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: 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'.
Summary: the seller sold me an copy that was already a register product. No multi player possible. This kind of use game should be tell that it was impossible to register the game otherwise you lose more than half of the value of the product.So for a few dollars more that you spent, you can get a full operational game. This is applicable for all multi player games.
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 ...