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: I am absolutely terrible at these games when using a keyboard to control a car. The advertisement should mention whether a steering wheel is or is not supported. Some people don't do their homework and are disappointed. The older Need for speed games all supported a racing wheel and I find it unacceptable that developers do not continue to do so. This is my last need for speed franchise purchase!!
Summary: This is probably the worst of the so-called sim racing games. Nice try EA games, even the patch didn't help much. The tracks are great, the cars look great. But thats where it ends. Imagine in a real life situation where you run into the guard rail; does your vision blur and the colors go to grey? This was somebodies idea of realism? I sold my hardcopy on eBay.
Summary: ***EDIT*** I finally played it with my gamepad, totally frustrated all the way through. . So I finally decided to try to finish NFS Shift... . Well I must say the Graphics are really nice!! . It's NOT a SIM, not even close to a SIM! . It's an Arcade game, no doubt about that. Car crashes galore and you might as well get tough and learn to bump others off the track, because the AI cars will take you out!
Summary: this game is ok. Sorry I can't say its a great addition to the need for speed family but it is fun to play, it does kinda remind me of a few other games that downplay the performance of the american cars.
Summary: i would love to say that this is an awesome game,however i cannot as shift at this time is not windows 7 compatible, and after 2 1/2 hrs of trying to upgade my nvidia hardware and everything else i tried, i could not get this game to work.