This is the first NFS title that I have picked up since Hot Pursuit. Honestly, have kind of been let down by the whole franchise (due to the handling of the vehicles). This game pleasantly surprised me, and I find myself not able to put the control down. Absolutely love the all online environment, graphics, and handling of vehicles. This game will get your adrenaline up! Have not experienced any lag problems or rooms shutting down like others have complained about. Its not Gran Turismo, but is definitely fun for sure.