For fans who care about this stuff, according to the official Metacritic Tweet, review embargo ends on September 25, 12:01 am Pacific Time, that is when the site should start posting reviews from all over the internet.
Personally I know I will enjoy the game and I am stoked for it, it really makes no difference to me what the reviews score it, this is a series I have played more than 1000 hours combined easily, and each title is better than the other as they usually just keep building on the foundation put in place by the previous game. Just compare Forza Horizon 3 to the first game, and there is so much more. It is basically a gameplay experience that keeps getting refined over time.
The attention to detail seems amazing in 4, I did not play the demo but I read an article the other day talking about the tech they used to accurately have potholes in the winter season, because apparently in Britain there are lot of them during that time of the year.
They seem to have gone to some extreme level of detail to accurately show the 4 seasons and ensure each affects gameplay in a realistic yet fun manner. I will still read the reviews out of curiosity, it is my most anticipated game this year and for the first time ever on console, we can play it at 60 fps(1080p) on the X should we choose to. This may have an impact on your performance if you play online a lot or are serious about your leaderboard times, as 60fps feels more responsive than 30 fps overall. Surely the game will play and look fine on the 4K mode and even on the base Xbox models. At the end of the day the core experience will be the same, X owners just get a more luxurious package.
I do have one wish for the game, personally speaking, I hope the sound quality is better, I thought the engine sounds could have been better in FH3 as I felt they were superior in Forza 6 and the variety seemed lower in 3. Not a big deal but I would be very impressed if I saw an improvement there.
Good luck Playground games and I can't wait to play this soon!
Forza Horizon 4 [XONE] https://t.co/yc6LnJMxBt— metacritic (@metacritic) September 18, 2018
Reviews will be up on Sept 25 at 12:01 am Pacific. Any early Metascore predictions for this Xbox One console exclusive? pic.twitter.com/M8JSljB4oj