Finally, the driving physics aren't too loose how they used to be in previous games. This is a much more fun and enjoyable game than the last one was. It is a complete open world and you can't stop the fun unless you get to a hideout or a police station. IT IS AMAZING. While doing races in an open world, racers and cops alike are coming at you from the opposite side while the cops chasing you try to take you down as well as the other racers deploy certain pursuit tech to stop you. the fun never ends. Remember those stopping screens after you stopped racing? NOPE. Not anymore. It is incredibly clean full of actual performance changing and simply the variety of cars and the look of undercover, enforcer and normal cop is amazing it gives a complete different feel to the game.
Idk what the guy below me is talking about. You can also btw, team up with your friends and lose the cops or wreck them together and it becomes a massive MASSIVE enjoyful moment. Gentlemen, if you liked the IDEA of the hot pursuit games and didn't feel like it gave you what you wanted, I ASSURE you, this game....is one I'll keep playing until the next one comes out. Amazing game, FINALLY NFS got somewhat close to most wanted and underground 1 & 2. AND most importantly the action NEVER stops its fkin awesome
posted by Coldmoon (PLEASANT VALLEY, NY) Oct 6, 2014
Member since Mar 2008
It's a load of fun at first, driving fast cars and either evading the cops or out running them. Then it starts to get a bit old. Sure, getting your heat level up (as a driver) to 10 and trying to get away from the cops is fun at first. The same can be said for being a cop, it's great and all until the drivers start using Turbos and you can't catch up to them any more.
It's fun for bursts of crazy driving/drifting but there's no lasting appeal to it. I enjoyed it for a good while but got bored and decided to play something else.
posted by ColecoVision (STOCKTON, CA) Feb 11, 2014
Member since Feb 2014
I've been playing Need For Speed since 95. The 1st one, I swung the viper for three hours. Then NFS 2 came out, and they lost me. the add on I did like was the drive view ,But I wasn't a big fan.
NSF3 Hot Pursuit, the boys are back. The game play was great, great boards car were great. but we know the board and the car. Atlantica & el'Nino(1998).
NSF4 High Stakes was the best one ever. they brought the Road blocks, spike belt and the chopper, they set the bar. And then they lost me for a few years, NFS hot pursuit 2, they were fighting to get back.
Then there was underground 1&2 Luuvved it. the Honda civic on 2 was the car. NSF most wanted was great, the boys were back in town. NSF carbon if you never played it, you mist out, AI team mate. Good game. Didn't like NFS Pro that much, the crashes were cool.
NFS undercover was great too. NFS shift was not so good. The franchise has fallen off. there after the $$s. RIVALS I feel is a small redemption. Game play is fun. the build up of the car perks are not bad. The only thing I don't like is that they took out the big city. it's worth a rent.