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#1 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 6:32:20 AM(UTC)
Hello, I am over 50, no girlfriend, no job, no hair...I am trying to decide if Forza Horizon 4 is too "Kiddy" for adults to enjoy playing for years to come ? Is it worth us buying the game, especially for full price ? Horizon 3, I have played for almost 2 years, I love the game.[Apart from the all too often game crashes]

It looks like Forza 4 has been "Kiddied Up", especially with the bright colours and the stupid dancing of your charachter every time you wait to do a race, and all the pointless clothes etc. What is all that doing in a racing game ? After playing Forza 4 for half a year will those dancing characters be so anoying for adults that it ruins the game to the point of us not wanting to play anymore ?

Has the "shelf life" of Horizon reduced for adults with Horizon 4 over the previous games ?

PS And why did I post this in technical ? Oops Sorry.

Edited by user Monday, October 1, 2018 7:01:07 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Because I posted this in the wrong section.

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#2 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 9:41:40 AM(UTC)
It doesn't have to be "kiddy" if you don't want. I'm almost 40 and do enjoy this game (FH3 to be specific. I'm holding on FH4 until it gets fixed) as long as it's offline away from all the loud and obnoxious.

If you like cars, this is the game to have.
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#3 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 11:01:01 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: TheHuskyGT Go to Quoted Post
It doesn't have to be "kiddy" if you don't want. I'm almost 40 and do enjoy this game (FH3 to be specific. I'm holding on FH4 until it gets fixed) as long as it's offline away from all the loud and obnoxious.

If you like cars, this is the game to have.



I prefer horses to cars ,lol......

It is hard to tell how the game is from utube videos. Plus they released it broken to the preorder people, I dont wanna lumber myself with another pc game that does not work.

Have microsoft not got a spare pc and xbox that they could have tested Horizon 4 on before releasing it ?

Oh by the way thank you for the reply.

Edited by user Monday, October 1, 2018 11:01:35 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#4 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 11:34:49 AM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post

I prefer horses to cars ,lol......


Then wait for RDR2 lol

trolling at it's finest
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#5 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:13:49 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Erol IZ Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post

I prefer horses to cars ,lol......


Then wait for RDR2 lol

trolling at it's finest


At last something to smile about on the forza 4 forum.May the force be with you !

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#6 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:31:50 PM(UTC)
Why does being kiddy bother you? Nobody's going to judge your masculinity over a video game. Just enjoy the driving =)
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#7 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:39:40 PM(UTC)
You can ignore all that stuff easily, it's annoying when you roll in your 100th pair of pointless shoes on the prize spins, but apart from that I'm really enjoying it, the map is great and there's loads of things to do.
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#8 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:46:56 PM(UTC)
It's not exactly Fortnite Horizon. Sure, there's annoying dance emotes, dumb-looking clothes and stuff, but that's just a bit of extra on top, something that doesn't really affect anything. You don't HAVE to customize your character. If anything, I'd imagine that it's the kind of thing that gets on one's nerves at first, then you just learn to ignore whatever you don't care about, and concentrate on the driving gameplay, since I assume that's what's keeping you coming back to Horizon 3.

Still, now that this stuff IS in the game, I do hope that down the line we might get some updates with more diverse character models and less jokey customization items.
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#9 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:47:44 PM(UTC)
I have been absolutely loving every minute of the game and I'm north of 40. At the end of the day, video games are there to have fun with - just enjoy the frivolity that comes with it!
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#10 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:52:16 PM(UTC)
I preordered the game and have been playing it for the last few days. The "kiddy" social stuff is very easy to avoid and the game can easily be played offline. In terms of just cruising around and relaxing in awesome cars, this game is amazing and the world map is much better and more interesting than FH3.

For racing, this game is more hit and miss. The AI solo races aren't too bad (as long as the difficulty isn't so high that the AI's blatant cheating becomes too apparent), but from what I've heard (I'm a solo player primarily) multiplayer is missing a lot of features right now and rivals are pretty much broken.

Overall, it depends what part of the game you enjoy. If it's exploring/cruising/collecting cars, then it's definitely worth getting. The game looks fantastic and runs fine on my PC (only a few CTDs so far, all outside of races), lots of cars and beautiful scenery to drive them through.

