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 bought this because I got bored of playing FPS games. Well..I miss my FPS games again thanks to this lop.
Pros: Great graphics. .....If you have a good video card and a fast processor that is.
Cons: I truly regret buying this game. Its like a simulator but an arcade too. And its very annoying. They should have either done arcade or simulator. Not both. It's very sloppily done. Car controls are a blend of arcade and sim. Which is BAD. I'm never buying another NFS game ever. This game made me miss the Midnight Club series by Rockstar games. Now those were FUN. Also, you can forget about net play. That's the WORST. You have to wait in a lobby until a player gets on ...
Summary: NFS Shift is fun, yet it suffers from several trade-offs that ultimately left me with mixed feelings about the game. It is a good runner up candidate to GRID, but is not quite there yet. The graphics, music and sound effects are very good, on the same level as GRID, with perhaps more details in the track design.
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: I wanted to like this game, since it was supposed to be more of a sim than arcade racer. However, it has the cars tires squealing around every turn, which seems pretty unrealistic, and annoying . It's sometimes hard to keep the car going straight even on a straight road section. The A.I. will frequently bump you off the track. About the only compelling saving grace is that the graphics are among the best of any racing game.
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: OK, "Two Hours and Done" is more like it. As the one reviewer said, play it for an hour and you can safely write a review. NFS Shift has great graphics and more realistic driving than NFS Most Wanted (my favorite). However, there are no choices in driving, since you're always on a track--none of the last, split-second decision making that made Most Wanted so fun.