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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. Quite a departure from the original., November 7, 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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This game is really fun if you like CONSTANT crash cutscenes. Every time you bump a car, guard rail, or pole, you will have to watch a 10 second scene of your car crashing. Often times, you will come out of one of the crash scenes to find that the game has placed you directly behind another vehicle which causes you to crash yet again. This is the most annoying thing about the game and really characterizes the game for me.

For fans of the original Most Wanted, this game is disappointing. The game has a similar premise, but they have removed the storyline, customization, manual transmission, exciting pursuits, and the ability to plow through roadblocks. The graphics of the game are incredible, but the gameplay is lacking. The cars do not handle well at all. Unlike the original, hitting roadblocks now causes, you guessed it, a crash scene that stops your car in its tracks. Lastly, the game is very easy. I was the #1 Most Wanted racer before I had taken down Most Wanted #6-10. I got enough points to be first simply by tricking out a few cars; speaking of which, all of the cars are available from the start and races unlock performance upgrades. The Most Wanted races are very easy; in fact, they are easier than the races required to unlock car upgrades.

Multiplayer is no fun whatsoever; I give multiplayer a 1 out of 5 rating. You are placed in the open world with other racers. The game will randomly select events and races for you. Some of the events it chooses make little sense and are very repetitive.

Overall, this game is fun, but it is also VERY frustrating. I would recommend this game to people, but I want them to know that this game is not the original. The graphics are really the only improvement to the original; the other changes made to the game are a major downgrade.

SUMMARY:

Pros:
Beautiful graphics
Large, open world
Large selection of cars

Cons:
Lack of customization
Crash scenes
Repetitive races (many of the races for each car are exactly the same)
Lackluster pursuits
No penalty for being busted by the cops
Easy and short
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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 10:58:29 PM PST
C. Smith says:
Surprising to see you did well in the races. I couldnt seem to achive better than 3rd in any race above medium skill level.

Posted on Apr 26, 2013 1:28:53 AM PDT
William says:
Hi Jake,

This game is very easy? Oh give a break.... Really? Are you that advanced in this game already? Game's pretty moderate-hard to me.. For example the races where you need to hit a certain speed average to get gold are pretty difficult at times, because you have learn and know how to turn correctly, brake hard at intersections, alleys, small ramps, etc and then drift to different roads, not crashing to maintain your speed... Which takes a bit of practice with reaction, braking, drifting a lot.. it's time consuming when you mess up during a race because then you gotta do things alll overr and etc but it's worth it and you will get better.. So one little mistake, BOOM!! That's it.. Your race is in jeopardy. Restart. In addition to hitting certain speed averages race difficulty, racing and taking down most wanted cars aren't THAT easy too.. once you beat a most wanted car, you have to take the car down; and that car could easily speed away from you and you may not find the car again for a while which adds up to the difficulty of the game to look and search for the cars.. imo. I am fortunate enough to be able to keep up with the cars and I have taken down all of them, and I'm the #1 most wanted now. Yep. I feel good. I'm currently just finishing out car races attempting to get golds for every car... Although hey, I do agree with you on the 10 second crash scenes.. that does annoy me a bit, however I'm actually getting used to it...

One question.. Why 2 stars for this game though? I mean 3 would be more reasonable, come on.. the game isn't all that HORRIBLE, right?...... :\ You said it is a fun game yourself.. If it's fun then it makes no sense for you to rate 2 stars.. 1-2 stars is like "NO WAY. NOT FUN. TERRIBLE" 3 stars is "Eh. Fun. Fair.. Good, but also not good at the same time"...
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