I'm a big fan of the Horizon series purely because it trims away the serious side seen in Motorsport, gives you a decent sized map to explore and drive in, and it also lets you take loads of pictures like you're some sort of top end photographer for a car mag. Many of which will litter this here review, because why bloody not?
Unlocks play a massive role in the game and give you something to look forward to getting and adding to yourself or your car to make yourself a little unique. Create a livery, add a fancy horn from something like Sea of Thieves, to just getting new items for your character to wear, or celebration move at the end of a race. Ranking up and getting influence will make all this possible. You can buy some of these via the store mentioned above, or by unlocking them via wheelspins, something that isn't really new to the series at all.
Overall: Forza Horizon 4 will tick all the right boxes for the Horizon fans out there who want a new setting, in terms of bringing anything new to the series, I don't feel it does. This, however, isn't a bad thing, as FH4 still throws enough at both the pro racing guy to a novice that will make them want to stick around, and with the game on Gamepass, you really have no excuse to not give this game some time and fall in love with its beauty like I have for the last few weeks.