posted by R3C0NXD45 (CASTLE ROCK, CO) Oct 31, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
gamers (29%) found this review helpful
I was not hoping to get this title so soon (truth be told I was hoping for titles like MOH Warfighter, ACIII, and Dishonored). It's not that I don't like Need for Speed games, just that I've never been huge on getting them ASAP as they usually rank around a 6-7 for me.
That being said this game absolutely shocked me. I haven't been able to play a ton of it left but it is so awesome. I've already found a bunch of different cars and smashed through billboards, etc. One of the coolest aspects of Most Wanted is that you have free drive to different events like races, top speeds at speed cameras, get away from cops, find new cars, etc. There is simply so much there and it's all awesome.
In races you can unlock upgrades for your cars and the cars have races specific to them. Autolog is ever present and it could not be better. You instantly know who, out of you and your friends, had the best high speed at a speed camera, or race, etc.
I am not big on buying the Need for Speed games simply because they seem to get old a little quicker than I like at $60 a pop. I really don't expect to send this game back though. I think I will most likely be keeping this game at some point which is an awesome feature from Gamefly.
If you're on the fence and you've been a NFS fan I can't recommend checking this title out more highly. If you're huge into GTR and Forza it may not be realistic enough for you as it does have a little bit of an arcade feel to it but you should expect that from NFS. If you've never played a NFS title before (and there is a 1% chance that's even possible) I can't think of a better one on XBOX 360 to whet your beak with.
Just a very quick note for those interested in buying or renting this game. Perhaps the most interesting detail that was missing was the lack of different driving views. The game limits you to only 2. A close, above and behind view of the car and then a very low pavement first person view. I normally drive from a first person view but being so close to the pavement really limits your ability to see down the road enough to plan for your next move. It was extremely awkward. I chose to drive from the behind the car view. This was acceptable enough however I spent more time crashing than driving due to the extreme difference in vehicle dynamics.
I cant say this game is bad....quite the opposite. Its amazing in every way I could see. However, for someone who is used to playing the Forza series and having just started playing Forza Horizon it was very hard for me to get used to the massive difference in vehicle dynamics.
If you are playing Forza Horizon and are looking for a game that handles like Forza then this is not the game. You should and would pick this up because of the amazing presentation this game portrays and how fun it is!
So first off.... WHY CANT I CUSTOMIZE MY CAR?!!!?? Unlike the first most want there is no way to customize your car. You can upgrade your vehicle to make it faster but there is no tuning. Second there is no story line. You just race the most wanted cars on the list not people or rivals in this one. And lastly The handling sucks on most cars. As soon as you hit grass or dirt your car stops turning and slows down. Even in real life if youre doing 150 mph and hit grass you wont slow down instantly. Im going back to playing NFS undercover seeing as I hate Forza with a passion. the only good thing about this game is being able to drive any car you find but even that is a chore tho find any good ones and by the time you do find a good car youre bored out of your mind.