Sorry, I just had to share this. I know this is most likely going to attract a lot of boos, and really make my approval ratings sink! As seen on forzamotorsport.net, copied and pasted: "I fell in love with Forza 4. I thought it was one of the best, complete games I had ever bought. It was an unexpected GEM, and an absolute masterpiece of a game in all aspects. Unfortunately where can you go from the top? Well there is only one way, down. And that is exactly how I feel about Horizon. I will not sign up for the forums just to come and bash this game. No. I loved Forza 4 so much that I wish to come across as some positive that a dev could see this and maybe make a difference in the next game. Maybe I was expecting Horizon to be Forza 4 2.0 (I would pay $100 for this game) I'm not certain what the communities take is on this, but this is just my opinion ( and I think I'm entitled to it after gaming for 15 years) Everything feels incomplete. Maybe I am just a true race fan, but taking a buggati and sliding it around in dirt is just not my thing. The free roam thing had so many possibilities and I was hopeful - but the second I heard it, I thought oh no here we go Need for Speed. It feels like they made Forza into a kids game when it was a driving gem. I loved the top gear integration, I love the professionalism paid in respect to the cars. I loved the sloppy menus. I loved "the ring" I loved all the tracks and the detail that they put into them. I feel horizon has fallen flat on it's face. It misses the whole aspect of being about the cars and the most prestigious race tracks on earth. Horizon graphics took a huge hit, the cars look like matchbox toys. They are not visually stunning. I used to sit in front of my TV and I felt so immersed in F4 that I would OOO and Ahhh at the vehicles as if that was as close to a hypercar as I will ever be. I don't want to dodge and weave my RUF in and out of regular traffic during a race like I have to in Horizon. In F4 when I drove a car, I could feel the track as if I were there. I got to learn every bump on the Nurburgring. The elevation changes, and every turn with picture perfect. After playing F4, I made an absolute promise to myself I would drive a DBR9 on the ring in real life. The physics behind every turn, every RPM were so in perfect harmony it was just amazing. Now I'm racing a mini cooper at 120 mph through a park? I Understand you have to do something different - but.... um? lol? When I bought a car in F4, I almost felt the money coming out of my pocket and I was proud to put it in my garage and show it off, now I'm like ehhh look at this BMW I'm going to have to take off road. Why didn't you guys put car washes in Horizon too. It just seems painfully fruity and off tangent. It is no longer a driving experience. In closing, I would like to say I had 5 friends that I convinced to buy F4, and we had the most fun playing this game (and we're and FPS group) that I never wanted to trade this game in. When gamestop said they would give me $20 for it, I felt that wasn't enough and I would rather let my F4 disc sit and collect dust than give it up. Yesterday I bought Horizon, and I will relish bringing it back to gamestop to trade it in for $10. It is one of the bottom 10 games I've played, and I have told all of my friends to not purchase it either. I'm not sounding petty, but I hope this review keeps someone from buying Horizon as well. Oh Before I leave there is one thing Horizon did better (sort of) The music. I don't know how they got that new of songs on the game but I like it. And I used to LOVE the F4 techno beats that would get laid down at 200mph. Here is to Hoping and praying that Forza 5 is just Forza 4 with a new cover." I think this guy speaks for most of us who felt Horizon was a major let down. I sure can relate to this. Not a Horizon bashing post, please don't take it out of context. Just thought I should share this with T10 fans.