I was dissapointed that they hadn't added it in FM5, but as one of the best driving simulators I've played on console and a big fan of the series I somewhat blindly accept that had it of been possible they would have. Despite being a little bit of a dissapointment to me, FM5 to an extent is start again whereas from FM 2 - FM4 it was just an evolving product where they could easily apply lessons learnt from the previous incarnation.
Don't get me wrong, I don't think they absolutely NEED to add a weather system, I just thinking doing so it would just add that true thing they are missing from a brilliant series.
FH1 was also a bit of a dissapointment for me, I think the demo and the game opening was brilliant (I love Porter Robinson - Language) but very quickly after that it got a little dull. I think the biggest issue I had was that the "tracks" were quite short and I'm not a big fan of point to point racing.
I think it should be the opposite, but sometimes repeating the same track, corner by corner, chasing that perfect lap and seeing the green sectors is more important than the race itself! I remember playing FM3 for hours with just one car on the track at Mugello trying to tune my Skyline GTR, I would sometimes drive 4 corners and then reset and make a change for hours! That's something FH never really lead to so I got bored quickly. Chances are I'll end up picking this one up just to see how they handle the weather but I'd be lying if I said I was excited for this announcement.
Well said on most counts and also love Language, such a beautiful track
Understand you hoped for weather in Forza 5 as otherwise it's quite a technical game, much more sim than arcade. The stuff you can bring up with the D pad is quite mind boggling hahaha, they actually took time to code all that in, no wonder they forgot the AA
Let's see what FH2 brings. Also glad to hear Forza 3 is your favorite, it's also mine. Alongside PGR4 it's the best racing game ever in my book, and the Lance Hayes soundtrack was fantastic. Actually he was my biggest letdown with Forza 5...although he wrote the music the angle was very different, too orchestral. Rarely does it match Forza 3. But i digress!