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Old 10-28-10, 04:10 PM
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

I took someone out with the spike strips. So those definitely work. You just have to use them correctly.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Played the demo last night. I've been a fan of the modern NFS games, particularly Undercover which no one else seemed to like. This feels like a NFS game, which is good (although bad for you guys expecting another Burnout). The social aspects of the game seem like they'll be a lot of fun too.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Finally got to the demo this afternoon and the controls do leave something to be desired. The cars totally over steer. As a cop, I was able to knock out all four races in under 3:30... but as a racer, I had trouble just getting into 5th place. I'm still getting this game, but I hope they tweak it a bit.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

I pretty much committed to sticking with Burnout Paradise despite being excited about this.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Just tried the demo - didn't care for it at all; not the feel of it, not the looks of it - nothing.
Last year's Need for Speed is way better than this.

I wish Criterion would've done another Burnout game instead. Fuckin' EA...
Old 10-31-10, 01:48 PM
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

I dunno. I enjoyed the demo. I'm looking forward to the game. Oversteering can be fixed with sliders and there's a lot more to the game (social aspects, etc.) that we haven't even gotten a taste of.

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Old 10-31-10, 01:55 PM
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

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I dunno. I enjoyed the demo. I'm looking forward to the game. Oversteering can be fixed with sliders and there's a lot more to the game (social aspects, etc.) that we haven't even gotten a taste of.
I hope you're right. I don't recall there being sliders for previous games.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

I assume everything comes with the ability to tweak... until it doesn't (or they refuse to adjust through a tuner update). And then I complain.
Old 11-01-10, 03:11 PM
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Just tried the demo - didn't care for it at all; not the feel of it, not the looks of it - nothing.
Last year's Need for Speed is way better than this.

I wish Criterion would've done another Burnout game instead. Fuckin' EA...
I felt the same way. The demo turned me off completely. I might revisit it when it drops to $15 in about 3 months.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

IGN Review is up now. Maybe every one's fears were a little unfounded.

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Closing Comments
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is pure over-the-top driving entertainment. The cars and environments are gorgeous, the crashes are spectacular, and the new Autolog feature breathes new life into the time-honored tradition of video game competition among friends. The single-player races can become somewhat repetitive and there are some presentation issues, but overall, Hot Pursuit is a blast. If youíre looking for a high-octane racer that grabs on tight but doesnít take itself too seriously, give this one a shot.
.IGN Ratings for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PS3).
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8.5 Presentation
The menus arenít exactly beautiful, but they get the job done. A few gripes here and there, too. No cockpit view? Sadface.
9.0 Graphics
Iíve never seen better-looking environments in a racing game. The scenery shines, the cars are beautiful and everything runs smoothly.
9.0 Sound
Excellent. The engine notes are spot-on, and hearing certain cars is bound to give you chills. Rain, thunder and environment sound are dramatic. Soundtrack is better than I expected.
9.0 Gameplay
The cars are a blast to drive, the crashes never get old, and the races truly come to life. Hot Pursuit just feels good in your hands.
8.5 Lasting Appeal
The career mode gets a bit repetitive after a while, but the brilliant Autolog, online multiplayer and the sheer enjoyment of driving and crashing offset it.

OVERALL 9.0 Outstanding
Old 11-09-10, 07:04 AM
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

^^ Sweet. I'm as fired up for this game as I am for CoD.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

I had mixed feelings on the demo. The street racing segment was just a standard racing game. Playing as the cops was pretty fun, though. Hopefully the online modes will be the game's strong suit. As it is, I'm overwhelmed with new releases, so this one will either be a Christmas gift for me, or a game that I pick up for a lower price down the road. (See what I did there?)
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Well, it's got a $20 credit from Kmart and Amazon. How long until you see a price point much below $40?

I'm trying to decide between PS3 and 360. For the PS3 is that I have a steering wheel already and it has a more organized online community here. For the 360 is that I have more online Friends there.

Are many here going to be buying it? For what system are you all leaning?
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Ordered from Amazon... hopefully with Shift and the $20 credit.

PS3, btw.
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I'll be pre-ordering this week for PS3. Waiting for credit from a trade-in of Medal of Honor to show up.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

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9.0 Graphics
Iíve never seen better-looking environments in a racing game. The scenery shines
While the environments look realistic, they also look bland and uninspired - about as boring as the desert plains they're depicting.
Old 11-09-10, 11:14 AM
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Ordered mine for the 360 -- and I suspect Kmart will have it for $39.99 within 3 weeks of launch (just like they did for Enslaved, Vanquish, MoH, NBA 2k11, etc).
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

It's going to be $39.99 @ Sears during the black friday sales. I'm sure Amazon will be matching that by then.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

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It's going to be $39.99 @ Sears during the black friday sales. I'm sure Amazon will be matching that by then.
Apparently $35 at Target on Black Friday.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

If it dips below $30 before Christmas, I'll grab it. I just have way too many racing games to get through right now. Still playing Forza 3 and have PGR4, Blur, Dirt 2, Pure, Need for Speed Undercover, Burnout Paridase, Motorstorm 2 and others to get through.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Think I just got convinced:



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Got my trade-in credit from Amazon for Medal of Honor and placed my pre-order today. $7.95 out of pocket after that and the $20 credit from Call of Duty.
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

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Apparently $35 at Target on Black Friday.
in the Kmart thread on CAG, $35 has been confirmed for Kmart as well - on Thanksgiving and Black Friday
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Re: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Does this game feature the ability to upgrade your cars via tuning them like Most Wanted? Or do you just accumulate cash and buy new cars that are fully equipped?

Also, from the video Decker posted, the cars look to control better than what I experienced in the video. They still look "heavy" but they don't appear to over-steer when correcting your path. I hope the controls are tightened up just a bit before Tuesday's release.
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Does this game feature the ability to upgrade your cars via tuning them like Most Wanted? Or do you just accumulate cash and buy new cars that are fully equipped?

Also, from the video Decker posted, the cars look to control better than what I experienced in the video. They still look "heavy" but they don't appear to over-steer when correcting your path. I hope the controls are tightened up just a bit before Tuesday's release.
No upgrading or tuning as far as performance goes, they say that specifically in the review. Seems like you do unlock upgrades to your "weapons" like the spike strip, helicopter, etc over time. I think you also just unlock cars as you go, there doesn't seem to be any buying of cars. Could be wrong on that.

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