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Old 12-03-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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So, I had pretty much decided on the 360 because it has more games right now that I want to play, and my awesome wife surprised me by getting it for my birthday this weekend

She got the Pro package or whatever for $350 that comes with Forza 2 and some Marvel comics game. And damned if Forza 2 doesn't look just plain awesome at 1080P (over HDMI) on my 1080P lcd :gay:

I have no doubt that the guys at Polyphony will be able to make GT5 look even better in the eye-candy department, however, I got hooked on Forza a couple years ago, back when it made GT4's sound engine, lack of damage modeling and weak tire/friction physics modeling look like a joke.

It'll never have as many cars or look quite as polished as the GT series, but I'll trade that for what I feel is superior online play, customizations, tire/friction and damage modeling. Oh, and the Turn 10 studios/Microsoft team never has been able to get quite as exciting camera work in the replays as the GT games.
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My roommate got that same xbox package and just picked up a 37" lcd flat panel, so I get to play forza 2 at 1080i when he's not playing halo 3.
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You have it connected to your panel with a vga cable? Works flawlessley?
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Yeah works just fine for us.
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Yeah works just fine for us.
Is this an Elite version of the Xbox or the older one?
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It's this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16868105006

Edit: Oh, asking about Sam's roomie's box, sorry :-)

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I think it's elite, he just bought it a couple months ago.
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Nope it's not the elite. I've got the Elite. It was 450$ and comes with an HDMI cable and 120gb hdd. Go out and buy the Microsoft force feedback steering wheel! It's amazing!

Edit: oh well
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Oh, and the Turn 10 studios/Microsoft team never has been able to get quite as exciting camera work in the replays as the GT games.
i love the replays in GT, especially when i T-bone cars going in to the first turn instead of braking
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i love the replays in GT, especially when i T-bone cars going in to the first turn instead of braking
I hate when people t-bone me going into the first turn online on Forza 2, Especially in New York.
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I agree it looks nice on my 42'' plasma tv, as does CoD4.
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have you guys tried PGR4? i heard that was suppose to be better than Forza 2....

when i first got Forza 2 and played it on my xbox elite+32in HP LCD and surround sound... amazing
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i love the replays in GT, especially when i T-bone cars going in to the first turn instead of braking
Hehe. Nothing quite like Opponent Assisted Turning.
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Hehe. Nothing quite like Opponent Assisted Turning.
nothing quite like being stuck in the sand at laguna seca when you miss the turn(car) onto the straight away
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have you guys tried PGR4? i heard that was suppose to be better than Forza 2....
No, I haven't, but the Project Gotham series has always been about hitting that narrow road between full-on-arcade-action and full-on-sim-racer.

They're fun, they have gorgeous graphics, but I prefer my racers to have more "sim."
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