posted by crunchyedg (MOUNTAIN HOME, AR) Nov 21, 2013
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
It was bad enough NFS: Most Wanted was nothing more than a Paradise City reboot. This game is all fluff no substance. If I was an EA executive I would fire everyone involved in making this game. Seriously, they concentrated so much on the background, leaves falling, fog, ridiculous camera effects, and weather that nothing was left for the driving physics. Saying the cars handle like bricks is an insult to bricks. How hard is it to listen to your fan base and create what we want? I’m truly heartbroken. This game had so much potential but it was all wasted on everything except the cars, the modifications, and the driving. Once again the hype was better entertainment than the game. Need For Speed is dead, murdered by the people at EA.
posted by Jhofmann (CRESCENT CITY, CA) Nov 22, 2013
Member since Feb 2011
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
This game I was looking forward too. But when I got it I did the cop and racer training. Started my first event and it froze on me..I restarted the system and tried again it froze on me two more times..Sent back same day.
After the Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted remakes, they decided to take a turn for the worst. Most Wanted wasn't perfect but it was a different turn that actually made good heads, but Rivals, you just went straight down into heck
For one, cops will chase you for no reason, you can just sit there on the side of the road, Oh look a pursuit. Want to play online? Welcome to idiot country where all the high ranks will just run into you and total you.
And the lack of cars, where are they? 23 racer cars and 24 cop cars, excluding the Bugatti, the Hennessey Venom GT, and the Koenigsegg Agera R for racers, wth?
Also, how is a MP4-12C Spyder faster than a 458? A 458 is on par with the Aventador, and also the fact the muscle cares will not steer ONE BIT causing you to mostly overshoot every turn along with your ride scrapping the wall.
The only good part about it is that they brought back being a cop and a new online system, but the map is too small and repetitive. It's like they tried to put Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted together, just to ruin it.
Everything EA touches gets ruined now, all they want is money, and this shows how much they want it, with horrible released games that include no way of trying to please the consumer.
I have loved every NFS game I have ever played, but this, I can't no matter how hard I try. The system is too badly made, there is a huge lack of cars, customization isn't as big as it could be, and they refuse to actually do anything that is truly different from before.
How to ruin a gaming franchise, by EA. How many more are they going to ruin before people start to realize it?