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I have noticed that some people on this community are fans of the older games, before Underground came, don`t understand why those types of titles wont return !
The thing is, when you get a racing game, you either love it or you don`t BUT PLEASE stop acting like everybody should stop loving a certain part of it !
Need for Speed had various types of racing, from open road, city night street racing and closed track racing but the Car Culture era is what left a unique and memorable mark in the history of gaming.
Car culture defines the heart and soul of Need for Speed, wheater you like it or not. If you dont want to listen to cutscenes, then either skip them or don`t play the game at all ! Its that simple !
If you don`t want to VISUALLY customize cars, then don`t ! The game does not force you to freaking do it !
I respect everybodies opinion, but for the love of god, PLEASE QUIT BEING SUCH A PESIMIST !
If every developer starts to make the same racing game genre/type all over again, people will get bored ! So what devs do is they make something unique, AND THAT IS WHAT THE CURRENT NFS IS !
It is so unique that The Crew and Forza took notes !
But the difference is, Need for Speed is THE GAME OF THAT RACING GENRE AND WILL ALWAYS BE !
If you don`t want to agree with me, thats fine !
Now let me explain WHY NFS WILL NEVER BE A HOT PURSUIT DRIVEN TITLE !
As a lot of you may remember, after Undercover back in 2008, the next year NFS went through a identitly crysis.
We had SHIFT, which in my eyes was an utter disaster, then Hot Pursuit that was not even better than the last one !
It had awful rubber banding AI, a completely empty map with NOTHING TO DO ! which reduced the playtime a whole lot !
It had only exotic cars, not really feeling like there was progress made through out the game, except the racer and cop rangs.
The game introduced us to the brake to drift handling, which takes the fun out of actually driving a car.
Then, after The Run, which was a good game, despite of it not having customization and free roam, 2 titles came that RUINED THE FRACHISE !
Most Wanted 2012, or as i call it just NFS 2012, was just a Burnout game with cops and real cars, thats all that is to it !
And of course it had the bad feautures of HP 2010 which ruined a lot.
Criterion had a great vision for that game and a great concept that further on got ruined by the dev cycle.
And finally, the game that almost killed NFS - Rivals.
That was the worst NFS i have ever experienced. For a racing game it was solid, for a NFS... very, very bad !
The game had a pattern that repeated itself throughout the years and really did not go that well, without a difference.
At the time, people were begging for custumization and the devs, being Ghost games at the time new to the NFS fiasco did not understand what a lot of fans meant.
We had car coloring and decaling, along with some basic performance mods that missed the mark !
After that, the community on YouTube, specailly my man BlackPanthaa said over and over again how much things sucked and how a big change was needed !
If it wasn`t for the community, NFS WOULD NOT EXIST !
THANKS TO OUR NOW GREAT DEVS AT GHOST, WE HAVE REACHED THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY !
I am done talking, if you are still lost in time with everything, please go to Reddit or YouTube and see for yourself what i mean !
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My first NFS game was NFS Underground 1. It was a very fun game to play.
When I feel nostalgic, I would play it again to relive my childhood.
Then I got NFS Most Wanted 2005. That was also a very fun game to play. I would say it's more fun than the Underground games when there's cop pursuits. (That doesn't make the Underground games less fun. lol)
After playing NFS Most Wanted 2005, I define NFS as an arcade street racing game featuring cop pursuits.
NFS Underground 1 and 2 were fun back in the day and I would replay them again when I feel nostalgic, but I do not want another Underground game. Especially when it's not being developed by Black Box.
my man BlackPanthaa
I used to watch his videos, but then I stopped watching him when he became a biased YouTuber.