Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Undercover
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Just Another Need for Speed Game
Frank Skwierc, Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: Nothing really special about this game, and the controls handles slow almost like the game deliberately holds you back to make it more interesting the higher the levels you reach the worse the cars handling becomes almost to the point that you want to quit because you know your not that bad.
Summary: One of the last "classic" Need For Speed games (Pre-Autolog) and at least as good as Underground but a bit too Hollywood. It tried to cash in on the "Fast and Furious" craze and did a pale imitation of the storyline. I don't need a Call of Duty story just to race around a moonlit city to enjoy a Need For Speed title.
Summary: I have only played through the first 10 or so races, so view my response as such. Firstly, the wait times in this game kill me. I spend more time loading than I spend driving. At least it feels that way. Same thing within the maps too and my HD 4870 is supposed to be reasonably high end. Two days before I installed Undercover I was playing through Underground 2. Honestly, I miss it. There were no loading times, just like there weren't in Most Wanted or ProStreet.
Summary: I have played this game on two different platforms now (PC and XBOX 360), and on both of those platforms, i would say the game is alright. In the terms of the need for speed series, i think it fits well, but does nothing to set itself apart from the rest of the NFS canon. Story: This Need For Speed story is nothing new. you start in an underground racing community in a city where there are WAY too many cops who respond to your discrepancies WAY too fast.
Summary: Although a lot of people felt Undercover isn't as good as Most Wanted, I felt that Undercover is more of the same, but with some aspects of Most Wanted removed/dumbed down to help move the story along. However, there are quite a few bugs with Undercover. For one, starting it in Vista 64-bit is awkward. It feels like the game crashed, but it takes awhile to load up. Mapping the controls was also very weird the first time.
Summary: This is a hard game for a man over 50 to beat. I don't like a game I can't win. Why don't these race games offer a beginner level? I hate that the cops will always bust you just when you're driving around. What a pain. But the graphics are good and the rest of the game play isn't bad.
Summary: Need for Speed: Undercover. Mediocre racing and tacky styling leave it stuck in neutral, gunning its engine while going absolutely nowhere. While a long campaign mode and intriguing new experience system get the pistons pumping, everything grinds to a halt when the rubber hits the road in the newest installment of the series.
Summary: Overall, I enjoyed the game. It attempts to meld all of the best parts of
the previous games in the series into one package, and does a not bad job of it.
But they could have done better. The biggest thing they did wrong was fall into my biggest peeve in any
game – the AI does not play by the same rules that players do. One particular
mode this can be seen on is the Highway Battle. The goal is to get 300 yards in
front of the opposition while weaving through traffic.