Turn 10 Studios exceeded all expectation with Forza Motorsport 7, the latest installment in the franchise that has been around for over a decade. Their new game offers a combo of incredible graphics and ultimate player experience you cannot afford to miss if you are a fan of racing.
The Control System Is Perfect for Everyone
Let’s discuss controls first as they are the vital component of any racing simulation. Regardless of the vehicle you choose (and there are over 700 models), the controls are incredibly responsive. The notable thing is that FM7 is not solely intended for hardcore simulation fans. The handling is simplified to make it easier for less experienced players to manage, but it remained challenging enough to be attractive for veterans, too.
Forza Motorsport 7 improved some crucial issues that the franchise had been showing in previous releases. For example, many complained that the collision system is far from realistic and that has been taken care of in the new game. Whenever you scrape or bump another car, it will both feel and look realistic.
Help, There Are Too Many of them!
We will talk more about the dominant graphics performance, but let’s note that it’s incredible how Turn 10 managed to place that many cars on a course at the same time and make everything run smoothly. The first thing you will notice when you start driving is that there are a lot of vehicles around you. In fact, it will take a lot of skill to finish the early laps without at least scraping another car.
That is undoubtedly a move from the simulation and towards the arcade, but the ultimate result is endless fun, which gaming should be all about. The cars don’t flip as much as before, but that is still a possibility when a bunch of vehicles is close to one another. Overall, all the gameplay improvements are made with player experience in mind. Things are always happening on the screen, and this dynamic keeps you engaged from start to finish.
Are You Ready to Smash Some Tires?
The previous games in the franchise, as well as numerous other racing simulations, had that opportunity to use the walls to your advantage. However, Forza Motorsport 7 tries to change this by placing barriers in the form of covered tires in crucial places. That means that you will sink into tires and send them flying all over the place. Despite the fact that it’s a visual treat to see flying tires, the crash will influence your position in the race, so it might be best to avoid contact altogether.
And if you make a mistake by the end of the race and you don’t want to lose time repeating the entire course, there is a “Rewind” option you can use. Just like the name suggests, using it can return to a previous point in the race, and you can pretend as nothing happened.
Beware of the Rival Drivers
Another impression is that AI is considerably enhanced in the new installment of FM. You will often see them battling for a position, where one driver will try to overtake and the other to defend their position. The opponents are not unmistakable, and it’s nice to see them making errors in places that are tough to handle.
You can choose various difficulty settings for the AI, but it seems that they won’t rush things overall. In fact, you will have plenty of chances to overtake during a race. That might be a favorable circumstance, considering that races in the career mode place you at the bottom of the starting grid forcing you to fight your way up. As you only have a couple of minutes to get to the head of the pack (you can prolong the races if you want), this trait of the AI drivers will play to your benefit.
Can You Collect Them All?
We can’t help but be reminded of Pokemon while playing Forza Motorsport 7. The game offers over 700 different vehicles, including both cars and trucks. You can take a look at a portion of this impressive list here, but it’s sure that it will take months to collect them all. All models were designed carefully, and it’s a pleasure to see how they look and perform in 4K.
You unlock new cars and equipment by opening loot boxes. The in-game currency are credits, and you use them to buy prize crates, which bring new vehicles, badges, gear, and mods. Credits cannot be purchased with real cash, but the developers confirmed that they would implement another premium currency for those willing to spend money. We are not sure that we like this idea, but we are aware that it’s all about profit these days.
Dynamic Weather Conditions
Although FM7 has a lot of incredible features, dynamic changes of the weather might be one to single out. Imagine this – it starts raining after several laps, and the visibility becomes low. You need to adjust your driving and, instead of cruising down the streets, you are now more careful trying not to end in a puddle that will slow you down.
The job you do in the garage plays a vital role to how good your performance will be. There is a handful of driver assist options to choose from to make things easier Once again everything is done to benefit the casual players as those who don’t want to waste their time with too much thinking now can just take the game and play it. Of course, if you like to dwell into details, that is also a viable option.
The Beauty of the Racing Game
Turn 10 Studios did an incredible job with Forza Motorsport 7. It is a beautiful racing game suited for all types of players out there. It offers the right mix of arcade and simulation, allowing gamers to tailor the settings to their taste. A vast number of tracks, dynamic weather challenge, and a huge roster of 700 cars with numerous tweaks to be made are more than enough to keep your attention for months.