Need for Speed: The Run
Worst Need For Speed of ALL.
EA Black Box is back into the driving seat for "The Run". At first I was excited because for the first time ever you were outside of your vehicle. However it wasnt all good, when you leave your car it is interupted by dumb quick time events which arent quick at all, time slows down and they tell you what button 2 press. The cars are great and there are many of them but its not the same Need For Speed we always loved for being fast. Car handling is tedious, AI is rubberbaned, and you can't replay a single event you have to do the WHOLE STAGE OVER! EA Black Box did a poor job if Criterion helped them maybe it would have been better.
Must Have For Racing Gamers
Story Mode is well Done not to complicated and and it makes you feel like you are actually in the RUN racing for your life. Challenge Mode is intereting and well designed with diverse challenges and with the implementation of Autolog Speedwalls it makes it more interesting racing to beat your rival friends best times. Online mode is FLAT OUT FUN,go online and show off your skills with drivers around the Globe makes for loads of fun Although the biggest draw back i would say is the fact that you occasionally get kicked off line in online mode which makes it frustrating at times and causes a loss of interest at times in online play. I would like to have seen a little better graphics and a better soundtrack for the game and also would like to have been able to invite more than 4 friends into a playgroup in online mode. Otherwise i highly reccomend this game for any Racing Enthusisist as it is realatively easy to drive and the more that you Race the more you want to race.I find it hard to put down at times. If you're a Racer Go out and get your copy you won't be disappointed .
Graphics - 10/10, Sounds 10/10 - And that's all the recognition this trash deserves. Do not buy this title, waste of money. Every car handles like a boat. There are so many unreasonable resets when driving on a dirt shoulder and sometimes you can crash into a bus going 200 and no "rewind", you just keep going. Not sure what's up with that. Whoever took over the NFS series after Most Wanted has continued to fail on a yearly basis to put out any sort of comparable title to what the Need for Speed series was in the past. Seriously, you people at EA have made an embarassment out of the NFS franchise ever since ProStreet and you continue to deliver failure titles yearly to true NFS fans and probably will never put out a great title again. Apparently the guys at EA choose to ignore the garbage ratings that get delivered each and every single year to their awesome newest installment in Need Fail Speed series and do nothing about it.
AVOID AT ALL COST! SAVE MONEY on a better game
Bought the game Saturday Night 11/19/11 - 4 hours later I am watching the credits screen. The game was too short. The resets are set so bad that on turns that you should be able to make resets and makes you start over again, The ending race you could literally sit idle for 5 minutes straight for the first part of game and then pick up controller the game makes the racer slow down so you can catch up...there is not control of when you get out of the car . Just too much hype and not enough done for the game...for a game you pay 60.00 for you would think you could trade this game toward something worth playing but This Store GS will literally only give you 21.00 for trade..we are talking 48 hours after purchase people!!!! this game sucks beyond belief DO NOT BUY! You will cost yourself more money than you spent.
Awesome With One Flaw
This game is awesome gameplay wise and graphically as well as with sound... Its a very good game but i myself am more for games where i can actually customize my car to make it my own... Usually i lose interest very quickly in a game where i cant but this game kept my interest to the end...So if you like racing games id say give this one a chance
Resets and Limitations
I loved Need For Speed Hot Pursuit! I loved it so much that I pre-ordered this one, hoping that it would be better...its not, its worse.
Driving a car in the game is fun. The handling is unique and is a mixture of the arcade-style and simulation. However, it can be very frustrating. If you get off-road by a few inches, you will need to reset. And the fact that the roads are very slim and you need to avoid traffic while trying to pass opponents, doesn't help. Often times, you will crash because you don't want to slow down in a race just to avoid obstacles. Not to mention, your opponents will magically withstand any collision and will continue while you will simply wreck your car, only to reset. During police chases, it gets worse. The police seems to only care about catching you. In Hot Pursuit, it was much more even with a little more emphasis on your car. However, in this game, the police seem oblivious of all of your opponents. They push your car off-road and what does that mean? That's right, reset. Did I mention, resets take way too long to load? That's another minor issue.
Environments are great as well. But there is no free-drive. If you want to play a certain race over again, you need to play an entire stage. In other words, once you complete the cross-country race, you have major limitations as to where you can race again...unless you try the challenge series, which is mediocre.
Cars are also an issue. There are many cars to choose from (some of which, I have no idea why they are in the game) but there is no organization in the game. You are severely limited in what car you can use and when. Often times, if you unlock a car, you are not notified and if you want to use the car in the run, forget about it.
Since there is no free-drive, you cannot choose a car and simply drive. In the challenge series, you can choose only certain cars for a race.
The game had an awesome idea but failed to pull through because of several limitations for the player.
This game looks really good and looks even better than Hot Pursuit. I really like the car list of this game and finally they put my favorite car manufactur of all time back in the serise Pontiac. I'm also happy that they finally put in the 1977 through 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am. Also the PS3 excluive cars are cool too 2011 Lexus LF-A, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT, 2006 Koensigg CC-X, 2010 Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, 2011 Hennesy Venom GT. Hopefully this game wont be a major dissapontment like Hot Pursuit was. Anyway can't wait only 2 more months ^^
would look good without getting out of the car
i think this game will be great but i think they couldve done away with the getting out of the car doesnt seem traditional like need for speed usually is. they shouldve made a game where you start in san fran and drive straight to new york but you could take anyway you want highways, interstates, etc. and have police trying to stop you along the way but along the way you have to buy gas and repair your car if it gets damaged but when that happens then your competition would have a leg up on you and you would have to find ways to beat them but they also can have obstacles that inhibit them but thats just my ideas lol sorry
NFS MOST WANTED
Hopefully this game will go back to be like NFS most wanted the greatest NFS up to this date
Worst NFS in the history of the NFS franchise
This game was fun at first but after having too reset all the time when you go off the road was really annoying. Another annoying thing was that you can't even use 2 of the 6 Limited Editon cars like the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and the Hennesy Venom GT I mean whats the point of having 1200 horseporwer if you can't even use it. It was one my most annticpated games last year like Uncharted 3 and I kept checking the games website every Thursday since July and It was a complet let down. Also the button pressing cutsenes were very annoying too I only like those in Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 I don't like them in racing games!!!!! So don't waste you $40 dollars on this garbage get something better like Shift 2, Gran Turismo 5, and Forza 4. This game is just a complete waste of time and money if you want a NFS just get one of the older titles.