For the other stuff, I would say to wait for the price drop to give them time to fix things up and get a larger playerbase since a lot of new players come in around sales.
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#11 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:53:57 PM(UTC)
im 47 and this game is glorious.

i see nothing 'kiddy' about it, nor would i care if it was tbh.

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#12 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:56:33 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zeem Frostmaw Go to Quoted Post
Why does being kiddy bother you? Nobody's going to judge your masculinity over a video game. Just enjoy the driving =)


If the game is too kiddy it will be irritating to play for us adults real quick that is my point.

It looks to me like even the colours and decorations used in the game are specially chosen to attract kids

Most of the kids get the money from us adults to buy the games that we seem to be more and more excluded from.

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#13 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 12:57:30 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: DeadJericho Go to Quoted Post
im 47 and this game is glorious.

i see nothing 'kiddy' about it, nor would i care if it was tbh.



I think that the game graphics and the map look awesome.

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#14 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:00:28 PM(UTC)
Am a older gamer and a home owner lol..... I lost interest in Forza shortly after when Forza 5 came out I enjoyed FM4 played a few of the horizon games but could never really get back into the forza fever again , this game Forza Horizon 4 is amazing best ever , love the silly dancing . gimmicks ect , great game , great playability and its in Great Britain fantastic old bean suits you sir time for tea , looking forward to buying my first castle too ;-)
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#15 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:13:28 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: gamer1000k Go to Quoted Post
I preordered the game and have been playing it for the last few days. The "kiddy" social stuff is very easy to avoid and the game can easily be played offline. In terms of just cruising around and relaxing in awesome cars, this game is amazing and the world map is much better and more interesting than FH3.

For racing, this game is more hit and miss. The AI solo races aren't too bad (as long as the difficulty isn't so high that the AI's blatant cheating becomes too apparent), but from what I've heard (I'm a solo player primarily) multiplayer is missing a lot of features right now and rivals are pretty much broken.

Overall, it depends what part of the game you enjoy. If it's exploring/cruising/collecting cars, then it's definitely worth getting. The game looks fantastic and runs fine on my PC (only a few CTDs so far, all outside of races), lots of cars and beautiful scenery to drive them through.

For the other stuff, I would say to wait for the price drop to give them time to fix things up and get a larger playerbase since a lot of new players come in around sales.



At least you are enjoying playing I am glad for you.....I do not have the game yet see, I played the demo and I enjoyed it.

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#16 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:15:36 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: WobblyCaptain Go to Quoted Post
Am a older gamer and a home owner lol..... I lost interest in Forza shortly after when Forza 5 came out I enjoyed FM4 played a few of the horizon games but could never really get back into the forza fever again , this game Forza Horizon 4 is amazing best ever , love the silly dancing . gimmicks ect , great game , great playability and its in Great Britain fantastic old bean suits you sir time for tea , looking forward to buying my first castle too ;-)



We had a black and white television when I was young, I had hair back then too...Where did the years go ?

Thank you for answering glad you like playing Forza.

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#17 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:17:18 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post

At least you are enjoying playing I am glad for you.....I do not have the game yet see, I played the demo and I enjoyed it.



That was my understanding that you didn't have the game yet given the title of this thread, I was just giving my feedback since I do have the game.

If you've enjoyed the demo, then you'll likely enjoy the full game since it's lots more of the same.
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#18 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:23:18 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: gamer1000k Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post

At least you are enjoying playing I am glad for you.....I do not have the game yet see, I played the demo and I enjoyed it.



That was my understanding that you didn't have the game yet given the title of this thread, I was just giving my feedback since I do have the game.

If you've enjoyed the demo, then you'll likely enjoy the full game since it's lots more of the same.



I have a box full of pc games that were disappointing, overpriced, and often full of bugs.

I must admit I bought Forza Horizon 3 and the dlc''s without a second thought and I never regretted it.
The game crashes are a big issue though, and the new game has its crash issues too.

It is good to see in this thread that older gamers still enjoy playing computer games.....YAY !

