exists's Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360) review

More like Forza 1.5 but still great. Wireless Wheel is a must!

Played the game with the following settings >
- Manual
- All Assists OFF
- Full Simulation mode - AI Medium
- At Level 47 when review was written

What was GIANT
- Gameplay > It's a great racing sim and that's enough for me!

- Wireless Wheel > is a must-have. I tried playing with the default gamepad, i got bored after a single race and it's so forgiving it's ridiculous. Force Feedback is amazing. You're missing the whole idea of this game if you don't get the wheel, plain and simple!

- Tuning / Upgrades > very similar to the original Forza but still great and has a significant impact on driving especially with the wheel (again!).

- Car Design Customization > As expected, enhanced compared to first Forza.

- Auction > It's fun but for a short period of time and the prices cars are selling can get crazy too.

- Soundtrack > Great song selection.

What BOMBed

- Career Mode > is excruciatingly boring. I'd rather have less cars and less tracks but make it fun and non-repetitive. I'll be happy to run 40 laps in one race/track (F1 fan) but not 40 races on the same track. I'd also set the AI to Hard but for 100s of races?! I just don't have limitless hours to spend.

- Multiplayer controller > Online is better for gamepad owners which is quite ridiculous, I remember on Grand Prix PC games, gamers who owned a wheel had significantly better times than keyboard-only players which is how it should be.

- Graphics > real average to be completely honest. Check the MotoGP demo Laguna Seca and compare it to Forza. Was expecting more, much more.

- Tracks > Pretty much the same tracks as before. Needs more real tracks and less of the Cobra etc.

- Achievements > Mostly based on time spent. You could get most achievements just by hiring a driver and waiting. They could have been better distributed but they're so tied to the bad career mode so it's expected.

- Easy AI > Only 5% hit? Not enough, it should be more like 20% hit.

- Hire Driver > watching the whole race for the result is really stupid. I understand they want to avoid people going through the whole career mode in an hour but you can get over that in a different way such as slower leveling etc. In other words, think of a better solution, the existing one is pointless, why even bother having it.

How to make a GIANT BOMB
- Career Mode overhaul is absolutely required. Just copy any racing Championship, F1 is a great example!

- Qualifying would be nice

- Better pit stops with crew etc.

- Podium is nice-to-have

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