GAME | Forza Motorsport 5

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What would an automotive blog be without a reference of some sort to the car scene we all love so dearly? Well, pretty dull, that’s for sure. That’s why this week, I am dedicating my Game entry to the racing simulator, Forza motorsport 5, only on xbox one. Forza Motorsport has been in production since 2005 and has stayed loyal to the xbox console. For some people, it’s the reason why we bought an xbox console in the first place.

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Forza Motorsport 5 features well known international tracks in inch-perfect detail, such as Spa, Bathurst, Yas Marina, Silverstone and Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe.

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The main attractions to this game, (and of fact the whole series) is the way that every car in the game is customizable. Be it you want to make your car sound louder, you can do that by customizing your air intake to a race-like carbon fiber induction kit, or even install a racing stainless steel straight-through exhaust system. There are even sports options, if it’s not a race setup you’re going for. Body kits are also available for most cars. What about rollcages you may ask? Well, you can have those too. Install larger brake discs, lower your car on racing coilovers, and even change the rims to any you may like, with a choice of size and width you want, all of which make a car of your choice look exactly how you wish. But it doesn’t stop there. You can also change the colour of said car to literally anything you wish, tint your windows, or even paint your rims. And just to top it all off, there is a vinyl editing section where you can go completely bonkers and design anything on the car that comes into the creative minds of real car enthusiasts all over the world. You can make a perfectly accurate drift car, race car, or even a replica of cars from the movies. Anything you can think of, can be done in amazing high definition of the powerful xbox one console.

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Take some time to admire your work in the new and improved ‘Forzavista’ mode, where you can inspect every inch of any car in the game, open the doors, sit inside, look around a bit more and even start the engine and hear what your creation sounds like!

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It features Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond from Top Gear for the game’s commentary when choosing a new event, championship, or league. Some of the dialog is quite amusing as well, and definitely adds to the games experience.

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Drifting feels just at home playing Forza with it’s amazing realistic handling characteristics of each and every car in the game. S15’s just love to slide!

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The outrageous 4 rotor Le Mans car from the early 90’s is also present, the Mazda 787B. And with it comes it’s unique deafening tone, one that isn’t heard from many cars these days.

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The famous 2JZ motor from the well known – and well loved Toyota Supra in all it’s high definition glory.
 
For a car enthusiast: this game is an absolute must have.
 
Words & Photos: Nick O’Connor.

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