You may have noticed that Forza Horizon 4 has been making the news lately following a weirdly disastrous Steam port patch, but today, I want to focus on the Xbox Series X experience. Revisiting older titles can feel oddly rewarding, especially from the lens of how far they've come and all the improvements they've made. I must admit, I've never been on the Xbox bandwagon until recently. I've missed my fair share of exclusives, only occasionally dabbling in some on the Xbox One. I made the transition to Xbox Series X and decided my first order of business was to re-experience Forza Horizon 4 - and I'm so glad I did.
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I've always appreciated the Forza Motorsport series from a distance, but something about the Horizon series' open world aesthetics and freeform sense of fun always captured my attention. Perhaps it reminded me of simpler times when Test Drive Unlimited was the go-to open world racer, but I've grown very fond of Forza Horizon 3 and most recently, the fourth game in particular.
Seeing the Autumn landscape quickly morph into a Winter wonderland then the scorching light of Summer is magical, to say the least.
Forza Horizon 4's open world suggests tasks and objectives to complete, but the journey is the most rewarding experience in and of itself.
Forza Horizon 4 pushes the envelope when it comes to world design. At least for racing games.
Writer. Enthusiast of all things geek. Legend has it he completed Final Fantasy VII without a memory card.
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