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Forza Motorsport 6 Review Thread

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[IGN] Days of Thunder - 9/10
Forza Motorsport 6 boasts some of the finest racing you can find on console. Easily worth the upgrade from Forza 5.
Like a big bucket of Hot Wheels brought to life, Forza Motorsport 6 is first-order car porn for the automobile obsessed but remains an accessible and exciting racer for those who just want to drive fast in something red with a horse logo on it. It’s spinning its wheels in a few areas but what’s here is undoubtedly some of the finest racing you can find on console and easily worth the upgrade from Forza 5.
[GameInformer] New Additions & Familiar Problems - 7.75/10
It's not a contradiction that Forza 6 is as fun as it is disappointing. Its faults and omissions do not make it a bad game or one that veers dramatically from the franchise's path. But what exactly is the series' philosophy? We've seen the career mode change from iteration to iteration, with the developer unable to define where it wants to go and therefore build upon a foundation in successive years. Turn 10 talks about its passion for cars, and that's evident on the track, but players have to feel it elsewhere, too.
[Destructoid] Turn 10 turns a new leaf - 9.5/10
For me though, it was enough to outright bring me back into the racing fold. I found myself racing for hours, racking up credits, ferociously buying new cars to add to my garage, and cursing at my friend's Drivatars. Forza 6 is the new king of simulation racing.
[NDTV Gadgets] Taking Pole Position - 9/10
Barring a few technical concerns, there's absolutely no reason Xbox One owners have to not purchase Forza Motorsport 6. It's brimming with content and gives you oodles of control to tailor the experience to your skill level and preference. You might not be a fan of racing games but Forza Motorsport 6 does an admirable job of trying to change that.
[Polygon] Feedback Loop - 8/10
THE LOSS OF TOP GEAR DOESN'T PREVENT CONTROL IMPROVEMENTS FROM MAKING THEIR MARK ON FORZA
With the loss of some of its personality, Forza Motorsport 6 sometimes feels like a little less than the sum of many much improved parts, and there are certain quality-of-life changes that feel increasingly overdue. But these are only distractions, bumps in the road that make Forza feel "just" great when looked at from a distance. And in the playing, Turn 10 feels like it's found its line even more effectively.
[Gamespot] Sebring it on! - 8/10
Forza 6's flaws are few. The pre- and post-race visuals as well as the replays still run at less than 60 frames per second. While maxing out at 30 frames per seconds didn’t hurt the likes of Forza Horizon or Grid 2, going back and forth from the smoothness of a race to the less than fluid scenes at the pit in Forza 6 is off-putting. Then there are the low-resolution liveries, which look great when these designs are tearing up the track at 150 miles per hour, but look less than stellar in the showroom.

As merely the second installment for the Xbox One, Forza Motorsport 6 not only keeps up with the high bar set by Forza 5, it capitalizes on that foundation of quality. The Mod system and the weather effects are reasons enough for Forza 5 enthusiasts to seriously consider this sequel and the abundance of difficulty and assist options makes Forza 6 an immensely accessible driving simulation for newcomers.
[GodIsAGeek] 9.5/10
Indeed, Forza 6 is a content-rich and superbly tweaked version of the motorsports title we’ve fallen in love with over the years. The simulation racing has never felt so real, the roster is once again magnificently abundant, the visuals truly breath-taking and the new rain and night driving a treat we’ve been clamouring for for so very long. It’s a spectacular package that meets the high expectations of race driver wannabe’s the world over. If snow and sleet were added to it, it’d be perfect.
[The Verge] Just buy it
Still, these are minor quibbles in the scheme of a truly magnificent game. It is beautiful, extremely deep, and has enough modes and features to keep you entertained forever. (I haven’t even mentioned the multiplayer modes, including Forza 5’s "Rivals" and full-fledged leagues that are matched to your skill level.) If you liked Forza 5, you will love 6. Heck, even if you disliked 5 there’s a good chance you’ll like 6, if for no other reason than the fact that it’s the new standard-bearer for graphics realism on the Xbox One. As I said from the top: just buy it.
GamesRadar - 3/5
This is a true showcase for Xbox One in every area except the racing. Inconsistent difficulty, random payouts and way too many dull events seriously spoil the party.
[WeGotThisCovered] 4.5/5
Forza Motorsport 6 is, without a doubt, the best simulation racing game ever made. Not only is it chock full of content, but it's also fine-tuned to near perfection and an absolute blast to play.
[ACG][Youtube]Forza Motorsport 6 Review - "Buy, Wait for a Sale, Rent, Never Touch It?"

