Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed: ProStreet
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Need for Speed ProStreet Wii review
29 May 2010
Excerpt: Need for Speed is a series that has had various nips, tucks and major surgeries, and when Need for Speed Most Wanted was released it forever changed the complexion of the series. In a first for the franchise, the latest addition in the series is all legal, which means there’s no traffic to avoid or cops to escape from.
Summary: Take the franchise formula you know and love, remove the police chases and the beautiful scenery, move everything to legal outdoor venues, strip out most of the car customization, and tone down the visual polish because, after all, this is a PSP game we’re talking about. What you’re left with is Need for Speed ProStreet , a generic racing title with the pedigree to produce excitement but with execution that inspires apathy.
Excerpt: Need for Speed ProStreet is one of the more bizarre high profile releases of the year. Given the Need for Speed series' history as an action packed, police chase filled, illegal street racing spectacular, EA's decision to focus on legal street racing in semi-realistic handling cars is hard to believe.
Excerpt: I’ve never called myself a racing fan. For some reason, the sport just does not appeal to me, on television nor in video games. But one section of the wheel-spinning genre always manages to slightly catch my eye every time I find myself investigating the racks at my local game store. Need for Speed always draws me in, stealing my attention with its colorful car paint schemes and its intense street-themed races.
Excerpt: Though you probably haven't polished off 2005's Need for Speed: Most Wanted , and likely haven't even purchased a copy of 2006's Need for Speed: Carbon yet, EA wants to cram yet another Need for Speed game down your cramhole. The once vaunted racing series currently suffers from a chronic case of Didn't the Last One Come Out Last Month Syndrome. DTLOCOLM -- which is also sometimes also referred to as Madden-ification -- is a disorder that affects many games each year.
Excerpt: Need for Speed may be one of EA’s big franchises, but I’ve never really been a big fan of the games; Burnout’s been my racer of choice. That being said, I can understand why people have liked the past NFS games (even without running from the law). If you’ve been a fan of the series and are looking for some more NFS action, ProStreet is your cup of tea.
Excerpt: The racing genre hasn’t been too successful on the Nintendo DS. Outside of Race Driver: Create & Race , Mario Kart: DS , and Electronic Art’s own Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City , there haven’t been too many racing titles on the DS that captivated racing fans. Well, EA, along with its EA Black Box studio, is ready to ante up the stakes once again; this time both have delivered a quality game in Need for Speed: ProStreet .
Excerpt: Every year the gaming monopoly known as EA releases a new racing installment in their flagship series of Need For Speed. This year’s rendition, known as “Prostreet,” is a hybrid of racing mechanics barrowed from earlier titles with one or two additions, and sadly, one or two subtractions. Many aspects of NFS have changed within its ever-evolving formula, but one thing has remained the same… impeccable racing mechanics.
Excerpt: The developers of the Need for Speed franchise are never content with a successful formula for very long. Every several years the developers change up the overall “theme” of this series, and most of the time the games get better. For the past few years, the series has been deeply entrenched into the “underground” racing scene, made popular by movies such as "The Fast and the Furious" and "Driven.