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Need for Speed The Run


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Also on:PS3, Xbox 360, Wii
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Armando Says...

posted by ArmandoR (MONTEREY, CA) Jul 18, 2012

Member since Dec 2010

Taken From My YouTube Review:

Hey YouTube! My Name Is Armando Romero And This Is My Review Of Need For Speed: The Run For The Nintendo 3DS. So That We’re Clear I Have Not Played The Console Versions, So That Means I Won’t Be Making Comparisons In-between The Versions. Although Through Research I Found Out That The Storylines Have Been Altered For This Port. While Still Remaining Some What True To The Others

‘The Run’ Is Very Similar To A Previous Title, Called Hot Pursuit. Players Race Down Freeways Until They Meet A Police Car, The Police Will Try To Wreak Your Car By Blocking You And Bumping You. You’re Encouraged To Do ‘Take Downs’. While Most Of The Time The Objective Is To Finish The Race, There Are Also Several Points Where You Have You Do Take Downs On Your Rival.

This Brings Us To The Story, Here Is Where The Game Fails Big Time. As I Said Earlier The Storyline Is Altered From The Console Versions. You Play As A Clue-less, Down On His Luck Car Racer. Who Makes His Grand Entrance By Being Thrown Into A River. After Breaking Out You Meet The Female Character, Whom I Could Care Less About. So Much So That I Didn’t Even Bother Looking Up Her Name. The Story Is Divided Into 5 Acts And In Total Has 26 Episodes. I Wouldn’t Call This Game A Pick Up And Go Type For That Reason.

The Story Is Told In A Graphic Novel Style. The Cut-Scenes Act Out Like A Comic Book, But I Cannot Say This Helps The Game, In Act It Makes It Clear That The They Were Rushed. The Developers Were Not Interested In Creating A Full Experience. The Premise Remains Mostly Unchanged, There’s A Coast-to-Coast Race With A lot At Stake. Whether Or Not The Race Has Connections To A Mob Family Is Confusing.

Most Of The Time, You Will Be Scratching Your Head. Trying To Make Sense Out Of The Plot. The Storyline Is Bland, Boring And Predicable. But The Game Makes Up For This By Giving You Awesome Game-play. In My Opinion This Is One Of The Greatest Racing Game For The System. Outside Of Ma

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Great fun but quick

posted by cdztoybox (HOPEWELL JUNCTION, NY) Dec 3, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Good game...nice little story...only took 3.5 hrs to complete...never tried it online though. Perfect for a rental ...I got it for a plane trip to CA....good choice!


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Very Good

Not bad for a portable title

posted by Ichiban (SAN JOSE, CA) Nov 29, 2011

Member since Apr 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Considering the platform, not a bad attempt at adapting it's big brothers for a smaller screen. The main story won't take too long (according to game clock, I finished it in just over 4 hours), but considering it's a racing game, you probably don't want it to go on forever. There are additional challenges to tackle, that will take at least as long to complete again.

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