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Need for Speed: The Run [PS3]





Two thumbs down

5.5

Mediocre
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"All flash, no substance"

Summary

Another dissapointment for the series. Just another poor game. There are very few cars, no modding, just a bunch of aero packs. Car handling sux big time. The story mode is very short. Car changing system is very annoying because you have to stop at a gas station to change your car and not every race has gas station. If you hate the car that you are currently driving you just have to wait for a stage that has a station. Too bad that there isn't any tuning. Physics are also poor, if you crash you either get wrecked or you just stop in the car ahead of you. But not falling parts from the car. But it's a pretty fast paced game, good graphics but not jaw-dropping. Cop chaces are easy, they are not very agressive as i was used in the previous games. I didn't play online because i had no reason. Final score: 5.5




The most thrilling NFS yet!

9.0

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent:
40 to 100 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

To start off, the career mode (A.K.A, The Run) starts off with a bang. You are trapped in a Porsche Carrera and you are about to be dropped into a machine that can kill you and destroy you're car. The person you are playing as is Jack Rourke. He is wanted by the mob because he owes them a lot of money. The first race you participate in is when you have to escape the mob. After you escape, you meet a nice-looking woman named Sam. She tells you about a race that is from San Francisco to New York. That is over 3,000 miles! Making this game the longest NFS game ever. If you win the Run you get $25,000,000 dollars. Jack needs that money to pay off the money he owes the mob. During the run you meet some drivers that are as desperate as you are to win the race. These are called Rivals. They drive faster and more aggressively. I give the career mode a 8.5/10.
The multiplayer in this game is awesome. There are over 20 kinds of race types you can do. Except for the bad-mouth voice chatters and the losers who always want to make you lose by ramming into you, the online component is awesome. And, for all you people who had hot pursuit last year, Autolog is back and better that ever!

THE BOTTOM LINE: 9.5/10

I encourage all of you NFS players out there to go out and buy this game!




Need For Speed returns to illegal racing! Lets see how it stands

10

Editors' Choice
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 to 20 Hours
The Bottom Line:
"Amazing"

Summary

Well,il be honest i never played any Need For Speed game.But,once i saw The run it made me play the other games. Well lemme tell you something,people who say this game is not good at all have something wrong with them.Because,this game is amazing in terms of game-play (which people look over for graphics instead) It feels great. This game places you in the boots of Jack a professional street racer who has a huge debt to pay off,and the only way to do that,is to win a race from San Fransisco to New York called The Run.And the first time for the series this game features game-play outside the car but only in quick-time events,which is quiet amazing i might add,. The game feels like a Michael Bay movie because of ALL THE EXPLOSIONS you'll see.This game uses Frostbite 2 a game engine used for Battlefield 3,but the developer modified it to be used with this game,which makes it look beautiful and jaw-dropping.The loading screen is one problem though,they are unreasonably long.However,this game is worth looking into.




Need for Speed the Run is a solid racing game, but the unnecessary mob chases bring the experience down a notch.

8.5

Superb
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Solid"

Summary

Presentation- Black box developed Need for Speed the Run in 2011 and Undercover in 2008. Undercover was still a decent racer, but the frame rate issues and easy difficulty brought the experience down. This time, however, Black Box has fixed those major issues. The story mode begins when you race as Jack, and his objective is to travel different states and avoid the cop and mob chases. He runs across this girl that he likes, and takes her out on a date. Other than that, the story is very basic. Your selection of cars is somewhat limited at first. There are several times when you have to press certain buttons to have Jack escape from the cops. This is the least exciting and becomes more frustrating because there are times when it tells me to press the X button, but I still get caught by the cops.

Graphics - The graphics look pretty amazing. They look very similar to Need for Speed Hot Pursuit's graphics. Overall, they are very detailed, crisp, clear, and look very realistic. Black Box did a nice job recreating the actual environments like Las Vegas, Nevada even though they don't look exactly like the real thing.

Sound - The music is somewhat disappointing to me because most of the tunes aren't familiar to me. There isn't music hip-hop and rap music like there was in the previous Need for Speed Series. I guess that the rock and roll music does fit the theme of the states, and that's all it matters. The effects sound pretty accurate to the cars engines.

Gameplay - The controls are still tight and responsive. The drifting mechanics are a little different, but you'll get used to it eventually. You can press the square button or use the brake button to perform drift.

