Enjoy a music concert atmosphere at the Horizon Festival.
I'm right on target then as far Greenwalt is concerned. He says that it's all about motivation. This is not a game about shaving tenths of second off lap times at Nurburgring. It's about having fun and to that end uses a points system like other similar games have to award credit for stylish driving. In Horizon they're called "Popularity Points" and play into the story of building up a reputation to ultimately being the most renowned driver at the festival. In practice, I found it pretty easy to rack them up. Drift around a corner, brush close weaving through traffic, and the usual sort of hoonage got my score adding up. Familiar as it all felt, I found myself enjoying it more than simply just another nice drive. The clincher comes from the balance I pretty quickly struck of holding whatever I was driving right at that just about out of control but not quite point. The amount of float going through a corner in a drift felt nicely dialed in and I could maintain control with the accelerator. From what I drove it also scaled up to higher speeds well. If anything, it got better the faster I went. I traded in everything I'd earned--a Boss Mustang and an Evo X--to grab a Lotus Evora and it was worth every penny. Blasting down the freeway, hitting an offramp, feathering off the gas, giving the e-brake just a tap, and then flicking the stick to slide into a drift I held with the gas all the way through--that's it right there.