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Posted: Jul 16th 2010 11:51AM (Unverified) said

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I pre-ordered, had a good time with it during the last few beta's.

If it comes down to having to use power ups in every single race just to compete I won't be around long.

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 12:00PM (Unverified) said

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Its instant fun unlike many games we read about here. You can get to racing right away. I am not sure if its necessarily a "session" online game, but if you have 30 mins to kill here and there its damn good fun. And unlike several betas I have done of late, it was not that bug filled towards the end. They producers have a done a good job with this and I think it fits neatly into the "NFS" world.

And who doesn't enjoy punting F&F fanboyz off the road in your 1967 Dodge Charger?

It ain't deep, but sometimes you want daft fun from your MMO.

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 1:27PM thud said

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PURE FUN! simple arcade-ish racer that responds well and looks fantastic. I had so much fun in CB, pick up and go play style. I pre-ordered from best buy, much love to ea on this one and i hope the game is a smashing success (because the $20 i dropped on that starter pack is probably the last $$ they'll see out of me for a good while, not huge into cash shop but always willing to support a good game).

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 1:39PM Sam not Spam said

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Great fun. As someone who put too many hours into the original Need For Speed on the 3DO, this "feels" like the game I loved. Already bought the starter pack as I want to support this game.

Worth noting: its more fun, to me, than many of the newer racing games out on PC. As such, it looks like it'll give me the racing fix I want and save me money. Already recommending it to friends of mine.

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 2:47PM esarphie said

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It's a decent addition to the Need for Speed line-up... although it's got some issues that may keep me from embracing it. First off, the rentals... they may be designed to let people race with higher level friends, but the only use I've seen of them is beating the tar out of people with the standard purchased cars. I don't know about slowly amassing tens of thousands of dollars to get a car, only to have some wall-bouncing buffoon beat you every time in a rental car.

Which brings me to the second point, money and new cars. The curve for buying new cars jumps like crazy. Cars are unlocked for purchase at various levels, and after the first two unlocks, I seriously doubt anyone is going to have the cash for the next car at the correct level. Awards seem to stay about the same, but new cars jump from $20k, to $30k, to $60k, to $250k... Considering that trade-in cars get a few pennies on the dollar back, it's going to be a long slow grind up to those higher tier cars.

It's nice to hear they're adding mulitplayer pursuits in at some point, because that really is the best part of the game. It's a shame that at this point the multiplayer aspect magically vanishes once a cop starts to chase you.

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 4:09PM (Unverified) said

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For a F2P game NFSW is amazing. You COULD play it hardcore and just grind to get the higher end cars but even for those who say, have 30 minutes to an hour to kill before heading out the game is great fun. Hop on and kill those 30 minutes in NO time at all.

Great game, definitely going to be playing this one in between SC2 sessions!

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 4:46PM (Unverified) said

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I'm on board

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 4:52PM (Unverified) said

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I take exception to this bit:

"First and foremost, EA plans to support NFSW for a long time."

Uh, yeah... just like they planned to support the LAST NFS MMO for a long time but MCO was one of the first in what became a trend - EA canceling MMOs before their time.

I understand that a game can only be kept open if it has the userbase to pay for itself, but EA was canceling games that had sufficient userbase to support a game with a support structure that wasn't as bloated as EAs. They're just too big to be able to sell MMOs that aren't chart toppers.

Now they think they can keep a F2P game open?!?!? I'm skeptical, they have shown a lack of ability working with the MMO business models.

God, I miss Motor City Online...

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 8:36PM (Unverified) said

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I've been playing in the beta and it's been great fun. I will definately be buying the starter pack.

Only problem is that the powerups in a multiplayer race feels like cheating. Feels so much better winning using no powerups

Posted: Jul 16th 2010 11:48PM Lepton1000 said

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This game is one of the most boring if not the most boring and repetitive racing games I have ever played. The slog just to get to Tier 2 cars is painful in its repetitiveness. How many times am I honestly expected to run the same 5 or 6 races over and over again?

While the game has many, many cars, they are all locked up behind a boring and repetitive experience. For an arcade racer with "power-ups", I'd choose Blur over this game any day.

It may be F2P, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is worth playing. Nothing compelling or engaging at all in this game.

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