I just played the new Forza Horizon on my Xbox Series S for the first time and was shocked to discover that the game is cruel. Cruel in the sense that I can't keep my fingers off the game.
I am a huge, huge car racing fan. From Need for Speed to Grand Prix or Mario Kart, I think I've been in just about every car. But at least for me, the driving sims have been a little bit on the back burner lately, as I've been loving doing laps in Forza Horizon 4 and 5.
I just discovered Jusant, which will be released for Xbox in GamePass at the end of October. It is a “relaxing climbing game”. Ever upward with beautiful graphics and enchanting music. For me, right after finding it, it climbed way up my must-have list as well. I honestly can't wait to just let myself drift after discovering bouldering for myself some time ago.
Everyone, really everyone, says it's a Forza Horizon duplicate. Yes, it is, but not quite as high quality. The game stutters, the tearing is unbearable, the graphics are generally not that high quality, although they are still nice to look at.