Forza 5 & Need for Speed Rivals Owners

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#1 Edited by Draign (343 posts) -

Looking for advice from those have both games. I have these but never unwrapped need for speed. Is it worth keeping?

#2 Posted by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

Well I have Forza 5 and it's an upgrade from Forza 4 but not much. Actually I can't see a difference to be honest. The lighting is improved but can't notice anything else really. I'm thinking of getting Need for Speed because forza 5 is repetitive and I like diversity. Not to mention Forza 5 has jaggies everywhere which is kind of disappointing.

#3 Posted by Draign (343 posts) -

*eyebrow raise*^

#4 Posted by WG_McFartypants (185 posts) -

Need For Speed looks really good. Only snag is I'm hooked on Forza so have barely played it.

#5 Edited by marcheegsr (2199 posts) -

Rivals is pretty damn good. The way the multiplayer is integrated into the single player campaign is great.

You could be racing around and someone can try to come and bust you and any point. Its super fun. I was driving around last night for a hour or so as a undercover cop busting people.

If you have the best of both worlds right now. Forza 5 for sim racing and nfs rivals for arcade style.

#6 Posted by bumsonfire (225 posts) -

Need For Speed is always a different game, that what I like about it. Forza 5 is still amazing with amazing graphics, but its all the same. You might aswell stick with Forza 2 or Forza 3. The only difference you will get is a couple cars, race tracks, and the graphics difference. MEH!

#7 Edited by Draign (343 posts) -

Yea..Ive been so busy with the launch titles I havent gotten around to NFS, with Forza in particular. I need to renew my Live subscription and pick up a second controller. I only bought Need for Speed because it was the last copy on the shelf at launch lol. AS long as it has replay value i'll keep it. Its just hard for me to trust EA with anything. But I am liking their frostbite engine.

#8 Posted by Randolph (10135 posts) -

They are only loosely alike, they play entirely differently. One is just pure white knuckle fun. The other requires a college course to learn how to play.

#9 Posted by Draign (343 posts) -

@Randolph said:

They are only loosely alike, they play entirely differently. One is just pure white knuckle fun. The other requires a college course to learn how to play.

LOL! Forza 5 is something like a course, if you decide to get into tuning.

#10 Edited by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

Well did you notice in Forza Vista that you cant pop the trunk or hood of the cars or is that just certain cars? I mean what a downgrade!

#11 Posted by ankor77 (926 posts) -

I have both and i have logged 10 hours or so in forza and maybe 30 minutes into NFS. I just love forza too much to go to nfs. Maybe i will come back to it later.

#12 Posted by Jaysonguy (37113 posts) -

Well did you notice in Forza Vista that you cant pop the trunk or hood of the cars or is that just certain cars? I mean what a downgrade!

You're a fool

#13 Posted by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

Well that shows your level of intelligence when your vocabulary consists of two words. Good luck!

#14 Posted by jekyll (9140 posts) -

I have them both, have only played them a little, but I can say the music in Rivals is borderline unbearable, while Forza is a visual masterpiece.

#15 Posted by marcheegsr (2199 posts) -

@jekyll said:

I have them both, have only played them a little, but I can say the music in Rivals is borderline unbearable, while Forza is a visual masterpiece.

After about 10 minutes I noticed that and I turned off the music. I prefer to hear only the engine sounds anyways.

#16 Posted by SexyPorkins (1201 posts) -

@RimacBugatti: I've been able to pop the hood on every car so far...

#17 Posted by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

I just bought the Ferrari 458 and I was able to pop the hood but the Genesis didn't appear to have the icon to pop the hood.

#18 Edited by HilbillyRokstar (3236 posts) -

@draign: One is like a high performance real world simulator..the other is like a 3rd person Dukes of Hazard cartoon simulator. Take your pick.

#19 Posted by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

Forza 5 is very repetitive so I'm leaning towards getting Need for Speed on PS4. Can't wait for that Driveclub though.

#20 Posted by Jaysonguy (37113 posts) -

Forza 5 is very repetitive so I'm leaning towards getting Need for Speed on PS4. Can't wait for that Driveclub though.

Can't wait for an inferior title?

Well good for you, I'm glad you don't understand anything about racing games. lol

#21 Edited by Videodogg (12531 posts) -

i have a really hard time understanding the game in Need for Speed. It is too open world for my taste. I can not figure out what i am suppose to be doing. Just when i think i am in a race, bam, suddenly i am either being chased by a cop or someone wants to go head to head, or something else happens. I cant figure out the level progression. I need linearity. I dont understand the map, the missions, how to progress. I am completely lost whenever i try to play the game. I just want to race and go from A to B in typical single player fashion. Is that possible in this game?

Forza 5 on the other hand is easy for me to play. Not that the racing is easy, but the game progression is nice and linear.

#22 Posted by HilbillyRokstar (3236 posts) -

Videodogg...I think that's because it's a game designed for people with a short attention span. As far as I can tell...you nailed the whole point of the game...just mindlessly driving..not even stopping for gas or repairs.

#23 Posted by RimacBugatti (1056 posts) -

@Jaysonguy: Well maybe your a Nascar racer. Me I like racing and variety. Gran Turismo is a racer that brings more variety than Forza 5. The gameplay in Gran Turismo is a little more in depth but atleast it brings better visuals than Forza. Need for Speed brings gameplay and visuals but doesn't have the handling of Forza 5. If Need for Speed could produce the handling and sounds of Forza than I would stick to NFS. I'm wondering how you would know that Driveclub is inferior. You sound like a fanboy. Driveclub will blow away Forza so just accept it.