Pro's: Graphics / Sense of Speed / Presentation / In-Car as real as it gets
Con's: Vehicle Selection / Control / Level Progression Easy
Summary: Even with a few downfalls, NFS: Shift is hands down the best NFS Racer to date. EA really does a great job of presenting a quality product from the menus to the minute you hit the gas. Inside the car view is as real as it gets, and most likely the intended view to be played on. If you decide to go with a different camera view, the controls start to become more and more sensitive. With a solid track selection and different modes to play on .. you will stay busy trying to get all the stars you can. Which brings up another small negative .. the driver progression is very fast and extremely easy ... however, this still does not remove you from the quality of the game. If your looking for a solid racer with both an arcade and simulation feel. NFS: Shift may just be your game ... at least until Forza 3 comes along.
Something must be wrong with all of you who gave this game an 6 or below... This game packs a serious punch. The speed in this game is intense and it crushes the feel of speed in forza 2 and grand truismo. The graphics are great, the selection of cars are up to date, And the New A.I. is better, than any other NFS ever. The gameplay has that feeling that you are actually driving(if you have a racing wheel). The Cockpit view is AWESOME!!! EVERYTHING MOVES AND WORKS, except the radio.... I thought this was a great experience for me and EA. If you guys dont like this game, then thats because you set your standards to high, or you only play one game like its a god or something. Forza is a great game, but its just not complete, wait till october.. but seriously, if you wanna play a racing game that is intense, try NFS SHIFT!
posted by prplehzgsr (STATE COLLEGE, PA) Sep 17, 2009
Member since Aug 2009
gamers (56%) found this review helpful
Okay, first off, if you're looking for another Need For Speed arcade racer, but on a track, this is the game for you. However, if you know anything about tuning, or enjoy simulation racing games such as Forza or Gran Turismo, stay away from this game. I thought maybe EA would pull this one off. Nope, all they did was take their normal racing games, and put them on a track. The cars slide around like they're on ice. The opponents try to wreck you, and you even get points for wrecking them. The upgrades are silly, like seam welding the chassis and increasing your 60-0 braking time (I know, it's the only place I've ever seen braking time instead of feet too), or engine upgrades on a 4 cylinder that raise the torque just as much as a turbo. Also, you can't customize the appearance other than pre-packaged kits and paint and vinyls. It's because of games like this one that I really like Gamefly.