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This does feel like another version of Hot Pursuit (with the events) mixed with a little Most Wanted (online) which is fine but once you do the first mission its pretty much the same the rest of the game. The level up system is biased on the speedlists you complete which is not a bad thing its just seeing someone whos a higher rank just means they've completed more speedlists and majority of the speedlists are pretty simple to complete. If you have issues with specific race or event just hold off until you get a better car. The game doesn't restrict on what car you use per event which is cool.
Nice variety of cars and I do like how the cars are balanced out in terms of speed and strength. I hate that they show a GT-R but you can't drive it unless it was a pre-order.
Here's where the game drops for me. I keep running into lots of glitches that make the game annoying. There are times when you crash it puts you in the wrong direction, there are times when you crash the game spaz's out and you see your car driving on its own for 5 seconds before it actually puts you back into the event. Some of the jumps don't register as complete which I know is a small thing but it adds to your speed points when complete.
But the absolute annoying issue is the online. This is a game that always wants to put you into a room with other players when you start the game. Even if your not interacting with them and just doing your own thing, when the host disconnects (I don't know why theres a host to begin with) everyone has to stop what they are doing, wait for a 1-2 minute load screen then it drops you right where you left off. So if your in a race, the game stops and when you get back you find yourself stopped with the engine off but the AI is still going. So catching up sucks! I liked Most Wanted because it "FREELY" let you go online/offline seamlessly. No load screen just seamless. This is the most annoying thing in the game. Best to play in a private room to avoid this.
After playing the game for about 8 hours now most of which was online the events is the meat and potatoes of this game the events range from head to head, races, time trials. But the beauty of the game is you can just drive around and once you see a player symbol over a car you can just instantly challenge them and start racing and if you are playing as a cop you can just go around busting people its a ton of fun