This or Forza 3?

#1 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I have a sudden urge to play a Forza game. Forza 3 is half the price of Forza 4. Is the extra number worth 30 dollars? Online play is not a factor to me.

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#2 Posted by Trace (3576 posts) -

If you just have an urge for Forza and it's not likely to be for dozens upon dozens of hours, 3 should suffice. The handling's slightly more simplistic in 3, as is its single player mode, but Forza 4 mainly improves on its online functionality with stuff like clubs, Rivals mode, larger races, and that sort of thing. Aside from that, you'd really only be missing out on better tire physics and a few tracks, like the Top Gear test track.

Plus, if you find out it's not your thing, it's a lot less money burned.

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#3 Posted by Falconer (1704 posts) -

If you're a fan of the BMW M3-GTR, then Forza 3 is hands down the better game.

#4 Posted by DharmaBum (1049 posts) -

I prefer Forza 3's clean white menus and tasty music selection (even though Lance Hayes composed both of them).

#5 Posted by JasonR86 (9763 posts) -

Forza 4 is a better game with a better driving model. But I don't know if it is worth an extra $30 unless you want to get into the technicality of the game as a driving simulator. If you just want to drive fast cars then get Forza 3. If you want the game to be a bit more of a simulator get 4.

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#6 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1596 posts) -

Forza 4 has the Top Gear test track; it wins by default.

#7 Posted by Scodiac (479 posts) -

Either way you go you're gonna get a great game. I'd say Forza 4 is better because of the handling and graphic improvements(you don't care about online so I won't mention those, oops I just did.) Forza 3 has one thing I really miss having in Forza 4, Endurance Races. Choosing 3 seems like the right choice for what you want if you want to save some cash.

#8 Posted by believer258 (12100 posts) -

Damn, I've still got Forza 2 on my shelf and haven't played it much.

#9 Posted by slowbird (1748 posts) -

@ShaggyChu said:

If you're a fan of the BMW M3-GTR, then Forza 3 is hands down the better game.

Yeah, but that car is for jerks anyway.

#10 Posted by Deranged (1856 posts) -

Oh god, I hated Forza 3. I don't know what it was, the handling was way off. Forza 4 was a much better game.

#11 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@PsEG said:

Aside from that, you'd really only be missing out on better tire physics and a few tracks, like the Top Gear test track.

Aw man, I frigging love Top Gear. Obviously that isn't worth 30 bucks though >_>

thanks :)

#12 Edited by Stete (748 posts) -

I would go for 3 if you can find it the ultimate edition for under £10/$15.

#13 Posted by vaportra1l (272 posts) -

4 was on sale for 30 bucks just a couple days ago at the MS store. I just checked, the sales over now though.

#14 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Quick update. I found somebody selling Forza 3 for 10 bucks on Kijiji, in the town where I live. Baller right?

Except she's gone all weekend. Apparently Thursday and Friday are part of the weekend >_>

Anyway, it looks like Forza 3 is going to win.

#15 Posted by bibz (36 posts) -

4 for sure. Ferrari 458 and afformentioned top gear track is worth $30 to me.

#16 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@bibz said:

4 for sure. Ferrari 458 and afformentioned top gear track is worth $30 to me.

I feel like that's not useful general consumer advice.

#17 Edited by Ben_H (3411 posts) -
@bibz said:

4 for sure. Ferrari 458 and afformentioned top gear track is worth $30 to me.

Wasn't the 458 in Forza 3? It might have been DLC though. 
 
You can't go wrong either way. Forza 4 has more stuff but it costs more. Forza 3 has way nicer menus but not as many cars. 
 
Edit: yes the 458 was DLC. I forgot that I bought a DLC pack for it.

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