Need for Speed Review [Gadgets 360]

Gadgets 360 says: "As it stands, you can do better this year's Need for Speed. Sure, it possesses all the traditional EA spit and polish we're used to what with a punchy soundtrack and fantastic production values, but they do little to elevate one of the lesser entries in the franchise."

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DarkOcelet3129d ago

"Poor handling and the baffling lack of customisation options make Need for Speed a chore to play"

So the only two reasons that i was gonna even consider the game for apparently sucks. Sigh.

Also, the game is night racing only? For today's standards, that is pretty poor.

yarbie10003128d ago

handling is fine once you start upgrading your car. And it has a ton more customization than a game like driveclub. My biggest gripe is the world is empty. not many ai cars in teh city

Xavior_Reigns3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )


Couldnt resist huh

emad-E-three3127d ago

Bringing up Driveclub and downplaying it only tells me how insecure you are about your purchase!

And Btw "handling is fine once you start upgrading your car" is not an excuse! Poor handling is poor handling!
Good thing i'm not supporting it (Always on/Microtransactions) is a cancer specially for NFS that is perfectly fine as an offline game.

xander707693127d ago

Not sure why you are getting so many disagrees. I really like Driveclub, looks amazing and great controls, but there is a total lack of customization and it SUCKS.

I can't speak to NFS handling issues, but the game features a TON of customization. For me part of the fun of a racing game is customizing everything about your favorite car, from tires to body mods to performance tuning etc...

PC_603128d ago

if they said its only night racing in the game then they haven't played it because there is mornings and sunsets

iNFAMOUZ13128d ago

bruh night time is when the races go down

StormLegend3128d ago

Wasn't Need For Speed Underground Night time only?

I'm pretty sure it was.

Retroman3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

MY U.S. VERSION has daytime only UnderGround 1/2
you must have European version with night time only.

im playing Underground ps2 right now i see nooooo night time driving.

TKCMuzzer3128d ago

This seems odd, I was in the beta and found there to be a ridiculous amount of customization options plus you could tweak the handling to suit your style far more than most racers. I don't know, maybe the reviewer just didn't find these options.

IRetrouk3128d ago

Yeah i was in the beta too, loads of customization, more like underground 2 than anything else and yes even the handling is customizable. Dont understand this reviewer lol

C-H-E-F3127d ago (Edited 3127d ago )

Some cars have 8 different front bumpers others had 2, so this is probably what he is referring to.

steve30x3128d ago

Theres loads of customisation but the handling is very odd. I play arcade racers , Sim Cade , and sim racers but this has to be the weirdest of them all. I can not get used to the cars weird handling.

woutervanjel3127d ago

What the hell is everybody talking about? You can fine tune every cars handling.. This is the first race game that finally got it right.. I can change the handling whenever I want to try something different. Haven't you guys played the game at all?

steve30x3127d ago

@ woutervanjel : Ive played about 20 hours of this game and I've done all kinds of adjustments to the handling and nothing makes it feel good. It feels as if the controls are oversensitive and the car steers when you steer but the car grips way too much and its almost impossible to drift the car without it wanting to hit the wall. Also pressing the handbrake almost stops the car on the spot as if all four wheels lock up and the tyres are glued to the road. I did like most of the game but the car handling , lack of pause , lack of the ability to restart a race and if you lose you have to go back to the race start point instead of quick travelling or giving me an option to restart the race and unskipable cut scenes ruined the game for me.

darren_poolies3128d ago

I played the beta, the handling was fine and the customization seemed pretty in depth. But what do I know, I'm no "professional" games journalist.

Spenok3127d ago

So I personally don't play racing games, but I keep up with the industry, this video at the 1:25 second mark says the car customization is pretty in depth.

I'd look at reviews from trusted websites, not ones from sites most have never heard of like Gadgets.ndtv (who the hell are these guys lol)


And while I wouldn't exactly call NX Gamer a "trusted" source, they at least have some video to back it up.

Just a heads up.

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BigBosss3129d ago (Edited 3129d ago )

Played the beta and it surely does bring back nostalgia moments from the Underground series. I love the game personally and cannot wait to play it and I know, the whole only online thing sucks.

PS. 6 is a low score, I'd give it 8.5 to 9.0

DarkOcelet3129d ago

You cant give it an 8.5 or 9/10 from a beta my friend :D

BigBosss3128d ago

I meant from what I have played, seen, etc haha.

The93Sting3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

I think the reviewer hasn't played much of the game to start with, 6/10 is freakin low comparing to what we've seen so far from the game, its an easy 8-9/10 from what we've seen alone. not a 6. that is pathetic to be honest lol

ocelot073128d ago

@The93Sting you can pretty much say that about any game then. Last year I thought Assassin's Creed Unity looked like a 10/10 then once released it was more like a 6. Same thing for The Order and Sun Set Overdrive.

TKCMuzzer3128d ago

Of course you can from a personal point of view. In fact the beta was very polished and contained a lot of content, so yeah you could make a judgment from it, I did.

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BoriboyShoGUN3128d ago (Edited 3128d ago )

That night only definitely gets old quick!!! It was fun for a little bit, but after a while it just isn't what Underground was :(
Part of racing games is driving while enjoying the visuals, kind of hard to do when it's always night. And yeah the lack of traffic and people just makes it boring.

Mr_GoolyPunch3128d ago

Underground was always night though?

BoriboyShoGUN3128d ago

Thinking back you might be right Gooly, but I don't know it just doesn't have the same feel. I'll get it a little later when it drops in price.

woutervanjel3127d ago

You were younger.. Maybe you're getting boring.

Whirlwind_Fanfare_083128d ago

The customization system could've been better in this game! i found the vinyl editor annoying to use because it had nothing showing how large or small my sticker was and i couldn't mirror it to where it'll appear on the other side of the car, no number showing what size rims you putting on neither and no weight reduction, but still found myself messing with cars more than actually playing the game. The car lineup(just like in every NFS game)is great! not perfect, but great.
Impressed with how the graphics of it looks and the car detailing. And this, imo is where i really have problems with it during the beta! dead environment which made the game feel boring to play, no manual transmission(which is being investigated according to EA) and no offline single player. Good game, but with too many flaws! a 6/10? maybe a 6.5!