NFS : Most wanted, any takers?

Discussion in 'Other Games' started by MoparSRT, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    i went to my local gamestop that knows me rather well for my GT/PS3 love and paid off in full my copies of Zone of the Enders HD collection and NFS : Most Wanted Limited Edition and was curious, are any of my fellow TPRA homies joining in on the outside GT5 fun?? as you folks and i know most of my time will be spent here but after Criterion taking over the NFS name and making games worth while i was curious as to who else is getting on board the ship. its got one killer social/multiplayer that could work fantastically. so yes, any takers??
     
  2. larrys4227

    larrys4227 Licensed Racer

    The open world, city aspect is what I'm looking forward to. The multiplayer looks very promising, but I dont want to get too excited .... just to be let down yet again by NFS online play. I really do hope that they've stepped up to the plate this time

    Mid-2013 is when P-Cars is slated to arrive ... that game is going to rise to the top of the sim world.
     
  3. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Mopar and I have been raving about this for months! Can't wait! It's essentially Burnout Paradise 2 with some licensed cars and Burnout Paradise had one of the best multiplayers of all time so this should be really good. Gotta wait till I get paid first though! :)
     
  4. Monster-Energy71

    Monster-Energy71 Licensed Racer

    ill be buying it
     
  5. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    Well after the first 2 days of playing NFS:MW i can honestly say its a awesome experience, a playground for car guys!! the pursuits are insane, the cops have gotta be so much harder to loose but not too hard to the point it drives you insane. the visuals are mind blowing when all the details blend together, from sparks to lighting, to the cars and the city overall, just absolutely brilliant piece of work in every aspect!
    The social aspect can totally draw you in with a big enough crowd it can really be something to look forward to. i may even start a thread for those interested in adding their favorite autoblog stuff, on top of the autoblog updating itself but its adds for bragging rights ;). hope to see more pf you folks on here. i know i'll see some of you soon enough
     
  6. choate51

    choate51 Licensed Racer

    Thing is I've sworn off ever buying anything from EAsports. The last 3 games I bought from them were bugged, and took for ever to actually play because of some streaming bull crap. Please tell me it's different now.

     
  7. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    i can honestly say this game is without a single bug of any sort so far and i and very proud of the money i have invested into it and NFS HP, both of which are from the same developer. I'm right there with you and usually refuse to purchase anything from EA (especially EAsports titles) but with criterion on board developing the NFS games (not all of them) i am proud of the money spent and have indeed enjoyed my experience with both games. it even works with the wheel, granted though you cant shift on your own, even with a controller but none the less works well and the force feedback is pretty nice. the game is fine tuned and well built and is a wonderful sandbox style racer for not just racers but everyone!! The visuals are gorgeous and the game play keeps you coming back for more. if i had any gripes wit hit they would be the lack of cars (only because i was under some random understanding that there was 143 not just 43) and that there seems to be a semi lack of structure but the structure is a side effect of the absolute freedom you get from the start. all the cars (minus the ones on the most wanted list) are free and open to you from the start, you just have to find them. everything is virtually seemless as far as menu's and so forth. is it worth 60 bucks yes, will; you play is all the time is up to you, if you were looking for a racer to get lost in for hours on a random day with or without friends this is your perfect match, that being said because of the TPRA and GT5 as the better game overall. enjoy it, live it, love it, name it!!
     
  8. Peyepete

    Peyepete Licensed Racer

    Thanks Josh, with a sales pitch like that I cant decide on NFS MW or next weeks release of "NASCAR the game" ( not by EAsports )
    WTH, winters coming, I'll get both.:sHa_hehe:
     
  9. HyperKat

    HyperKat Licensed Racer

    I may pull the trigger tomorrow.....
    O_O
    and a FR-S next summer.....
    Toyota may have brought me back.....
    o_o
     
