More of the same, and that's OK.
Such is the quality and polish of its racing, Horizon's brand of thrilling vehicular playground antics has no serious rival.
FH5 isn't a full sim, but nor is it simplistic. Each car has its own personality, and it's capable of offering a serious challenge if you turn off the many optional assists.
The returning feature forces you out of your comfort zone, challenging you to overcome restrictions. We've had plenty of looter shooters, but Forza Horizon is turning into the first looter racer, giving you reasons to think about your garage and what fits your next goal.
The new setting is stuffed with rainforests, towns, deserts and many, many cacti to bash into. The weather is more interesting too, with dust storms adding an atmospheric twist to events.
The new custom race creator lets players drive out their own route to then share with the community. It's a flexible system, but it will probably take time before Forza's fanbase gets to grips with what's fully possible.
This is what happens when a series gets to exist without competition. It gets to take the improvements made over the course of its predecessor's life and build a new game around their inclusion.
Playground's singular series gets a lush new setting, but otherwise remains committed to tuning an already winning formula. But even a marginal improvement on the best racing series around is worth celebrating.
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