You can't change the controls. There's only 15 EA Trax, and none of them are remotely listenable. As once again Ea assaults our ears with techno remixes of already bad songs. From people you've never heard of unless you spend 90% of your time raving. The controls they give you are horrible. Seriously, the X is acceleration, fine. But then triangle is handbrake. Making a handbrake turn, which you need to do for almost every sharp corner unless you want two people to overtake you, near impossable. The graphics are idiotic. The gameplay is second generation. The cop chases, which should be what redeems this game, are unforgivably boring. And the live-acting is original Pc game laughable. Like soap-operas. Without acting ability. And all of this comes down to an unplayable, unforgivable peice of useless plastic. Honestly, the game would be more fun popping it out of the system, taking it outside, and using it to play frisbee with your dog. AVOID THIS GAME AT ALL COSTS.
NFS is one of the better graphics game out there. They have always had beautiful scenery for the experience. Yet, what they excell in is destroyed by the bad things in the game play. About the only time that EA, in NFS got the police right was with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, for the Gamecube. Starting with NFS: Carbon, the police action/AI became very bad. And now, it has fully degenerated. I guess there is no way to inform EA that "pursuit breakers" means that the pursuit is broken. It does not mean that the cops orbit around your location waitng for you to move, or that they "beam-in" down the road in front of you to pick up the pursuit again. Also, loading the map with thirty to fifty police cars during a chase is not fun. The moron at EA who thought so should be horse-whipped. However, this game typifies the slide of EA, stunningly beautiful gaphics that are ruined by atrocious game play. You want a awesome racing sim? Stick with "Gran Turismo" and forget you ever heard about Need For Speed.
Oh-yeah, and one more thing EA, Not all of us are Neanderhals who just jump at the chance to do infinite drag races. . . AGAINST TRAFFIC!