VideoGamer.com writes: "Need for Speed SHIFT is "the best-looking racing game ever made", developer Slightly Mad Studios has boldly claimed. Not only that, but the stunning screen shots are all in-game, and not, as some have suggested, renders."
Wow impressive!!But best ever?? nahh
It may turn out as a good game and it could even be the new "Grid" if they are lucky but it wont exactly be the new "GT".
It looks really good in the GT5 league but I'll wait to see video just in case those are bullshots.
Best. Game. Ever. I think it looks better than the last few NSF games, so I think its safe to say it the "BEST LOOKING NSF GAME EVER".
No way its going to look as good as GT5. It might look good but GT5 often looks real.
Definately looks very good, but it certainly isn't the best ever. GT5 anyone?
wait NFS....? this series just needs to do itself a favor and finally roll over and die. how many times can we play the SAME game over and over again. whether it be this or grid its still the same crappy arcade style racing. if i want arcade racing i'll play PGR or Burnout.
gt5 will blow this out the park
It's the best looking racing game ever in the world of NFS ;-) Personally I'll pass on this for Forza 3 and GT5.
its EA so i'll believe it when i see it
There is WAY too much motion blur. If you race, you get a blur, but you don't see 1 object stretched 10ft, your brain processes things better than that. Also, GT5P is still trumping it, you can clearly see the low poly count in the Steering wheel and such. Not trying to nitpick, but this guy is having such claims that they have the best...no..they don't. Still looks good, but no...GT5 is the best simulator anyways...Love playing it online on professional. Can't wait for the full game.
best looking (MULTIPLATFORM) racing game.
GT just got its ass handed to it!!!!!!
The in-car view actually looks pretty decent in the few tiny screens shown. However it's not in the GT5 class. The shiny plastic look is easy to pull off. Making a leather lined interior look like it's made wit real hand stitched leather is something else all together. Overall fidelity seems to be in the Forza 2 class.
it might look good but i cant contribute to EA they keep shoving out crappy sequels just to make a quick buck....the only game i will buy from EA is fight night
No good will ever come out of the series again. Wanna race? Get GRID and GT5.
they just need to make it like Most wanted and it will be gold but the best ever highly doubt it GT5 best ever grid looks like the screens
It's made by a completely new team. I love the way they are approaching it. This might get you more hyped about it. http://www.gametrailers.com...
GRiD and GT5 are simulators. It's a different breed than arcade racers, which is where most NFS games have traditionally stood (aside from the horrific ProStreet).
Sorry, but GRID is as arcadey as it gets. Maybe you meant Forza 2 and GT5? But both of those games are also arcadey if you compare them to RacePro or GTR2.
ooo0OO00o grid. Checklist: build uber pc(i want a i7 platform anyways) buy grid 2. buy fear2.
....so who cares? I was done with the NFS brand after Most Wanted. I won't be tricked into handing any more dough to the NFS devs anymore. Damn, Undercover was awful!
And that's why EA decided to get rid of the developers and create an all new team for this one. I don't think it will be anything like the others.
lol, most wanted was fun. carbon...........meh. I never bought the last one. I wont, either.
I guess these devs have never seen or played GT5P.
Yeah, cars in GT5P look 10 times better than NFS Shift. Lol almost funny that they're claiming to have the best looking car game, when it so clearly is beaten by Gran Turismo
The backdrops look great (well motion blur always helps) and the car models themselves are good but the lighting is still way off GT5-P. Also, race cars have all the stickers to help pad out the model and require generally less polygons than roadcar models as you can see by the thin-panel look of the bodywork. It looks great and the perfect anti-aliasing on the shots helps a lot too. Car lighting is and always has been GT's secret ingredient. Have a look yourselves and put on the car enthusiast specs ;)
After all, all he does is use multiplatform games (and vaporware) for his examples.
Lol, obsessed much?
i thought pro street was great,well on the PC anywayz.
You are alone ^^
Good, then ps3 fanboys wont have to brag about gt5 anymore either :)
and 360 fanboys wont have to brag about... Oh, right. :( But no, GT5 already killed NFS Shift when GT5P came out more than a year ago.
