Tag: Need for Speed

Need For Speed: Heat Review

In Pursuit Of Relevance

HIGH The Day/Night split is both interesting and well implemented.

LOW: The stories in this series continue to be insufferable…

WTF: …which would’ve been more bearable with a healthy dose of FMV, which ain’t here.


F1 2016 Review

Roaring Out Of The Pit

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HIGH  Unlike last year, this is a deeeeeeep, full-featured racing sim.

LOW Tires seem to be held together by bubble gum and prayer.

WTF Frame tearing, stuttering and jaggy lines made me wonder which console I booted up


Need for Speed Review

Midnight Run

Need for Speed Review Screenshot

HIGH A great sense of speed and lovely visuals.

LOW The braindead, cheating, rubber-banding opponent AI.

WTF They sure do like phoning up this dude who never, ever talks.

Need for Speed Rivals Review

Like Dogs Chasing Cars

Need for Speed Rivals

HIGH Narrowly escaping a pursuing squad of police cars and power drifting into the safety of my hideout with hundreds of sounds of speed points under my belt.

LOW For an open world driving game, there are not nearly enough alternative paths and emergent gameplay moments that use the geography.

WTF The non-ironic gritty and serious tone of the "story."

Payola!

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Screenshot

I was listening to a podcast recently (and I've heard this same thing multiple times from other people over the last week or so) and I was shaking my head at the way the speakers were discussing recent Events Which Shall Not Be Named. Over and over, they were so insistent that reviewers are "getting paid off" for good scores.