I loved Hot Pursuit and The Run...I think Hot Pursuit was the best. The Run gave me more motive, while Most Wanted is more free, but annoying. I think I liked the linear feel of the past few releases. Most Wanted is open world, and I think with such open worldness, you should give the driver a personality, and add more customizing of cars ( Midnight Club ). Most Wanted fails at this, but its still a lot of fun. Graphics are good, and the cars handle pretty good once you get the feel for them.
I do hate that once you do upgrade your cars, they are basically wortless, because there are no more races for you to compete in for that particular car, which is senseless! You can although use it for the MOST WANTED races. After that, you have to drive new cars and learn the mechanics of new cars in order to further continue the game. The cops are also VERY annoying. I understand making them very agressive, but the way they hunt you down is just awful and cheesy. You can escape the cops, change the color of your car, and hide in a sewage drain, but their MAGIC RADARS still pick you up. Very lame. Whats the point of being able to hide? Also, just like THE RUN, they have these annoying messages pop up mid screen while your re going 160mph! Couldnt they have put them in the top right hand corner or something? Good lord! I crash every time because they block my view!
With that being said, this game is still fun to me. I like it, but it has areas of concern that I hope they will fix in future games. Other than that, if you are a high speed racing fan, and are familiar with the NEED FOR SPEED series, then get this game. You will like it trust me.
The reason why i give it a 4 is because of the stupid crash cam. The graphics are good the racing is fun and the upgrades are cool lots of cool cars, another reason for the 4 is alot of the hidden cars are all the same, another reason for the 4 is when your driving to you could be like really close and then have to drive away if the cops are after you. The most anoying thing in this game is the stupid crash cam it really sucks when you are in a race and it takes up time because of it.