"Need for Speed, ten years ago, sold a lot more copies than it sells now."
Simply because old most wanted was best and new one sucks.
That and they put out two in one year. Over saturating the market
You guys both nailed it.
Actully the "First" 9 NFS games was the best 5 from ps1era 4 from ps2 era hotpursuit2,underground,underg round 2 after MostWanted nfs fell apart .
Lol! Say the masters of regurgitating the same old crap
Because they used to be good games. I hope this reboot brings Need for Speed back as it has mad me sad how these past few years one of the biggest car licences (Porsche) has been wasted on these horrible games.
No wonder. Need for Speed was a lot better 10-18 years ago. Need for Speed 4-Underground was the the peak of the series.
Funnily enough, Criterion games sold a lot better when they were making Burnout games as well. Maybe EA should let them do what they do best?
I need another Burnout in my life.
Wish they would make another one.
Its crazy to think that NFS is about 20 years old, I played the first one on the 3DO and it blew my mind back then. Of course back then they left a 3 year gap between NFS and NFS2. Now its just yearly milkage, sometimes even 2 NFS games being released in the same year.
It all went down hill after underground 2
I'd like to argue that Underground 2 is where it began going down hill. Although Most Wanted and I'll even get behind the newer Most Wanted as two good games in the series.
For me personally it is my favourite opinions ;)
That's not entirely accurate. There are areas of the map in Need for Speed: Most Wanted where you can travel uphill.
the last good need for speed game was the oiriginal most wanted
Its because they had no competition back then, nowadays you have the likes of Driveclub, Gran Turismo,Forza, Forza Horizon, Grid, Dirt to compete with. Let Ghost Games make this and allow Criterion to get back to making Burnout and we shall see which sells better.
well to be honest all those games dont sell with the exception of gran turismo
You must be really young, not competition you say? Gran Turismo, Dirt ( Colin Mcrae ), Burnout, Midnight club, during ps1 you also had ridge racer, driver 1 and 2 etc
Lol. DriveClub. Tee hee hee hee
Lots more competition. Oh and I need another Burnout..NOT open world. Thanks.
I loved the old Need for Speed games. The underground~carbon games had a fantastic balance of arcade and realism to them that made it fun. It wasn't burn out and it wasn't GT, it was the in-between and that's what I liked about it. That at the customization and car selection. I NEED my AE86 in racing games. No Ae86, no purchase. Then there's EA itself. The reason why NFS doesn't sell well is because of all the crappy changes. Instead of keeping a balance, they went for the extremes (Realism and arcade like). Shift and NFS:Burn out were those games that turned me off completely to the franchise for a while. If I want to play GT...I'll play GT. If I want burn out, I'll play Split Second. Then they removed customization, removed the goofy story mode (which I actually liked a lot from the old games), and limited car selection. But wait, there was NFS: THE RUN! NFS: The Run had some great ideas, even if the story was crappy. I liked the events that played out, but absolutely hated the fact that there was no customization and you're forced to use a certain selection of cars. What pissed me off the most was the fact that you unlock cars for the multiplayer mode. The AE86 was stuck in the multiplayer mode! The only reason I played this game was for that car and...I got shafted out of it. Bring back balanced mechanics (not too real, not burnout like), bring back customization, and GIVE ME MY AE86 so I can use it in ALL OF THE MODES!!!
no one ever talks about Carbon... to me that was the last great NFS game. Felt like it was in the same spirit of Underground series.
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