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The game is an arcade racer, which means its car handling physics is not very realistic. A number of real-world nameplates are represented, and each does have its own "feel," but the designers and developers made no attempt at making them feel real. (The opposite of this approach is, of course, the venerable Gran Turismo series.) The best thing about an arcade racer like this is the driving is very forgiving. You can corner easily at over 90 mph, something you'll never do in Gran Turismo. You can also turn off car damage and smash into everything and anything -- cop cars, oncoming traffic, etc. -- destroy them yet sustain no damage. Because the framerate is really good, when you use the bumper or dash view and drive above 120 mph on an HDTV, you can really feel the rush.
The career mode has you race to win over territories. You must place no. 1 in each race to win. After a while, the races do get repetitive, as do the cat-and-mouse chases with the cops. The city in the game, which seems to be modeled after L.A., is not very big, so after half an hour or so you'll have travelled on all its streets and highways. I wish EA had included a more expansive setting.
In short, this is a fun game and makes a great rental. It's too expensive as a purchase, and its limited variety of play makes the purchase a poor value.
Upgrades come quickly and plentifully, but the challenge is there - this "balance" is what is missing in so many racing games, the ability to dive right in with little learning curve, yet is still not easy to master. The car selection is strong, the mods are cool enough, the characters are enjoyable (if not over-the-top), and again, the sound/music is maybe the best of the series, overall.
Its not perfect - later sessions in the game become almost impossibly difficult (for me, resulting in eventually giving up on the final race), but until that point, it walked a fine line between difficultly and enjoyability.
My favorite thing about the game, though, is the inherent "slickness", from the menus to the chrome paint of the cars, it just glldes in and out of actions and cutscenes and interface screens like its on rails. It has a "look" about it, and its something more games need, that cohesiveness that more than makes up for the weak points. For the price, a must have racer.
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It was the wrong game. Took way too long to get here. Ended up buying this game from game stop. The only positive thing i can say is that my husband liked the wrong game that we... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Jennifer Sexton
Love this game. Used to play NFS with our late son years ago. Lots of memories are brought back playing this!Published 1 month ago by Robin K.