Reviews and Problems with Need For Speed Underground
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16 November 2007
Excerpt: Crysis is a lot of things to a lot of people. As early as two years ago, some of the gaming press that saw it called Crysis the first truly photorealistic 3D game. Eventually it has become one of the main motivating factors for people to buy a new video card and get Windows Vista and get those hot new DirectX 10 graphics.
Excerpt: Need for Speed: Underground is pure arcade-style driving game which takes the series away from the original racing theme into the highly publicized illegal street racing scene popularized by movies like The Fast and The Furious and games like the Midnight Club. So, if you're a car lover you want to own and drive ultra-fast - turbocharged - Nitrous-powered - cars, NFS: Underground could be good choice for you. Keep reading to see what you can expect.
Summary: Parents need to know that there is an abundance of scantily clad girls starting the races and cheering the victor at the finish line. It's pretty clear which companies paid to have their logos displayed as they appear on oversize billboards throughout the game.
Excerpt: With the popularity of movies like The Fast and the Furious and some solid game titles (including the Midnight Club series), this nighttime racing culture is starting to really reach the mainstream. EA has done a pretty damn good job of capitalizing on this with Need for Speed: Underground, their newest racing title which turns out to be a pretty large departure from the previous NFS games.
Excerpt: It's that time of year again! EA Sports hits us with the racing franchise that just keeps on going - Need for Speed: Underground. This time, the action takes place in the seedy world of street racing. Featuring appearances from 20 different licensed cars and a whole range of different musical artists, the game has a lot going for it from the back of the box.
Conclusion: The career mode is called "go underground," and it lets you engage in all of the game's race types in its 111 races. Since the game certainly doesn't contain 111 different track layouts, you'll be spending a ton of time racing the same stretches of road, forward and backward. This can make the mode a little tedious, but this is the only way to make money to spend on car upgrades.
Summary: It's hard to talk about an import car racing game without mentioning the movie The Fast and the Furious . The movie put as much of a spotlight on tricked-out cars as it did on its cast, and the resulting effect caused a huge surge of interest in the import racing scene. In the wake of the film, a number of other properties have risen up to try to claim a piece of the lucrative scene as its own.
Conclusion: Judging from the media we've seen thus far, Need for Speed: Underground seems to have considerable visual potential and it promises to be a compelling action-packed street-racer to boot. Expect the game to head into stores in late November for PC, Xbox, PS2, GameCube, and GBA platforms.
Excerpt: Der Einfluss von Filmen wie 'The Fast and the Furious' auf das Racing-Genre ist unverkennbar, viele Games bedienten sich bisher der Thematik illegaler Straßenrennen. Nun greift auch Electronic Arts diesen Rennstil auf und will damit der 'Need for Speed'-Serie neues Leben einhauchen, um sie wieder auf Platz eins der Arcade-Racer zu bringen. Die Messlatte liegt allerdings hoch.
Pros: beeindruckender Sound, übertriebene, aber spektakuläre grafische Darstellung, teils spannende Rennen gegen die KI, abwechslungsreiche Spielmodi
Cons: heftige Mängel bei den Fahrmodellen, verbesserungswürdige Steuerung inkl. Force Feedback, äußerst monotone Streckenverläufe, auch grafisch keine Abwechslung, kein Schadensmodell, keine LAN-Fähigkeit
Excerpt: "Parasta autoilua mitä kaupanhyllyltä löytyy. Vauhdikas ja viihdyttävä arcade-kaahailu, joka todennäköisesti miellyttää autopelien ystäviä. Niin pelattavuudeltaan, grafiikaltaan kuin ääniltäänkin mainio paketti.
Pros: + Underground -moodi, + Pelattavuus, + Grafiikka ja äänet