[egmnow]Leaving the competition in its dust - 9.5/10
Forza Motorsport 6 is a welcome shot in the arm for the series. Easily the best entry the franchise has produced, Forza 6 introduces tons of new online and offline gameplay that should make players want to stay in the driver’s seat for as long as possible this fall.
[autoblog] Turn 10 Finishes What FM5 Started
Forza Motorsport 6 will to appeal to a lot of gamers, whether they be casual or serious racing fans. But more than any one group, FM6 going to lure in those who were disappointed by Forza 5. This is a far more complete, entertaining, and engaging game in every way. Not only does it finally deliver a reasonable car and track listing, but it offers a wide variety of experiences outside of the career aspect. There's still room for improvement, but you'll be hard pressed to find another title that can so easily suck in hours and hours of your day. Forza Motorsport 6 will be open for owners of the $99.99 Ultimate Edition on September 10, while everyone else will gain access on September 15.
More Reviews:
in case you guys are still adding to the OP
GameZone Review - No score but positive review
"If you were among those that felt that Forza 5 was a small step in the wrong direction for the series, Forza 6 seems like the perfect apology letter to its dedicated fans. Everything about it, from presentation to gameplay is refined to maximize fun, and eliminate grind. If you own an Xbox One, considering yourself lucky to be able to play, what is easily the best racing simulator on the market."
Our review - a little late to the party, but very positive.

http://bestgameever.co.uk/2015/09/09/forza-motorsport-6/
GTplanet just posted a review..

https://www.gtplanet.net/forza-motorsport-6-hands-on-review/?utm_content=buffer50d57&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Conclusion
Forza 5, despite being one of the most impressive launch titles yet seen, wasn’t a must-have title for a lot of people. It’s not entirely the game’s fault, as it was a follow-up to an incredibly strong title from the last generation (Forza 4).

Forza 6 rights nearly every criticism levelled at Forza 5, doubling the car count and nearly doing the same for the tracks, while further improving the physics engine. Not only that, but it adds the much-requested weather and night features while maintaining its commitment to 1080p/60fps. The career progression is a little linear off the bat, the weather isn’t dynamic in the face of the competition, but you’ll be having too much fun in this love ballad to the automobile to care too much. Forza 6 is firing on all cylinders, and this is absolutely a must-have title for 2015.


Some Video Reviews:
Inside Sim Racing guys have been really positive.
Been enjoying their videos from there amazing setup.
https://www.youtube.com/user/simracingtonight/videos
v0mitg0d said:
I streamed about 45 minutes of the game with some other GAFers and we had a blast. I played some Top Gear challenges, Vintage Experimental stuff and some Indicar too. Thanks!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLHEP0i90Z0
Here is my video review, no score but positive recommendation. Best Sim racing for me. Recommended for all fans of racing games. https://youtu.be/h2rCx10N0Nk

Reviews in other Languages
Our ( Dutch) review: XET 9/10
Our review: onlinecenter.pl (in Polish) - 9-/10
Great scores, I can't wait to try it myself.
Everyeye 9.3
IGN IT 9.0

90+ metascore seems pretty achievable
Just one note. There's one thing I did while playing for review purposes the other day: you guys should try and play some Forza 5 and Project CARS in between your long F6 sessions, if at all possible. That makes the difference and the many improvements fond here much more apparent. Not only graphics-wise, but also handling, physics, presentation, etc. And btw, I do like new Career mode.

I added a 9/10 2nd opinion here.
VGNetwork.it - 9
"Trust us, in Italy we do know cars. And Forza Motorsport has now regained the throne of best racing game out there."
8.7 in Belgium. Definitely worth it and it seems to give Driveclub and Project CARS a run for their money in certain areas.
Here's ours:

http://www.forzamotorsport.es/2015/09/analisis-fondo-de-forza-motorsport-6.html

It's in spanish, but I can sum it up to you...instant buy.
Lock, if old.
Hope i included almost all reviews in OP. :)
 
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Looks like reviews will be good. I enjoyed my time with the demo and will probably buy my copy around black friday.
 

Karak

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As expected, a lot of 9s. Some questionable scores, but whatever.
Reading other threads I bet a good group of people aren't to happy about the weather effects and their impact. I heard...some grumbling prior.

Forza 5 was 60 FPS, was it not?
Yep supposedly but then all the hubub came about that it dropped at random times, then patches caused issues later. You can read about it in their forums. This one never ever drops below 60 in gameplay...like ever. And I tried with an endurance race which was apparently a weakpoint of 5. I tried by jamming up entire sections of cars in Rio. Just solid.
 

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I thought a racing game had to be open world to get a 9 how times have changed since last year =/ congrats to turn ten anyway
 

BigTnaples

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Great scores, but I am hesitant because of getting burned by Forza 5, which has been my only disappointment of this generation.

