Summary: I wanted to let everyone know what happened to me after I bought this game. OK, the gameplay itself is incredible - if you love racing sims, this is the one for you. (Assuming your computer can handle it!) But that's not what my review is about. Here's what happened.
Summary: Do not buy this game. I have a high end laptop and it more than meets the system requirements for this game but it still locks up and quits working. I've checked all the forums for a fix and while there were some that had suggestions, they still didn't work.
Summary: I wanted to like Need for Speed: Shift, I really did. As with other games I've recently purchased, my Thrustmaster Ferrari 5-in-1 was not recognized after the game was loaded on a Lenovo Pentium dual core computer with a 3.something processor.
Summary: The game does not work for most PC games. the game freezes, doesnt work, or is slower then a turtle in the winter. this game is fun dont get me wrong, but for the PC it has the WORST qualities ever. even if you fix one problem, another pops up.
Pros: None: EA better come up with something better is my kids won't even play it!
Cons: You spend all your time trying to control the cars, witch makes it hard to get too the next level in the.. Not to speak about how my time the game crashed or locked up! If they make a Need for Speed: Shift 2 don't waste your money!!!!
Summary: Okay - short review. It's like a lot of the recent NFS games... If you loved NFS 1, 2, 3, etc.. this game is not for you. This is more like Gran Turismo and is way to realistic for me. If I want to simulate something I want it to be an airplane. Why do I want to simulate something I do everyday?
Summary: Well, lets start with the good. The graphics are amazing, the cars are great, sound is good and the Nordschleife is probaly one of the best looking versions I've come across in any game. So what may one ask is the bad.
Summary: Need For Speed Shift. The game runs but where the road should be I see only flashing colors, like strobe lighting in a night club. lol very very disappointed in EA Games. Reading other blogs I found my Radeon HD 4890 and NFS S%$t do not get on.