Average User Score: 6.5Dec 17, 2010It's not so bad. Granted, when you first start, it's horrible.
You have to sit through an ad then you have to connect the the "autolog".
Honestly, though, these are temporary distractions and really don't need to be done again. They just don't add to the game's initial impression one bit.
However, playing the game's career mode is pretty good fun. It seems like criterion researched the original Hot Pursuit and tried to reproduce it with their own Burnout Paradise kind of twist.
It does occasionally feel like the original game, and it comes across that they did try hard to keep the player feeling carefree about game progression and upgrades, while still giving the free-roaming that NFS has included with almost every release for many years (barring SHIFT and Pro Street).
This Free Roam is a failure, as there's nothing to do but drive in the car you select.
For some odd reason, I can't help but feel like I'm playing a great DLC for Burnout Paradise.
That said, the car control isn't as refined as BP, and I've heard that using a wheel is nigh on impossible.
Which is just plain stupid. It's a racing game.Wheels add to the realistic feel of the game, therefore, there will always be players wanting to use wheels.
Graphics: 7. It's not revolutionary, but they look ok.
Sound: 6 Decent music if you like that kinda thing, nice SE but the engines just don't come through for me, no matter how much I tweak. EG, Even in the in-car camera modes, the engine is barely audible. That bites, and you can't adjust engine volume.
Gameplay: 8. A great try to remake something that many people played and loved. Not many are going to see it the same way, but I did catch glimpses of the old HP in this game, and they were nice memories.
Overall, I reckon it's in for a 7.
A good game, but introduces itself in the most irritating way possible. The meat of the game is great fun, and quite similar to the game it's based on. Still, something tells me that Criterion could have done much better.… Expand