We still have a few weeks to wait until Forza Horizon 5 hits the Xbox Game Pass at launch on November 9th, but some lucky critics got the chance to start playing the game for the first time in the past few days.
The good news? they are properly impressed! There are only raves for this game. Here’s the verdict on Horizon 5 so far:
“Traveling for every race or side activity was amazing because the beauty of Mexico is unparalleled. Dynamic weather effects such as sandstorms added a new level of intensity to exploration, and each visually diverse location was unique, with a minimum of secrets to be discovered. also known as Horizon Stories, it takes you to exciting points of interest while featuring the game’s cast. “
“The map of Mexico, which I was able to explore fully in my preview of the first hour or so of the game, reminds me so much of the wonderfully vivid representation of Australia in Forza Horizon 3 and is equally challenging any narrow expectations you might have for the landscape. . Long, sandy coastlines to the east and west envelop desert, jungle, rocky desert, lush farmland and the colorful and warlike city of Guanajuato – a worthy successor to Edinburgh, the series’ most attractive urban location to date. “
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“Forza Horizon 5, for all intents and purposes, looks a lot like Horizon 4, but set in a different country … However, it’s exactly what we expected. This is one of those rare situations where ‘more than the same’ is not a criticism. “
“A lot of it just wasn’t unlocked and the big open world wasn’t connected to any other drivers, so I was testing the offline version of the game. The tumultuous emerging weather system also didn’t show up in my view outside of the two scripted sandstorms. But other than that, this was a fantastic visualization. Forza Horizon 5 makes a great first impression and I can’t wait to see what else I see at this festival south of the border. “
“Forza Horizon 5 is offering gamers the same experience we saw in Horizon 3 and 4, although now the action takes place in Mexico. Is a simple change of location and some sophisticated graphics placed on top of a cross-generation game enough to equal the magic? Of course! “
Here’s a game worthy of the Forza Horizon series, then, albeit in a new location that seems like a perfect fit for the saga. Everything is going great for this to be a great pre-Christmas addition to the Xbox Game Pass on day one.
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