Pick up Horizons, or wait for Most Wanted?

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#1 Posted by Stahlbrand (903 posts) -

I don't see buying two open world arcade racers in the same season, but I'm not sure which one to settle on. Any opinions?

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#2 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

Wait for it as I think Critirion will do wonderful things with most wanted.

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#3 Posted by inevpatoria (7064 posts) -

I bought Horizon and will absolutely buy Most Wanted.

They are equals. You need to know whether you want road trippin' or cop chasin'. And that'll be your answer.

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#4 Posted by DharmaBum (1703 posts) -

Depends on whether you prefer driving actual cars or steering a rocket on roller skates.

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#5 Posted by kindgineer (3087 posts) -

@DharmaBum said:

Depends on whether you prefer driving actual cars or steering a rocket on roller skates.

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#6 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

I'm going to wait for Most Wanted. Horizon does look great though. Might get it on Black Friday if it goes on sale.

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#7 Edited by handlas (3172 posts) -

After being initially put off by what I saw of Horizon... I played the demo and came around on it. Been great so far. The game is gorgeous to look at. Some of the stuff in Most Wanted sounds cool tho. Working your way up to race against the "most wanted" cars and what-not.

Either way, seems like you can't go wrong picking up either. Horizon is already out tho! So I bought it. I also prefer the car handling in Horizon over Hot Pursuit.

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#8 Edited by Krushr (62 posts) -

Was initially going to avoid Horizons and just go straight for Most Wanted but the Quick Look, Jeff's review and the demo turned me around on it. That and the voice GPS stuff with the Kinect is pretty cool.

That said, I'm getting both.

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#9 Posted by Demoskinos (17326 posts) -

Dude go for Horizons its tons of fun and we already have a huge crowd of people in the Giantbomb Car Club.

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#10 Posted by Hamst3r (5254 posts) -

Boo Forza. Yay Need for Speed.

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#11 Edited by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

Horizon has really surprised me so far. Considering the pedigree, I expected it to be pretty solid, but I really didn't expect it to be nearly as incredible as it is. Right now, it honestly might be my favorite driving game since Burnout Paradise. Next week I might be saying that NFS:MW has that crown...which is pretty insane.

I haven't played Most Wanted yet, but I'm going to guess you probably aren't going to go wrong with either.

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#12 Posted by inevpatoria (7064 posts) -

@Chaser324 said:

Horizons has really surprised me so far. Considering the pedigree, I expected it to be pretty solid, but I really didn't expect it to be nearly as incredible as it is. Right now, it honestly might be my favorite driving game since Burnout Paradise. Next week I might be saying that NFS:MW has that crown...which is pretty insane.

I haven't played Most Wanted yet, but I'm going to guess you probably aren't going to go wrong with either.

This is my sentiment exactly. Even down to the "I'm probably crazy but Most Wanted might be punch-for-punch as good" part.

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#13 Edited by Chaser324 (8080 posts) -

@HistoryInRust: Yeah, kinda insane that we would get driving games this great two weeks in a row. I'm just hoping this isn't a mutually assured destruction scenario like we saw play out two years ago when Bizarre Creations and Black Rock (both now closed down) released Blur and Split/Second on two consecutive weeks.

I'm thinking that won't happen here, but it's just a thought in the back of my mind. These games are a step above those in quality and have major franchise juice, so they should be able to weather a little competition.

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#14 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (2067 posts) -

I got Horizon yesterday, and while it definitely seems like a great open world racer with a lot of depth, I'm personally counting on Criterion's touch to make NFS a more fun game. I've always loved Criterion most of all racing developers, though. Then again, I was deliriously sick yesterday too, so I'll probably have to go make sure that the Forza I thought I dabbled in wasn't all some kind of fever dream.

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#15 Posted by zombie2011 (5502 posts) -

I played around with the game at my friends house and i have to say, Forza is fantastic!

I just love driving around the world, it's so enjoyable and the landscape is beautiful. That is something i doubt will be in NFS seeing it seems to be set in a city like most open world racing games. Also because the the world of Forza isn't a city the traffic isn't so dense which makes driving that much more enjoyable. I hated continuously crashing into cars in paradise while i was just trying to get to the next event.

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#16 Posted by Spitznock (1169 posts) -

I'd say it depends on what you're into. Forza Horizon is more relaxed than the previous entries by terms of handling model and vehicle damage and the such, but Forza seems more focused on actually racing, where as I'm expecting (and this is going off of preview coverage) Most Wanted to be more about screwing around the world itself.

In my opinion the latter seems more interesting (mostly because I have plenty of traditional racing games already), but I don't expect to get much racing done in it, as it appears to be built in the same vein as Burnout Paradise, in which racing was the LAST thing you wanted to do. Depends on what you're looking for.

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#17 Posted by Sterling (4116 posts) -

I think the cars in Horizon don't quite feel right. I am not sure what it is either. They just don't handle like they should. I don't know if its some setting that its turned on or if its the game itself. But most of the cars seem either floaty or like they have broken steering.

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#18 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1387 posts) -

I am waiting for most wanted.

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#19 Posted by Grilledcheez (4067 posts) -

I'm going to buy most wanted

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#20 Edited by Stahlbrand (903 posts) -

As it happens, I bought Horizons on my way home from work and have really enjoyed it so far.

I always wish there were more shit cars in these games. If I could drop a turbo in my 2000 Pontiac Sunfire and take it to the festival, I would grin from ear to ear.

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