Summary: Pleasantly surprised with this game. For the price, I thought I would try it. After the steering wheel response issues of Shift 1, the expectations were very low. I do have to admit it took quite a bit of tweaking to set it up, but I finally set it to where it is playable and very challenging. Thanks.
Summary: I was initially not sure that it will play on my PC, but it did and I love it so far. I do get frustrated sometimes as the race tracks are challenging, but eventually I can figure them out. I cannot learn to drift yet, it is horrible to control the car in the drift mode, the car cannot even go straight. I hope I will be able to figure it out. I am using the key board to play and no special accessories.
One of very few NFS games i enjoyed. Some issues but overall very good game.
19 April 2013
Summary: I actually enjoyed this game a lot on the PC. Once i got the controller dynamics dialed in so that the handling characteristics weren't so annoying the game play came to life. This game really needs to be used with a good controller or a full on Race wheel set up like other Race SIMs. The handling characteristics are pretty spot on once its properly set up, and the Graphics are very good when pushed anything higher than 1080p.
Summary: Much better handling than -non modded- Shift 1. although still doesn't feel real. i drive a sports car; fast! but doesn't feels like the real thing, its closer to reality than shift1 (wall magnet!) or GRID (arcade game anyhows) but still don't feel car dynamics like real driving. am using a Fanatec Porsche Turbo S btw. awesome eye candy, very detailed tuning and quite a nice range of cars.
Summary: This is a very good game. It runs great on my computer and hasn't had any hiccups. It takes a little getting used to the way the steering is setup in the game, but overall works great. I had no problems with freezing or shutting down. The car selection is huge, race tracks are very well done, and graphics are perfect. Really couldn't complain about this game. It Is a great racing simulation and is very very thorough.
Summary: This game is much more stable than Shift 1, and I did like the Shift 2 helmet cam, the replay save feature and the more realistic damage model, but it looks like they cut back a little on the Shift 2 graphics detail and I preferred the Shift 1 narrative, but that's a minor concern. I think I'd prefer the first game overall if I could get it to quit locking-up/ lagging. A Stage 3 Porsche Cayman on the SPA GP track is AWESOME!