How to work with Forza motorsport cars?
I'm a newbie to modern racing games, the last racing game I played was nfs most wanted.. I wanted to get back into racing after watching an amazing video on youtube so went and bought myself the Forza motorsport 4 for xbox.
While racing, I noticed that even though I had the acceleration button pressed, the car slowed down during turns etc.. (noticeable by the sound) and after tampering with the settings I found out that changing difficulty level to Hard (or pro) from medium seemed to eliminate that.. however, I had a new problem to deal with.. my car was completely out of control.
I noticed that in hard mode, the auto stabilizer is turned off, breaking is not assisted and steering is ABS (whatever that means).. Now my cars have much wider turning curve and it is impossible to make a turn without spinning, coming to a halt or a straight on colliding with the sides of the track.
I've tried not accelerating, braking, reversing during turns - all have the same effect - collision or spinning.
Why is this all so difficult? what happened to "floor the gas and go" idea, like the one they had on nfs, it was still a lot of fun to play without actually getting into the "realism" - if that is what it is..
My real question is - How do I work, rather, how do I make my turns in the "hard" mode in Forza motorsport 4? Is there some trick I need to follow?
ps: I noticed the same is true for Gran Turismo 5 on ps3, though I haven't played it much.
Comparing Forza and GT5 to games like Need For Speed is like comparing NFL Blitz to the Madden series. Forza prides itself on being a hyper-realistic racing simulator, not just a "racing game." As such, the vehicle mechanics aim to be as true to life as possible. If the game is too difficult for you on hard, my best advice is don't play on hard.
Forza's hard difficulty removes features like traction control and ABS, as well as line indicators (that can tell you where to drive, or just went to slow down for a turn). These things are meant to help newer drivers. Turning them off is something only very skilled drivers should do.
If you are unhappy with the car slowing itself down, there is a setting you can adjust independently. I'm not sure offhand, but I think it's called "braking assist." Play around with the difficulty settings a bit - they allow you to customize all the options. Start with medium or easy, but turn off brake assist if it's proving too easy. Wash, rinse, and repeat with the other options to find a difficulty that's right for you.