Today, Need for Speed Community Manager, NFSDrew, released a statement regarding the no demo for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit..
What a silly excuse....
"PC demos require comparatively more resources in order to ensure that they run smoothly across a wide variety of systems." If the final game runs on a wide variety of systems then so does the demo. A silly excuse indeed.
Unless. The PC game isn't built to run smoothly on a wide variety of systems.
Ive played the demo and though its fun driving cop mode (I have no PSN friends so I cant play the other mode) Being locked out of the other game mode because I have no PSN friends blows. Also the cars handle like 53 seater busses even though the cars are faster than they are in real life. A Nissan 370Z does not reach 184MPH. It would be nice to have gotten a PC demo all the same and maybe some modder tweak the handling to something more realistic.
If you had any real interest in this game you'd have read that the cop cars are tuned so they are faster than the real life cars. Plus if you fitted a nitrous kit to a 370z it'd be faster anyway! I have a boxster spyder irl and whilst you couldn't argue that the game is a sim the handling has a certain weight to it that is realistic.
"Plus if you fitted a nitrous kit to a 370z it'd be faster anyway! " Ughhh why waste money on a nitrous kit when a Twin Turbo is the way to go.
Top speed is all about aerodynamics and gearing.
Why have such a silly conversation, its a video game! And not one that has ever been touted for its realism!
It's a discussion. I was under the impression that was the whole concept of a comment system. To discuss things. I was looking to add some useful information. What did you add?... Oh yeah...
Why are you complaining about an arcade games' physics??
You're incorrect anyway, nitrous does boost top speed ... perhaps you should read up on subject before posting next time.
I was kinda joking, but up yours anyway, just for taking yourself too seriously :-)
Nitrous could boost top speed, but only in a situation where the engine can't reach it's top rpm at stock. But since it's Need for Speed I'm going on the assumption that these are performance vehicles, and these cars are built to hit their top rps. Not Civics. If you want to hit top speeds past your redline you could use nitrous for that too, but that's not very clever.
The 370Z is limited to 160mph in 5th gear. Even though 6th is a double overdrive, if the car was unrestricted, it might actually top out that high or close to it. An 350Z with the speed limiter removed went 170+.
Want some PSN friends just goto PSU.com. I am sure someone will be PSN friend there. I would be your friend, but I have no PS3 yet.
Seems like they aren't getting good feedback from their "excuse".
I'm sure the game will be good, the devs supposedly have a good track record on PC. But I want to know more about the auto-info-upload type deal...I have to wonder whether it means DRM, or some useless stat tracking that console kids seem to care so much about. I just want to know if I can play more than just the campaign offline...god damn EA forums are desolate so no point in asking there :S
That might be it. Really the population of arcade racing fans on the PC is virtually zero and the hardcore PC racers usually play games you have never heard of.
Was it good or a crappy console port? When there is no pc demo I'm always weary...
Need for speed games have always had good PC versions.
NFS shift on the PC looks incredible (cockpit view) and is a lot of fun to play. It also sounds great (very raw) so that adds to the fun factor, as well. NFS Shift and Dirt 2 (<---awesome game) are my favorite racing games this gen.
Yeah NFS:S and Dirt 2 were some of the best arcade racers this gen. However if you want a simulator there's only one real driving simulator.
Shift on PC is a huuge step up from the console demo I played, it's not just a half-arsed port. Too bad the lighting engine still kinda sucks. Dirt 2 is extremely good on PC. Graphics wise, it's gorgeous. Like, the console version isn't even half as good graphically. Gameplay, I don't like the whole "festival" theme of it, since it's going slowly away from rally, but it's still pretty good, and point to point races are awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
All I want to know is if NFS:HS is going to have LAN. I will not get burnt again with the server BS, still can’t play Undercover multiplayer.
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