Need for Speed: The Run is now available and it has a very interesting premise. In a Cannonball Run-esque type of story you are in a lot of trouble and the only way that you are going to survive is to compete in a nationwide race. Sound a bit ridiculous? It is but then again that is why we play games, to briefly escape the real world and have fun in the virtual realm. Need for Speed: The Run features some great ideas with some lousy execution in certain areas. There are some great moments marred by some suspect A.I. and a flawed “reset” system.