Was very impressed with Rivals. Graphics were awesome. Still not a game to use steering wheel with but NFS has never produced a game wheel worthy. Super easy platinum trophy. Yes it goes online straight away but your not required to stay there. I set it to friends only and never had a problem
A little hard to control in the beginning, but you get used to it. Plus, you can purchase upgrades for easier controlling. The attention to detail is fantastic and there are so many options from free driving, racing, being a cop, and etc. This is a game worth purchasing.
Game is beautiful to look at while playing and the whole open world racing if utilized right going forward could change the way racing games are played from here on out. Now the negative is the very little story line that everyone hears about so not much replay ability for me and the fact that me and my buddy down the street had a ruff time playing in the same open world. other than that a pretty solid game