posted by Unrivaled (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Nov 23, 2007
Member since Feb 2007
First off, yes, it bears the "Need for Speed" title. Need for Speed is known as being an arcade style racer. The fact that they are trying to chase the "Simulation" unicorn is beyond my comprehension, however they should stick to what they know and leave the game as it is....an arcade style racer. Leave Simulations to Gran Turismo and Forza. Thats the reason there are games like Need for Speed. People get tired of the Sims and want an Arcade action or vice versa.
Secondly, the menus are poorly constructed and its hard to figure out where I left off. I found myself Dominating Race Days and getting first place in all of them, SAVING, turning off my PS3, taking a break and coming back only to find that the races I completed did NOT bear the "First Place" tag next to them and of course, I had no points. I did them without knowning I had done them again, until I started and said "Wait, didnt I do this before?"...and I did. I did that about 10 times.
The customization is decent, more options and features, however, it does nothing to salvage the gameplay. Playability seems very clunky. The track feels "wet" all the time and you have to struggle to keep a steady turn.
As one reviewer already said, if you like Most Wanted and Carbon, you will NOT like this game and I HIGHLY recommend you rent it first, as I have done. Hoefully, EA reads these reviews and takes it to heart, its a shot in the dark, but sometimes hope is all we have.
Do better next time EA, for the sake of the Need for Speed name!
posted by Brian101 (SOUTH OZONE PARK, NY) Nov 20, 2007
Member since May 2007
ok the gaem looks and sounds great but its more of a driveing simulater like grand tarismo and dirt. you can still hook up your car but you wont ba able to just have fun speeing around the track like in past game. over all its a good diveing simulater but not a fun race car game
posted by eagleandch (MOUNT AIRY, NC) Nov 20, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
The new NFS follows lot like it did in the first underground. There is no racing to your next events. You don't get a chance to change cars in the beginning in certain events. There is a lot of racing action but besides that it is lot of talking not really racing. The in game movies are to much. They have incorporated some of the later NFS but not to much. It reminds me of the movie the fast and the furious when they do the desert races at the end. It would be better if you can change cars after you pick them. I remember in Most wanted the cars that you finished in Underground 2 you had them to start off with in most wanted. The cars were better in Carbon then they are in this game. Don't buy it before renting it.