Overclock.net banner

1 - 20 of 22 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,992 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Sooo after all the talk I thought I would just see what all the fuss is about. Firstly, let me say having it so they it auto drifts is kinda lame... woulda been cool to have some skill involved but I guess that would ward off all of the 8 year olds who play. The story line also seems to be geared toward the 8-12 year old range as it... kinda sucks. Lastly, the game got killed by the auto-drift for me, at least have an option where you can make a manual drift so the kiddies can have their fun and I can have a challenge. The gameplay took me all of 1 day to complete. Not even 1 day though, maybe around half a day is more like it. Seems like it was rushed a little bit... <br />
<br />
<br />
I give it a 2/10 because the game runs well <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,809 Posts
Damn, this is bad news to me... I was hoping it would be a really good game.... I fell in love with the NFS series the day i picked up the controller on a playstation for NFS:2... I own every other NFS since...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
I didnt think it was THAT bad at all. Its a fun, good looking car game.<br><br>
As a semi-perfessional driver I find it annoying when people rave about how realistic a car game is (like GT4) and how fake a car game is (NFS).<br><br>
They are all just reality escaping games. If you want a true driving experiance. Build your own car and start racing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps"><br><br>
/rant.<br><br>
Cliffs: I thought it was heaps of fun. Seemed to remind me of the fun I had playing Midnight Club 2 back in the day.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,901 Posts
I understand where your coming from Chopes, i was really looking forward to the game but it let me down<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<br />
Heres a list of what "drove" me mad:<br />
<br />
<b>1.</b> Constant crashing of the game while browsing the menu (patch soon to sort this).<br />
<b>2.</b> The sound is really bad, it's like the audio is being rendered through software not hardware so all the way through the game i had crackling and popping in my ears.<br />
<b>3.</b> That really annoying video thing that comes up in the corner of the screen playing a laugh or some jibberish of the person your racing when you hit something/them, at first it was like "huh, different" but at the end it was more like "AAGGHH FFS! ****!!1!".<br />
<b>4.</b> The choice of cars at the start are ok but you don't unlock anything cool until near the end when you still have 1 car and $500,000 in the bank, then once you beat the boss at the end you get 5 really good cars, what's the point having them then?!<br />
<b>5.</b> Not enough drifting.<br />
<b>6.</b> When doing canyon run's, the camera sometimes moves a little to the left or right of the car while going round corners, this is really stupid as it feels like the car has not finished going round the corner and makes you hit the side or crash.<br />
<b>7.</b> Why is it when i've been leading in a race for the first and 95% of the second lap a car zooms past me doing 300mph to take the win even though it was 2 seconds behind me?<br />
<br />
Thats the end of my rant, sorry Chopes for nicking your thread but this game aint worth the effort of a new one<img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
459 Posts
<div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px; ">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px">Quote:</div>
<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="99%">
<tr>
<td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset">

<div>
Originally Posted by <strong>cokker</strong>
<a href="showthread.php?s=5bd08cb0a2becf66ff9a516b8d226d15&p=1410860#post1410860" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" border="0" alt="View Post" /></a>
</div>
<div style="font-style:italic">I understand where your coming from Chopes, i was really looking forward to the game but it let me down<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<br />
Heres a list of what "drove" me mad:<br />
<br />
<b>6.</b> When doing canyon run's, the camera sometimes moves a little to the left or right of the car while going round corners, this is really stupid as it feels like the car has not finished going round the corner and makes you hit the side or crash.</div>

</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>OH man I HATED THAT!! it would aggravate me so bad......<br />
<br />
as far as the game goes..I enjoyed it...the story line was better than past NFS games, even though it was very little...but having some type of story line makes a game more fun to me...After you get about 50% into the game..the story basically disappears...which makes the game begin to get kind of repetitive and boring....I completed the game in 1 day.....and a lot of that was on the very last race <img src="/images/smilies/redface.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Embarrassment" class="inlineimg" /><br />
<br />
Oh, and another problem I had....if i ever tried to change any 'custom' video settings, my game would crash..so I was left with that annoying blur motion while driving, and I hate that.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,767 Posts
<div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px; ">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px">Quote:</div>
<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="99%">
<tr>
<td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset">

<div>
Originally Posted by <strong>Chopes</strong>
<a href="showthread.php?s=5bd08cb0a2becf66ff9a516b8d226d15&p=1401945#post1401945" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" border="0" alt="View Post" /></a>
</div>
<div style="font-style:italic">Sooo after all the talk I thought I would just see what all the fuss is about. Firstly, let me say having it so they it auto drifts is kinda lame... woulda been cool to have some skill involved but I guess that would ward off all of the 8 year olds who play. The story line also seems to be geared toward the 8-12 year old range as it... kinda sucks. Lastly, the game got killed by the auto-drift for me, at least have an option where you can make a manual drift so the kiddies can have their fun and I can have a challenge. The gameplay took me all of 1 day to complete. Not even 1 day though, maybe around half a day is more like it. Seems like it was rushed a little bit... <br />
<br />
<br />
I give it a 2/10 because the game runs well <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" /></div>

