The reboot to the hit racing game is here, but are the fans happy with the new changes to the game?
Need For Speed is back once again, but this time with a new developer. Can Ghost Games stay true to the formula that made Need For Speed a hit from the 2000?s? We compiled a list of game reviews of Need For Speed from a select number of notable game website reviewers and see if the game is a must buy or a must ignore.
Need for Speed looks the part, sounds the part, and is surprisingly reverent to real-world car culture. I like the direction Ghost has taken here, and I think it?s the right one, but beneath its flashy exterior it’s not quite firing on all cylinders.
When you factor in Need for Speed’s forgettable story, you’re left with a slightly above average racing game that’s not as enjoyable as past series entries. From a pure gameplay perspective, it works, but it never manages to elevate itself. If you’re in the mood for a new cinematic racer though, you could do a whole lot worse.
You?d be hard pressed to find an automaker willing to take an extra year to reset their car line much like Ghost Games did here with their second run on Need for Speed.? What we get is a more focused and competent racer but one seemingly unwilling to risk standing out from the crowd.
I did notice a small but forgivable handful of framerate drops during my playtime on the PS4, and the game’s always-online setup meant I could never truly pause the game. If you ever need to quickly pause the action to, say, answer your phone or stop your cat from destroying your furniture, you simply can’t unless you’re willing to lose whatever event you’re playing. I was also disconnected from EA’s servers anytime I was away from the game for even a brief period, which led to the unnecessary hassle of reconnecting just to continue playing by myself. Still, none of that–including the unfortunate difficulty spike I experienced–was enough to ruin Need For Speed’s stunning world, rewarding progression system, and exhilarating driving mechanics. Your move, Vin Diesel.