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I traded in forza Horizon for this,
This review is from: Need for Speed Most Wanted (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Forza Horizon is simply not worthy of the "Forza" name tag, this game however is everything you expect from an arcade style racer. The open world section is exactly what Horizon should have been like, there are cops, and you can either slow down to avoid being chased, or just take on the Police, I find the best tactic is simply to ram them off the road before they even switch on the Blues n Twos, you'll usually have made an exit before they can even give back up a description of you. The racing is intense, and the AI can play hard, slamming you into walls if you give them an inch, so do it back to them.
It pays to get you upgrades to pro level, and it can often be done very quickly, especially if you go to the airfield and get a big drift going. What really surprised me was, its actually possible to pop your tyres in this game if you do too many doughnuts, which never happens in the "Simulators" like Forza and Gran Turismo
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Initial post: 27 Dec 2012 11:39:00 GMT
Luke Joyce says:
What? Forza Horizon isn't worthy of the 'Forza' Name, but this Burnout Paradise remake is worthy of the NFS: Most Wanted name? Did you even play the original Most Wanted?
Forza Horizon is a much better racer. This is just some Cop DLC for Burnout Paradise. It is not worthy of the 'Most Wanted' or even the 'Need for Speed' name, the original NFS: Most Wanted was brilliant, and this new one just ruins it's name, by getting rid of everything that made it great, I mean how can you have a 'blacklist' and 'the city's most wanted racer' without a story behind it, and street racing without car modification. You have to scour the whole freaking city searching for cars, but you don't have to buy them with money earned from racing, no, racing earns you nothing, all cars are free if you can find them, your only reward for winning is moving up the pointless blacklist, and a couple of specific lacklustre mods for a car that once you've finished it's 5 races, you never use again because you have to complete all the races with the cars it tells you to, you cant even choose your car's colour, it just keeps changing itself every time you repair your car or take a shortcut during a race. It's so annoying.
Criterion did a great job of bringing Hot Pursuit to this generation, but if, like me you were expecting them to bring Most Wanted to this generation, prepare to be disappointed with this game. I hope Black Box go back to what they are good at (they made the original Most Wanted, but The Run wasn't that great) as they're up next in the franchise.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Feb 2013 20:42:28 GMT
Mad Dave says:
Having played the original Need for Speed games (and I mean the late 90s PC ones) I never thought much of the whole "fast and furious" thing they went towards. I'm a big fan of games that let me doss about in a big world. This does just that, the biggest issue with Horizon is its a tiny area, and you can't even go off road much. Compare map size on Horizon to say Test Drive Unlimited, its about a 1/4 of the size, at least this game has a decent sized map, and you have a bit more off roading scope. The Need for Speed franchise went back to its roots in this game, anyone who played NFS 2 and 3 will see that, although it could really do with playing more like NFS Porsche
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