I put this game in for the first race and all i have to say is where are the realistic physics engines i'm used to in Forza Motorsport, since they stole everything else from it. This game is by far a not worth playing kind. If you play this and like it before you actually drive a real car then don't get your drivers license. Seriously I used to play NFS titles all the time, but after this I'm officially done with the franchise. For all of you who like it then it's too bad you never got Forza.
I was pretty excited to play this after reading the reviews. I could not believe how bad this game actually is. I completed 3 races before shutting it off and sending back.
Reasons why..... Controls are garbage. There is a total of 3 preconfigured settings. None of them offer my favorite layout of gas being A, brake being B, and shifting via the triggers. Layout of all 3 settings was terrible.
Next is the engine they used. Straight out of a 10 year old arcade game. You're either driving straight or continually sliding the rear end out. And it broke free at very random times with a very unrealistic feel to the whole situation. I expected it to be at least similar to the previous ones and really hoped for a Forza type experience considering they eliminated what used to be the best part of the game, free roam.
The customization was a joke. Getting "package" custom jobs to your car with no real sense of HP increase or weight reductions, etc ruined the experience altogether.
I could go on but the game isnt even worthy of my continued effort. Don't waste your time and effort trying to play it. a 1 is too high for this epic fail of a racing game. And I am a die hard NFS fan and have been ever since the PS1 versions.