Originally Posted by highd3f
What's with the exclamation mark showing next to lap time in Career mode? It appears even when barely touching opponents. Of course, it's impossible not to touch other cars considering how aggressive they are, quite convincingly representing the multiplayer experience.
Also, what is the matter with that woman always explaining things when you're entering Message Center or going to Multiplayer. How do you turn her off? It's extremely annoying.
Here's the deal on the mystical clean lap.
As soon as the race starts (you pass the flag to officially start the face) it will automatically put the exclamation up... i refer to this as a dirty lap. You are right, there is really no way to get a clean lap with the Drivatar AI, but here's how you do it, assuming you have at least 3 laps: Spend the first lap getting in first place, do everything possible to get into first. On the second lap race clean with no cars around you, never go off track, and then on the 3rd lap record another clean lap and it will actually count. I think the thought process here is that its possible if you cut a corner at the end of the previous lap if would be possible to gain more speed going into the next lap to effect the next lap time. This is pretty much the secret to setting good lap times while racing in career, I'm not a pro driver but I can get top 1-5% in the world on most tracks/classes.
However what is a load of bull is I can't count how many times I've done what I listed above, and for literally no reason the exclamation 'dirty lap' sign pops up. No cars around me, staying on the track, not using rewind.
The new modes are buggy and half baked at best.
1.) Drag races take forever to set up, for very little seat time.
2.) There will be 8+ people in the drag lobby, then the race starts and it's against only 1 person, races finish and go back to the lobby and everyone is there... WTF?
3.) In multiple instances of only maybe 50 races it started the drag race by DROPPING EVERYBODY ON THE ROOF OF THEIR CAR, again... WTF?!?
4.) Cars hopping all over the place, or even literally flying/hovering 15 feet over the track as they go down the dragstrip. Seriously?
5.) Cars being halo drag cars for no reason. Why is the RUF yellowbird so much faster in the drag races as cars with just as much power, less weight, etc. Makes no sense. I have all of the current halo cars, I'm just saying it's stupid...
5.) Tried out the Virus tag game, I started as the virus in EVERY SINGLE RACE, 10-12 times in a row. Hey game, how about you give me a shot to get gold?
6.) In all of the tag modes, every single car is on ice skates. It's the silliest thing I've ever seen. Why didn't they carry over the physics to the tag modes? It makes it a total joke, no different than some NFS BS.
All in all, the graphics are great in this game, but while the Drivatar AI makes things a bit more interesting eventually you get tired of AI trying to ram you in corners - preventing you from racing proper lines. Also, why is my Drivatar in only 3 races a day - makes no sense. The menu structure of the game is terrible, they have a lot of work to do there. Why must I load the next race before I can quit? Why are the cars all just piled together so you have to just scroll forever to get to anything? Put them in brand folders, what a bunch of idiots. There is not enough tracks, I've got all of them memorized and I get tired of doing the same tracks over and over and over, when I really only truly enjoy a few of them. Racing sims are really the only games I play these days, I'd say overall Forza is a letdown on all fronts but graphics and physics unfortunately.
Currently about level 200, 75% done with career mode. Majority of titles/badges/achievements done including online.