Forza 3 thank you, a game we actually see a new iteration of every 3 years, instead of once every 10 ;) Not to mention that Forza has better car handling then any game out there, thank you ;) Oh, and a demo cant kill a full game.
Your opinions are very fanboyish. You take sides with microsoft with every game. I feel sorry for you.
This game is multi, how am i siding with MS? The only thing i feel sorry about is that i often get judged by simpletons.
Foxgod is just making a point to ReTarDedFisHy ignorant and uneducated statement. He needed to be advised that there are other games coming out on the 360 and that GT5 is not the be all end all racing franchise it once was during the ps1 days - since Forza has been released it has been viewed by the industry as the better racing sim beating GT 3 & 4...and if trends continue it will look the same for Forza 3 against GT5. Its not about being sided with MS its about educating the uneducated.
Educating the what now? Wow. Remind me. What is this article about? Right, graphics. Tell me, what was Foxgod's comment directed towards? Right, PS3 fanboys claiming that GT5 is the best looking game. So I quickly shut him up about it so he turns into a whole 'nother direction and starts talking about how often Forza is released compared to Gran Turismo... How ignorant and uneducated is that? Right. So STFU? And what about you? How ignorant are you to say that Foxgod made a smart comment and "educated" me when he completely changed the subject because he obviously lost the argument? "Oh no, NFS: Shift DOESN'T have as good graphics as GT5! What am I going to do?! Oh, right right, Forza comes out nearly every year and GT doesn't!" Oh, and Foxgod? OBVIOUSLY it can because GT5P did it. Just to let you know, this article is about graphics. Straight off the bat, GT5P looks better. Please, don't come at me with controls and handling. Those are subjective and quite frankly off-topic. Going to change the subject again Foxgod? What is it, sales? box covers? Need your boyfriend to come and call me ignorant and uneducated? And no Man of the year, GT is held with prestige all over the world for being the best racing simulator.
He has a point. When people think, racing, realism, cars, they think Gran Turismo. "Foxgod is just making a point to ReTarDedFisHy ignorant and uneducated statement. He needed to be advised that there are other games coming out on the 360 and that GT5 is not the be all end all racing franchise it once was during the ps1 days - since Forza has been released it has been viewed by the industry as the better racing sim beating GT 3 & 4...and if trends continue it will look the same for Forza 3 against GT5." - Man of the year Yeah okay At what point in time has any one professional vouched for Forza being the most realistic depiction of racing in video game form? Never as I recall. You can actually watch a professional race car driver smoke this kid who won the GT5P contest to play GT5P against a real professional driver, how? because it actually is that realistic. Play a Gran Turismo game and you'll know what all the fuss is about instead of being a little girl and hide in the corner with one system. Anyway this isn't what the article is about but as far as graphics go have you actually seen or played GT5P? I don't know if you're just trolling or being ignorant.
Another thing, how does Foxgod have 6 bubbles? How many multiple accounts do you have.
if it's 1080p with 60 fps, then MAYBE...
It would appear that you "guys" should re-read the WHOLE conversation and try and comprehend the direction it went...again start from the BEGINNING and maybe just maybe you guys will see and understand the conversation....
OK, OK, I'm going to be a bit immature here: "Oh yes! I've just made the best piece of dookie ever!!", I boldly claim. In reality, no matter how beautiful the dookie is, it still smells like dookie... ... Crap, I can't be sarcastic to save myself. Anyways, I think the NFS franchise needs to take a break instead of fast-track releasing games on a near annual basis and do something innovative to breath new life into the series. Move away from the tacky themes and minuscule changes and focus on the racing element for once... (That's just how I feel).
Depends on what the "dookie" consists of...if they have been eating sweet berries, it may not smell as bad as if they were to eat rancid meat sauce.
Yeah breaks are one thing. But this team was assembled 18 months ago and has been working on this game ever since than. New team. New Tech. 2 year dev time, they're taking their time. It's obviously paying off in screens, we'll have to wait on gameplay.
looks kind of average to me
come on people, i know the previous nfs games were really bad (prostreet, undercover), but it's a different studio now, and the screenshots look really nice, of course it's not better than gran turismo 5, but these devs have been working for 18 months, and if you compare that to gt5, than they really have really worked hard to make this game look good. and besides, GRID was also (graphically) a beautiful game, but if you compare that do gt5, it looks like not special. it's just because gt5 is the most pretty game out there, lol, but i have to admit: the person from the article is overreacting...
pretty shots don't mean nothing is game play that wins it i remember i got tricked with nfs pro street, looking at sexy graphics, but ones i bought the game it and played it i was like wtf
yeah, that's right, but as you've probably read, they are using a new engine, not the crappy prostreet/undercover engine, so i expect something better.
