As the route creator doesn’t work whatsoever, racing at this point is fairly moot, with only Goliath being a realistic longer than 3 minute challenge, and after 100 laps of the damn thing in two weeks, I’m as sick of it as I could get.
Collecting cars, especially the expensive ones, are a huge part of the challenge of Horizon, and after only two weeks playing Horizon 5, I own every Classic Racer, every Rare Classic, every Vintage Racer, as well as completing other categories.
In fact, I currently own 234 cars.
After only TWO weeks.
Isn’t that half of what’s in 5?
So another 2 weeks will see the whole lot in my garage.
Then I get to lap Goliath for the millionth time, as the route creator doesn’t work in any meaningful way!
So combined with less cars and a ridiculously generous wheelspin system, and a route creator that shouldn’t have been released in its current state, the lifespan of this game looks to be vastly shorter than 4 ever was.
With 4, I collected EVERY car (tuned and upgraded), EVERY home, and due to the route creator, that actually worked in 4, after I completed every challenge in the game, I raced for months on tracks far more interesting than Playground seemed fit to put in the standard game.
In 4, I currently have 135 million credits with nothing to spend it on, because I tuned and raced every Classic racer, every Vintage Racer, every Modern Supercar, every hypercar, every Rally Monster…
You get the picture.
Two weeks into 5, with the lack of expensive cars to collect, and the utterly disastrous route creator, I’m 2-3 days from completing everything I can complete.
For full disclosure, in 4…
I drove for 386 hours.
I raced 498 races.
I own 683 cars.
My total winnings are 653,703,893 CR
Garage value is 459,568,200 CR
Number of podiums, 322
I had 198 victories
My garage parts value is 16,818,200 CR.
So yes, I tuned a LOT.
And I’ve spent 52h 44:57 in first place
Somehow I don’t currently see 5 offering the same longevity.