GamesMaster has published the world's first Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit review - and given Criterion's new racer a glowing write-up.
9.3 impressive score, cannot wait for this awesome game! :D
wait until the other reviews flow in... the cars were heavy/unresponsive demo... i want this game but i don't want it if it's another average game.
I experienced the same heaviness with the demo as well, but I am hopeful that the retail game will have that ironed out. A demo is not necessarily representative of the final product.
I trust in Criterion. Their track record is second to none for arcade racers. I thought the cars felt challenging to drive.
Most Wanted was a brilliant game, you really felt like you were in a police chase, or at least thats how I imagine it feels :) If Hot Persuit is anything like that I want in!
I like the way they handle. it requires skill, and is realistic, yet arcadey at the same time. too many people are afraid of change!! give it a couple races and everything will be fine
@gameshead: you see that's the tricky part.. either go the GT way or make it arcadey. the in-between is really irritating! you won't know which way the game will swing.
and that's why I believe this game is over rated
I really enjoyed the demo myself. Very hopeful for this game now. Was so under my radar before. Excited.
How is it that heavy/unresponsive controls are awesome and realistic in Killzone 2, but not a good thing in this game? WTF?
I enjoyed the demo, didn't have a problem with sluggish turning some folks are saying, just feels more realistic to me. They could improve the roads a bit though, bit to strait and smooth, needs to be more hilly imo
NFS is gonna be as great as all the other NFS games with the exception of the last few games
Great score but to be honest I haven't read GamesMaster in years lol. Was a good mag but GamesTM is the one for me
Keep in mind people, this is an arcade racer. What it should do well is arcade racing.
finally!! a need for speed game thats worth getting :D last one i played was most wanted. well done criterion games :) thanks for making something special. DAY 1 buy for me
I'll wait for the GOTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! version. DLC announced before launch= delayed purchase. In the days of online only MP and 8hr campaigns, one has to be a smart consumer. Last NFS game I played was a few years ago but I remember going from playing console racers to playing it on PC and my jaw dropped. Generation gap= confirmed. The last 'leap' I saw in racing games was Project Gotham (1) on xbox....that was a mind blowing racing game. GT5 is definitely the next. ....and here I am waiting for GRID 2... @toaster I was just trying to get on steam chat because I saw that you were on, but steam is so gay it won't even launch in offline mode. I went into offline mode to update and after updating steam doesn't even launch lololololololol
Same here bro, if the devs announce DLC before the vanilla game releases then it's a no go for me.
GRID was awesome. Always someone ready to overtake you.
"I went into online mode" Fixed...man i'm so drunk I can barely type, lol, you'll have to forgive me... @ disagree Apparently you think either my spelling was correct...or that I'm not drunk, I assure you that you are wrong on both counts.
"....and here I am waiting for GRID 2..." You're not alone in this.
I surprisingly had a lot of fun with the demo
Once you learn how to powerslide the controls fit like glove.
I'm actually really impressed with the autolog system they've implemented, me and my friend have had a blast trying to beat each others times.
Was I the only one disappointed with the demo? I found the Cop portion of the demo pretty fun, but the other half of the demo I found rather boring. Maybe it's just me.
For me it was other way around. Cop bad, racing good.
Hmmm, I don't know, it might have been the controls or something. On the racing part the controls felt a little stiff I guess you could say, and there was a little delay when turning. I got use it but I never really was like "This is awesome" until I got to the Cop portion of the demo, and for some reason the controls didn't even bother me. I still have high hopes for this game, because I loved playing the old Hot Purist's as a kid.
I can't wait much longer for GT5 this ship has to leave the port with need for speed, i like this title....bye GT5, no more delay for me because i'm going to play today!
Huh? I don't understand. Do you mean you're giving up on GT5, a driving sim, for NFS: HP, an arcade game? the logic is awesome behind that one
why you have to be so deep? I'm not a race fan but i want a good race game and i just wont wait any longer how that can be a problem.
Because you're discounting the best racing simulator of this gen for an arcade game when it's release is at the most less than a month away! (confirmed to be before end 2010 several times) Just because it's been delayed ONCE in NA/EU :/
It have been delay like 4 times!
Nope, it's been delayed once in NA/EU (Nov- before the end of 2010) and twice in Japan (from march - november, November - before the end on 2010) understand noww? :)
Ok you win now you have another delay for GT5 keep talking!lol
a lot of people are easily brain washed by reviews... go play the demo LOL!
It is conceivable that the demo uses an earlier build, and therefore is of lesser quality than the retail build. I played the demo and rather enjoyed it. I think the steering could use a little fine tuning, but I had fun. At the end of the day, having fun is the only thing that really matters.
Granted that game was not really a Need For Speed game per-se but it was still a lot of fun. This new one looks to be going back to their roots and Criterion knows how to do racing games. Now let them do a new Road Rash and i'll be very happy.
YESSS! ROAD RASH!!!!
The demo had some problems. There seemed to be a lag or something in the steering. Maybe the cars just all drive like lincoln town cars I don't know. I'll have to wait this one out a bit. The fact that the pc version had no demo makes me weary as well.
The handling to me felt a lot like Split/Second which to me was also a very great, cinematic game. Split/Second had lock-on or automatic drifting and the NFS: HP improved on this a lot.
No in car view in any modern car game just doesnt cut it will steer clear of it.
The demo took a little getting use to but I eventually got used to the handling which after you got the feel of it was not that bad, though it could use a little tweaking. I knew when I heard criterion was bringing back the old school need for speed flavor back in the next need for speed installment that for the first time since hot pursuit 2 released many years ago that I was looking forward to this game. And after trying out the demo I am definitely getting this need for speed game.
Played the PS3 ver. of the demo and you can tell that game will force you to have more skill than other NFS games. But i do love being a racer and a cop so 2xFTW!!!
Loved the demo, and planning on getting the game! See this is what happens when you listen to the fans the right way. :P HOT PURSUIT FTW!
I will admit that the handling of the cars caught my by surprise, but once I got used to them, I enjoyed it a lot. I pre-ordered this and paid it off so I'm very excited!
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