gamers (80%) found this review helpful
OK. For starters, this game has very many good things, very many bad things, and some ugly things. Lets start with the goods:
THE GOOD: -Unbelievable cars -Stunning graphics -Beautiful scenery -Exciting gameplay -2 different types of career (Cop or Racer) -Great for the online players -Nice trophies/achievements
THE BAD: -Very small font. Makes it hard to read whats going on (and for people like me who can't see very well, how to play) -Not the best music selection -No difficulty setting -Difficulty -Cannot skip cutscenes -There is no button to move the camera to see behind you -Cannot look ahead of you like you could in Hot Pursuit 2 for PS2
THE UGLY: -No offline multiplayer... Yeah..None... Only online -In order to play online, you have to have an online code which comes with the game (if bought new, which is bad news for Gamefly renters) or purchased off PSN or Xbox market for a price
Overall, this game is an 8/10. It lacks many things I was really hoping to see, but sorta makes up for it with the gameplay. I however suggest nobody buy this game. Simply rent it until you beat it.
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
The physics, the graphics, and the gameplay are all fantastic. You can choose between 2 different career paths (cop and racer). Autolog and online gameplay is fast and exciting.
I took 1 point off because if you rent this, you will have to purchase a code to play online, but GameFly is all about try before you buy so there's not really a problem there. Still, the fact that you would have to pay to play online is kind of ridiculous. The soundtrack does get old, but the game does support custom playlists. Plus, there is no splitscreen, which is a real letdown.
Even with these issues, NFS: Hot Pursuit is a very fun, enjoyable game that will give you countless ours of entertainment, as long as you purchase the retail version.
gamers (78%) found this review helpful
Okay, for starters I am going to say this review is solely on the single-player part of the game. The game expects you to have hundreds of friends to play with and ignores those who don't. I've always been a great friend of the Need for Speed games, but Undercover was to dull and boring. So when I heard the makers of Burnout were taking over and were including a cop career as well, I had nerd spasms. I LOVED Burnout Paradise with a passion, and couldn't wait for this game. Well, I'm disappointed, very disappointed. And although the game looks fantastic, the graphics are amazing, and the scenery is breathtaking. But the places, while looking very real, aren't varied enough for a street-racing game. Burnout Paradise was in a city wwith just enough variation. Burnout's joy was in free-ride, crashing in magnificent ways, while this game doesn't have that at all. Roads are mostly empty, lacking danger.
I want to love this game, I really, really do. The trailers looked fantastic, but its way over-hyped. I'm sure Autolog is amazing, but only if you have dozens of friends with PlayStations. And they could make this up if they added split-screen. No, they didn't do that. Burnout Paradise didn't either, but made up for it by adding an add on kit that included it. All the cars handle the same way and can't turn at all. Very bad in races, for cops and racers both.
Pros: Extremely amazing visuals, great premise, cars look amazing. Playing as a cop is a great idea, and is fun, most of the time.
Cons: All the cars handle the same, with the exception of the highest ranking cars. Not enough variation in the enviroments. Too much focus on online play, no split-screen is a major fail.
Overall, I was very disappointed with this game. I'm sure playing with friends and the competition is fun with friends, if you have some. Burnout paradise cares about the single-players, not Hot Pursuit. Rent if you have tons of friends to play with. Otherwise be sure to know its for online play only