I saw literally nothing in the trailers for this that looked better than the original, at least on PC. Oh, sure, they FINALLY are letting PC players go to Big Surf Island, but it’s super tiny. Like, embarrassingly so, especially versus the Forza Horizon expansion zones. FH3, and soon 4, are available on PC. They have better handling, astounding visuals, and licensed cars. A lot of the exploration stuff from Paradise (gates, special jumps, hidden things) are in Horizon, and are almost universally better. No, they don’t have wrecks like in Paradise, but if you want vehicular carnage, you should really be looking at Wreckfest. 24 players on a bouncy dogbone course means LOTS of amazing wrecks...just accept that you will rarely see a podium spot when online. It’s not as large of a game as Horizon, but what it does, it does VERY well. People willingly set up absurd situations, like a small tight course where 20 players take a school bus or a Combine, and the other 4 are tasked with just crossing the finish line in one piece.
EA is banking on Nostalgia here. They should have delivered an all new game at this point. Don’t buy this game, but either of the ones above instead. Reward actual development, not repackaging.