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.
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.
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: My orange Mazda crawls along the road, that's not right, it shoots across the asphalt and the landscape turns to a blur. A hairpin later, and I see a patrol car in the corner of my eye, I have grown tired of just cruising around by myself, so I speed past this enforcers, and he quickly calls for back up. Need for Speed: World is the latest game in the long lasting racing series, and this time it's exclusive to PC with focus firmly on multiplayer.
Pros: Well done Most Wanted part, beautiful cars, low price point.
Cons: Boring surroundings, Most Wanted part without online, disappointing customisation tools.
Summary: Ein kostenloses Need for Speed? Das klingt einfach zu schön um wahr zu sein. Leider ist es auch so. Schon schnell stellt sich heraus, dass ohne Geldinvestitionen der Spaß in Need for Speed World sehr schnell vorbei ist. Ob beim Levelanstieg, den Wagen oder den Boosts - der "geizige" Spieler zieht immer den Kürzeren, da ab Level 10 das Ende der Fahnenstange erreicht ist. Die Idee ist nicht schlecht, die Umsetzung allerdings grottig.
Pros: kostenloser Spielclient, echte Gegner sorgen für harte Rennen, kaum Wartezeiten bei Multiplayerrennen
Cons: grafisch veraltet, nur kurzzeitig preisgünstig, kein Schadensmodell in offener Spielwelt, gerine Auto- und Teileauswahl
Excerpt: Bien décidé à profiter de la démocratisation des Free-to-play et après avoir lancé FIFA Online, Electronic Arts gâte une autre communauté, celle de Need for Speed. L'idée est simple : se mettre à l'abri d'une perte potentielle de joueurs avec le come-back annoncé des NFS "à l'ancienne" via le prochain Hot Pursuit en proposant "gratuitement" ce qui ressemble à un best of des NFS contemporains. Open world, tuning et courses-poursuites sont donc au programme.