gamers (93%) found this review helpful
The actual racing in this game is pretty cool. The graphics are really great and the car selection is top notch. Those are the only good things about this game. It's very apparent that money hungry EA just slapped the 'Most Wanted' brand on this to rouse NFS fans who stopped playing after the pinnacle of the series (Underground, Most Wanted, Carbon). You literally do the same 8-10 races over and over and over. The Most Wanted list this time around is just that, a list. I can understand EA/Criterion wanting to forego a cheesy, misplaced story but it just seems lazy to not even put a face/name behind these racers you're trying to out-duel throughout the game. The biggest travesty of them all? NO CUSTOMIZATION! Really? How can you not include one of the most integral parts of street racing, let alone racing games in general. Just about every single thing in this game screams 'yearly development cycle'. If EA is going to keep insisting on releasing these poorly executed racing titles on a yearly basis, they need to at least try and make it seem like they put a bit more thought/planning/hard work into them. If you liked Criterion's previous racing games, then you'll have no problem liking this installment. If you're getting this hoping to be whisped back a few years to play an updated version of the quite possibly the best racing game ever made, move along. You will not like what this game does to some of your fondest racing memories as a kid. EA/Criterion truly succeed in devolving this franchise and, to some extent, the racing genre in general.
posted by rashaad_wolf (STONE MOUNTAIN, GA) Feb 8, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
I had way higher expectations for this game, while ye the graphics are awesome & the selection of cars is enormous, the driving experience just isnt up to par. The cars are very hard to control, it seems like you absolutely cannot win a race without crashing multiple times. The police chases got really annoying. You CANT customize your car which was a huge turnoff for me, the most you can do is change the color when you drive through a bodyshop, thats not the need for speed i knew and grew up with. over all this game was just disapointing