Lasting Appeal - You can have online mode up to eight players in order to extend the competition. Career mode will take some time to complete. Overall, Need for Speed the Run is a solid racing game, but the unnecessary mob chases bring the experience down a notch.

the good: proficient graphics, online multiplayer makes this game more worth playing, career mode is pretty lengthy, simple responsive controls

the bad: mob chases are unnecessary with button mashing, music could of been more varied

presentation- 8
graphics- 10
sound- 7
gameplay- 10
lasting appeal- 8

Overall 8.6 Gamespot Score 8.5 out of 10





million

7.0

Great
Difficulty:
Just Right
Time Spent:
10 Hours or Less
The Bottom Line:
"Been there, done that"

Summary

Criterion released last year with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Need for Speed ​​series marked a glorious return, and then announced that EA Black Box studio of poor titles like ProStreet and Undercover was released, three years as an NFS The Run is the name of the new construction. I made this game after 3 years, has been successful?

Story

NFS in that studio Black Box has to offer, in which there is a story Nymchh. Since my studio is a lot to the series The Fast & The Furious, The Run gives more importance to the story and much more like the movie is mentioned. Do we face an interesting story? No, it is a pity that Black Box has designed a game that would be important to the story, but the story is very weak. Rvrk main character, Jack (Jack Rourke) is the reason that he is not wanted by the police and a gang is and when it is not clear that Qrzsh to this group who are not, they do not release do.

Then, a girl named Sam Harper (Sam Harper) that it is unclear how Jack knows, the story is and he says that there is an illegal race that started from San Francisco and New York are all And the winner is awarded $ 25 million. Sam says that if Jack does not participate in this contest and win 90% of the money and Jack are very comfortable and with a smile at that. What is the general character of this poison, why should 90% of the money to give a silver platter, because Jack is so comfortable with each of the past and generally this is how and why the characters in this race should gain be carefree! The Run is the first game in the NFS series has a non-driving time, and altogether the issue of race (from West to East America) is a good opportunity to tell a story, but unfortunately this has not succeeded in Black Box. Graphics

Frostbite 2 game engine, Battlefield 3, which previously had been used, which unfortunately uses the engine problems on the console version of Battlefield 3 will also see in this game. Are very poor and very heavy textures Texture Loading it can be observed.tissues that appear.

Even the quality of the asphalt road, vary your distance from objects sometimes suddenly appear in a tree beside the road are also poor. The cars are not good at details. I wonder how much of the game, Hot Pursuit of graphics has dropped. Fortunately, games like Battlefield 3 is very good lighting and the night due to excessive tissue is not known, the better. If designed with quality, but the animation (especially the character Jack) work is very inert and cold. One of the positive points in the video game, a variety of environments that portrays the beauty of the landscape.

Music / Sound

The game has sound problems. I always heard the same car and if you enter the tunnel, I heard the echo effect is not (this effect still existed in Hot Pursuit) and noises sound like real cars. I say that I'm still playing Forza 4 am to the sound of these machines to do well. As we said, Black Box has a keen interest in the series and why of Brian Tyler Fast & Furious (Brian Tyler) Fast Five composers have used the composer had also recently Modern Warfare 3. The result was very good and beautiful pieces are heard in the games that are suitable for this style.

Gameplay

The idea is very interesting game. You should not drive a beat and Track events are classified and the Stage in a variety of different regions are formed. The variety of cars less than before and in an interesting, if you want to change your car, the gas station on the way to go and do it fast. The real part of the race shows and everything happens very quickly. Variety of environments is very good. The streets of San Francisco to start the game and the Rocky Mountain National Park and arrive in the desert city of Las Vegas, Nevada and New York will continue to do so.

Variety of environments and how each race is very interesting, and sometimes in the desert sand and dust storms can cover the route. The Run for your new style-based themes and a variety of games, racing games are not the barrier we call a complete racing game. Some games are simple and the police followed the steps that you can not challenge it at all. If you own artificial intelligence and police were better friends (like Hot Pursuit) was very exciting game. Arcade machines and handling is completely unrealistic, so you can drive without a problem and go ahead with fantastic speed.

The foot of the steps are very low and very low numbers of the poor are working. There is little excitement in it and are very simple process. We expect QTE such as Heavy Rain not, but at least the makers of this part to your game now, they could have a variety of good and cinematic scenes interesting people that unfortunately it is not good due to the low stage, not be much problem.

The multiplayer game works very well and in a wide variety of game modes and features are very interesting game with 16 people. Rejecting any concessions to the opponent and you can get your upgrade and new gameplay content and see your car. Unfortunately, the game is only two and a half hours and is very fast and all the multiplayer section it was not good, it's really a shame that EA games are all just two and a half hours to the selling price of $ 60.
Conclusion

Need for Speed: The Run unable to successfully process the Hot Pursuit and Shift 2 years and they continue to play a lot of problems, but the Black Box to create a new style is admirable, and a fan of NFS series tablets are idle , try this game.
7.0

Great
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