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#19 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:28:02 PM(UTC)
If you are waiting for the price to drop, Microsoft often has sales around Christmas time and they might have a 25% or 33% discount.
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#20 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:28:22 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post


It is good to see in this thread that older gamers still enjoy playing computer games.....YAY !



Yep, big four zero next month and no plans to hang up the controller until the arthritis sets in lol
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#21 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:31:39 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Swooshiain Go to Quoted Post
I have been absolutely loving every minute of the game and I'm north of 40. At the end of the day, video games are there to have fun with - just enjoy the frivolity that comes with it!



I play Forza for fun too not seroius. In online races I am normally at the back of the pack behind slow pete, but I don''t care.

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#22 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:33:25 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: MEXIC075 Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post


It is good to see in this thread that older gamers still enjoy playing computer games.....YAY !



Yep, big four zero next month and no plans to hang up the controller until the arthritis sets in lol



And right you are sir. I was 40 once.

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#23 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:33:29 PM(UTC)
I'm 40 and remember my first racing game Pole Position on Atari 2600 lol. As for FH4 I love everything about it except Team Adventure. Map is great, AI as said is good to race with I'd say up to Expert. Pro and Unbeatable cheat like in FM7 with more HP than they should have. The costumes are gimmicky but yeah can totally be ignored. The properties are neat and I like the perks and bonuses they give. Also I love Aston Martins so when they said Best of Bond for Preorder I didn't hesitate to get ultimate edition.
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#24 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:37:28 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: Zat The Alien Go to Quoted Post
Hello, I am over 50, no girlfriend, no job, no hair...I am trying to decide if Forza Horizon 4 is too "Kiddy" for adults to enjoy playing for years to come ? Is it worth us buying the game, especially for full price ? Horizon 3, I have played for almost 2 years, I love the game.[Apart from the all too often game crashes]

It looks like Forza 4 has been "Kiddied Up", especially with the bright colours and the stupid dancing of your charachter every time you wait to do a race, and all the pointless clothes etc. What is all that doing in a racing game ? After playing Forza 4 for half a year will those dancing characters be so anoying for adults that it ruins the game to the point of us not wanting to play anymore ?

Has the "shelf life" of Horizon reduced for adults with Horizon 4 over the previous games ?

PS And why did I post this in technical ? Oops Sorry.



+1 for the honesty about your life lol.


I've played all the horizon games since the beginning, am also a 32 year old adult and can honestly say this game is arguably the most fun of the forza series so far. Yes, they have added some unnecessary things such as avatar dance emotes, etc., but to be honest it doesn't negatively effect the experience. It's still the same fun, open world racing experience but with a ton of added content as far as online competition goes. Additionally, I was unsure about the seasonal changes and what they would mean for the online experience, but now that I've had a few days to use the game, I can highly recommend it as an exciting feature. There are new seasonal championships available which change with the online season period of one week which so far I've had fun participating in. The car lineup is great, the world so far seems fantastic, dynamic weather, amazing looking lighting (especially in the evening), increased number of races/championships and online game modes.

I would recommend buying now as you would probably have the most fun during the first year of this game when online user participation is at its highest. You won't be bothered by some of the "kiddy" features as the only time you see them (dancing emotes) is after a race, which in the previous games was also just filled with a cutscene of players standing around. The only thing I've noticed the new social features effecting is wheel spins, as clothing items and emotes are now a part of wheel spin options. That being said, it also seems like they have increased the number of wheel spins you get in this game, so to be honest, I really doubt the additional items will result in less money or vehicles being won. All that being said, go for it and get the game man. You won't be disappointed. As soon as they get the online networking issues resolved on windows 10 (and some of the performance issues on console or slower GFX cards), I really think this game is going to be argued as the best in the series, and maybe even game of the year.
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#25 Posted : Monday, October 1, 2018 1:38:10 PM(UTC)
Originally Posted by: P00hhead Go to Quoted Post
If you are waiting for the price to drop, Microsoft often has sales around Christmas time and they might have a 25% or 33% discount.


Oh they do an "old mans" price at christmas then ? lol.

So kind of you to answer the thread, thank you man.

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