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Review: Forza Motorsport 7

Guest post - Tom Featonby

Sometimes in life you know what you’re going to get. It’s like going to a fast food place and buying
your favourite burger. It generally costs about the same amount of money; it’s tasty af and you’re
happy with your purchase. Forza for me is that. It’s tried and true, value for money, fun per dollar
through the roof!

Forza Motorsport 7 by Turn 10 studios is the latest in the incredibly impressive car racing sim series
on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. I’m a big fan, so this isn’t going to be the most unbiased view
you’ll find on the internet. I have played them all. To be completely honest with you, I enjoy the
Forza Horizon series more. I know, I’m a filthy casual. The Horizon series is open world, drift every
corner, arcadey, multiplayer when you want it to be and fun as hell. But for the serious car racing
sim experience, you have to go Forza Motorsport.

Forza Motorsport 7 has followed in the footsteps of previous iterations by pushing the hardware
limits of the console. Turn 10 has always done a superb job making the cars look and feel real and
they don’t disappoint here. If you love cars you will love this game, you can spend hours just looking
at them and drooling over models you will only ever see at car shows.

So full disclaimer, I am an Xbox fanboy, but where Forza Motorsport 7 really shines is on the PC. 4K
glorious PC gamer master race goodness. Yea, it’s got a few teething issues, but damn! I thought it
looked good on the Xbox One, but it is other world gorgeous on a 4K screen. I played it on the Xbox
One for ease of streaming and frame rate, I looked at it on the PC and damn son it looks good!

Ok, so what? It’s really, really, ridiculously good looking, that alone doesn’t make a game worth
buying. If you’re after a game that delivers on both visuals and gameplay then you’re in luck. The
first race holds your hand like you’re a 40 year old virgin (Oh snap! I’m killing it with these old as
movie references), but assists can be adjusted very early on. You tailor the experience to what you
want to get out of it. Want to be pushed every race to hone your skills? You can do that. Want to
feel like a racing god from the first race? Chuck every assist known to man on and you are golden!

It plays amazingly well and looks even better but there’s one gripe people have with it as it is. There
is no VR support and no one is shouting from the rooftops that it’s on its way either. A lot of diehard
racing game enthusiasts swear by VR and would never go back to normal screens. Once you’ve tried
racing in VR with a steering wheel and pedal setup it sure as hell would be hard to go back to the
status quo. I have personally owned an Oculus Rift DK2 (development kit 2) and extensively played
Dirt Rally with it. It is next level and Turn 10 need to take Forza there. They’re not stupid though, I’m

sure something will be in the works, but we’ll just have to wait and see what that is. Don’t hold your
breath though. The Xbox One X is very close to release so no doubt Microsoft won’t let anything take
away from its launch.

If you love racing games then you have to add Forza Motorsport 7 to your collection. Bite into one of
the best racing games on the market. Being Turn 10, being Forza Motorsport, you know what you’re
getting and what you’re getting is so so tasty. Enjoy your meal.

Images: Microsoft

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