Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Undercover
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This Racer Has A Broken Speedometer
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Race around a large world as an undercover cop in order to attract the attention of smugglers
Graphics: The overuse of bloom lighting is not a good choice, and overall the game looks unrefined and suffers from pop-up
Sound: As always, the cop chatter in the game is excellent.
If you liked Need for Speed Most Wanted, Need for Speed Undercover is a game you want to add to your collection. It offers the racing that gamers loved in Pro Street with back to the franchise roots police chases and destruction.
Pros: Good graphics, Cop chases are back, Open world, Lots of cars
Excerpt: The developers of Need for Speed: Undercover took an interesting route with their video sequences; while most games these days take advantage of the fact that we can make hyper-realistic looking computer graphics and use computer-generated graphics in their video sequences, Need for Speed: Undercover actually uses filmed sequences.
Summary: With Need for Speed Undercover, this series is just spinning its wheels in the mud. While the return to the open-world format is nice, the game never requires the player to explore. The single-player features what could be labeled as the same storyline as the five previous titles, featuring silly characters and even sillier cut scenes. The mission objectives are repetitive (even for a racing title) and offer no motivation to go beyond the critical path.
Excerpt: : With this new age of downloadable updates that bring the act of game patching to the console horde, it is only fair that our reviews reflect the product at hand in its current light. NFS: Undercover launched with a problematic game engine that struggled to maintain a steady framerate, which hurt both gameplay and the visuals. The gaming press made it very clear to EA that the sloppiness of the framerate really hurt the game.
Summary: Need for Speed Undercover is a step on the right direction. It is much better than Pro Street and slightly better than Carbon, but it sill fails to match the greatness of Most Wanted. Coupled with technical issues and unexciting races, it comes way short of other racing games in the system, most notably EA’s Burnout Paradise.
Summary: Quema el asfalto en las calles de Tri-City
Pros: - Gran doblaje de los personajes en Castellano., - Escenas de video dignas de una producción cinematográfica., - Innova algunos aspectos dentro del género.
Cons: - Constantes bajadas de frames en las carreras., - Tri-City acaba resultando pequeña., - Algunas texturas de baja calidad., - Supresión de vinilos en el modo Online y multijugador a pantalla dividida.