Need for Speed: Rivals
Next-Gen Madness! :D
In my honest opinion, this game gives me a heart attack. Great graphics, gorgeous cars, madness multiplayer by AllDrive, etc. Everything in Rivals is easily the BEST NFS Game after Hot Pursuit (2010).
Short But Good
I'm a diehard fan of the NFS series ever since Porsche Unleashed and this game offers quite a lot of the old features like customizable decals on your car, open world racing, a somewhat good variety of cars, etc. HOWEVER, the game is pretty short, when you are in a chase the players who are cops can bust you easily. The game itself needs a weapon update to make some of the weapons less cheap (and by weapons, I mean the technology back in the re-make of Hot Pursuit is back), and finally it needs to be bigger, not map wise because it has a reasonable map (even though others beg to differ),but just more cars and stuff. You stop getting cars and other things after rank 21 and the max rank you can get is 60. Once you beat both cop and racer sides, there is nothing to do. To be honest, I would wait for a price drop to $40 new, or pre-owned to $35. The thing that makes up a game the most is how big the game is overall and that is gameplay, which this game does not have much. It's fun don't get me wrong, but it isn't worth the price. The pictures are the gameplay.
A dream on wheels
Many sim type racing games aim at true to life physics but the reality is, the true feel and real life response of a car is somewhere between arcade type racers and sim type racing games. This game falls more towards arcade than sim for sure, but is far more accurate in depicting how a car would respond on the road in real life.
Not only does it feel "right", you can also upgrade your car even further making everything seem like a dream on wheels. As far as the Need for Speed games of the past go, this game is a lot like Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005 version).
It is a slick and smooth presentation, puts you right into the action and lets you be on both sides of the law. This game will give you countless hours upgrading your cars and the high speed chases just can't be outdone. If you love racing games, then you really can't go wrong with this game.
this games graphics are so good. the environment is so amazing especially when you get chased and a storm comes to play.
it does have some glitches that were fixed by updates. watch my video below.
it is so fun when I get into chases with the cops and just looking at the whole environment is simply amazing.
the game did have glitches but the updates fixed them
Best NFS ever
This is one of the best Need for Speed games I've ever played. Only thing bad I have to say is that it has no option to change to manual shifting.
Great and fun, but full of flaws
This game is very fun and full of interesting things to do, but there is practically no story, and the game can get old fast if you don't think doing a bunch of challenges is fun. This game needs more customization, a better story, and split screen. It needs to get more need for speed underground 2 in the next game.
Not long lasting
This game is very fun but I was expecting there to be a lot more to do after the main story line. There just isn't enough content to keep me wanting to play the game for a long time unlike need for speed most wanted. There was plenty of other races and many more cars than there was in this game. To me it wasn't worth the pre order and I returned it later on. This game is a lot of fun and looks amazing but just isn't as good as most wanted in my opinion.
This installment of Need For Speed did not quite live up to my expectations. the gameplay was fun but the small car selection along with horribly mediocre car customization made this game seem like it was missing something, the All Play feature was good, when it was working, i don't know how many times i had a 100,000 point plus run going when all the sudden the game gets disconnected and i lost all my progress. Towards the end i just stayed in single player mode, witch made the game loose the little bit of charm i think it had going for it. I think that the people who are working on the Need For Speed games need to take a step back and look at the things that made the game as popular as it is today. games like underground one and two and the first most wanted was awesome, if they could touch on some of the features that made those games great and combine them with the new supercar lineups that need for speed has been bringing to the table in the last few games, they would have something amazing, in the mean time, i don't recommend buying this game at full price, maybe try and score it for $20 in a private sale. because that's about all its worth
Similar to last year's release, needs split screen
If you liked last year's Need for Speed Most Wanted, you will like this game. I found much enjoyment in the last game and this game is very similar but allows you to be in control of a cop also. This game needs split screen though, idk why no games support split screen anymore.