Racing MMO looks good but encourages unlawful driving.
Common Sense Media
8 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Need for Speed World is a massively multiplayer online game about illegal, reckless street racing. Players race against other players, trying to crash into opponents or have them crash out of contention in races. It is also a game that rewards property destruction and evading law enforcement. If you gain the attention of the police and then outrun them over a period of time, you crank up reputation points and earn in-game money.
Excerpt: Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games are notoriously difficult to review, due to their constantly evolving feature set and rules. Akin to providing a match report of a football game at half-time, an MMO review can only serve as a document of the game at a certain point in time. Need For Speed World has recently exited its ‘beta’ status, meaning the game can only now be considered a finished product, though much is still up for change.
Summary: " NFS World " is an interesting concept. It basically takes the city from NFS Undercover, and makes the game into a microtransaction focused MMO. Some of the concepts are great; others not so.
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Excerpt: With MMO trappings and an unorthodox payment structure, Need for Speed World lets you start playing for free and pay if you want more. Is the extra content worth the cash or is a test drive all you need? Need for Speed World's leveling structure is at the core of its design. At the end of every race, you earn experience, known as rep, and leveling up nets you access to additional races, cars, upgrades, and special driver skills, like perfect starting-line launches.