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November 29, 2012 at 7:46 AM, said ...
I think it's all a matter of opinion as to whether or not this is a 'true' need for speed game, whatever the fuck that means.
If you judge it as it's own racing game, it holds up. It's probably not going to set the world on fire, but at the same time if you're a fan of racing, you're likely to get some fun out of it. If you're a jaded need for speed purist, who thinks that the pinnacle of the franchise was hot pursuit, then perhaps look elsewhere.
The problem I have with this game is the fact that they tacked on the name most wanted to it. Then, die hard fans of the original like Nick are almost immediately dissapointed. It's a shame because it's very polished.
November 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM, Jonathan Tipton said ...
#1 Calm down, #2 First comment had some great points, but shooting down others make you look like an asshole #3 @E.GUS good idea. It is Forza trying to ease the pain of all the shitty arcade style racing games.You can play it real easy all the the way to, GD how the hell did the go there that fast and on the line.
November 17, 2012 at 1:17 PM, said ...
......*groan* You are not helping.
November 17, 2012 at 8:28 AM, Michael Giustini said ...
I agree with you 100% Nick. The original Need For Speed Most Wanted was by far the greatest racing game I have ever played. It ruined all other racing games for me. This piece of crap is but a pale imitation of the original.
November 16, 2012 at 10:25 PM, said ...
I really hope you are joking because that game is a seriously unoriginal piece of shit not worthy of the Forza name and I don't even play the Forza games.
I hope they don't review it because I'll just be even more mad......
November 16, 2012 at 10:16 PM, said ...
First 30 seconds and all I have to say is....
Nick, you british idiot, Need for Speed started as an arcade-style game. The Underground/Carbon/Most Wanted games were made to get the Fast & Furious money, nothing more. Yes, I had fun playing them and I've enjoyed my time doing so but they were not true Need for Speed games; it was In Name Only. To this day, Need for Speed II and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010 remains my favorite Need for Speed games.
At this point, I've paused the review (00:43) to say this.
First, get the facts straight; Criterion is known for the Burnout series. Apart from choosing the paint color, THERE IS NO CUSTOMIZING IN A CRITERION GAME, PERIOD. Get that in your head next time you play a Criterion game, Nick.
*unpaused and paused at 04:40*
SEE?! Mr. Beard just compared Need for Speed to Fast & Furious! Thank you, Mr. Beard! You made my point on why Need for Speed should just give you an Excuse Plot to drive around in fast, expensive, exotic and concept cars while being chased by the cops....oh, wait, that's Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2010. THAT'S how a Need for Speed game works.
Which is why I'll be severely disappointed if the Need for Speed movie is a Fast & Furious rip-off.
*unpaused and paused at 12:25*
Again, apart from choosing the paint color, THERE IS NO CUSTOMIZING IN A CRITERION GAME, PERIOD.
You want to customize your car, add decals, make it go faster? Go play Forza.
"...original Need for Speed games..."
............You have never played a '90s Need for Speed game because if you did, apart from choosing the paint color, you would know that THERE IS NO CUSTOMIZING IN THE '90S NEED FOR SPEED GAMES, PERIOD.
Apart from the rating which I'll accept due to my current money issues, this review pretty much confirms that Nick should never be allowed to review another Need for Speed game, PERIOD.
Oh and by the way Nick, Criterion is now in complete control of the future of Need for Speed games.
Unless they do a collaboration with Black Box, it's safe to say that there won't be anymore Underground-style Need for Speed games and I can't express how happy I am about that.
November 16, 2012 at 1:20 PM, said ...
wipeout xl: n64
November 16, 2012 at 5:11 AM, said ...
Burnout: Paradise... period.
November 16, 2012 at 1:45 AM, BlackMagic said ...
@Jack Burton...fully agree on the point about selling it based on name recognition.
November 16, 2012 at 1:08 AM, said ...
The hell... you shit on Hot Pursuit because it didnt feel like Burnout, they actually remake Burnout in Most Wanted and you're still bitching? fuuuuuuuuck yoooouuuuuuu. For the record Hot Pursuit freaking rocked and Most Wanted is equally sweet. The Run was complete crap... well mostly crap but definitely crap.
November 16, 2012 at 12:09 AM, E.GUS said ...
Review Forza Horizon Plz!!
November 15, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Dejon Watson said ...
Even though I haven't played this game I have seen enough of the game's playthoughs to know this give my thoughts on the game. Here is what I have discovered from the game.
EA and Critieon just rebranded the game from 2005 taking some things from previous NFS(RUN,etc) and installed a Burnout skin on it.
My liking of the games include
+The free roaming to do stunts and jumps
+ The Cops who doesn't like to running way from cops
+Autolog encouragement to best your friends in events such as jumping the farthest though Billboards
+Searching for Vehicles in the world instead of the same old buy a car earn some money, get another car etc.
*You unlock cars in the game by beating the TOP 10 Most Wanted Racers.
* Customization's is the nitro,long gears, re inflates tires.
+Easy drive allowing go straight to your car and make customization's
Here are my dislikes
-Autolog interference, within the game at points Autolog will come across your screen and tell your your friends this xxx try to beat him in xxxx and your map will be gone, which can really be an annoyance saying running away from the cops.
-This game is repetitive as you just collect SP(Speed Points) to race the top 10 on the Most Wanted List.
-Switching to a car using Easy Drive takes you where that car is located instead of switching that car where you are exactly
~Jump to races instead of setting a destination to your map every time and racing there.
~EA just release a new Burnout or release a Burnout HD remake instead of teasing your with Burnout lite I want the carnage, and metal crushing from the previous games
November 15, 2012 at 9:24 PM, jack burtan said ...
@ BlackMagic...CRITERION has said from the start that it's not a remake. They took what they had in development for Burnout paradise 2, and added in MW1 style cops. It's still crazy that they use the name, add "a Criterion game" at the end, and expect us to think it's not a sequel. I'll tell you what it is. It's trying to gain more sales off of name recognition! It's still one hell of a arcade multiplayer racer. If you don't like insane, crazy, over the top Speed. Go buy that new Forza game....It's pretty damn sweet as well.
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November 15, 2012 at 6:11 PM, BlackMagic said ...
I'm still not sure what compelled them to remake this considering not only the original was great as it was, but that they changed a lot of the main elements and made this feel more like a Burnout...how is this a remake, then?
If it were the same plot, at least, it should be called something else or a sequel. But to use the same name, in my opinion, is quite frankly cheating. Joystiq called it "the next Burnout game fans have clamoring for," but who wanted that? Burnout is Burnout and Need for Speed is Need for Speed. At least they did keep things like the speedbreaker, but no crashing through environments? That's what part of made the cop chases so damn fun- it also helped get the cops off your ass when you got to the fourth, fifth heat levels and the final chase.
It seems like the only improvements to this game, based on what you two said, come from a visual and soundtrack perspective. Unfortunately, for me, that's not enough to recommend a buy. I'd rather just fire up my Gamecube and play that copy.
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