Excerpt: The Nintendo 3DS doesn't have much to choose from in the racing department, with Ridge Racer 3D the best the system has to offer. 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...
Excerpt: Instead of ushering itself in with a sprint, Need for Speed The Run began with a stumble when the first portion anyone saw when the game was revealed at E3 was an on-foot quick-time event. Later we were assured that these QTE moments were only 5% of the game.
Pros: Exciting setpieces, Satisfying driving model, Balanced and well-paced events
Cons: Short if you don't replay it, Unforgiving event structure, Multiplayer should have had cops and mob chases
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?
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.
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 .
Summary: Electronic Arts steht wie kein anderes Videospiel-Unternehmen für Regelmäßigkeit und Neuauflagen. Neben Fifa, Harry Potter, NHL und Co. gehört auch die „Need for Speed“-Serie zu den immer wieder mehr oder weniger neu erfundenen Reihen.