Hopelessly addicted. (pictures bonanza)

Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

 I love this game too much, because For some reaosn i have been playing it all day everyday ever since i got back from germany. There's a good reason for that though. It's fucking awesome. Just to give you an idea of how too much i love it, i have driven over 2000 miles in this game, and have spent over 20 hours driving - NOT actual playtime, time actually on the track, so excluding those many hours in the auction house, searching for online games, in the livery editor, tuning cars... Now i just found this out by pressing Y when on the 'my stats' tab.

it gets better though. It also says i have only done 20% of the single player. Let;s do the math - To complete it at 100%, i would have driven roughly... 10000 miles?! And 2000 miles, divided by 20 hours means i have an average speed of just under 100mph. Not bad.

all this is very interesting, but what makes forza 2 the BEST racing experience? is it...


crazy exhilarating driving?


drifting, with added lame photoshop effect?


Sheer intensity and the sweet, giddy taste of victory?


970 horsies, all coursing through your rumble pak?


satisfying smoothness?































































































The lunchborgini?


Smells like LIVERY EDITOR!







































Or how about the community?

So there you go. My weeks gaming in pictures. Sorry gran turismo, but you've been bested ;) also last week i did something similar with PGR
#1 Edited by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

 I love this game too much, because For some reaosn i have been playing it all day everyday ever since i got back from germany. There's a good reason for that though. It's fucking awesome. Just to give you an idea of how too much i love it, i have driven over 2000 miles in this game, and have spent over 20 hours driving - NOT actual playtime, time actually on the track, so excluding those many hours in the auction house, searching for online games, in the livery editor, tuning cars... Now i just found this out by pressing Y when on the 'my stats' tab.

it gets better though. It also says i have only done 20% of the single player. Let;s do the math - To complete it at 100%, i would have driven roughly... 10000 miles?! And 2000 miles, divided by 20 hours means i have an average speed of just under 100mph. Not bad.

all this is very interesting, but what makes forza 2 the BEST racing experience? is it...


crazy exhilarating driving?


drifting, with added lame photoshop effect?


Sheer intensity and the sweet, giddy taste of victory?


970 horsies, all coursing through your rumble pak?


satisfying smoothness?































































































The lunchborgini?


Smells like LIVERY EDITOR!







































Or how about the community?

So there you go. My weeks gaming in pictures. Sorry gran turismo, but you've been bested ;) also last week i did something similar with PGR
#2 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

I heard Forza is pretty sweet. And you ARE addicted.

#3 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

tee hee i know. You should get playing and we'll have a race with RH :P  and just maybe captain slow AKA purerok

#4 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3504 posts) -

I need to go back and finish collecting cars.  I'm only missing two from Europe, but still a bunch from North America and Asia.  I have high expectation for Forza 3.

#5 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@Origina1Penguin said:
" I need to go back and finish collecting cars.  I'm only missing two from Europe, but still a bunch from North America and Asia.  I have high expectation for Forza 3. "
Oh yes. Forza 3 will be amazingt
#6 Posted by fallen_elite (380 posts) -

Yeah Forza rocks.  Nice pics.

#7 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@fallen_elite: Thanks!

Here's how fun lack of grip can be...










#8 Posted by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Sweet blog mate ^+^ - the mroe you post on this game the more i regret having not picked it up sooner - would you say it handled more arcadey ?? or is it a bit more reeled in to the (hate to comapre them) turismo territory? either way the game seems to have a lot more emphasis on speed and racing than car porn - even though those screens look gorgeous!!

#9 Posted by 71Ranchero (2797 posts) -

This game makes me want to get another 360 really bad. I dont understand how the Gran Tourismo guys can spend soooooooo damn long on a game and it still be a bit crap. Forza is like sex but without the cleanup.

#10 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@OmegaPirate said:
" Sweet blog mate ^+^ - the mroe you post on this game the more i regret having not picked it up sooner - would you say it handled more arcadey ?? or is it a bit more reeled in to the (hate to comapre them) turismo territory? either way the game seems to have a lot more emphasis on speed and racing than car porn - even though those screens look gorgeous!! "
not really arcadey - There's a lot involved in turning, like tuning setups, braking distance, grip, throttle, line, etc but once you get a feel for things it's pretty sweet
#11 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@Atramentous said:
" This game makes me want to get another 360 really bad. I dont understand how the Gran Tourismo guys can spend soooooooo damn long on a game and it still be a bit crap. Forza is like sex but without the cleanup. "
They spend too much time doing useless detali on the car's hedlamps instea dof making the game well... better
#12 Posted by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -

Awesome blog man, i think ill squeeze one out soon, and probably the last before the forza 3 blogs start =P

I dont tune my cars, i pay other people to tune them, or get my brother to do it.


Ever see a porsche doing a wheelie in Forza 2?
You will when i upload pics!
#13 Posted by Grilledcheez (3956 posts) -

BEST racing game EVER!  The only achievement I don't have is the online credit one...I think I'm over halfway there.

#14 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@RandomHero666 said:
" Awesome blog man, i think ill squeeze one out soon, and probably the last before the forza 3 blogs start =P
I dont tune my cars, i pay other people to tune them, or get my brother to do it.


Ever see a porsche doing a wheelie in Forza 2?
You will when i upload pics!
"
You see that link i posted as "the community"? THAT, is a TUNING SETUP caclulator. And it actually works :O i use it all the time
#15 Posted by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -
@crunchUK said:
" @RandomHero666 said:
" Awesome blog man, i think ill squeeze one out soon, and probably the last before the forza 3 blogs start =P
I dont tune my cars, i pay other people to tune them, or get my brother to do it.


Ever see a porsche doing a wheelie in Forza 2?
You will when i upload pics!
"
You see that link i posted as "the community"? THAT, is a TUNING SETUP caclulator. And it actually works :O i use it all the time "
I didnt see that til you posted it, nice one :P

Also i cant get my car to wheelie anymore, done it yesterday though.

Heres a teaser: 
  
#16 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

O_O

#17 Edited by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -

I have a working wheelie car nao, its tricky getting the technique right but i nailed it  =D

Will send u a copy of it later if you want, working on gettin my all cars from UK achievement now.

EDIT: 
Fucking Pimp!!

#18 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -

coolios, i cba to egt achivements because the forza ones all suck. I WANT TO DRIVE FAST CARS DAMMIT. come to think about it, there isn't a single achivement that rewards fast driving. WTF?

#19 Posted by RandomHero666 (3182 posts) -

True, pretty much all of Forza's achievements are hard as nails to get without devotion. 

And no fast driving achievements.. there is the "hard charger" and some others i forget that reward ye for driving well.. not fast =[
#20 Posted by crunchUK (5963 posts) -
@RandomHero666 said:
" True, pretty much all of Forza's achievements are hard as nails to get without devotion. 
And no fast driving achievements.. there is the "hard charger" and some others i forget that reward ye for driving well.. not fast =[
"
Yeah but to get hard charger you just need to buy a really fast car and enter a proving grounds event... not be awesome

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