Its awful. Literally, more of the same bland lifeless desert, hills and cacti. 0 interesting unique locations. Carlist is a joke. Rally DLC with one rally car? Anyone exited about another Polaris, buggy or trophy track? Sooo much missed opportunities.
It is not awful. It's only awful because you treat it as such. The world is actually engaging with how much flow and elevation there is on the map. There is also a great belance between asphalt and dirt, as well as areas which adds to the scenery. Hell, there's even tight and twisty turns all over the place that beats most of the base map by a mile imo, because it doesn't rely on just going fast. The cars isn't for everybody but who cares? If turbos are available just put anti lag, they become a blast afterwards. Imagination I know.
For me, this Rally expansion gives me Sega Rally vibes, but that is not just my high praise for it. The praise is the replayability compared to the Hot Wheels expansion. The fact that it focuses more on handling, rather than on speed, is what adds to that replayability IMO. Plus I LOVE rallying. This expansion is obviously not to be seriously, but usual there are many who are on the opposite spectrum when it comes to Horizon games. It's no wonder many at Playground Games are leaving. I'd leave too if people said my creations are "awful".