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Due to the rewards I've accumulated, I've managed to get this for a little over £3. Bought two x £5.00 Microsoft store vouchers on the rewards section (they're currently 20% off) plus the gamepass discount brings it down to 13 pounds something. Quite happy with that.

 

And it's looking to be a great expansion, not far into it yet but what I have played has been very impressive. The introductory race is quite spectacular and I'm looking forward to getting stuck right into it this evening. I'd kind of drifted away from FH4 over the last 6-12 months and went back to mostly playing Forza 7 for my car based entertainment (I've always preferred the more disciplined version of the Forzas) but this looks like it's going to be glorious fun.

 

Is the previous island based expansion any good?

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Fortune Island is brilliant for just razzing about in a beefed up rally car. It appears a bit bland on the surface but it has some amazing tracks. I love just switching all the hud off and going for a tear up around it.

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Drinking beer and racing in LEGO Valley, good times

 

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Been working on blinging my Lego F40 up, but I dont know if I have the chops for it (first time) but I find it relaxing and I really love these Lego cars. Trying to find out how to work with different layers.

 

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(shots from 1080p screen, supersampled 4K@30)

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This expansive is just brilliant, screw the naysayers. And of course I'm pining for the little speed Lego sets now. 

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Bought the Lego expansion to play with my 7 year old.

 

So far (after the spectacular opening) a bit underwhelmed. 

 

Can an you make all the other cars Lego cars? As otherwise feels very similar to normal Forza - bar the Lego car you are driving. I wanted to be in a completely Lego world - and the real cars really take you out of it.

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Thanks ... I never really delve into the Forza menus (because they seem sooo complicated).

 

There is a Lego themed race in the blueprint bit - but I want nothing but Lego cars in my Lego open world - is there an easy way to do this? Sorry for being thick.

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When you start a race choose blue print on the left of the race picture. RB manufacturer Lego Speed Champions choose car. Create blueprint. Huzzah

 

You can also choose season weather and others once more profficient. 

 

Just try it out it's fairly simple. You can even give the race a funny name. 

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Does anyone know where there are tables to smash? There’s a quest requiring you to smash a cumulative total of 100 tables and so far I’ve got two and I don’t recall smashing into them.

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7 hours ago, gossi the dog said:

Does anyone know where there are tables to smash? There’s a quest requiring you to smash a cumulative total of 100 tables and so far I’ve got two and I don’t recall smashing into them.

I think there are tables in the Stunt Park on the decking.

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Northbound danger sign. 3 stars. In winter. Help me. I've tried all sorts of cars and can't get close to the 700+ feet required.

 

Edit: never mind. Done it. Hyper cars are fucking rubbish to play with, in the snow they're even worse.

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So LEGO's not all that great then, is it? The map's great, but 3 new cars?  Seems somewhat stingy given it cost more than the entirety of Hollow Knight... 

 

What it has done is get me and a few mates back into the sublime main game, which continues to be one of the best exclusives of the generation. If we were in Pipe Dream territory I'd love Next Gen Horizon to comprise of a kind of Master Chief collection Horizon game. Give me 4's multiplayer option on 2 or 3's map and I'd be a very happy chap indeed. 

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Its one of my favourite things about Forza Horizon, ever.

 

The best way to get the expansion is to buy the ultimate add-on which is 35 pounds if you have game pass, I wouldnt have bought any of them separately.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/forza-horizon-4-ultimate-add-ons-bundle/9p7jj1fkqwxh?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

 

There are 4 LEGO cars I think, one is hidden in a barn until youve built your house sufficiently. I think its a F1 car by the looks of it, but Ive yet to find out as its taking ages to repair it.

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The Hoonigan Gymkhana, when perked up, is brilliant.  The multiplier builds up three times as fast, and can go all the way to 7.  It also slips into a drift very easily indeed.

 

I used to hang around the dunes of Bamburgh beach and rack up 20 skill points, but the lego flower fields are just as good, without the danger of overturning the car.

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9 hours ago, bum said:

The Hoonigan Gymkhana, when perked up, is brilliant.  The multiplier builds up three times as fast, and can go all the way to 7.  It also slips into a drift very easily indeed.

 

I used to hang around the dunes of Bamburgh beach and rack up 20 skill points, but the lego flower fields are just as good, without the danger of overturning the car.

 

In a weird coninkydink I chucked a loaded of points into this same car last night. It's a stupid amount of fun.

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Can someone tell me if I'm being dim? I want that fucking car at 80% reward of Seasonal activities done. I've done 11 of the 13 things required which, according to Google (because I'm stupid and can't remember GCSE maths), is 84.6% of the activities. The game is telling me I've only done 78%. What?

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10 minutes ago, Boozy The Clown said:

The don't all equal the same percentage. You probably need the last 20 point forzathon which may not yet be available. 

 

The skills daily challenge? I've done all of those. Well all the ones on the festival playlist.

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They need to completely overhaul the structure if they want to get me interested in 5. 

 

The 4th game looked amazing but I've had enough of the screen being vomited on with icons every time I complete an event. 

 

Have a tenth of the events but make each one really good. That would get me interested.  You miss the racers with specific well crafted courses, sometimes with open world games  the 'race' is just going round a few random bends to form a circuit which were plotted by a temp on their lunch hour and is 1 of 200 similar 'races'. 

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If they could perhaps just change it so that when you're heading to a waypoint it doesn't remove your directions entirely every time you enter a speed or drift zone that'd be just wonderful.

 

Also that trailblazers always direct you through blind entries to forests where it's pure luck if you get through but the time limit means you have to try.  It's the new "random traffic in Test Drive Unlimited" of utter fuckery.  That and one I had yesterday where there was an unbreakable wall that looked exactly like the breakable walls.

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Agree enjoyed 4 but found after completing the showcases and some other bits it lacks structure. It almost felt like the game had been designed around keeping people online playing it rather than having a decent single player challenge. Found it a bit disappointing. 

 

Not too fussed about another FH tired of the franchise now. Still think the first and second ones were the best. None are as good as PGR though IMHO :) Give me a decent circuit based arcade racer anytime - a PGR 4 remaster @ 1080p 60fps... Oh yes.....

 

 

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4 is probably my favourite since 1 but it is dying for some structure. I've said before but in 1 (and indeed TDU1/2) every event meant something, especially in TDU1 when you had to discover them on the map rather than have them vomited to you.

 

For those who don't know, in TDU1 every manufacturer had a dealer, you couldn't buy a Ford unless you found their dealer(s). Fucking loved that.

 

A lot of FH4's "new" stuff is TDU1 stuff done half arsed tbh, houses in TDU1 gave you garage space, clothing was bought from discovered shops etc.

 

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The multiplayer side of 4 was fantastic but single player left a fair bit to be desired and some of the network stuff was just a bit broken. 

 

Give single players a bit of structure and have a separate multiplayer experience that does chuck events at you so there's enough to do at any given moment. 

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They need to drop all that festival nonsense, that has absolutely zero reason being in a racing game.

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