posted by SirMacalot (CARROLLTON, TX) Nov 28, 2010
Member since Feb 2009
Finally, Hot Pursuit 2 returns the NFS legacy back to it's original roots. Aracde-style racing with police chases. Exotic cars that you can drive 200mph and still manage to drift around corners.
Of course, there are complaints. Why is the steering so heavy? Trying to move these cars even into the next lane while going 120mph is like trying to get them unstuck from molasses. You see a shortcut on the right and you try to exit but wait, why is my car barely moving? Then you crash. Trying to avoid hitting innocent civilian vehicles is agonizingly difficult when you're already into triple digit speed. Also, the AI is TOO good. The AI opponents you'll race against never seem to have a problem steering quickly or avoiding roadblocks. Also, they never seem to run out of steam. I'll maneuver a curve perfectly and even use my nitrous on the exit and yet, look, there goes my opponents - each one passing me with ease. My last complaint is that the cars drift TOO easily. The game advises you to "not drift if you don't have to. It's faster if you don't." Well, in any vehicle in this game if you take a turn hard, your car will automatically enter into a drift. You don't even really have a chance to let your tires grip. The only way to counter this would be to slam on your brakes and slow the car significantly before turning, but as I mentioned before, the opponents would finish the race while you were still mid-turn.
All in all, though - an excellent arcade racing game.
posted by darkknigt (Saint Petersburg, FL) Nov 27, 2010
Member since Nov 2010
the game plays great except for the incredible flaw of the freezing factor. if it didn't freeze so much I'd actually be able to play the game more often and so would you, just don't waste your time on it unless your an NFS addict and have to play them all, and just wait for shift 2 to come out.