It's hard to put some prejudices behind and while racing games are generally fun, they also lack a lot of energy and feel like they're entirely interchangeable. Thankfully the cure to this lethargy is simple as Need for Speed Shift isn't just fast and furious, it's so good you'll be smiling in 60 seconds.
One of the first solid features of the game revolves around your chosen difficulty settings. Depending on your selection features like auto-braking, steering assist, auto transmission and even a graphical racing line (with brake indicators) on the track are available. Steering is tilt controlled and can be adjusted to a sensitivity that suits you for drifting lazily around corners.