Will wait for user impressions.

The graphics are nice, but Driveclub still has it beat, so Verges comment really holds no bearing for me.
 

Mohonky

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I thought a racing game had to be open world to get a 9 how times have changed since last year =/ congrats to turn ten anyway
Add some pig fat and you got some prime crackle right here.

Looks like this was a decent upgrade for the series then. Sounds good.

Edit: holy shit only 20 posts in and already that other game has been mentioned twice.
 

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One of those reviews made a really weird claim about what could and couldn't happen in a real car at high speeds.
 

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Good scores, although I had already pre ordered the Ultimate Edition, hope it translates into sales for Turn 10.
Cant wait til Thursday
 

Mohonky

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Great scores, but I am hesitant because of getting burned by Forza 5, which has been my only disappointment of this generation.

Will wait for user impressions.

The graphics are nice, but Driveclub still has it beat, so Verges comment really holds no bearing for me.

Driveclub is out on Xbone?
 

c0de

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"We've seen the career mode change from iteration to iteration, with the developer unable to define where it wants to go and therefore build upon a foundation in successive years."

That's my only complaint I have. I hope some day they will include all the good and varying ideas all the Forza's once had into one game.
 

Trace

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Great reviews all around. Glad to see they fixed whatever the hell they did wrong with FM5.



Is Driveclub locked 60 fps?
No, but it looks twice as good as Forza to make up for it.

On the plus side, this makes up for it in gameplay, Driveclub could be a little too far on the arcade side at times.
 

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Looks good. Now I just need to decide

1) Physical or digital and

2) Do I sell Horizon 2 or are they different enough to justify having both?
 

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The graphics are nice, but Driveclub still has it beat, so Verges comment really holds no bearing for me.
Driveclub is out on Xbox and is locked to 60 fps? My god I must have been living under rock not to hear this.

Anyways, great reviews and my pre order has already taken payment so should be shipped soon.
 

c0de

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Great scores, but I am hesitant because of getting burned by Forza 5, which has been my only disappointment of this generation.

Will wait for user impressions.

The graphics are nice, but Driveclub still has it beat, so Verges comment really holds no bearing for me.
Someone is gonna do a review thread right?

Whatever the scores its going to be mayhem.

If it wasn't first thing in the morning I'd entertain myself with downing a shot everytime driveclub is mentioned and a pint everytime someone is banned.
from http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1058304

Driveclub is out on Xbone?
No, but it looks twice as good as Forza to make up for it.
Driveclub is out on Xbox and is locked to 60 fps? My god I must have been living under rock not to hear this.

Anyways, great reviews and my pre order has already taken payment so should be shipped soon.



And we are on the first page...
 

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How many tracks are there?
Alps
Bathurst
Brands Hatch
Catalunya
Circuit of the Americas
Daytona
Hockenheim
Indy
Laguna
Lemans
Lime Rock
Long Beach
Monza
Nurburgring
Prague
Road America
Road Atlanta
Rio
Sebring
Silverstone
Sonoma
Spa
Test Track
Top Gear
Watkins Glen
Yas Marina
 

Bits N Pieces

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Some really good numbers, congrats Helios and all at Turn10.

Looks like some excellent improvements and gameplay additions.

Cant wait for it to unlock :)
 

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Ya tracks is a bit deceiving as usual as you have a boatload of variations and then weather which, for many, is going to completely change their lines.
 

Rosur

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Nice scores (highest on the Xbox one now right?), shame I'm not interested in just track racing (I'll stick to my Forza Horizon).
 

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Driveclub is out on Xbone?
Driveclub is out on Xbox and is locked to 60 fps? My god I must have been living under rock not to hear this.

Anyways, great reviews and my pre order has already taken payment so should be shipped soon.
Lol really?

No. But owning multiples of both consoles, being the "Best Looking Racer if Xbox One is all you have" is not a selling point for me.

I already have Day 1 Edition Forza 5, thought it was shit compared to Forza 4. Hoping Forza 6 is a ton better, but as of now, I will wait for NeoGaf Impressions. Meanwhile, if I have the urge to see a great looking racer, I will play Driveclub. Verge's assertion that the graphics are good enough to make me like Forza 6 when I disliked Forza 5, are a moot point when I already own a better looking racer than both.

One of the benefits of owning all consoles is you don't have to get emotionally invested in defending exclusives from perceived attacks like some in this thread are so eager to do.
 

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Ya tracks is a bit deceiving as usual as you have a boatload of variations and then weather which, for many, is going to completely change their lines.
Yes Nurburgring in the list doesn't really tell you that this includes both the modern GP series and the massive Nordschleife track too.