Just started playing this game last night and currently going stage 9, I've just past Beaver Valley Expressway. I noticed something eerie familiarities to a previous event in "The Run"
The Beaver Valley, PA section looked surprisingly similar to the La Crosse, Wisconsin section
And Upon further checking, they are the SAME exact tracks. Just the start and finish is swapped.
Here is the La Crosse section
and Beaver Valley section
Same shortcuts, bridges, advertisements signs, the only change? Color pallet swap and time of day.
I'm OK with reusing assets to save on cost of development and disc space but I'm not OK with reusing entire environments/tracks/maps and calling it something else
There are also other parts in the game that this issue is noticeable, in Chicago you go through the same "track" 3 times. Forwards, back and forwards again
Shame on EA, Blackbox this is worse than the Issues Undercover had, at least that game at much more content that would garnish a $60 purchase, it just was broken from the post-release patches (Still haven't been fixed, never will be)
If you are going to make another NFS EA, spend less money on Micheal Bay and Sports Illustrated cover girls and more on the game itself.