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This review is from: Need for Speed: The Run (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
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I have never really been a huge fan of the "need for speed" series...although I loved Need for speed - Shift", but thought I would give this a whirl.
What I immediately noticed was the fact it's a typical E.A. presentation, where you have to wait for ages for any action to happen...menu after menu, cinematic sequences, etc etc...sometimes I feel a little less could be more, although presentation certainly is glossy.
Gameplay however I found really infuriating, whereby you have to be as quick as you can to reach a certain place...and as far up the rank of drivers as you can.
I found time and time again, it reminded me of the infuriating "burnout series".....negotiating often impossible obstacles on your way...resulting in slow-mo presentation of the crash you just had...just as in "burnout"....which I find really tends to rub my face in it, it's almost a case is "here's what you just did...which you shouldnt have done!"...
Graphics are good, sound is good, presentation if glossy, if a little long-winded, The fun aspect I found quickly dissipated, but I am sure with a lot more practice, this will prove to grow on me (hopefully not like some kind of lethal fumgus!!!)
Give it a whirl!