“What, there are other games out there aside from Pokemon GO?” Well yes, there is, and I’d like to talk about one of them. Sorry I had to get that out of my system, it’s been a frustrating day. Okay so last month, at the Microsoft E3 conference, Forza Horizon 3 was revealed in all it’s glory. Set in the beautiful yet harsh terrains of Australia, FH 3 promises to once again dazzle fans of the series. But I was a little disappointed, heres why.
I love Forza, ever since it was first released, I met my friend and co-founder of 4-One Gaming whilst playing the 4th game in the series and have yet to experience a single racing title that matches it in terms of gameplay mechanics, content and sheer competition. So naturally when Turn 10 and Playground Games introduced the open world spin off Forza Horizon I was bound to fall in love, and sure enough I did. Then that series made it’s debut onto the new generation allowing the developer to push the boundaries even further than that of the first game. And again I loved it. But this year, I was ready for something different, although I’m not really sure what.
I’m happy with the idea of Forza Motorsport 7, new cars are being developed daily and the technology behind video game development means that the likes of Turn 10 and indeed every other developer with a racing series under their name will be able to continue with their endless pursuits of realism, churning out some pretty amazing racing games along the way. But the idea of another Forza Horizon title just doesn’t capture me in the same way that the other two did, I’m sure it’ll be a great game and in terms of the way it looks and plays we can probably expect nothing less than a master piece from the guys who seem to just know the recipe.
I wanted something different, after all there are plenty of variations when it comes to Motorsport, Rally for example, Motorcycle racing, anything that’ll stop me from endlessly roaming an open world collecting boards, but this isn’t the main issue I have with Forza Horizon 3, it’s what comes next that worries me the most. Is this how it’s going to be for my favorite franchise in the industry now? Churning out game after game only really changing the location and adding new features. God I hope not. The problem is that Forza Motorsport in itself covers a lot of the different variations that can be explored because of the vast amounts of content, they even let you switch it up and race however you want to race.
The reality of the situation is I’ll be on the high street come launch day for Forza Horizon 3, and I’ll probably sink just as much time into it as I have done with the last two games. I dare say I’ll even enjoy it. I guess I want to see Turn 10 cover more of the bases because we’ve all seen what they can do with the disciplines they have covered.
In other news Pokemon GO has been delayed in France following the attack in Nice.