Conclusion: New to the game is Sing-Along mode, which rolls lyrics for a selected song, but takes away the scoring and the playalong aspects. Instead, you simply use it like a home-built karaoke system with the GH songs enabling you to start a music party. It also has rich cooperative and competitive components, which can be played on the same system or via Xbox Live.
Excerpt: If you've played the Need for Speed games over the past few years, then you won't even recognize Need for Speed ProStreet. Gone are the turf wars, the nighttime urban racing, and the police chases. Yes, Need for Speed has gone legit. Perhaps EA was feeling a little guilty for glorifying an illegal activity that seems to kill people weekly here in LA.
Excerpt: The Need for Speed series has been around for quite some time now. Fans of the series have come to love it for the action, cop chases, and the generally illegal feel that has accompanied the games. This is what makes EA's latest entry to the series so bizarre. They've completely gone away from what has made the series great for so long, namely the cop chases, "illegalness" and such. They've gone to a legal, more realistic, simulator feel.
Conclusion: As of 4/15/2012, the servers have been discontinued by EA. OVERALL: 6.3/10 This was a good game while the servers were up and still enjoyable if you're are not worried about completion percentage. However, now that they discontinued the online modes I have adjusted my review. You should definitely avoid this title if you track your percentage!
Excerpt: Where are the police chases? I’ll admit that I’m not especially familiar with the history of the Need for Speed franchise. My first experience with the series was with 2006’s NFS Most Wanted , an average arcade-inspired racing game with a single standout feature: Amazing police chases. The follow-up, NFS Carbon , added a couple of new modes: the mildly diverting "drift" and the frustrating "canyon chase".
Summary: If you’re a huge fan of the Need For Speed series, you’re probably going to be disappointed with this latest iteration. The expansive customization features are still there and this is the most impressive looking NFS title to date, but the gameplay is lacking. If you enjoy a good, old-fashioned racing game in the same vein of a Gran Turismo (although not as fun) then you’ll most likely enjoy this title.
Summary: Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photorealistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the "Autosculpt" technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car's performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance.