Whether it be the physics-based realism, the customisation options or the veritable car-porn on offer, Forza Motorsport 3 is destined to be an excellent game, and for the pre-order price of just £31.97 from Tesco Direct!
According to a price-comparison, Tesco Direct’s offer for Forza 3 laps its competitors as the cheapest around, saving almost four pounds! The Forza games are considered the best racing simulators available, alongside Sony’s Gran Turismo series, and the third instalment seems on course to continue that tradition.
Forza 3 is a racing simulator, which means unlike Need for Speed or Burnout, the developers have focused on recreating the actual experience of driving a two-tonne car at one hundred miles per hour around abrupt corners and bends. The game calculates a mind-boggling amount of distinct factors, such as velocity, inertia, engine-heat, and even tyre-degradation.
Racing simulators can, however, often come across as soulless. Such is their focus on realism, the concept of personality or style is ignored altogether. Forza manages to avoid this pitfall, with deep customisation tools, key among them being the ‘paint’ option. If you’re interested, Google some Forza 2 creations, and see just how powerful the tools are, with a plethora of wonderfully themed vehicles.
For Forza 3, the developers are particularly proud of their new graphics engine, pumping more polygons into their pitch-perfect car models, bolstering the physics-calculations and still maintaining a smooth 60FPS frame-rate. It’s not quite photorealistic, but it’s a staggeringly beautiful game, nonetheless.
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