This forum is filled with complaints of things we don’t like about the game, but I thought it might be important to let PG know what we DO LIKE, in hopes that it will continue to the next release in the game cycle.
Ghosting traffic vehicles in Speed Zones and Drift Zones
This has just made those zones so much easier to complete. Speed Zones are a breeze now and, although I’m not much of a drifter, this definitely helps when I want to tinker with it.
Masking vinyl art in Design Mode
This makes designing so much easier. I didn’t really see the benefits to it until I started messing around with the feature… truly saves an enormous amount of time.
This is probably the best enhancement for Forza 4 that I have experienced; creating your own races. I like fast tracks and this feature allows me to create exactly what I’m looking for.
Auction House Search Options
This is a new feature and well worth the wait. I was able to pick up a few cars I would otherwise had lost to the bots… so cool!
Forzathon Live Events
This is the only multiplayer I play and I actually enjoy it. I know it can be rather repetitious, but I like the fact that all of the players “get along”. No need to worry about bashers and other griefers.
In the normal course of driving around the map, it’s nice just to occasionally “beep” the horn at other players without fear of them bashing into you or otherwise, messing in your game.
I like this feature a lot; particularly the daily income I get from the businesses. Stories are ok, but you get credits from the businesses. The only thing that would make them better, is if they doubled as your house/garage/festival site.
These are some of the new features in FH4 that I like… what new features do you like?
Being able to cash out Wheelspin cars you already own. Part of the reason I struggled to like this game was the constant garage management. I would put off doing Wheelspins because I knew I’d just wind up spending a half hour deleting cars out of my garage. This feature, which was part of FH3, is greatly appreciated.
I love the playlist feature. Instead of going to the physical start points of events to see what the prize is(such as when the game first came out) it’s all right there in the playlist tab. Then they added the ability to go to the event from said tab. It’s a good feature in my opinion.
I have been on the fence with the seasons too. They add to game a lot. I can’t imagine being interested anymore if current map were static with only single season.
However visual aspects aside, racing experience is pretty much the same during spring, summer and autumn, it rains on different routes on different seasons. Only winter is really different to other seasons, which is great. I wish for custom route creators to rescue though, to add more fun winter / snow related challenges. For me FH3 Blizzard Mountain was really great experience, but FH4 winter falls short in comparison what Blizzard Mountain could offer at it’s best.
I find that this removes some of the community feel of the game. Sure, ghost the cars while in speed/drift zones. But, I like to interact with other players and also see their car liveries rather than just a ghost. Especially in Forzathons! Perhaps in Forzathons they could make the cars much less transparent and keep them ghosted.
The Forzathon Live Events - very clever way to get a group of strangers working together for a common goal at the drop of a hat; wish PG would explore what they’ve done right with this and incorporate/apply what was successful there to other multiplayer features that are …less successful.