I've played a few of the previous Need for Speed games and was not impressed...However, this game impressed me so much that I chose to purchase it! It's got a great career mode, great cutscenes, hot chicks, and loud engines. The best part is the wii controls. You turn the wii-mote sideways and use it as a steering wheel. Then for drag races you hold the wii-mote like it's a gear shifter and shift from gear to gear. The graphics are even great for a Wii game. I don't really understand why nobody likes this game. I've gotten hours upon hours of fun out of it. It even has a multi-player mode for 2 players. You can choose from over 46 cars! This game is strait up racing and I find alot of fun out of damaging other peoples cars!
It's been said before, but the game gets a bit old after the first showdown. Making money to upgrade your car's is not a problem, and the selection of cars is pretty darn good. My WRX and Eclipse were in the roster so I was pleased. To date this is the best racing game on the Wii, overall as far as racing games go it's pretty good. The drag racing gets old fast and the speed challenges are actually kinda tough. I recommend trying it out, and buying it for those of you who enjoy a good car game.
I'm a graphics maniac and I tell the truth. To me there are 3 levels of graphics first level is the detail and quantity of items on the screen second level is just plain textures and bulk effects third level is lighting, transparencies, shadows and stuff.
NFSPS first level can get muddy sometimes, expecially when speed kicks in. Sometimes you have no idea where you are going and it hard to locate turns. Signs are low quality, no people cheering you on, nothing but your car, rival cars, signs, road, sky, and boundaries. Second Level is pretty good. The cars paint jobs are plain no matter what finish you have but the second level shines when I noticed the bump mapping of the road, the smoke effects, the tire marks, the cracks in the road, the dirt kicked up from the tire look fantastic to me based on earler NFSs on Gamecube. Third level is eye candy. Whatever is above, beside the car is projected on the car. Wow, much better than GC. The sun glistens on the road, chrome looks like chrome, shadows are true. Its nice.
The game is good until you realize how much you miss pimping out one ride to win all like the ole skool NFS.