A road trip – The New Indian Express
Express news service
CHENNAI: He’s known differently in different languages, “but his power… he’s universally legendary,” they say. You may know it as the “W” button or “up” arrow on your keyboard. Some know it as an upward joystick movement. Outside of the virtual world, it is known as the “accelerator”. I recently realized that this legendary button was designed to be best enjoyed in the “Forza Motorsport” universe.
Running on graphically created UK roads is now my favorite way to pass the time. Racing games have long been the most welcoming game format. Racing games don’t discriminate against skill – they have all three buttons to use, and no one can go wrong there. They represent shiny cars. They have panoramic views. They have amazing game music. Chances are, you’ve also been the unwitting consumer of a racing game at some point.
As the hype for Forza Horizon 5 increases, there is a need to revisit the declining universe of Forza Horizon 4. FH4 begins on a pleasantly rainy day in a fictional UK. As I ride on clean roads bordered by forests and lakes, glide over patches of grass, smash stone walls on surprise turns and draw tiny donuts in the dirt … I have achieved something . That it doesn’t really matter if I lose the next cross country race. I barely blink when my incompetence in driving a tractor skims half of a forest. The 4v4 game “Kings” that I lost? I did not rage about it. I am happy. The game is rewarding for itself.
FH4 is a game which has increased the minimum requirements of a good car game. The open world spoils me with a dozen different activities to choose from at any time. Influence and credit systems are effortless. Regular play can increase your credits and you can acquire a new super car every hour (hundreds to choose from). Each car offers a different playing experience, and apart from enjoying their quirks, you will also learn a bit more about automobiles.
The tranquility of this racing simulation also means that – the co-op version of the game is as enjoyable as a road trip with friends. The convoy option allows for custom races, and it gets fun depending on the cars you choose. Did you dream of racing a drag race in a 1945 Willys MB Jeep? You got it. Have you ever wanted to outshine an airplane in a Bugatti? Already done. FH4, is hands down the best game available through the Xbox Game Pass on PC and Xbox. I give it a high S2 rating on my playing scale.
(This economics graduate spends her free time preparing for the zombie apocalypse)