Scott from The Controller Online writes: "EA and Black Box are taking a different approach for this newest Need for Speed game. Rather than competing in standalone events, the game is one long event. Welcome to The Run, a race from San Francisco to New York. Jump in your ride and be the first one to make it across the country. Not only is this a new mode but it aims to introduce a story to the series. Well, more of a story than we’ve seen in past games. A simulation game, this is not. But does it work?"