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Burnout meets Need For Speed,
This review is from: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit - PC (Video Game)
The Hot Pursuit games of the Need For Speed series were always my favorites. This iteration is very fun to play despite some issues. The goal is not only to win races but also elude the cops. It's the same concept from the previous games. The ability to deploy spike trips, jammers, EMP's and turbos give you the ability to dish it out to the cops is a nice addition. But the recharging nitrous booster could have been left out. The graphics are very good by X-box 360 standards, but do not take full advantage of today's PC hardware. This probably because this is a direct port from the console version.
The controls can't be customized especially steering and braking sensitivity. This makes the controls a little twitchy. It's really optimized for the X-Box 360 controller. Car physics are really simplified. It seems that every car under steers and drifts through every turn no matter how little braking and turning is applied. There are many cars but there seems to be very little difference between them in handling and braking.
The multi-channel sound is used well. You can hear the sounds of cars whizzing by you from front to back. The sound of your own car seems oddly muzzled though. It lacks customization beyond changing the sound effects, voice and music levels. I would have like to hear the sound of the engine more.
Despite these issues, this game is still a blast. You have lots of cars to unlock as you move through the game (sorry NO FERRARI). The free drive mode helps you practice the routes in different cars without any consequences. The crash animations a la Burnout are spectacular.
On the whole, its a good game but if you have a console, you're better off getting the console version.
Pros: Graphics visuals, high speed chases, large selection of the fastest cars.
Cons: lack of customization, arcade driving physics, too much reliance on nitrous
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Initial post: Aug 11, 2014 3:58:20 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 11, 2014 3:58:38 PM PDT
Kyle Hill says:
Would this game be better if I were to buy a Logitech gamepad instead of using my skey I mean keyboard?
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