"Forza Horizon" has never been a "serious" racing series in tone.
The "Horizon" franchise — a spinoff of the drearily serious "Forza Motorsport" simulation racing game franchise, also for the Xbox One and PC — is centered around the concept of a very silly music and car festival. It stars forgettable characters, and there's next to no "story" holding it together. I would argue that this is all intentional.
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The game's creators clearly know how thin the story is — how serious does the story in a racing game need to be? — and have dug in more than ever with "Horizon 4." The slight framing of a...