Many will disagree, but I greatly preferred NFS Hot Pursuit from last year over this game. The main problem was it was repetitive. However, other flaws like not being able to switch cars easily or long load times just annoyed after awhile.
I think this is at best a rental for a NFS fan. I wouldn't buy it.
1) built on Frostbite 2.0 engine (makes for good graphics)
2) decent arcade racing
2) slow load times
3) hard to switch cars
4) lame story
This game has a good idea to it, but the game at times seems rigged. I would hit my car's top speed and still not touch the racers. I would be right behind the racer and try to hit nitro at the finish line and not even gain on him. I had the easiest handling car yet it seemed unresponsive to my controls. All of these factors made the game very aggravating for me. I didn't find myself having fun with the game, instead I found myself POed o and wanting to throw my controller. At times it seems impossible to beat. This game would be a lot of fun for a person who is good at racing games and can pick up on it fast, unfortunately that isn't me. I might try this game again later on when i cool off, then again maybe not. The only thing that kept me playing this was to see what happens at the end.