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: This game is a HUGE online disappointment. Do not buy it for online gaming. It does "ok" for a single player, though it does get pretty boring after a few races. It's like a mash up between Grand Turismo and the very first Midnight Club racing game. Meaning its not that great. Controls are god awful. I will never buy another EA racing game again. They did better with Most Wanted. This one is a let down. Next.
Summary: I have played the need for speed series since they first came out and i have enjoyed every game they throw at me. The only problem is it seems that the series is having troubles producing games that actually work. Need for speed shift is one of those games with this technical difficulty.
Summary: Got it to run once but without luck and top of the line computer forget it. I'll just wait out the inevitable patch with the rest of the buyers who can't proceed past the splash menu without the big 'freeze'.
Conclusion: EA obviously looked at Codemasters' succes with GRID and tried to jump the band wagon but... they horribly failed. The game looks nice and all, but a race game has to feel good and that's exactly where SHIFT completely blows it. The handling of the cars is impossible, they tried to turn this game into a simulation but while doing so they also reward people for driving aggresive more then they reward you for driving properly which is just not how it should be for a sim...
Excerpt: "...I had not played a need for speed game since NFS: Most Wanted, and was looking for a good street racing game. However, I was sorely disappointed. The game is a track racing game, a far cry from the game I was expecting. It is a well presented game with intense visual effects, however I quickly grew bored of the repetitive gameplay. It is clearly meant as a pure racing game, with police chases gone, and as such the NFS franchise has lost some of its ...
Excerpt: Quem diz que need shift é simulador é porque nunca jogou GTR2, Live For Speed, GTR Evolution, Iracing, enfim, qualquer um desses da um banho de jogabilidade nesse need, quanto a imagem aí os papais se invertem sendo que a imagem do shift é excelente, simplesmente incrivel, mas um jogo não é bom só por causa disso, tentaram fazer dele um simulador e acabaram parando no meio do caminho, não sendo nem arcade nem simulaçao, e sim, algo inesplicavel, olhando pela câmera o que...
Summary: vraiment très bof on drift sans savoir pourquoi les assistances sont trop exagérées les graphisme pas mal mais tout de meme un peu décevant grid est loin devant entherme de comportement des véhicules on se croierait dans out run our la conduite et grid pour les décors... Encore un raté pour NFS trop imprécis niveau pilotage et passage des vitesses. Tant de bruit pour si peu.