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Need for Speed: Carbon

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Also on:PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, GC
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Need for Improvement

posted by ouch5150 (SAN MATEO, CA) Nov 22, 2006

Member since Nov 2006

10 out of 13 gamers (77%) found this review helpful

I rented this game, and still have a few mixed emotions about it.

First off, the graphics are great, the cars are fast, the streets are crazy, but it just isn't anything new.

The cars look great in the customization menu, but there are a few things that are just not right at all.

Yes, there is a new Autosculpt feature, but there are only 5 each of Front/rear bumper and skirts to customize. And only 4 full bodykits? What happened to Underground 2's seemingly endless selection of mods for your ride?

I was disappointed with Most Wanted for the same reasons.

Also, the addition of muscle cars are great, but how about making them a little more controllable?
Flying down a curvy street in a Dodge Charger, trying to take the lead when your car barely grips the pavement, is straight up frustrating.

I do, however, like the fact that you can completely customize your vinyls, a la Forza Motorsport, and the color charts for the paint are good, too.

Gameplay: very monotonous, so much that I didn't even finish this game. I played about 5 days, on and off, and was about 75% complete. I even played the challenge series, but that got monotonous, as well.

Unless you have kids that are EXTRMELY well talented with their hand-eye coordination, I don't recommend buying this for them at Christmas. The anticipation of having a muscle car, only to find out they can't control it, would make alot of kids feel disappointed.

Long story short? Most Wanted 1.5, with a new car class, nighttime scene, and a little more customization options.

It looks like they are running out of fresh ideas, and unless new ones are found and implemented, I think this series is going to wane, and eventually sit on the shelves in the coming years.

But if you loved Most Wanted, wondered what it would look like in a nighttime setting, and don't mind a newer version of an older game, then this game is for you.

Personally, I would rent it, but I'd save my money for something well worth the price.

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Game is the best

posted by charliedog (BOONTON, NJ) Nov 1, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

15 out of 20 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Out of all the racing games I have played, this is by far the best. If you are interested in any type racing game, this is for you. This game consists of many different ways to design your car. The only problem is that it gets kinda boring because there is so many races. Overall, I rate this game 10 because it is one of the best games I have ever played and I think that whoever is reading this will love it too.

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posted by EnixMafia (LONE TREE, CO) Nov 4, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

5 out of 7 gamers (71%) found this review helpful

It is a great racing game that would entice any racing fan. They level of car mods you can do with that game....oh my God!!!!!

I love how it is a continuation of NFS Most Wanted. And unlike most racing games that I have played, the story line is actually pretty freaking good.

To be honest, I didnt rent this game at all. I already bought it, the day it came out. And you should all do the same. It IS amazing.

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