Reviews and Problems with Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
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Another flop to the NFS lineup
D. Adams, Amazon
27 May 2011
Summary: Ever since NFS Most Wanted, this franchise has gone way downhill. None of the following games have been able to live up to the amazing fun factor of that game. The Shift series is great, but I consider that a whole different series seeing as it's more of a simulator rather than arcade. So what's wrong with Hot Pursuit? * Maps are very linear with only a couple shortcuts thrown in. *Graphics look very plain to me (compared to say Split Second or Burnout Paradise).
Summary: It's not a bad game if you take out the EA crap, criterion crap, slow mo, camera shot, cut scene, 10 second "Crash" screens, cinematic and so on.I got board after an hour and uninstalled the game. I am starting to see this in all games and it's just a waste of money. Why not let us hit esc to bypass the unwanted crap.my advices don't buy games until you've tried them first.as for me i'm going back to picking up games the old way "bittorrent"
Summary: I had great expectations after playing Most Wanted. What a disappointment. I'm no computer wiz so trying to figure out all the bugs is killing me. Anyone who bought this game should get a credit toward the next one because this game is just not playable. I have not gotten through a single race without it freezing up. I feel totally ripped off. I don't mind paying $50 for a game but it sure better work.
Summary: It has good visuals, fine soundtrack and what was added is the woman's voice describing each of the cars you select. But it is not fun to play it. Undercover was so fun to play, but this.. I just can't continue to play it anymore. It's no fun at all. I might just delete it and free space for another game. I am very serious. I hoped it'd be fun. I see no real point in playing it.
Summary: First of all, lets see to WHOM this game was made for, certainly not for me!, I like more NFS 3 Hot pursuit with its 2 player option (split screen), but the CD is scratched and I can't play it anymore. I never bet on NFS series at all, being only NFS3 (hot pursuit), Porsche unleashed, underground 2 and Most wanted the only games of the franchise I do have and played as well, by the way, hot pursuit 2 was awful. About this game, well...
Summary: I have played every NFS product since the beginning. Although the premise is better than in recent editions (having cops and being a cop is positive) the overall controls are a disaster. They have always been arcadish but this game is ridiculous. The fact that you can make any curve no matter the speed as long as you use the handbrake is upsurd. The cars feel fake and the overall game suffers.
If you like Need for Speed games, stay away from this one
J. Woodington, Amazon
1 January 2011
Summary: I always thought the best part about the need for speed games was the ability to get new cars, upgrade them to the max, and race until you find something you like more. With this game, you unlock at least 1 car just about every race. However, you can't drive those cars because there are no events for you to use that car since each event only allows certain cars...which aren't what you want to drive anyway.
Summary: Been an NFS fan for a long time but this one is very disappointing from the technical side. I use what I would call a mid-range, home built computer meant for gaming, graphics and video; not a hardcore gamers platform but certainly more powerful than an Xbox or PS3. After installation, game crashed at the car selection screen. Eventually figured out there was a patch, installed that and got it to work.
Summary: If you really liked the Need for Speed (NFS) Undercover or Most Wanted, this installment will leave you wanting more. It really does have great visuals and spectacular landscapes, but its free drive mode is a poor add-on which has no bearing upon your career progression and does not include any "heat level" game play the previous titles had.
Summary: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a great game as far as the game play is concerned. Keep in mind that it is an arcade racer, so don't expect realistic physics. The cars are well balanced and both cop and racer modes are both equally enjoyable. The problem is that the PC version of this game is highly unstable. It crashes on Multi-core CPUs, has issues with ATI cards, and suffers from random crashes in general.