Fantastic game if you realize it is not designed to be a sim; it's not GT5 or supposed to be. It has sim elements combined with arcade elements for a great balance. Extremely fun to play and entertaining. Some drawbacks with vinyls and career progression....a bit easy from the career standpoint and the game does not actually require you to complete everything leading up to the finale but very fun non-the-less. Plenty of gameplay if you want to earn all trophies/awards. Overall a great game as long as you realized its not a sim...rather a blend.
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This game looks great but you should expect that from PS3 games.
The rest is a great dissapointment. They stole the "voice" of the crew chief from Grid as well as the graphics, what they should have taken was the gameplay. Unfortunately you can't give out 0's. Car physics are so bad that sometimes you want to throw the controller across the room. Ram the opponent from behind and subsequently drive under him; ALL cars fishtail, no exception, even the AWD's like Skyline and RS8 and even get me started on the RWD cars. When I play racing games I will usually play them for the driving experience not for a bunch of pretty graphics which are just a plus. So my advice, rent and return, NOT WORTH THE TIME.
I honestly thought that this was the worst Need for Speed I have ever played(although I have not played Pro Street). The steering in the game is terrible. It feels like the car weighs about 400,000 lbs. The customization is okay but it lacks a few things like being able to change the angle you are looking at your car so you can actually see what you're putting on.
EA games tried to take the NFS even farther from the arcade racing side when they should stick with what they know: Sweet cars, extensive customization and free-roaming race selection.
Try the game for yourself if you really want to know what it's like. As for me I got it, played it for four hours, and then dropped it in the mail.