Pocket Gamer writes: "The easiest way to pretend you were part of the video game cognoscenti used to be namedrop a few obscure Japanese developers and badmouth EA. Times have changed though, and now the 'evil empire' actually cares what punters think about its games – even when it comes to franchises that are churned out on an annual basic such as Madden, FIFA, Tiger Woods and Need for Speed.
This attitude to detail has been less noticeable in the pocket gaming world, however, where the quality of EA's output tends to oscillate wildly from year to year. And with the release of Undercover, that's now certainly the case with Need for Speed (which, if we're going to get detailed, is a franchise that has been struggling on home console, too). Despite the same developer being continuously employed – EA's internal Black Box studio – this is one series that needs a complete overhaul."