So I was wondering if there are any NFS fans here.
Personally, I've been a huge street racing fan for years!
I only like NFS: Underground, NFS: Underground 2, NFS: Most Wanted (2005) and i enjoyed NFS: Carbon a fair bit too.
They were the tuning a small car to become 'badass' street racer games and thats what I loved! Tuning and modifications! Each person made their car unique
What are your thoughts on a new Most Wanted (2012)?
From the title i was getting excited but then after research it seems its going to be more like a Burnout Paradise 2 and nothing like the original Most Wanted (ie no tuning/modifications/badassery)
(Original post by CB91)
Thought Underground was a bit boring, Underground 2 was very fun, same with Most Wanted. It's slowly gone downhill since Carbon though.
Underground was the game that got me into NFS. Underground 2 and Most Wanted were just awesome and i still hold them close to my gaming heart lol.
Carbon carried on the storyline from MW so i liked the story and gameplay. ProStreet killed NFS for me
I completed (I think!) Underground 2 a couple of years ago, and I recently got Most Wanted because I read it was the best NFS game of them all... I haven't played it much, but I'm enjoying it (and my Fiat Punto) so far
The original era NFS games were pretty good. Hot Pursuit 1 and 2 as well as Porsche (playing through the timeline was great) stood out from the pack. I used to play LAN games with my brother and sister and they were a great laugh.
The 2nd era games were so-so. I admit to not having played a lot of them: I had limited exposure to most of them apart from Most Wanted, which I thought personally was fantastic, and once again, the multiplayer took it to another level.
The most recent era has been very underwhelming, with one gleaming gem - Hot Pursuit. I personally think Hot Pursuit has been the best NFS game released, with one small caveat - no system link or Split-screen play. Racing games need split-screen play - one of the main appeals of racing games is how intense they get when you're playing against someone you know sat right next to you.
Now - given that Most Wanted is being made by the team who made Hot Pursuit, and is combining elements from both Hot Pursuit and the original Most Wanted (although, not as much as people want - I get that) I can't see it being anything but a winner. I really hope they give us split-screen back, but I fear that because of the demands of rendering 2 separate views on a console on an intensive engine, they'll cut back.
As an aside, I personally wasn't that enamoured with the Burnout series - Hot Pursuit took the best parts of the Burnout franchise and built on them, I know that, but Burnout was always far too ... unrealistic for my liking.
(Original post by TwilightKnight)
I really hope they give us split-screen back, but I fear that because of the demands of rendering 2 separate views on a console on an intensive engine, they'll cut back.
If people stopped buying the games and demanded split screen they will bow down to consumer pressure. I'm not sure how much of an issue split screen would be but I suspect EA are just hoping that people will buy two editions of the game rather than use one. Bit pathetic playing someone you know in person locally in a race over the Internet. Gears of War 3 coped well in local split screen play.
As for Burnout not being realistic, that's why I loved it. Realistic computer games like Forza I am interested in but not much. Then again when I was younger I was happily playing on WipeOut, Extreme G3, F-Zero X etc. and I played on Fatal Inertia only last year or so.
I haven't played Hot Pursuit but from reviews and gameplay videos I see that it was actually good!
I really dislike the Burnout series... thats probably why i didn't think Criterion was so great. But maybe I shouldn't be judging them on that alone.
I found new info saying that Most Wantes 2012 will have a blacklist and some car modifications so I think I'll give Criterion a chance and buy the game.
Like i said in my opening post. I LOVE street racing so if I really wanted, all I'd really need to do is play Midnight Club In my opinion, that is the best car-tuner-street-racing franchise.
I hope there will be a new release one of these days...
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Re: Need For Speed
I've been playing video/computer games now for 13 years, and Need For Speed 2 (not Underground 2, Need For Speed 2!) remains not only my all time favourite NFS game, but the best game I've played overall. It's the first game I've ever played, and I never get bored of 1 second of it. The subsequent releases, right up to Hot Pursuit 2 were brilliant as well.
I stopped bothering with Need For Speed after Underground was released. It was the first game I played on the PS2, and left me with major dissapointment. No longer did we get to race insanely fast supercars around superbly detailed circuits in both urban and rural environments, instead we were treated to grimy, dark, depressing roads in some sort of city on the east coast of america, whilst driving around rather boring looking cars that you can see on the road every day. I don't even need to play a game to experience that, I can just go down to Leeds city centre at 2am on a saturday night.