Sounds like a good concept for Need For Speed, but IGN torched this. Not that the reviewers there know anything about video games.
Is the game really that bad??
It sounds like its a step back for the series - really more of the same. After the progress that was made in Shift and Hot Pursuit, its not such a bad thing. Sometimes its good to go back to the basics, and The Run just suffers from a lack of options. It still offers insane speed and thrills. Hopefully a patch will open the game up a little more.
The problem I have is with the handling, I'd tell you to try the demo but I've been hearing that EA took it down, don't know if it's true. The handling is (IMO) really poor, it feels heavily assisted. Also the scripted and perfectly linear nature of it robs it of replayability (you can not actually lose the game). I would save your money, perhaps buy Hot Pursuit of you haven't already.
games great, handling is awesome, graphics are awesome, the set peices are awesome, colorado <3
This. For me the handling in NFS games has always been terrible, but thats not what the series is about. I played it on a keyboard.
I haven't had this fun in a NFS game since Most Wanted.
Great concept, good driving mechanics, QTEs look spectacular but don't let you focus on what's going on. Story is terribly executed and wastes the great Cannonball Run premise, voice acting is terrible, and the accents put in around the main story, like Rivals, are just silly and superfluous.
I'll play it for the three hours needed to farm about 300 GS out of it, then probably trade it in. And I NEVER trade games in.
A flat out racer like this shouldn't be so scripted. The ones where you have to overtake 10 other racers for instance are practically the same every time you repeat the race. I know that the last few cars will always appear just before the finish line. Which inevitably means that it'll take a few tries which just makes the scripting more obvious. Longevity shouldn't have to be manufactured. If it was a truly honest racer it would have the potential to be a good game.
The idea for having a cross country racer is a good one but the way it was executed here is disappointing.
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