  10. MoparSRT

    MoparSRT TPRA Staff

    you would be foolish not too plus i need some competition hahaha. it well worth the risk and im still a bit taken away at the fact the FR-S/BRZ is not in the game.. weird but well worth the 60 ive invested

    hahahaha well for sure if you can go with both then so be it, i will say one thing with nascar out of the hands of ea it will more the likely be well worth it and as far as nfs, with it being criterion's hands and not some bum dev. you cant argue with a dev. that puts heart and soul into everything especially when its a racing game!!
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  11. Oldtimer01

    Oldtimer01 TPRA Staff

    Worst purchase of a racing game I ever made. The Thrustmaster wheel is completly useless to play with. You can't navigate any of the menus in the game with the buttons on the wheel. There are no options for any wheel settings in the menus. When using the wireless controller there is no option to set the D-pad for steering but you can program the X, triangle, circle and quare for steering. You can't use the gated shifter or the paddle shifters for shifting, the cars all are set to automatic transmission by default with no option for a manual shift. Whoever programed the controls for the game has no clue about using a steering wheel for controlling a car. Not sure why any car manufacture would allow a game to use their cars without having a proper steering wheel setup.
     
  12. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    It's an arcade game, It's intention is not to support all the wheels on the market like a sim does. It knows what It's purpose is and I'm sure serves that brilliantly. I understand your frustrations though mate.
     
  13. Peyepete

    Peyepete Licensed Racer

    Thanks for the heads up Oldtimer, and to bad it cost you $60.00 to find out.
    I was going to pick one up tonight but I'll keep my money and get NASCAR next week.
     
  14. Oldtimer01

    Oldtimer01 TPRA Staff

    I never claimed it to be a sim, I know it's an arcade racer. The game lets you use a wheel but it has no options for the use of a wheel, any wheel. But comming from someone that does not use a wheel you wouldn't understand.
     
  15. larrys4227

    larrys4227 Licensed Racer

    Mine is still in the plastic wrap .... if my wheel is gonna work like crap, then I dont want the game. Assasins Creed 3 looks good
     
  16. Oldtimer01

    Oldtimer01 TPRA Staff

    With the Thrustmaster the wheel is either on or off. Dead center being off and any movement in either direction being on. There is no progression in turning when the wheel is turned. Not sure how other wheels work with the game and it would be unfair to classify all wheels as having the same issues. I named the brand of the wheel so those with that brand of wheel would know that it is not a good choice for playing the game. It would be nice if others with Logitech wheels could comment if this is the same or different on their wheel. Aside from the wheel issues the game looks nice with some nice cars to drive in a very large open and detailed environment. I can't give any comments on how well the overall game play is as I didn't play it long enough to get a feel for it. As an arcade racer it looks to be near the top of it's genre and it very well may be. But with not being able to use the wheel that I play driving games with it was a real letdown. I am enjoying Assassin's Creed 3 though.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012
  17. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    The game is designed for use with a controller is all I'm saying, bud. Each to their own on whether they pick it up but I personally can't wait to get my copy next weekend! :)

    I agree on the AC3 front! Apparently it's not a step forward from AC1 and AC2, but the Red Dead Redemption-style open world looks fun with hunting and the like. Sailing and battling on the open seas looks like it'd be awesome, too! Might leave AC3 'till the Holidays though.
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2012
  18. calvins48

    calvins48 TPRA Staff

    Hot damn this game is as awesome as I expected it to be!

    CRITERION YOU GODS!!!

    GT-R POWEERRRR!!!! :) :)
     
  19. PuckHead77

    PuckHead77 Licensed Racer


    Hi guys...Sorry it's been so long...Just wanted to chime in on this game. It's a GREAT arcade racer and super fun (i can't stop playing it)!!!
    As far as using a wheel, my Fanatec GT2 works great with it!!! My only gripe was not having a manual trans option but don't let that stop you from picking this one up(unless you use a Thrustmaster i guess),it's fantastic!!!
     
  20. larrys4227

    larrys4227 Licensed Racer

    Hey Puckhead! Good to see you! I did take the plastic off yesterday and gave it a whirl. DFGT works ok. At least I dont have to use the controller. Only have a few cars but at least made an attempt at some races and speedwall challenges. Havent tried the online yet; maybe this afternoon. Later ...!!
     

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