With the release date for Forza Motorsport 2 just around the corner we were lucky enough to get our hands on a pre-release copy.
After only having the game in hand for a day we are quiet impressed with the new Xbox 360 edition. The graphics are good but not quiet up to the screen shots that have been handed out over the last few months. The realistic feel has been the most impressive game play improvement. You can really see the control differences around turns comparing smaller and larger cars.
One noticeable change from the older Forza is when you start career mode, you are forced to pick a world region. This makes a huge difference in the types of cars you will be offered in the early stages. If you choose Asia like I did, it will take you much further into the game before you can choose most of the American cars. So take a moment to think about what to choose in the beginning if you want to see your favorite car anytime soon.
The tuning editor for Forza 2 is very comprehensive and includes options not seen on the likes of Sony’s Grand Turismo. The crash physics are very realistic and can be frustrating when you first start out. Even minor car damage will take a large amount of money from your race winnings.
Although we have only had time to sample a small percentage of the cars we are very impressed with their correct detail in comparison to the real thing. After spending more time with this game we will soon update the review.