Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Most Wanted
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Feel the Need For Speed: Most Wanted Review
New Gamer Nation
10 January 2013
Conclusion: Need For Speed: Most Wanted gives the feeling that it’s more about the bragging rights than the rewards of being a street racer. NFS: MW is for those gamers who love high-speed racing with a shot of adrenaline and a side of exploration.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Criterion] review (PS3)
14 November 2012
Excerpt: There are a number of terrible puns that could open this review. Is there really more Need for Speed? Is another annually-updated franchise your Most Wanted? It gets tougher and tougher every holiday season to swallow down such cynicism (and to refrain from uninspired wordplay).
Summary: Need for Speed: Most Wanted begs you to play it, to explore Fairhaven, to take your skills online, and to become the best racer in this open-world setting. It's a perfect addition to the franchise and keeps you strictly focused on driving and competing.
Pros: Great open-world city to explore, Intense, fun gameplay, Always focused on driving without the fluff
Cons: Mediocre police pursuits, Limited events for each car, Some confusion for online play
Conclusion: The latest Need for Speed release has its share of slip-ups, but it’s mostly able to sideline them and deliver a fast, fun open world racing game very much like Criterion’s classic Burnout Paradise.
Summary: Vehicles glide along invisible roads in the sky. Cars are borne out of twitchy, twisty clouds of darkness. Groups of police cruisers perform coordinated donuts, twirling about like dancers in a Busby Berkeley musical.
Pros: Terrific handling makes driving a pleasure, Police chases are usually intense and enjoyable, Billboards make for satisfying asynchronous competition, Online multiplayer races are fast and exciting, Beautiful and varied city
Cons: In slower cars, police chases can be a frustrating ordeal, Repetitive police chatter, Lacks any sense of narrative motivation, Building up a car collection is unfulfilling, Inconsistent, sometimes dull online challenges
Excerpt: Over the years, we have seen the Need for Speed franchise evolve from a simple arcade racer to one with cops, drifts, street races, horrible out of car experience (seriously EA, what were you thinking?), and even human elements such as betrayal.
Pros: Gameplay very similar to Burnout Paradise. Immediate access to the best cars on the roster, no frills racing.
Cons: Can get a little too arcade for somebody's liking.
Game Review: Need for Speed: Most Wanted [Xbox 360/PS3/PC/Vita]
8 November 2012
Excerpt: Criterion has done it again, setting a new standard for arcade-style racing games which won’t be outperformed until the next generation of consoles. Facing competition from Forza Horizon this month, is there space for two great racers?
Pros: - Wide range of cars
Cons: - Storyline doesn't live up-to its predecessor