#1 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

The poorly written training section is unskippable, doesn't actually show you anything about the controls, and you can't pause it. At all. After my first "mission" started I hit the option button to see, well, my OPTIONS but it just left the game running in the background. Couldn't find the controls anywhere. Bigger problem since I bought it digitally. If you can't pause a single player game at all then I'm really going to be pissed off.

And after you complete the training the game dumps you to a loading screen where have to sit and wait for a slow ass "installing game" bar to fill up. It moves at about two percent a minute.I suspect "install" means "downloading a big patch" and that they shipped a broken unfinished game.

Lazy development and poor design yay.

#2 Posted by Silver-Streak (1349 posts) -

@depecheload: The tutorial was definitely a bit barebones.

However, NFS:R isn't a singleplayer game, which is why you can't pause it. When you launch the game you're joining a multiplayer session, even if you're the only player currently within the session.

As far as the installing game stuff, I'm not sure what's up with that for you. I saw there was a patch as soon as I launched it, quit out, let the patch install, then relaunched, and was able to get into the main game as soon as I completed the tutorial.

#3 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

@eujin said:

@depecheload: The tutorial was definitely a bit barebones.

However, NFS:R isn't a singleplayer game, which is why you can't pause it. When you launch the game you're joining a multiplayer session, even if you're the only player currently within the session.

As far as the installing game stuff, I'm not sure what's up with that for you. I saw there was a patch as soon as I launched it, quit out, let the patch install, then relaunched, and was able to get into the main game as soon as I completed the tutorial.

I suspect the "install" was a patch, and since PSN has been a bit wonky lately, that's why it took me so long.

As for the pausing, well, since I started the game I went into the options and made my game single player and I STILL can't pause it. That's just fucking stupid.

And before you say "why play this game singleplayer?" I play ALL games singleplayer. I abhor multiplayer. When I want to interact with other people I leave my house.

#4 Posted by Chaser324 (6436 posts) -

The reason that tutorial is so barebones and straight forward is because it's designed to be quickly loaded and played while the game is installing. This seems to be a pretty standard thing that PS4 games will do, as well as possibly Xbox One games. Personally, I think I prefer it as opposed to just throwing a loading bar in front of you, but I can understand if you maybe think it's a bit of a waste.

Also, there is an option to play this game privately without any other human players.

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#5 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

The reason that tutorial is so barebones and straight forward is because it's designed to be quickly loaded and played while the game is installing. This seems to be a pretty standard thing that PS4 games will do, as well as possibly Xbox One games. Personally, I think I prefer it as opposed to just throwing a loading bar in front of you, but I can understand if you maybe think it's a bit of a waste.

Also, there is an option to play this game privately without any other human players.

Yeah, and you still can't pause it.

#6 Posted by Nasar7 (2626 posts) -

Is the game fun, though? From what I've seen, driving around and doing random objective stuff doesn't seem great.

#7 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

@nasar7: If you haven't played any NFS games recently, then get it. Otherwise, I dunno. It's fun but it's so multiplayer focused that it's distracting.

#8 Posted by erhard (400 posts) -

@depecheload: So, for reference, would one get more or less single player mileage out of it than last year's Most Wanted? I recall that game being multiplayer‐focused as well, but I did just fine never connecting.

#9 Posted by depecheload (496 posts) -

@erhard: I never played Most Wanted. From what I've read though this seems like an even more multiplayer-focused iteration of that. It also strips out a lot of features that I feel should be standard in any game like this, you can't even customize the soundtrack. It looks great and plays fine, but the amazing acclaim its getting is baffling to me.

#10 Posted by Shadow71 (191 posts) -

@depecheload: Hit "Options" press "R1" to tab over to settings and the CONTROLS are like the first option.

#11 Posted by Bollard (5449 posts) -

Lazy development and poor design yay.

Wow. Such anger. So assumptions.

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