Reviews and Problems with NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup
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NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup
Game Over Online
29 September 2004
Excerpt: Gaming and NASCAR have definitely had a love/hate relationship, one that's often ebbed and flowed with the times. On one hand, fans have seen the evolution of the sport on both PCs and consoles. The inclusion of new racing series and racetracks, for instance, has expanded the scope of the NASCAR game significantly. Unfortunately, many other gamers have dismissed the action of these titles as simplistic, boring or lacking in depth.
Excerpt: The primary thrust of NASCAR 2005 lies in its career mode, aptly titled, "Fight For The Cup," which initially casts the player as a fan of Ryan Newman's driving along a city street late at night. As you stop at a light, you're shocked to see your idol pull up next to you and challenge you to a street race. Thus begins your introduction to the NASCAR Circuit, as your skills behind the wheel convince Ryan to sign you to a contract with his agent.
Excerpt: EA Sports' decision to coin the subtitle of its latest NASCAR game, NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup, after the new Nextel Cup championship eligibility rules, makes sense from a branding standpoint. NASCAR is calling the last 10 races of the season the "Chase for the Cup," so a video game with that same slogan is sure to catch the attention of NASCAR fans.
Excerpt: Earlier in the year, news leaked out of EA Sports procuring the exclusive NASCAR license for the 2004 season and beyond. It was met with a mixture of surprise and rage, primarily due to the fact that EA Sports has never been one to innovate much when left without competition in any sport.