Need for Speed: Rivals
Buggy and non-stable on every platform!
So, Need for Speed Rivals. I bought it because The Crew was delayed, I will never make that mistake again! Of course, it's not the developers fault (EA Ghost), it's just those money hungry Electronic Arts. The game uses the Frostbite 3 engine that is unstable on every single platform, EA also tries to steal our money by making pointless DLC's that cost 5 pounds with only TWO CARS! The game also freezes and sometimes LOADS when you're going fast! Of course, EA doesn't know those good games that aren’t rushed earn money, not bad games that have been made in two weeks! The lack of customization, cars, gameplay and a good story is very disappointing! There are some positive things though, like the amazing sounds or graphics. BUT we were promised a huge multiplayer experience... what do we get!? SIX PLAYERS MEETING EACHOTHER EVERY 15 MILES! Well, it's time to move to Ubisoft and never buy any EA game ever again! Goodbye, I'm going to play some 2002 Hot Pursuit, Underground series, Most Wanted (good one) and Carbon! -3/10
Rivals looks like a good racer. The graphics are amazing and the car selection and variety is pretty good for both cops and racers. The customization seems decent. The setting of this game is good for a open world and racing atmosphere. Safehouses are being brought back. I'm only afraid of how the mods are going back. Hopefully they are nothing like MW 2012's mods.
It's a mixture of Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit
This game needs help. If you're with Playstation network, you just jump right into a public match. The cop mode is brutally hard. Racing is fun though but it's once in a blue moon an actual person will race with you. Just wait until a better one comes out.
Excellent gameplay, horrible new elements
The gameplay of Rivals is amazing. The sense of speed and crazy maneuvering is all there, so when you're in the heat of a race the game shines. However, it's when you're out of these races that the game fails. Rivals has a online world, so you can never pause the game, meaning that unless you plan on turning it off, there's no way to stop the game. Another highly frustrating element is the ever present police force. You can just be driving along when all of a sudden three police cars descend on you and start wrecking you. Now this would be a minor annoyance if they didn't take all of the points you have accumulated when the bust you. And the weapons for the racers seem useless, because they do little to no damage. Ultimately, Rivals is a great game weighed down by poor mechanics and bad ideas.
I've been waiting for another NFS with customization like that of Carbon and Underground 2. This one seems like it might finally bring back some of the cool customization you used to be able to do. That's what I love most and can't wait for it.
IS SPLITSCREEN SO DIFFICULTL!
I just bought the game thinking finally! EA got the point that their best racing games had 2 player splitscreen where you could call a friend up, chill together, and enjoy burning rubber all on the same tv. Sadly I immediately turned to the back cover only to see 1 player with 2-6 player online! I dont give about online; People are annoying online and leave me angry for the day. Where's the 2-player head to head option!!! So disappointed EA ...smh. Every game's online will die sooner or later but 2player splitscreen never will-- it's that simple...that simple!!!!!
FIX THE GAME!
First off let me tell you if you want to feel the urge to punch babies play this game. Need for speed rivals is so buggy and the cops are way to strong. One bug that they need to fix is that if you loose connection to Orgins or a host migration is that the cops should not start before you I cant even beging to tell you how many times I have built up 200,000+ SP and I have gotten it taken away because the cops start before me after the host migration and they bust me. And don't even get me started on EMP's they will destroy your car and cause you to get busted and loose all your points. Also when I am driving around the game pauses/freezes for a couple of seconds causing me to loose control. These issues wouldn't be a problem if they didn't happen as often as they do. Don't get me wrong this game is really fun but I see no point playing it after you have beat the cop and racer careers. PS buy some extra controllers just incase you throw a few.
Great game but it needs updates badly.
The game is great. Still no customization to the body but there is painting of the body and rims plus decals and liveries. Overwatch is a cool feature i use it all the time. Its used to help yourself and others or harm them. Amazing graphics, gameplay, and sound. lots of cars, too. BUT, they are need of an update badly. When i first started playing the game only glitched a little but as a got farther into the game it just glitches all the time (cars floating up in the air, glitching of the road after a crash and not resetting you, black screen when driving). Now I can't even get past the loading screen without it freezing. i tried resetting my ps3 and deleting stuff but nothing. Great game I just wish it would work.
NO RACING WHEELS WORK!
EA waited until the day of the release to tell everyone buying this game. That Racing Wheels will not be supported. They hid it in tiny print on a hard to find webpage buried inside the FAQ page about the game. NO Racing Wheels work on any platform, PS3/4, Xbox/One or PC! None! If you use a Racing Wheel for your Racing Games...DON'T BUY THIS GAME!!! Their chat support says a fix is in the works but there has been no official announcement by EA. They just figured all the people that use wheels wouldn't care if they could use them. To date this is the only NFS game to not support a wheel. To Bad since this is a fairly fun game. But with no wheel option, I am taking it back. And since I can't get a refund I will be stuck buy something else but at least I will know what I am buying. Apparently there is some kind of Hack for PC users but hack is just that a Hack not a solution. Fix this Ridiculous Error EA....Please!!!
More Road Rage
I'm not a picky gamer when it comes to races as long as i can go super fast that's all i care about. however i did not like the way they made the cops almost impossible to beat, and the points you worked hard to earn is gone in 60 seconds or less. I hated the cut scenes where when you crash it took forever to get my menu up to find the nearest repair shop because of that minor bug i get busted a lot because they don't really give you enough time to at least get away. I also hated where at some points in the game you get stuck for a few seconds, and if your doing a time trial whether on the racer or cops campaign your times till rolls, and your already behind a few seconds, seconds that could have been used not lost. this is an excellent game, but flawed in ways that could have been looked upon before launch! however, it dose deserve my 10 star appeal because I LOVE NEED FOR SPEED