Excerpt: With this in mind, we held out hope that Need for Speed: The Run would somehow manage to shine, that Electronic Arts would actually care about the handheld version of its big budget speedster, instead of simply phoning in some half-hearted effort.
Pros: Hot Pursuit mixed with Burnout, a nice variety of locations, fun racing, plenty of licensed vehicles, online play, Autolog.
Cons: Annoying mini games, cookie cutter story, slight dip in frame rate with 3D, tough to find online opponents.
Excerpt: While Need for Speed’s release calendar has never slowed down, it’s been a full three years since we’ve seen a game from the main team at EA’s Black Box studio. Does this cinematic road trip have that new car smell or does it stink like a drive past a dairy farm? Jack Rourke’s in trouble with the mob. Big enough trouble to get himself nearly killed in a car crusher.
Summary: Firebrand Games might have previously unleashed a stinker on us with a certain NASCAR game, but with Need for Speed: The Run, the studio's proven that it's definitely still got what it takes to give us hours of portable racing enjoyment. While flawed in a few areas, the superb online experience and high speed action strapped into the little cartridge here packs enough thrills to satisfy any 3DS owner with an insistence for speed.
Excerpt: This year’s holiday Need for Speed ( NFS ) title has a lot to live up to after EA allowed the guys are Criterion Games to make the brilliant NFS: Hot Pursuit . Black Box has the task of trying to beat that, but their last NFS game was the somewhat disappointing NFS: Undercover . This time around they’ve decided to do something different by ignoring their street racing racer boy scene, and instead picked more of an adrenaline-rushing cinematic movie experience that is...
Conclusion: Das Feature Autolog kennt man bereits von den stationären Konsolen. EA ist dabei bemüht, den Wettbewerb unter den Fahrern, genauer gesagt unter Freunden und Kontakten, zu intensivieren. Im Grunde genommen stellt es ein Tagebuch dar, welches Eure Leistungen registriert und in Echtzeit mit denen Eurer registrierten „The Run“-Kontakten vergleicht.