Over the years, I have played all or most NFS games and generally enjoy them. This is the first one I've not finished. I sent it back after about 3 hours of gameplay.
Positives: the standard (not most wanted) races were fine; the graphics are good; the city is a nice design to drive around it; I like the ability to easily apply new car parts you win in races with a single button click
Negatives: I found the driving controls unprecise, often sending me careening into things (only partly due to my driving skills!). The killer for me was that I just could not escape the cops in a most wanted race. I drove around for 30 minutes with the cops endlessly chasing me. Every time I hit a cooldown where they lost track of me, within a few seconds more cops spawned in front of me and made a bee-line for me (even if I repainted the car during the cooldown period) and started the whole process again. After about the 5th try with same result, I decided I was getting way too frustrated and not having fun any more, so back to GameFly with you!
this was a game i really wanted to enjoy...i might rerent it to beat it however i surely won't be purchasing it. i never thought there'd be a day i'd get a need for speed game that had cars just to find like grand theft auto lol