The Need for Speed franchise has had a rollercoaster ride. Since its beginnings nearly twenty years ago, the Need for Speed series has seen its high points and low ones. Last year though, Criterion Games, makers of Burnout, developed their first Need for Speed game and was seen as the best game in years. Developers Black Box has returned to the series to take over where Criterion left off. I had the chance to play a handful of levels showing off various types of races.