Misleading article headline.
I love how people are already saying that GT5 looks so much better than SHIFT even though they haven't even seen the game in action yet.. lol your basically "judging a book by it's cover" here. Don't underestimate this game, Theres a reason why they are calling it the best-looking racer ever. Don't be afraid GT5 fanboys .. haha =)
It has been out on PS3 for more than a year now, and it already looks better than this, it's obvious who's the fanboy here.
He was talking about shift you know, you havent seen Shift in action yet, and still you people judge it. It shows how afraid you are that this game will own GT5.
And we are waiting for gameplay video so we can compare the two. What would be more accurate though is being able to compare NFS: Shift with the actual GT5 game, not Prologue (which is a year old).
not really... they're both amazing looking games. I'm sure if the NFS team released screenshots and said they were GT5P, you'd probably say they looked just as good as ever.
It looks ace,far to much blur in the screens probably looks nice in motion though if a little unclear. I think GTp has a polygon advantage and a fine detail advantage,but until we see this moving we can't tell how the suspension and cars roll,weight transfer.These may be physics but GT the physics drive the details that make it look so convincing. In regards dj's comment about the age ofGTp,GTp is a slightly cleaner november 07 version,and by cleaner the shadows and AA were tweaked,the heart of it is still E3 07. obviously we won't see 5 until E3 this year and won't know how much better it looks than GTp,but I'm sure the engine will look better.
In terms of polygon count, HDR lighting, and surface paint shaders. But the motion blur looks PERFECT in these screenshots, and it's something that's sorely missing from GT5 Prologue. However, it's important to realize that motion blur is pretty much nonexistant in 60 FPS footage anyway. I'd be perfectly fine with GT5 running at 30 FPS if they can put motion blur in; simply a personal preference. These NFS screens look great, and actually quite a bit better than Forza and Project Gotham. The light scattering from the headlights is a nice touch, too.
You can post a real race and still people will say "not as good as gt5", from an unbiased perspective i would say the screenshots on the link and gt5 look pretty close
But it's definitely a good competitor with GRID. It also lacks GRID's annoying bloom filter, from the looks of it. We may actually have to take Need for Speed seriously for the first time in years.
correction: 'best-looking racing game ever' on 360, not in general. Overall best-looking racing would be GT5 FACT!
Why on earth would you judge a game before it has even come out?? plus the game doesn't come out until Autumn, so that means they still got time to tweak it to the way they finally want it. GT5 looks absolutley stunning i'm sure, but that doesn't mean anything can't top it...and you know what? i'm sure something current gen WILL top it. and like someone said, a whole new dev team is on this project...that can make a world of difference
I'm sure it is "in-game". I'm also sure it's running on a high end PC.
We'll have to see it in action to make any real judgments. You never know, the lighting could be super slick. Lighting is everything these days.
"best looking NFS" but not the best NFS nothing have beaten HOTPURSUIT 2 YET IMO far as speed and adrenaline rush that push you into the game with cops.
Hot Pursuit was the best. I'm kind of surprised at myself for this, but open worlds kind of ruined running away from the police. It made it so much more difficult when you could only run in 2 directions and made it more about driving skill than about avoiding the police. That game is the game that keeps me coming back to NFS, even though a lot of them such now.
He was talking about shift you know, you havent seen Shift in action yet, and still you people judge it. It shows how afraid you are that this game will own GT5 it'll be a cold day in hell when NFS own GT5 LOL it look equal to GRID but not GT5
after i see some gameplay footage, only then i'll be convinced. that dev has balls though, especially when considering he's going up against GT5, and making a multiplatform game. time will tell guys.:)
Sorry it hass to b BULLCRAP GT5 has the most outstanding graphics i have ever seen
Just like GRID was "the best-looking racing game ever." Just like Race Pro was "the best-looking racing game ever." And so on and so on.