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.
Conclusion: If you are a very patient person, who likes driving through cars, and wants to spend their life trying to reach level 50, then this game is for you. Comparing NFSW to its other M.O.O.R rival, Test Drive Unlimited 2, it's nothing in comparison. The world is smaller, the amount of cars is less, but, for a free-to-play game, it's good.
Excerpt: What do you get when you add NFS Carbon and Most Wanted together? World Need For Speed: World, or its official name World Online, was released in Summer 2010, but it never had any advertisement, so no one actually knew about it until NFS: Hot Pursuit came out. but It seems that NFSW was actually the demo version of NFS:HP, since in a recent patch, every race you do, they are police trying to catch you.
Pros: Good range of cars – each with their own good aspects, Popular
Cons: Only 25 cars, Invisible walls, Too many Patches, Too long to level up
Conclusion: Teleurstellend, zo kunnen we Need For Speed World wel omschrijven. Het feit dat ik moeite heb positieve punten op te noemen over een racegame zegt veel. Grafisch en geluidtechnisch is het gedateerd, qua gamemodi is het weinig vernieuwend. Online racen kenden we grotendeels al van TDU, terwijl je daar grafisch niet zit te huilen op je bureaustoel.
Pros: online-functionaliteit prima;, spelwereld.
Cons: grafisch;, geluid;, slechte AI in single-player;, duur door minitransacties (zoals power-ups);, cockpit-view ontbreekt.