</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div><br />
Ditto in all aspects. I hated this game. Luckily it only lasted a day. It was a bit dissappointing to see the genre go down so much. I still play NFSU2 and NFSMW almost daily because they're great games.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,844 Posts
I have to say I agree with ya Chopes, and the other guys too. <img src="/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Grouphug" class="inlineimg" /> This game really let me down. It looks good and runs good, but it stops there. No straight line drag racing (as of yet for me anyways), the drifting really blows. Crashing through a gaurd rail and going over the cliff is really lame. I also hate the little video where they laugh at you and make stupid faces. It does seem to have a rushed feel to it. LIke they made the game in half the time it took to make Most Wanted. And btw Most Wanted was waaaaaayyy better than this Carbon crap. lol. I feel I wasted 39.99. <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Here longer than mods lol
Joined
·
3,795 Posts
Im afraid to say I think this game sux too, it will be going back to the shop tomorrow with my mum, I will make her say she thought it was a playstation game and get a full refund lol
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
8,095 Posts
it's garbage just as the demo was. I'm not even gonna bother...cause I know how bad it is....*****.<br />
<br />
MW for the win. I still haven't finished it anyways, so we'll see what happens.
 

·
Here longer than mods lol
Joined
·
3,795 Posts
EA should just quite when they are ahead, they always try to improve on a good game and F**k it up. <b>ie</b> nfs, burnout, black and white...and so on<br />
<br />
<i><b>EA games challenge nothing</b></i>
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,992 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
<div style="margin:20px; margin-top:5px; ">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px">Quote:</div>
<table cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" border="0" width="99%">
<tr>
<td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset">

<div>
Originally Posted by <strong>CorpussStalker</strong>
<a href="showthread.php?s=5bd08cb0a2becf66ff9a516b8d226d15&p=1410939#post1410939" rel="nofollow"><img class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" border="0" alt="View Post" /></a>
</div>
<div style="font-style:italic">EA should just quite when they are ahead, they always try to improve on a good game and F**k it up. <b>ie</b> nfs, burnout, black and white...and so on<br />
<br />
<i><b>EA games challenge nothing</b></i></div>

</td>
</tr>
</table>
</div>Notice how people buy things that most who play dislike for many reasons. I think it has to do with advertising or something. Microsoft and others including EA have gotten quite far by not listening to consumer demands (Although Microsoft maybe changing with their new vista thing but thats another story). Maybe it has to do with PR and it was found that not listening to the consumer = more profit... Maybe anyone else want to elaborate that may know more about this?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,508 Posts
I played it on my friends 360 the other day and the graphics didnt impress me, the gameplay didnt. the one thing that did impress me was the customization, but its funner doing that then actually driving. I was dissapointed by the feel of the NOS to, the effect was boring as well. I could go on & on <img src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
363 Posts
Well im still enjoying it.<br />
<br />
Im running mine at 1680*1050, 4xAA, max everything, low road reflection and no blur. And I sit on about 40-50fps. Im going to re-patch the game to a lower res (1440*900) and play in the control panel and see how I go.<br />
<br />
Even with my crappy stand-in Gigabyte mobo and standard CPU clock it runs fine. And i havent had any problems with the game crashing or running wierd in widescreen.<br />
<br />
The sound on mine is great. No popping or audio artifacts that ive heard yet. Im not a fan of the wingman stuff either, put they are all behaving as they should.<br />
<br />
Maybe ive got a different game to you all. Or maybe the Australian release was so late that they fix something since you guys got your copies.<br />
<img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,508 Posts
I'm sure the game is ALOT better on PC, especially your PC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br>
The 360 is just a piece of junk altogether in my opinion ^_^
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,901 Posts
I don't know what it is with the sound, i may have enabled something i sould'nt of, but there is'nt many options, a volume for different sounds (Talking/Enignes/SFX) and one for "EAX" (something like that) that i've tried both on and off to no avail<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"><br><br>
I can't find any other options.
 

·
Starting to become a BOFH
Joined
·
10,471 Posts
I dislike the auto drifting. Really takes away the challenge of drifting itself. And there are no drag races... ***?!?! I cant beat the first race in Darius' territory. And hte PIP stuff does feel rushed. Here's a funny thing though, depending on the lighting, the characters' teeth look black. ROFL.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
827 Posts
it sux a55... b4d!!!<br />
<br />
Its like EA said, hey lets make a night time version of MW, but instead of sticking with the same gameplay, lets take some advice from outrun 2006 and gay it all up. The drifting in the demo made me laugh.. and cry. What have they done??? <img src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" />
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,987 Posts
Going against everyone..I thought this game was great..even though I'm at 57%?<br><br>
- My game never crashed till today...once when it just started. It had to be terminated.<br>
- I like that camera effect actually..when you are at the canyon and you turn. It gets you a little off course but still cool.<br>
- Part that didn't make sense was how the heck do they zoom past me when I'm ahead most the time. [This goes for the Crew member too...it just doesn't make sense that they go along with you...then ZOOOM half way up.]<br>
- Awesome graphics.<br>
- Oh yeah, I actually like the storyline. It's somewhat [movie-]realistic. The only other NFS I had was the really old ones and Underground so this is far better to me.<br><br>
9/10 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Thumb">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
184 Posts
MW was by far the worst I had played. The lighting was WAY overdone and the graphics simply killed my rig. I got NFS Carbon thinking I wouldn't be able to run it near max. After starting it up I found not only could I run it at max it had great graphics/lighting effects. The story line isn't too bad either.
 
1 - 20 of 22 Posts
Top