Excerpt: Cue, a dark and out of the way scrap yard as a location, the intense close ups of our protagonist recovering from being knocked out, persperation building as he finds his hands taped to the steering wheel of the Porsche in which he is seated. Tension mounts as the camera shot draws away to his real predicament, one that sees the car being lifted into a compactor, whilst his enemy looks on discussing briefly the reason why our character is in this situation.
Excerpt: The buzz for this game was the apparent focus on a story. It was an intriguing concept to break away from the traditional progression of racing games. But ultimately it was too ambitious of an idea as this racing game doesnï¿½t tread too far off the beaten path.
Excerpt: Need for Speed: The Run is organized essentially like a rally race, with players cruising as fast as they can across the United States of America while a timer tracks their overall progress as well as their rank in the 200-person competition. The “track,” as it were, is divided into stages of the country, each fo which is further divided into specific legs.
Excerpt: Rockets are being fired into the snow-covered peaks of the Rocky Mountains, causing a series of avalanches as I attempt to manoeuvre my incredibly expensive supercar down a snaking downhill road. Chunks of ice crash onto the track reducing visibility, followed by large boulders that block portions of the path and cause me to swerve violently from side to side.
Conclusion: Need For Speed The Run n'est sans doute pas le titre qui réconciliera les amateurs de la franchise. Le titre souffre encore de bien de vides pour séduire à nouveau un public de plus en plus exigeant. Cependant, on ne reprochera pas à ce NFS de ne pas vous emporter et vous immerger dans une course grisante. Tout à été fait ici pour que le spectacle ait lieu, de San Francisco à new York.
Pros: Une prise en main appréciable, La course découpée en différents défis, Des paysages toujours différents
Cons: Durée de vie, L'IA des adversaires, Un multijoueur vite parcouru
Conclusion: The story may be short, but the challenge series adds many more hours of fun into the game, and that's why i have rated the playability a 4/5. Overall, Need For Speed:The Run is a mediocre racing game, it's a nice idea of racing from the West Coast to the East Coast, only if EA could have expanded that into something a little more.
Excerpt: The Run starts off in memorable fashion - with Jack Rouke being taped in his Porsche above a car crusher in a junkyard. After escaping that via a QTE, you find out that this is your playable character and that he’s on the run from the mob, who chase after him with machine guns in tow.
Conclusion: million in his pocket as well. A childhood friend, the hottie redhead Sam Harper, offers to pay his $250,000 entry fee for a spot in the San Francisco-to-New York City underground – a very illegal car race. If he wins, she gets Rourke’s mob “situation” absolved and he gets 10% of the winner-take-all $25 million prize. She keeps the rest. A win for Jack, a win for Sam and a win for the mob. Everybody gets paid and happy.