Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed: Most Wanted
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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Almost every level features at least one boss battle, but they are hardly a challenge. In fact, most boss fights are made easier by the unusual continue system. When Spyro drops a boss character’s health to zero, it usually changes form and a new health bar appears. If Spyro dies during the fight with the new form, the battle continues with the new form and not the original boss.
Excerpt: For the past few years, the Need For Speed Underground franchise has redefined the urban racing genre, letting players jump deep into the underground racing scene. With a game presentation similar to that of The Fast and The Furious, the Hollywood-like focus on agile cars tearing through a large city at night has been very appealing.
Excerpt: This is by far the best of the NFS series! NFS Underground 1 & 2 rocked but they took way too long. You had to do a lot of minotanose driving back and forth that was cut out of this game. You can drive as much or as little as you want, so unlike Underground 1 & 2, you can maintain a social life and still pass this game.
Summary: Need for Speed Most Wanted is an excellent racing game, but like so many yearly games it suffers from being only slightly different to the previous years' game. The re-introduction of cops is good and it's nice to have some new race types but the game still has its frustrations such as the constant handicap in races.
Excerpt: Need For Speed first appeared on the radar as a supercar burnout showcase for the doomed 3DO console. Over the years, the owner of the franchise, the omnipresent Electronic Arts, has tried a number of different angles, but though NFS1 and 2 were popular, subsequent releases failed to set the world alight. The mega-publisher finally found the formula it had been looking for with the release of Need for Speed: Underground.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The game's place in the charts over Christmas has already shown that its Most Wanted subtitle is more than accurate, and it is at least not entirely undeserving of this attention (though it is perhaps of this much attention). Though whilst it may be a big improvement of the meh-ness of NFS: Underground 2, it is so only to the extent of meh+1, particularly when the most standout change is that of swapping last year's covergirl to a slightly less attractive...
Excerpt: The storyline in previous Need For Speed games have been relatively minor, if not non-existent parts of the game. While Most Wanted’s is just as light, the plot is communicated much better and plays a much larger role than its counterparts. You play as a new arrival to the city of Rockport in your tricked out BMW, which is apparently a racing mecca for high stakes driving.
Excerpt: series decide to go down the road of illegal street racing. The series focused on customizable cars and trying to climb up the underground circuit of street racing. However, illegal street racing needs one thing to make it interesting, a little army of "bacon" to try and keep you from racing.