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Sharknado and Forza Horizon 4

On 11/06/2018 at 10:46 PM by KnightDriver

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Forza Horizon has change of seasons, rain, snow, and a day/night cycle, but no extreme weather. Wouldn't it be nice if a Sharknado blew through sometimes? 

So Mark and I have watched the first four Sharknado made-for-TV movies and will watch 5 and 6 in the next few weeks. I'm not one to demonize sharks. In fact, I've watched many nature shows debunking their deadly demeanor. That's not to say there are still some rare shark attacks, but I am of the opinion that we humans are much more deadly. But, I love a goofy movie that knows exactly what it is and revels in it, and that is Sharknado. It's just dumb fun, and I can't get enough of it, even though I cringe sometimes when a character says how much they hate sharks. 

I topped rank 200 today in Forza Horizon 4. I'm still grinding to open up the Goliath race. You need to get to level 20 in any of the four major race types. I've been trying to mix it up by replaying user created variations of the big championship races in each category. Sometimes those are great fun, but sometimes people have made terrible courses that double back on themselves making it easy to get lost and fail the race. Sometimes I think they did it just to troll people. 

I also tried out Rivals mode. This is really time trials. As you complete a race, your score is saved and your friends can challenge you. Mark and I were going back and forth on those for a while. 

Then I was continually trying to get matches in unranked Team Adventure. It would connect me 1 out of 5 tries, it seemed. You need 12 real players and it kept falling short. It was more reliable after about 6pm. I need two more of those to get ranked. I think that's an achievement and then I'll probably stop. The Adventures are best-of-5 races and challenges between two teams. It's fun, but not my cup of tea, mostly. I just want that achievement and more cash to buy my castle. Yes, you can buy houses and castles in the game. I need 10 million for one and I'm at 7 mil so far. I'm thinking of ways to make more money. I've been auctioning cars I don't want, uploading designs that, if used, give me a cash reward, and leveling up my business which also gives a daily cash reward. Races win cash but not a whole lot. The most I got from one race was about 40k. I sold a car for 100K. That was much easier. 

I set up my favorites list. It has my BMW X5, a '69 Dodge Charger, an El Camino, a BMW M5, a classic Jeep, a '75 Ford Bronco and a classic Range Rover. I really want a Porche 930 but I haven't seen one yet, just lots of 911s. New cars pop up all the time including one Hot Wheels fantasy car that I bought today, required for one of the seasonal races. Seasons change weekly and new races appear. I did this week's races and one PR Stunt (that's stuff like jumps, speed traps and drift zones). 

Forza Horizon 4 is never ending, it seems. 



Super Step Contributing Writer

11/07/2018 at 01:26 AM

I want to say one of the producers on the Cinema Snob YouTube show worked on Sharknado, which means I get to say I had a DVD (The Cinema Snob Movie) mailed to me by a guy who worked on Sharknado ... I think. 


11/07/2018 at 11:05 PM

I like all the crazy cameo appearances in these films. You never know who's going to be in them. 

Cary Woodham

11/08/2018 at 09:43 AM

The only way I could stomach Sharknado was when Rifftrax made fun of it.


11/08/2018 at 11:09 PM

I'd like to hear that. 


11/14/2018 at 11:55 AM

Sharknado! I watched the first one because of the hype, and it was entertaining. SyFy really does do well cheesy but fun movies. 


11/14/2018 at 11:12 PM

Mark and I just watched Sharknado 5. They just get bigger in production values. This one almost broke into normal blockbuster territory. Less laughs and more "cool". It was still pretty rediculous though. I'll get 6, the last one, when it appears in the library. I see they've ordered a copy, but it's not rentable yet. 

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