Thinking of getting Forza 5...some thoughts

Discussion in 'Forza Motorsport 5' started by theofilosz, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. Igano

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    I have seen some videos with it and it was quite good! It's also a matter of how synced they are. Also it's a system that can be tweaked. It is a step to the right direction in comparison to GT6 AI which now has rubber band and is as slow as usually....
     
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    I've noticed that the Road America drivatars crashed a lot more often than other tracks' when it came out so it seems like they do get better the more people play each track.
     
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    Yes it is known that the drivatar needs to sync with you. The drawback so far is that once it is sync it will no longer get improved (even if you continue to get better at that track with that car). But this is something that can be fixed/changed I guess.
     
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  5. Igano

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    I sold today the last piece of my gear and it is possible for me to buy both the XBONE and the Thrustmaster TX. But I am thinking of waiting out a few months for the following reasons:

    -Thrustmaster TX have huge reliability issues (like T500 had in start before they worked it out) and I don't intend to play with a game pad at all!

    -XBONE doesn't have strong media playback right now

    -XBONE prices are dropping a lot (250 around for a console only) and waiting out I will get it much lower! (TX could too as they are already under 300 euro)

    -FM5 in the meantime will be getting more and more content and there might be a dlc included version?

    What do you think guys about these? Summer in Greece will definitely make things easier to wait it out ;)
     
  6. HAL20XX

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    ^^^^ if you're in no big rush, yeah you might as well wait. Though I think prices are in a sweet spot right now. A lot of pre-summer slump sales initiatives.
     
  7. FuzzyFassbender

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    That's your call completely, very subjective, but you must be a very patient man. I have heard of the reliability problems of the TX but I couldn't wait. In alot of cases, the reliability can be blown out of proportion in the Internet forums as only those with problems tend to talk about it, the fast majority don't go online to say they don't have problems. I will take my chances.
     
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    Yeah the prices have definitely dropped a lot!
     
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    If you already have a good wheel maybe it will still be useful on the PS4, and if you buy a PC you've got all the best racing sims available to you + compatibility, so i think it's better to wait until all is cleared out on that front before making a decision (that's what i'm gonna do anyway).
     
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  10. Igano

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    I sold my wheel a G27 to make a new rig with a TX since there are no other options for xbone. I have let GT series forever and my only focus now is AC/Pcars and Forzas.
     
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    You'll really enjoy the TX. The base is comparable to the much more expensive T500 and since the system is modular, you'll always be able to upgrade it.
     
  12. Igano

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    Ye the plan is a TH8 shifter t500 pedals or fanatec CSP v2 and the GTE rim :)
     
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    Just remember that the TH8RS shifter will only work on the PC/PS3, we TX owners are STILL waiting on Thrustmaster to release the TH8A shifter, and the T3PA pedal set. I would love a set of T500RS pedals though, just biding my time till I find a set of them.
     
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    Yes I learned later that we need a new shifter (actually I think it's just the connector that is different?). But the T500 pedals work as far as I know.

    But I don't plan on buying the TX right now as they seem to have a lot of reliability issues. I better wait until Autumn since I don't play as much in summer (greek summer that is) and see if they fixed all these problems. Also Xbone and TX might have gotten a price cut by then.
     
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    I think you meant to say pedals right?;) And that is awesome news.:cheers:
     
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    Haha, oops! Yep, I did mean pedals.
     
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    Damn it's SO hard to resist. Prices have dropped a lot! You can get an Xbone for 230 euro (console oly) or 380 (fulll package) and the TX around 240-290 euro.... I got the money to buy them both but if they don't fix the TX issues I don't find reason to get the xbone without a steering wheel since I don't plan to play with a gamepad... Damn you Microsoft don't you see how you are losing money with all these exclusive steering wheel deals?
     
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    I'll like to ask everyone. Is FM5 by any chance bundled with XB1? I'm wanting to get it alongside Horizon 2, so I can keep up to date. :)
     
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  22. mrPetros

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    so, Igano, let me get this straight my friend..
    you want the game, in fact you decided to get rid of your current gaming setup, and of course your racing rig.
    so you sold them, and can find good deals on the game + console. even the wheel has dropped significantly in price. [and i know because I had one on initial preorder (~460e shipped to greece)]

    but yet, you keep holding the brake because ..what exactly? if I understand correctly you think there are issues with the wheel?
    in my experience, the way forza 5 and tx play together, its better than what forza 4 could do with the fanatec csr ;)


    also, one can argue about many things in forza, but i think almost everybody agrees that the way forza plays with pad is fantastic. f5 with the new triggers also manages to give the extra feedback about brake locking and wheel spinning so its even better.
    many times I just pick up the pad to play even though the wheel is right next to me at all times.
    so, if you have whatever worries about the wheel, you can always START your game with the pad and proceed to wheel purchase when feeling right.

    just my 2c's



    p.s. kai ti malakies grafeis gia to kalokairi? :D sygkrinontai re oi touristries me to forza? ;Pp
     
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    I don't plan to play with a pad at all (if you drive with a wheel you never go back to using a pad). The only REAL problem right now is that a very big number of TX are dying in the first power up or first 2 weeks. I don't think its wise to buy a wheel with so many reliability issues, because we are not in the USA or Germany where you can change them on the fly (let alone transportations costs since I have to buy from other countries in EU and returning the wheel is gonna cost a lot). I want to be sure if I buy it it's gonna last since the warranty is only 12 months instead of 36 that a G27 has...

    And since the summer is almost here it will definitely make waiting for these issues to get fixed easier, since I don't play much if at all on summer.

    I am 100% fixed on buying the Xbone and FM5 and since there are no other wheel solutions (mad catz I don't dig at all), the TM TX.
     
  24. Igano

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    LOL I already see it, you debating with Initial D on GT vs FM around January. It's gonna be so funny!

    You are gonna like your decision because getting an Xbone you know you will have a new title every year with constant quality all around their features. Dan Greenwalt said the plan is still the same a Forza Motorsports every 2 years and a Horizon in between (in his ISR interview).
     
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  25. mrPetros

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    you can always buy the wheel from an amazon store so in case of failure you have guaranteed 2 year peace of mind.

    but anyways, I was not aware that "a very big number of tx's are dying". should I be worried about mine?
     
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    It's a hit or miss. Those who didn't die in the first 2 weeks in general have no issues at all. Everywhere you check on reviews you hear about wheels dying when they first connect to electric power....
     
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    While I see your concern about location and ease of returns, people with a negative experience a more inclined to post a review. I've been putting in dozens of hours with my TX (I've had it a month now) and haven't written a review once, except for my thoughts on this forum.

    I was just about to submit this and then I had an epiphany: There are 2 versions of the wheel - the difference being the voltage that it each accepts. I wonder if people that are having the motor burn out have the version that isn't compatible with their houses electrical wiring?
     
  28. Igano

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    What difference is there in the voltage?
     
  29. TokoTurismo

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    That's amazing! :D Honestly what Dan and T10 are doing is smart. :tup: I'm very happy to hear that. I can't wait to get FM5 and FH2 in the future. :)
     
  30. TJisA1337NOOB

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    One of them is set up for 110-120 and the other for 220 or around there I believe. I could be wrong but that's what I remember my owner's manual saying. :)