‘Forza: Motorsport 6’ – from Turn 10 Studios
7 out of 10
By Jack McAuslan ’16
For people who love cars and video games, “Forza Motorsport” and “Forza Horizon” seem to be some of the best games to play.
While they may not be the most realistic games in their genre, they are for sure the most popular.
I have played every “Forza” game since “Forza 2.”
“Forza Motorsport 6,” although very similar to the old “Forza Motorsport” games, is much easier to spend time in and is a lot more entertaining overall.
“Forza 6” has plenty of cars and a lot of tracks to play around with, which is one of the areas where “Forza Motorsport 5” definitely needed improvement.
“Forza 6” also has drastically improved graphics, something that the previous game did not really need improvement on, but is a welcome change nonetheless.
“Forza 6” has also finally addressed some small issues such as traction control while driving.
Realistically, traction control will almost always completely eliminate wheel spin while driving in a straight line. This was not the case for any “Forza,” until now.
Traction control is very realistic and is actually kind of fun to see in action.
My favorite thing about “Forza 6,” as it is with every “Forza,” is the new cars.
2014 and 2015 was a great year for cars, and “Forza 6” includes new models such as the Mustang GT350R, the Mercedes-AMG GTS and the Dodge Challenger Hellcat.
All three of these cars that seen as some of the best in automotive engineering nowadays and it is great to finally see them all together in the most popular racing franchise in gaming.
One problem that “Forza 6” has and will probably have trouble getting around is one car brand: Porsche.
Electronic Arts owns the rights to video game renditions of Porsches, so unless Microsoft pays to have Porsche in “Forza,” there won’t be any Porsche.
Obviously this means that, if there is a Porsche add-on in the future, we will most definitely be charged a decent amount of money for it.
This has been the case for both “Forza Motorsport 4” and “Forza Horizon 2.”
As far as pricing, it costs $60.
This is a good amount of money and, depending on your interest in cars and racing, it may not be worth spending on this game.
If you love cars and racing then it is a good buy, but if you just like casual driving, wait until the price drops.
“Forza Motorsport 6” has improved on many things that needed improvement and some things that didn’t even need fixing, making it a very good racing game for car fans.