Summary: Need for Speed - Shift is a great racing game. My family had tremendous fun playing it. A steering wheel is probably essential to really enjoying the game. We use a Logitech g-25 and a Thrustmaster shifter. The line-up up of cars is excellent, as are the graphics. The simulated difference in the cars is well done. The Bugatti drives very differently than say the suped-up Corvette.
PC Version I like, could see how the console version might frustrate
14 July 2011
Summary: The first thing I noticed was some really poor car performance from vehicles that should not handle the way they did. After a few Google searches I was able to find a mod community that had addressed the issues EA would not. Not a strict sim, but that isn't what I was looking for. I'm not playing with any special hardware other than a Logitech controller. In short, if you're willing to put a little time into applying a few mods its really great.
Summary: Overall, it's a pretty good game. My current computer isn't quite up to the task of running it smoothly, but I'm going to add graphics to my HTPC to remedy that. The game's physics are certainly unlike any other. Whether or not that's a bad thing is yet to be determined. My first race was absolutely horrid. The throttle has much more to do with efficient racing than in any other game I've played. I'm pleased with my purchase though, great game.
Summary: Great game... It is a totally different concept from other similar games, a lot of cars 2 play, the cars are easier 2 upgrade (engine, lays, etc) and most of all awesome graphics. I buy it from "Life Enterprise Global LLC" in great condition, almoust new... Highly recomended!
Summary: After I spend some more time with this game I'll write a follow-up review
Pros: Graphics are pretty Awesome! Running on a single 2360SE Opty with 8GB DDR2667 ECC Reg memory, 2 x PNY GTX465's in SLI, 74GB Raptor, 1KW SR PC Power&Cooling P/S, Win 7 ULT x64 currently with a Logitech Driving Force Pro wheel/pedals - runs very smooth
Cons: Something about the graphics settings is very touchy - I'm trying 3 x 24" viewsonic VX2433's and after loading I set the graphics to 5760 x 1080 x 32 x 8xAA and the adjustable settings to "high" - big mistake! after going through "hell" to get back to the settings, I dropped the AA to 2x and lowered the adjustable settings (details etc) back to "med" Bingo, works great!
Summary: Before making a purchase, I always do my homework. As much as I hate Electronic Arts I must say, they have a winner with Need For Speed:Shift. This is the reason why it is being attacked up here. Some reviews posted up here are not reviews but short narrow-minded paragraphs designed to scare people away from the product. It is called, "Fanboism" and is highly distasteful. Such "reviews" do not help the perspective buyer one bit.