Excerpt: Need for Speed: Most Wanted has been reborn with the help of Criterion, the team behind the amazing Burnout games, as well as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Does this reimagining make the game an instant hit? For our full written review, make sure to head on over to this link .
Review: Need for Speed Most Wanted amps up the action, as well as the difficulty
31 October 2012
Excerpt: Ever since Criterion has started making Need for Speed games, starting with Hot Pursuit , it's undeniable that they've gotten much better, both in terms of quality and gameplay. Much like Hot Pursuit was a reimagining of sorts, Most Wanted is doing pretty much the same. It is strange, given that the original Most Wanted is not that old, but being one of the more popular Need for Speed games on next-gen consoles, it makes sense that Criterion would want to relate their...
Excerpt: For years now, EA has floated the Need for Speed brand on a particular style of action racing that throws out the realism and keeps in the fun, while at least giving the cars a weight and feel that's predictable and exciting. Nearly every car in every NFS game is fun to drive, even if simulation aspects were only really explored in the underappreciated Need for Speed SHIFT games from Slightly Mad Studios, but I can't fault EA for bringing Criterion in to help with what...
Summary: Overall, this is a serious contender for racing game of the year. Excellent graphics mixed with a killer soundtrack. Not forgetting the Gameplay, Need for Speed III has all the ingredients. Now it's time to get cooking.
Excerpt: As an MMO racing game with a free-to-play component, the expectations for Need for Speed World at launch might not be the same as they would be for a typical Need for Speed game. And that's very fortunate for Electronic Arts and developer EA Black Box, because as it stands, NFSW hardly feels like a complete game. With only three basic game modes, there just doesn't feel like there's all that much to do in NFSW.
Pros: you love racing and like to pretend your in Fast & Furious.
Cons: you hate unbalanced MMO's or racing games in general.
Excerpt: Like the cold metal girders and sun-glinted glass panels that make up Fairhaven's skyscrapers, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is as mercilessly rock solid as it is stylish. There's none of that "turning car lovers into gamers" stuff here. In fact, despite the class that Most Wanted's stunning garage exudes, Criterion has made a clear distinction between the materialistic superfluousness of games like Forza Motorsport, where the focus is very much on your love for cars and...
Excerpt: Requirements: Windows 95/98 200MHz AMD or Intel Processor 4x CDROM 150MB hard disk space 32MB RAM 4MB PCI or AGP video with full Direct3D support DirectX7.0a compatible sound card Da Introduction: I have to comment on the intro movie. Very impressive. I was immediately into the game, and I was not disappointed when I actually started playing. I'm not going to tell you the whole thing, but seeing the test driver drop his flashlight and take off in the 911 was funny.
Excerpt: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is arcade-style driving game, the sequel to the most highly acclaimed racing games of all time. I have no doubt that some gamers will like this new NFS, but I'm afraid that most gamers will be rather disappointed. Now I will try to explain why. You probably noticed that Electronic Arts has released three versions of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit II simultaneously for PS2, Xbox and GameCube.
Excerpt: I probably write this disclaimer every time I write a review of a racing game, and nonetheless will do so again this time: I’m not a “racing” guy. I don’t own a pedal and wheel controller, and I rarely play a racing game for more than twenty or thirty minutes at a stretch. Racing games to me are palate cleansers, lite diversions in between more serious gaming experiences.