It’s that time of year again for the Forza franchise. As we get ready to rev our engines, Forza Motorsport returns to the forefront as Turn 10 prepares to take us on another ride. With all of this, only one question matters: Is Forza Motorsport 7 the sequel we’ve been waiting for?Reviewing a racing game is a process that is often a lot more challenging than one would think, especially when we’re talking about the latest installment in an established franchise. Innovating and improving an established formula is a hard thing to do, with franchise fatigue and dozens of variables playing a huge role in the process. Does Motorsport 7 suffer from this aspect? No to the former and a maybe to the latter, but we’ll start at the beginning.
The Forza franchise has always excelled in providing an excellent first impression to both newcoming and returning players. The game sets itself up to give players both an introduction and a refresher of the core gameplay as it eases players into the game with a short series of events. Luckily, all of this doesn’t feel like a tutorial at all, as the game’s initial settings make it easy for players of any level to enter the game and have fun right off the bat, though assist options are immediately available for those who want to get back to their trusted settings and give themselves a bit more challenge. But as with love at first sight, how does this relationship fare beyond its opening moments? Reinventing the career mode from the ground up, Forza 7 is a much more properly structured beast in comparison to its predecessor, but more importantly, it’s a series of events that isn’t afraid to offer something for everyone, in both content and skill level.