Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions - Forza Brings More Toys To Life

Forza Horizon 4 | LEGO F40 | For Gamers Like Me
 Forza Horizon 4's second expansion, LEGO Speed Champions, is about you, one of Horizon's racers, completing challenges and collecting bricks to build your own master builder house. The house includes, a soccer field, a dinosaur, a UFO, and a gigantic golden statue. There are several LEGO cars to unlock by collecting bricks: the LEGO McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and the MINI Cooper S. There is also a Barn Find, another LEGO car. The car is rumored to be a light gray Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0. There are, upon receiving the LEGO cars, showcase events against the real cars. If you win the showcase, you get the real thing added to your garage as well.

Forza Horizon 4 | LEGO MINI Cooper S | For Gamers Like Me
If you complete all of the challenges and finish your house, you become the Horizon Festival's Master Builder. If you win the final championship race, you also become a LEGO Speed Champion. Some of the challenges are more difficult, like destroying 500 Bonus Cubes. Others are more simple, like winning races.

The most exciting feature of this expansion is the map. The map includes a desert area, complete with dinosaur bones, and most importantly, a real racetrack. The racetrack includes its own starting grid, an oval track, and a drag strip. This expansion might not be the best of FH4, but it definitely has the best map.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Forza Horizon 4 Fortune Island - Treasure Hunting Forza Style

Forza Horizon 4 | Lighthouse | For Gamers Like Me
Forza Horizon 4 has 2 expansions to buy and play, Fortune Island and LEGO Speed Champions. Fortune Island was the first expansion to be released, having been released on December 13th. This expansion includes a brand new map, with a viking beach and twisting cliff side roads. It also has a new story, bringing riddles and prizes every influence milestone you reach. After you solve a riddle, a photo appears on your map, showing the treasure chest at its location. Once you find the chest, you have to crash into it. Inside the chest is 1,000,000 credits, and it also might contain one of the new cars. This pack includes the Lamborghini Urus, BMW M5, Ram Rebel TRX, Koenigsegg CC8S, Exomotive Exocet Off-Road, Lamborghini Aventador J, Saleen S5S Raptor, Morris Minor II, Funko F9, and the Gymkhana 8 Ford Fiesta.

Forza Horizon 4 | Lightning | For Gamers Like Me
Fortune Island also brings new features to the game. With the expansion, Trailblazer Gates were introduced. Starting at the gate, you race to a destination without a set route. You have to do it in a certain amount of time to get 3 stars. This expansion also brought two new weather patterns available in Free Roam or in races: Aurora and thunderstorms. Aurora is only available at nighttime and lets you see the Northern Lights in the sky as you race. Thunderstorms bring harsh rain and lots of lightning to make driving harder and more dangerous. Combine the storms and the sheer cliff drops, and that creates a very exciting races.

Fortune Island is definitely my favorite of the two current expansions, because of the many new features and the new cars that were added.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Forza Horizon 4 - The Best Racing Game On Xbox One

Forza Horizon 4 | Blue Regera | For Gamers Like Me
Forza Horizon 4 was released on Xbox One in November of 2018, and was met with amazing praise. It won Best Racing Game of E3 in 2018, and it's new expansion, LEGO Speed Champions, won Best Racing Game of E3 2019. It released with 460 cars, and Playground Games add new cars to earn in challenges often. Recent challenge cars include the McLaren MP4-12C and the Koenigsegg CCX It has included cars that have rarely been in recent games, like the TVR Griffith or the Rimac C_Two. Each expansion comes with around 10 cars to earn. However, at the time of this post the last 7 cars of LEGO Speed Champions have not been released or revealed, including the barn find.

Forza Horizon 4 | Red SLS | For Gamers Like Me
Forza Horizon 4 also has amazingly realistic graphics. It looks much better than the last game, even though I use an original Xbox One and not the S or the X. I use this to my advantage when taking pictures. The new paint customization system is also improving on the last game, letting you change secondary colors and the colors of your car's trim. You can also paint the different parts of the wheels you have on your car. This game also adds new upgrades to cars, like more body kits and the new addition of wheel spacers to most of the cars.

Forza Horizon 4 | Black Agera R | For Gamers Like Me
This game is by far my favorite game in the Forza franchise to date. With the physics that they used in this game being an improvement over Forza Motorsport 7, I hope that Forza Motorsport 8 will be just as good as this game. This game is much more fun and lighter than Motorsport 7 because the characters are funny, and the showcases are ridiculous. I highly recommend this to people who liked Need For Speed Payback or The Crew 2.