Now, normally if I was the only one thinking this, i’d just leave it alone, but returning to this month’s Forza Monthly’s comment section, I this most of the other players would overwhelmingly agree. Kate Yeager has no clue what she’s doing. I’m going to clarify this isn’t a hate post, but there’s a fine line between being new and having no clue what’s going on.
First off she knows nothing about cars. This is one of the more forgivable aspects, as Forza Horizon is a game, not a car magazine or news site or whatever. Heck, my car knowledge is a likely a solid 3/10. But i’d bet one car trivia night i’d win by a landslide against her. That’s saying something. She really has barely any concept of car culture or mechanics, even the basics. Another issue that’s a bit more glaring, she has no clue how to properly play Horizon 4. And judging by the fact Motorsport’s gameplay is a harder version of that, I’d bet she can’t play any Forza games properly. She just fumbles around bumping into things and literally likes using a camera mode meant for specialized rigs. Seriously, watch her play, my muscle memory from my ~500 hours of Horizon was making me cringe. She also doesn’t really seem to be fit for presenting and explaining things. I’m sure she’s a really sweet person off-camera, but she seems to be trying to hard. I really miss Mechberg’s casual, yet pumped style for presenting Forza Monthly. She’s just acting way to quirky and it’s really forced. One of the most alarming facts presented in the stream, she’s playing the Eliminator mode, and drives straight into the Horizon Festival. She drives into the festival and genuinely doesn’t recognize where she is. You know, the hub of the entire game? Where you start, what the entire game’s based off of? This goes to show she probably hasn’t played the game outside of mandatory requirement.
That’s the issue. She just doesn’t seem passionate. She doesn’t care about the Forza franchise. She’s just doing this because it’s “video-gamey” and that’s not what a monthly livestream needs. Why not have someone on that people would actually recognize and enjoy, like Don Joewon Song? I mean, he’s a father now and probably can’t, but you get the idea. If you guys need a female streamer for “diversity” or “feminism” I can guarantee you there’s chicks out there that play and actually enjoy the Forza Horizon games, cars, or both. Even someone with extensive car knowledge who’s willing to learn to play the game would hold a stream much better than her.
And i’m not alone, then entire reason for this post is the comment section seeing I wasn’t alone on her incompetence, and not by a long shot, either.
Kristofer Stoll (13 likes)-
“Get rid of the “Token Girl” and get someone who can #1. Play the game and #2. Isn’t so obviously out of her depths when it comes to cars… I honestly don’t care if it they get another female, just make sure she knows how to play and isn’t making a mockery of the franchise (in other words if you can’t find a female to fit that criteria then, dun da da da, hire a guy.) … smh… She is trying way too hard to come across like she’s hardcore but it is SOOO obvious that she should be playing Candy Crush.”
Ghost4Z (28 likes)-
“The Huracan sounds acceptable and the AE86 actually sounds really good but the lady is so darn annoying!”
HG504 (18 likes)-
“Is it so hard to find someone who’s actually good at the game, knows about cars and isn’t cringeworthy?”
Eric Clay (8 likes)-
“Not a fan of the new presenter. Also, 90% of this is just a repeat of the other Forza Horizon Torben Tuesday presentation and trying to make eliminator sound like the best thing ever.”
W4VY (6 likes)-
“god, from her knowledge of cars while playing a car game i couldn’t tell if she was 7 or 70 lmao”
Breyzipp (1 like)-
“This girl’s voice and cringe is absolutely horrible!!! Who on earth thought it was a great idea to put her on the show? I’m not watching anymore until she’s replaced.”
There’s several more comments like this, but they didn’t have the large amount of likes to properly prove my point. Feel free to go to the video’s comment section below and scroll through. We’re not asking for her to be fired, kicked out, or anything. We just need a competent host of any gender you see fit, that’s all.
Forza Monthly | January 2020 - YouTube (FORZA MONTHLY- JANUARY 2020)