13:53:05 +0000 topgear 3592 at https://topgear.com.my Gaming: TG reviews Forza Motorsport 6 https://topgear.com.my/gaming-tg-reviews-forza-motorsport-6 <span property="schema:name">Gaming: TG reviews Forza Motorsport 6</span> <div property="schema:text" class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><img alt="forza6 reviews 03 wm" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/forzamotorsport6/forza6_reviews_03_wm.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p><!--break--></p> <p>Microsoft's brand new, money-no-object racing simulator, released on September 15, certainly has the numbers. Forza Motorsport 6 has 460 cars to choose from, 26 locations, 24 cars on circuit at any one time, and approximately a billion individually rendered raindrops, probably.</p> <p>The thing is that the last game in the series, Forza Motorsport 5, had some impressive numbers as well, but in the hurry to bundle it with the (at the time) brand new Xbox One, it unceremoniously flubbed a few crucial things. The worst offender was a handling model that would occasionally misbehave and fling you into the weeds without warning. We can only assume the studio's resident Carol Vorderman forgot to carry the four in some crucial equation.</p> <p><img alt="forza6 reviews 06 wm" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/forzamotorsport6/forza6_reviews_06_wm.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Fortunately that's been fixed for Forza 6. We're pleased to report that the faster cars still have the capacity to scare yesterday's lunch out of you, but this time around it'll be entirely your own fault. You'll be glad your car adheres to the fundamental laws of the universe too, because you've got slippery wet races to deal with now.</p> <p>Unlike Project CARS' dynamically changing conditions, Forza 6's weather has two speeds: either a bone dry summer's day or rain so torrential that you could reasonably expect to be overtaken by Noah's Ark. The bad news is that means you miss out on all the interesting stages in between, where grip is far less predictable and strategic drivers can make up ground. Still, rain races are undeniably thrilling, with you plunging through the sort of lake-sized puddles that usually form temptingly close to bus stop queues.</p> <p><img alt="forza6 reviews 08 wm" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/forzamotorsport6/forza6_reviews_08_wm.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Forza Motorsport 6 solves another important element the previous game struggled with: making every race feel meaningful. Forza 5 essentially dumped its entire catalogue of cars and circuits in your lap and expected you to entertain yourself. This new edition provides the two key missing pieces: structure and context.</p> <p>Structure comes from a more organised career mode, with curated championships based around a particular theme, such as night racing or US circuits, and a broad progression towards ever-faster machinery. It'll keep you busy for tens of hours and the game's also more generous this time around, tossing out cash and new cars out enthusiastically.</p> <p><img alt="forza6 reviews 09 wm" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/forzamotorsport6/forza6_reviews_09_wm.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>The context bit is even more exciting. New additional Showcase events place you in a specific car, on a specific track and with a specific set of opponents or objectives and are Forza Motorsport 6 at its very best. The scenarios are plumbed from racing history, modern motorsport disciplines and, of course, TG.</p> <p>Forza 5 didn't seem to understand that racing a 70s Formula One car in direct competition against a LaFerrari feels like hokey videogame nonsense. Forza 6, on the other hand, can rustle up multi-class racing at Le Mans, the entire Formula E grid and a certain tame racing driver's digital cousin. A little drama and authenticity goes a long way.</p> <p><img alt="forza6 reviews 10 wm" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="/sites/default/files/images/news/forzamotorsport6/forza6_reviews_10_wm.jpg" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" /></p> <p>Of course that authenticity does evaporate when the artificial intelligence has one of its rare moments of catastrophic brain fade. The first Showcase event the game proudly offers up to you is an Indycar race around Indianapolis, which descends immediately into carbon fibre chaos as a field of 23 AI drivers all cautiously brake for the easy flat first corner.</p> <p>They only seem to struggle in certain specific circumstances and, according to developer Turn 10, the 'Drivatar' system that does the thinking for your opponents should learn and improve as people play the game, but right now it can occasionally feel like you've accidentally stumbled into a remedial driving school during reverse parking practice.</p> <p>Ultimately, Forza Motorsport 6 remains the biggest budget racing game on the block, but the important thing is that money has been spent in a more considered, more passionate way this time around. The result is a vast game that treats each corner of automotive culture as unique and important, stays true to the word 'motorsport' in its title and offers something for all but the most contrary of car fans. Now if you'll excuse us, we're descending into our nerd cave; you can expect to see us some time next June...</p> </div> <span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/os/4" lang="" about="/os/4" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">topgear</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-09-08T19:16:25+00:00">Wed, 09/09/2015 - 03:16</span> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_50 addtoany_list social-media-sharing" data-a2a-url="https://topgear.com.my/gaming-tg-reviews-forza-motorsport-6" data-a2a-title="Gaming: TG reviews Forza Motorsport 6"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_google_plus"></a><a class="a2a_button_whatsapp"></a><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share_save" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Ftopgear.com.my%2Fgaming-tg-reviews-forza-motorsport-6&amp;title=Gaming%3A%20TG%20reviews%20Forza%20Motorsport%206"></a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Category</div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/reviews" hreflang="en">Reviews</a></div> </div> <ul class="list-inline"> <li><a href="/tag/reviews" hreflang="en">reviews</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/forza" hreflang="en">forza</a></li> <li><a href="/tag/gaming" hreflang="en">gaming</a></li> </ul> <div class="field field--name-field-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item">/sites/default/files/default_images/news-banner_2.jpg</div> <div class="field field--name-field-thumbnail field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Thumbnail</div> <div class="field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/article-thumbnail/Forza%206.jpg" width="700" height="393" alt="Forza 6" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 19:16:25 +0000 topgear 1532 at https://topgear.com.my