With the Need for Speed franchise returning next year, have the slow starts for 2014's new-gen racing games opened the door for NfS to return to pole position?
I don't think FH2 should be included in your paragraph about failed racing games. I've never experienced any issues, at launch or today. It's a great racing game, and should be considered NFS's benchmark. Bring on Underground 3
FH2 was a pretty clean game in terms of features, physics and gameplay. It had a sense of reasoning to carry on playing. Unlike driveclub. This article is flawed. Ghost games need to deliver this coming year when it comes to NFS. Lets take it back to the underground. Don't EA games like money anymore?
You need a "sense of reasoning to carry on playing"? I prefer "fun" to make me keep playing a game. Driveclub has that.
i think games like need for speed and burnout are the only good racing games around.. games like forza and gt are just boring.. there is just no action in the game and u just spin like a crazy person in a track.. need for speed and burnout have action in the game.. police.. mayhem everything happening :D its just more fun just my opinion
Have you played Horizon at all? It is an arcade racer along the lines of NFS.
Forza horizon 2 is my favourite racing game ever, dunno what this article is about! Underground 2 is my second favourite though, I'd love for nfs to return to that series!
Forza Horizon 2 is also my favorite racing game of all time, and might just be my Game of The Year. Game was phenomenal
"With a year of research, development and tweaking under their belts, 2015’s Need for Speed should, by all rights, be something pretty special." Except they had that already with rotation teams , and didnt do anything special with it . And this time they shutted down criterion to merge into some skeletton crew and weird mash up ... then they fired plenty of the remaining staff or sent them join other EA studios . Plus EA's handling of autologging and mp via origin is nothing good yet judging by past and recent titles , including NFS . I'm hoping a good game , but quite careful with my expectations
Next year we get hopefully 5 great racers with Project Cars, Forza 6, F1 2015 and most likely Dirt 4 & NFS Underground. There will be something for everyone and it's good to see racing games doing well.
The only thing that could save this series is that they ditch all those crappy burnout things, and bring that old "Need For Speed" feel back. Bring back heavy Customization, Import Tuners from 1990s, Car tiers for more balance, story mode, open world with none linear roads, and slam "Underground 3" on it! If not, EA and Ghost can fuck off!
A year off is what NFS needed, now we're all chomping at the bit to get a decent Need for Speed game. Hopefully they'll listen and give us Underground 3, I've never seen such a unanimous opinion of a fanbase, regarding where a franchise should go: literally everyone who likes the nfs series wants a new Underground game. Imagine a new Underground, Midnight Club, Burnout and (a proper) GRID sequel in 2015. Would be a dream year for a petrolhead gamer!
FH2 was universally praised, and it shipped with no issues to speak of in either multiplayer, or sp. What is this guy talking about?
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