In the opening monologue by the host of Top Gear, Jeremy Clarkson he tells the audience that “Cars are some of the most intoxicating, most beautiful things ever forged by mankind.” This statement can be considered crap by many people who do not have a love of cars. The creators of Forza 5 at Turn 10 Studios are not those type of people. They bring a love and passion for cars that is unparalleled in any video game on the market. Forza Motorsport 5 is a love letter crafted by Turn 10 Studios garnished with voice talent from the worlds favorite motorheads Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond.
The game itself has decreased the number of cars, Forza Motosport 4 had a massive car library of over 600 cars, to around 200 cars, but being the first Forza Motorsport created specifically for the XBOX One they wanted to focus on the quality of the cars instead of the mass provided to players on the 360. The cars themselves are all impressive to look at. At points in the game, it becomes hard to tell the difference between real cars and their digital versions. As a car lover that is exactly what you want to see in the game. I begged for the game to make me want to drool over cars I have loved since childhood and Turn 10 didn’t let me down.
If you are a fan of cars and simply love to look under the hood and enjoy the metal artwork you will be excited about Foravista mode. In Forzavista mode, you can view almost every detail of every car in the game. The level of attention provided by Turn 10 is seen in the smallest detail of each car. Turn 10 didn’t simply focus on creating an amazing looking steering wheel, but focused on creating the speckled surfaces that create each steering in almost perfection. Forza Motorsport 4 provided to us Autovista but that only scratched the surface with what Forza Motorsport 5 provides to us on the XBOX One.
When your tires finally hit the track it is still amazing to look at. The lighting throughout is amazing and creates for the gamer a sense of depth to the cars and the tracks. The tracks themselves become old since the lighting doesn’t change in time of day and having only 14 tracks the sun becomes a pain for you on race days. Luckly the different racing series will allow the driver in you to stay busy for a long time. Being a fan of the show Top Gear one of my favorite parts of the game is that each series is introduced by Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The credibility and humour of these three BBC gems create a style inside Forza Motorsport 5 that work amazingly well.
Back from Forza Motorsport 4 the Rivals functionality has returned. Many hours and light night binges will take place chasing the ghost in front of you. If racing the ghosts of friends past is not your style you will enjoy the powerful and exciting multiplayer mode that places you against the online world.
Forza Motorsport 5 is amazing to look at the cars move around freely without any issues, creating a handling giant that is solid on the Xbox One. If you are a fan of cars this game is perfect for you. With a lighter selection, then the former Forza Motorsport 4, Forza Motorsport 5 still allows you the ability to fall in love with how your cars look and feel in the morning sun.