Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Underground
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Not Built Enough For Speed
Michael Kerner "Michael Kerner", Amazon
18 July 2006
Summary: Since the Need For Speed franchise came into the video game world back in the mid 90's, there has arguably been no denying the success of trying to be the fast & the furious. Although it has shown its highs like Need For Speed III did with Hot Pursuit and its sequel Hot Pursuit 2, there also have been some versions with absolute lowpoints as well like Need For Speed Porsche Unlimited, and other smaller versions of the game too.
Summary: N4SU is a great game. u can add unlimited customazation to the car. 1 thing i didn't like was the limited variety of cars. i would have liked 2 eventually work up to get a McLaren or a lamborgini or even a BMW but u could only pick from common cars like honda and ford. another con was the sensitivity of the throtte (i had to basicly push the button into the controller to reach a conpetable speed). yet another was the damgage.
Summary: For this review i have decided to delve into the back catalouge and take a trip down memory lane. Need for speed had 6 incarnations before underground , but none of them ever caught my eye , NFS underground revamped the series by cashing in on the popularity of the fast and furious film and the growing popularity of car customisation. Developed by EA black box and published by EA there was a lot riding on the first attempt at home consoles.
Excerpt: Need for speed underground is a good racing game, the city setting is a great way of accessing races but the city should be more interactive. The modding of cars is fun and hours can be spent on this but the racing soon becomes tedious and some types of race never seem to work properly. X-cross and drift are not well-designed races for the kind of controller used. I like the drag racing feature and the circuts and sprints are exciting on hard mode.
Very good music, ok game, some fun value as its now cheap.
18 December 2005
Excerpt: Game Info Genre = Street Racing Developer = E.A Games Publisher = Electronic Arts Players = 1-2 With Online Play Age = 3+ --------------------------------------------------------------- NFS:Underground is all about mod-in your cars and ripping around the tracks at top speed and using Nitro's. You start the game as a rookie, just choose your starting car and get racing. There is a bit of a story to the game.
Mr. N. Wilson "wilson-entertainment-uk", amazon.co.uk
26 April 2004
Summary: From the moment that I bought this game I was taken aback by the amazinggraphics. But after a month of playing it (and completing it) I was leftfeeling that graphics were not enough. I weighed up the pro's and cons andcame up short. PROS : graphics, CONS : Lack of depth, annoying tracks withno freedom, lack of styling parts and realsim. This game would have beenbetter with a Vice City or Midnight Club style lay out, where you can gowhere you want.
Summary: Gameplay - You'd be excused on first play of thinking that the handling is nearly the same as that in Hot Pursuit 2. But after a while of playing you'll find that it's much more arcadey, and frankly better. There's still a certain element of realism but EA have favoured fun over it this time. Truth is that if you were speeding down tights streets and back alleys trying to avoid traffic whilst using Nitro Oxcide (NOS) at 180mph you'd crash, and crash and crash.
Summary: Yea sure the graphics are great. HOWEVER the music is appaling, and i (a not very good gamer)completed it in two days. its too repetative. Just 112 (1 extra at the end) straight races. once u finish it theirs very little to do apart from multiplyer modes. Take my advice and rent it for a week dont waste your money.
Summary: First, let me say that I have been a huge fan of NFS ever since the first one was launched on the PC. The series has evolved from title to title, each time delivering an insane road racing experience with great cars like Lambos, Ferraris, Porsches, etc. It was always a good title to complement the legendary Gran Tourismo, which is focused more on hyper-realistic circuit racing and Japanese tuning elements.