I have a confession: I hated Forza Horizon when I first played it. Something about the tone, from Axe Body Spray sponsored races to the presence of terrible dubstep on the radio, just kinda rubbed me the wrong way. But then something happened as I was driving around.
I saw a sunset.
As Owen mentioned in his review, some of the scenery in the game is absolutely stunning. It captures the feeling of aimlessly driving around a sprawling environment, like Los Angeles or the countryside at dusk. For some reason, it reminded me a lot some of the quieter moments in the Ryan Gosling movie Drive.
So that's exactly how I started playing it.
In the video above, I'll show you what I mean. And if you haven't seen Drive yet, I'd highly recommend doing so.