With each of the new additions the developers of Forza Horizon were trying to surprise the audience. At first it was a rally-race for the sun-drenched soil of Colorado, then a trial under the showers of the Storm Islands, and after that slide on the snow-covered mountain landscapes. Now Turn 10 and Playground Games have gone further, proposing stylistic turn in the direction of the popular series of toys.
In Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels shipping us to a small island near the main location of the game, where already built a special race track, breathtaking insane loops, curves and jumps. One look at the panoramic view of the island enough to know what would be fun.
If you ever see sets, Hot Wheels, then immediately realize what it was. Instead of the usual asphalt and unpaved roads to travel we have the plastic tracks, as if coming to the game from the toy store. But the race itself now happen not in the same plane. To drive in a straight line, to overcome the kind of “horseshoe”, while soaring 50 meters over the sea level, to continue to drive in the opposite direction to perform the “dead loop”, and then to climb along the serpentine, surrounding high mountain for Hot Wheels common.
In order to stay on the surface, doing a regular flourishes, it is necessary to maintain a fairly high speed. For this purpose the developers have equipped the route with special boosters. Once on this booster, your car will add an extra hundred to the index of miles per hour and guaranteed to cope with the movement upwards. Extra grip with smooth plastic track is achieved at the expense of new tires, which are available to upgrade any car. In the rest of physics unchanged and there is as always excellent.
The authors diluted the standard for racing ring race and a sprint from point a to point B jumps, loops and breakneck speeds. The new colors will sparkle the opportunity to create their own races. Now you can replace some sections of trails. However, these opportunities are severely limited. You can only change a few special tricks of the elements of the track that is colored blue instead of orange. It’s not much, especially against the backdrop of a series of Trackmania, but nevertheless introduces an element of diversity. Also from the original game and all additional content: a high-speed camera, a drift zone and jumping.
Progress in the campaign is due to the medals that you receive for winning or participating in certain events. Finished the race – keep the medal, managed to finish in first place – catch another one. And if you have fulfilled a special condition, all three medals will become your reward.
The same applies to these additional activities – each high-speed camera, the drift zone or the leap from specially prepared jump can bring you to the three medals. Reaching a certain threshold on the number of awards you unlock new events, designed for the higher classes of cars, which is similar to the system of Blizzard Mountain.
The multiplayer remained without any significant changes. The choice represented by free-riding and co-op events with friends, as well as the online Championships, part of the lobby of twelve rivals. But the degree of fun jumped because of the possibility to have a crush while in a vertical position relative to the earth.
Stone in the garden Hot Wheels I want to throw in the meager number of new cars. With the additions to the fleet of the game has added ten new cars. At first glance it’s not bad, but only four of them made in the style of Hot Wheels. The huge plastic orange tracks don’t really want to drive the SUV or American muscle car, because all of this is the main map of the game. Here we hoped to see as many toy cars, perform crazy stunts, drive upside down, and funny take off from the road after the group clashes.
But in fact, the only one who will probably stick to this idea, only the player himself. And among the opponents bots you will not find, with rare exceptions, hot-rod with huge wheels and a big skull on the grille, stretched a racing car with two engines, which seriously hinder the visibility from the cockpit.
All because of the machines opponents are chosen at random within the same class, and four cars available in the game five hundred is a drop in the ocean.
Graphically, Hot Wheels looks amazing. Section constructed with great attention to detail. Each of these is supported by iron pillars. Boosters, giving acceleration to the car, driven by huge engines, and plastic tracks nicely illuminated with sunlight, reflected in glass surfaces. Resulted arms and reach for photomode.
Forza Horizon 3 – Hot Wheels – is a bright arcade entertainment with insanely beautiful image, which leaves behind only a pleasant experience even after passing the final check-in. And then there is no desire to leave the game, the benefit remains as yet not won medals.