I know it's not a sim, but I only inhabit the Motorsports part of the forum Does anyone have this game so I can add them to Autolog/Origin? bokuwahmz is my name there.
I've been waiting for a great NFS game since Most Wanted, but it never came (Hot Pursuit wasn't bad, but a bit too "floaty").. and then I tried NFS:TR and was disappointed. But this weekend I picked it up again and gave it another go and picked up where I left off. I had already past the initial Quick Time Events (
) and the first getaway slash train scene (
) so it was into the actual "racing" straight away.
That must have done the trick.
The varied environments looked amazing on the Frostbite 2 engine, from wide highways, great green plains, snow, mountains, desert, forests, just amazing! And the racing was great. I was waiting for a game with varied environments like in High Stakes (NFS4) and it was here too. The handling was back to (almost) Most Wanted style, which was great too.
To top it all off, the final level BLEW MY MIND
It was just crazy, really enjoyed it.
The only downsides were the few QTEs that broke up the racing, but there were only about 3 or 4, so it was bearable. And also the game was a little short, would have loved more races. But now I'm going to redo it all on the unlocked Extreme difficulty and also do the Challenges. Multiplayer? Maybe.
Overall I'd give it a solid "Best NFS Since Most Wanted" rating, which is pretty high!