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Featured Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions Expansion Revealed

Discussion in 'Forza Horizon 4' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. Doug Taylor

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    Oh snap! I'm gonna take a week off work to play this expansion the whole time. NOT!
     
  2. M D Gourley

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    While I have not had the pleasure of purchasing Forza, and possibly will not, I do appreciate good modelling and marketing skills from Playground Games and the Microsoft team with the target market probably being the younger generation...with a few grown ups thrown in...myself included...LOL:D
     
  3. Dr. Death

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    Are you implying only old people seek for a realistic or semi realistic driving game?
     
  4. edzio

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    Yup, money grab to bring more "5 minute casuals" and boost game pass sales.
     
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  5. qRTTasd

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    this looks retarded
     
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  6. kamackeris

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    Lighten up guys... This looks awesome. My 7 year old would LOVE this... I would love to play this with my lad... Might even consider buying it for so we can play together.
     
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  7. HazelR

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    Well, I'm looking forward to 6pm BST when it unlocks and I can drive Lego around the map.
    Still no Cat cars though,:( I want a car with cute ears and a tail:roflmao::roflmao:



    Update at 18:00 BST,
    6.8GB update on PC, wtf?
    5.5GB on the 10th, no updates prior to 18:00 now a big one?
     
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  8. WallyTP

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    And by everyone you mean you?
     
  9. Andrew_WOT

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    Just started playing this with kids.
    Or my, it's awesome, best looking Lego game in existence.
    Well done T10 and Playground Games. :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Raikku

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    Could be just me, but cars feel somewhat arcadey'ish..
     
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  11. MarkR

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    Brilliant expansion. Put on the intro and listen to the joyful sounds the kids make...it really is every kids lego car dream, exciting, great lego humour and the usual superb Forza Horizon varied gameplay...what I'd have given to have this as a kid! The map is a good size and the sheer amount of events and things to do is impressive. If you like your open world games to be about cars rather than cowboys & horses or run and gun this is the game.

    When the kids have gone to bed it's fun to race for the grown-ups too. The little Mini Cooper S really bounces off the kerbs at the Lego Valley Raceway and the checkpoint markers have been well placed so that if you try going flat out through corners it's easy to slide wide and miss the next checkpoint. They've also placed the checkpoints inside some of the walled sections to stop the wall riders. The tuning and setups work well to change the car behaviours too. Superbly accessible for everyone and yet with great depth too for those who want it.

    Unsurprisingly they've truly captured the spirit of Lego and brought it to life - just as they did with Hotwheels last time. Racing Lego cars against the 'real' cars in the game is just genius.
     
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  12. Andrew_WOT

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    It is no doubt the best looking and most optimized racing game out there.
    If only they licensed the engine so we wouldn't have to put up with UE4 nonsense.
     
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  13. edzio

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    @MarkR - Elaborate on that "genius" part of racing Lego cars against real ones. For me it's the most dumb thing they could come up with, but I like to hear the other side. What's so interesting about that? To make things clear, I'm not against the expansion, played it last night for quite some time. I honestly think it's so colorful, so sweet, and so darn stupid that it's actually really fun to play. In my opinion though it should be limited to Lego valley and be kept away from mainland/fortune island, arcade or not those Lego cars don't fit with the real ones.
     
  14. MarkR

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    Sure. Look at this game through the lens of a child, the Lego F40 vs the FH4 'real' car it's truly something to behold. I can only tell you my kids and their friends are loving it, they have played the game and built the Speed Champions Lego sets. The little Cooper S is quick in the corners but outmatched on the straights, it is teaching real-world car differences in a way kids can relate to - just my opinion of course. Recently the British Touring Car Championship included some classic Mini races in the support programme. The Mini's stole the show and I think that is true here too.

    Take the Lego Mini and it's fun to slide around and a little tricky to handle given the short wheelbase but it's much quicker if driven smoothly. This is a message we repeat in karting lessons but it's difficult to get the idea to stick when sliding is fun for kids. The little Lego Mini makes point loud and clear.

    I can see your point about the Lego cars not fitting on the main islands if you want a more realistic experience - but FH4 has always been an exaggeration of cars abilities with offroad supercars, jumps and all that.
     
  15. qRTTasd

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    im 27 i dont wunna pay or play for babby crap glad i didnt but fh4
     
  16. kamackeris

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    So don't. You don't have to buy the game or buy the DLC... But can you not see how to a child who loves lego this is AWESOME! I don't have the game as I'm a sim racer but this is very much tempting me to buy the game so I can play this with my lego obsessed son. The sim racing community can be so po-faced!
     
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  17. GT VIRUS

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    Too the people who preorder there DLC with the expansion pass or whatever BS, tough **** too you! It's what you get for buying things without knowing what they will be
     
  18. Andrew_WOT

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    Did you mean pro or poo faced, sorry, hard to tell?
     
  19. kamackeris

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    LOL.. Po-faced... Humourless and disapproving
     
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