Need for Speed: Rivals takes some of the best features from prior franchise entries and combines them with a seamless single-multiplayer mode to create an absolutely terrific, utterly bonkers race-and-chase game that looks and sounds as good as it drives.
A unique, satisfying experience that's a sheer joy to play. It may not be able to scratch the itch that a more traditional racing fan may be looking for, but it sets the bar for what online-connected worlds should be about. As you try to dominate the map, take down racers, and unlock the fastest cars, you'll always be mindful while playing online: anything can happen, and that's pretty awesome.
One hell of a wild ride. The vehicular combat is refreshing, it looks a treat, and handles like a dream. Whether you’re a looking to leave your mark as a maverick speed demon with a legion of fans or skirting the thin blue line desperate to shut entitled street trash down, each campaign is a blast to work your way through, even if the plot surrounding them isn’t.
Rivals offers thrilling arcade racing of the kind the kind that you can just pick up and play a few rounds of, and has enough graphical prowess for you to show off your new console for your friends. We could do with a little more innovation next time, though.
Rivals keeps going in the same direction as Criterion's Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit. Meaning it’s an arcade racer in an open-world setting. Unfortunately the setting isn’t as fun and the police chases are more tedious than exciting. Aside from that Ghosts shows promise for the future of the series.
The rivalry aspect never gets a chance to bloom as the huge open world only lets in six players at a time. The sound is astonishing and the concept of a huge world just waiting to be explored is an interesting one, but in the end Rivals never climbs beyond mediocrity.
Out of all the need for speeds this one isn’t it. This one seems to try to deliver something new here but really it is just another hot pursuit done worse. The car selections are pretty nice. The driving is Tank-like, maybe due to damage and strength in vehicles being an important factor to the game.. the whole game needs to be connected to a server to play it which causes crashes and inevitably a dead game when servers go down as EA does frequently. One can find enjoyment out of this specific title however content variation is very minimal.
"Rivals" is a blend of Criterion's Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. It's not as good as either of those, but still manages to be entertaining. The cars, vehicle handling, sound effects, sense of speed and map design are all excellent. The game features online play and two campaigns (cops/racers) that will be familiar to fans of "Most Wanted" and "Hot Pursuit". As far as customization goes, there isn't a ton of it. You can upgrade your car's performance and design, but not in much detail. Despite the shortcomings, this is a good (if not great) arcade-style racing game. It was one of the better PS4 launch titles. I would rate with a 7.8 out of 10.
Less possibilitys. As a streetracer, you are fleeing from the police (They are not better than the streetracer) and as the police, you are hunting the streetracer and you have to do rancid tasks that are boring like "crash an enemy from behind.." ... not more. But the map and the graphics are very nice :)
I am really tired of every damn game today is an OpenWorld crap. I specially hate OpenWorld-Racing games. Why can't we have Racing games like the original NFS Most Wanted and NFS Carbon when you have a carrier and you choose your Race from the menu without the need to drive around. Even NFS The RUN which many hated but I liked it a lot because it was new idea and was hell lots of fun. The only bad thing was that the game was short.
And another thing I hate about this game and other NFS games like it... is the COP/RACER carrier its just stupid no one wants to be a cop. I play a racing game to be a racer no a cop you brainless devs.
I DO NOT CARE ABOUT MULTIPLAYER CRAP........
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