Reviews and Problems with Need for Speed Underground
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Style over Absolutely Everything Else
Neal Vincent, amazon.co.uk
4 June 2004
Summary: I'm quite gobsmacked to see some of the glowing reviews here for this game - am I playing the same game as those guys?! The only thing you really need to know about Xbox NFS:Underground is that it has the worst frame-rate issues I've ever seen - it struggles to stay in double-figures at the best of times and most corners see the game become so choppy I'm amazed it got released.
Summary: What a load of rubbish Ive never played such a rubbish racing game in my life the graphics are no better than your average PS1 racer maybe even worse. Of all the games i could have got for christmas Why did I choose this game you cant even play custom sound tracks.I never new a 3 inch thick metal gate could stop a 500BHP Nissan Skyline going about 230 mph instantly.
Summary: Who on earth has scored this game 4 and 5 stars - EA employees? What rubbish. No widescreen support. No replays. No damage. Bad framerates. The average framerate is probably 20 fps, and at certain points of the tracks it will dip to below 5 fps. I kid you not. This game shows every sign of being rushed for the xbox. The demo of the PC version runs way faster on my rather average PC.