Last game I played was FM4 so I’m a bit out of touch with the series. I’m considering buying FM7 but a couple of things have made me unsure. I only play the career in the Forza games, so multiplayer issues won’t affect me.
First the positives.
I really enjoyed the driving/physics and graphics of FM7 from the tiny bit I played. The weather and time of day additions are great. It’s nice to see some tracks return too.
Now the negatives.
The homologation sounds like a good idea for multiplayer but I don’t think it’s a great fit for the career. I think most Forza players are used to picking whatever car they want and upgrading it to fit in a PI class.
The AI in Forza 6 Apex seemed fine to me but the Forza 7 AI seems a bit too aggressive and lacks awareness of the player.
I don’t like how the bonuses for turning off assists are gone either.
The loot boxes and driver outfits are things I don’t like at all, but if the rest of the singleplayer is solid I can live with them.
What’s the length of the career in comparison to the Xbox 360 Forza titles?
The career aspect seems very deep and engaging. As for everything else, I’m positive the bugs and shortcomings will be ironed out soon enough. Don’t let that prevent you from getting the game. Go for it.
If you mostly play career Id say buy it, Im really enjoying the career aspect of the game and you can still tune and mod your car yourself only it has to be within certain boundaries. As for the AI as long as you give them space I’ve had not real issues with aggressive behaviour.
The A.I in FM7 is probably lackluster now because the game has only been out for a few days and not many people are getting stuck into it yet. But give it a few weeks or months, and I’m hoping the drivatars will shine.
Personally, I’m ignoring the loot boxes and driver outfits. Couldn’t give a toss about those features. Plus, I like how you now have to work for what you earn in this game.
Just make sure you shop around and find the game at a decent price.
If you’re buying it for the career mode, there’s some good potential. Could be a good buy. If you’re wanting it for MP or hotlapping rivals, etc, give it a pass. Aspects are either gone or not very good.
I’d say yes because the customizable career is great. I run mostly freeplay, career, and single player endurance races. The main multiplayer I did on 6 was in club races. Driving with wheel is the best of any Forza game.
If your happy with a slightly inferior weather system, slightly inferior car quantities, slightly inferior track counts and a pretty much identical multiplayer setup then why not try FMS6 until #7 is released full and complete? I’ve seen it for as little as £18 (preowned) and have to admit that in a like for like comparison you’re going to get an awful lot more out of FMS6 than you would FMS7 because In its present state I can genuinely see people getting bored of it once career mode is complete. I’m not even fully convinced that it’s even going to be worth the inevitable mark down price on black friday in it’s current ‘as is’ condition but hey, it’s your money and only you can decide what’s best.