Sorry, I’m sure there has been a ton of these posts, but I just have to add my own. Let me start by saying that I’ve been enjoying the Forza series since Forza Horizon 1, which was my first exposure. Since then, I’ve purchased many of the Forza releases. Both Horizon and Motorsport. I’m currently at the star level in FH3, which I’ve played pretty much nightly since it was released. When FM7 was released, I purchased it right away, hoping that it would be a more serious version of FH3. I’ve now had some time to run a few FM7 races, and man…WTH? It’s like racing a soap opera. Everything in the game to me is over exaggerated. Mind you, I have set difficulty to the max (as I do in FH3), but come on.
First, I tried single player. and every drivatar in the game can take magically take corners at miraculous speeds, without even as much as a twitch. Every Drivatar car in single player has lightning acceleration out of the corners, while I’m milking the throttle, to keep the car from going spastic. To be honest, I wasn’t a big fan of the Drivatars in FH3 either, but at least you could beat them with a little common sense driving.
So, I’ve just given up on the single player portion of FM7. I really prefer multiplayer racing anyway. So last night, I took my first lap of multiplayer. I started in the newbie lobby with everyone in the Lambo. The idea was to not be aggressive, but to hang back, and get used to the experience of FM7 multiplayer. First couple of corners, and I’m asking myself why is the car screeching and trying to oversteer in every corner? Even at reasonable speeds, FM7 just seems to want to create racing drama. So, I slow down even more, and now it’s me in 10th of 12th position I think (hanging back). And what happens? I get booted halfway around the track by the 11th position car. Really? You’'re in 11th position. Where are you going? OK, so maybe he or she is getting used to the game like I am, no hard feelings. I find way back to the track, only to be greeted in my rear view mirror by the 11th position car ramming full speed into every tire wall, in an attempt to catch up and take me out again. Screw this…I’m going back to FH3. We have multiplayer hacks there as well, but at least for the most part, the game itself is not trying to create drama.
In a final attempt to find the good in FM7, I visited You Tube to see how the pros do it? Can you say [Mod Edit - Abbreviated profanity, profanity and profanity that is disguised but still alludes to the words are not permitted - D]? Just one video after another of racers being booted off the track, and others complaining about it. Let me out of here. WTH is my copy of Mario Cart? I know what to expect over there…