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Need for Speed (PS4)
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- Rich Authentic Customization
- Five Ways to Play
- West Coast Urban Setting
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Platform: PlayStation 4 | Edition: Standard
Discover the nocturnal open world of urban culture car culture, driven by 5 unique ways to play and win, in this thrilling reboot of Need for Speed. Carve your own unique path, via multiple overlapping stores, gaining reputation on you journey to become the ultimate icon.
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Discover the nocturnal open world of urban car culture, driven by Five Ways to Play, in this thrilling reboot of Need for Speed. Carve your own unique path, via multiple overlapping stories, gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon.
Need for Speed delivers on what fans have been requesting and what the franchise stands for – deep customisation, an authentic open world filled with real world car culture, and a narrative that drives your game.
Ventura Bay is your urban playground - from sweeping hillside roads overlooking the city, to the police infested urban districts with tight city corners - the city comes alive while others sleep. Home to five real world automotive icons, the heroes of today's car culture, they will inspire you, push you, and test you. Build your reputation and earn their respect on your journey to become the ultimate icon.
Five Ways to Play
Need for Speed returns with Five Ways to Play - Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw, enabling you to earn reputation and ultimately win your way. Combine all five to create that perfect Need for Speed moment; driving insanely fast, sliding through a corner in your customised ride alongside your friends, whilst being chased by the cops.
Rich Authentic Customisation
Build a car that reflects your character through extensive visual and performance customisation. With hand-picked iconic cars, the hottest authentic after-market brands, performance tuning, and personalised handling. Set up your ride and hit the streets.
Five distinctive overlapping stories each inspired by a real world icon. Every choice, every second, every minute propels your playing experience on your journey to become the ultimate icon.
West Coast Urban Setting
From dusk till dawn, discover an open world of urban car culture you never knew existed. Our stunning new world that combines the power of the new consoles and a supercharged game engine in Frostbite, to deliver a rich open world environment with roughly twice the drivable roads of Need for Speed Rivals
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- Drifting is satisfying once you get used to the weird handling
- Customisation is OK, could be better though
- Cringey live action cutscenes (good idea but just so cringey)
- Product placement for monster energy drinks EVERYWHERE
- The AI is terrible at best, rubberbanding to 300MPH to catch you up
- AI/players crashing into you whilst you're in a story mission race
- At high speeds the cars are just uncontrollable unless you're just going in a straight line
- The music is forgettable, nothing like the previous games where you can remember every song (Underground 2, Most Wanted, Carbon)
- Getting phone calls from the main characters every 2 seconds, even when you're in the middle of races harrassing you
- ALWAYS ONLINE (WHY DO THIS EA?!) so if the servers are down, you cannot play the game at all. A PS+ subscription is required to play.
- No pursuit blockers, cop chases just don't seem as fun any more.
All in all, it is a good 10-15 hours of fun, but don't buy if you're expecting Underground 3 as you'll be disappointed.
Now my thoughts are "i wished i never bought this thing"
(2) Sounds of the vehicles
(3) Huge customization / tuning options
(4) Graphics is ok but not up to date (seems to me, like Need For Speed is visually stuck in the past)
(5) Kills time
(1) NEEDS INTERNET CONNECTION TO PLAY BY YOURSELF AND WITH OTHERS ONLINE (Stream Play)
so if you're looking for a racing game to play without internet connection this, is not for you!
(2) Music is terrible, doesn't go with any of the racing scenes.
(3) Camera angles looks and feels ridgid.
(4) No cockpit view.
(5) Short Story
(6) The night and dawn cycles
(7) The police can be lost within 4 seconds
The biggest selling point is obviously the customization options and that it visually looks like the classic NFS games.
It feel like it's unfinished it lacks more visual styles, the night and dawn cycles don't allow me to see my personalized vehicle properly.
Overall i give this game 2 out of 5 stars.
The game itself is visually beautiful. Perhaps not quite in the Gran Turismo or Forza league but certainly worthwhile if, like me, you appreciate detailed graphics. The game has a rather in depth story which is interesting to begin with but as the game progresses can get a little tedious. Unfortunately it is a requirement so you must endure it to continue to progress. When you actually get into the gameplay you will discover it is a very typical NFS game. The handling dynamic is a cross between realism and arcade but, in my opinion, it is too focused in the arcade style. Presumably the idea is that anyone can pick it up and run with it however it doesn't give a seasoned racer the confidence or sense of success you get from wrestling a powerful car on track.
The selection of cars is ok, nothing more, nothing less. There are some cars you wont see anywhere else such as the Volvo but there are considerably less to choose from than many other racers. When the game launched you could only hold a maximum of 5 cars which was a huge let down but this has now been expanded to 10. That still seems shy as the game awards you the occasional "unicorn" car in game which means using one of your spaces. However my biggest gripe with the cars is that the modifications are much more limited than I had expected. I fondly remember NFS Underground and the customisation in that game was immense. The reboot promises much but delivers little in this area.
My final complaint with the game is the races itself. NFS has always used the "rubber band" method of racing. I.e if you crash and end up miles behind at the back, you are allowed to catch up as the other cars are artificially slowed down to allow you the fun of racing. This is fine in itself but is a huge frustration when you are leading. You may have lead a race from start to finish and been pulling out a commanding lead only to find that two or three corners from the end the AI cars suddenly realise they have an afterburner they can activate and reel you in. This may sound dramatic but it has been a massive irritation for me. If I work hard enough and prove to be fast enough to win a race I shouldn't be artificially caught up by AI cars.
My final statement is that this is an OK game. Given the choice again I am not sure if I would buy it again but I don't regret owning it hence the 3 stars
This made the feel of racing other racers more challenging, only downside is that the storyline wasn't the greatest and didn't last very long either, managed to complete the storyline within about 1-2months...