Summary: I got a French copy, so I must plunge thru & find the English the files to figure it out, inlieu of reading the booklet, (things I typically multitask on the john . . .) It seems that you MUST log onto Origin's website to play this game, you must be online? I got it for my toddler, major pain in the butt to HAVE TO log on-line! Once you start a race, even the TRAINING lap, there seems to be NO WAY to ESC, stop / or quit the game without shutting off the PC!!
Summary: Too hard to drive a simple car! You have to follow the line and still some races are to hard! They give you a random car and you have to race it. It would have been a good idea to give you a simulation test or a training stage to run all the cars or the basics.
Summary: Started on the easy levels. Made it through most everything but it brakes for you. When I tried the more difficult levels, you get rag-dolled by the more aggressive drivers. When you get rag-dolled they continue on as if nothing happened and if you try to muscle them it invariably back fires leaving you in the quick-sand like shoulder facing magnetic north (the opposite direction) 99% of the time.
Full of crashes and I'm not talking about the cars
12 January 2013
Summary: This is one of the best gameplay NFS ever. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the program itself. This game crashes and hangs more than any gameplay time you will ever have. If you want to finish this game, stay away from the PC version. It's an exercise in frustration and disappointment. Note that even their patch does not fix the issues. My PC Specs are: 3Ghz Core 2 Extreme Quadcore, WinXP Second Edition, 8 GB memory and of course a GeForce GTX 560.
Summary: Need for Speed - Shift is a great racing game. My family had tremendous fun playing it. A steering wheel is probably essential to really enjoying the game. We use a Logitech g-25 and a Thrustmaster shifter. The line-up up of cars is excellent, as are the graphics. The simulated difference in the cars is well done. The Bugatti drives very differently than say the suped-up Corvette.