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NFS Shift REVIEW!!

12-18-2009, 01:45 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 134
NFS Shift REVIEW!!

Yes I made a new thread so that all could see it and avoid this horrible game like the plague.

Now we all know how great NFS is on the 360. I was expecting somewhat of a similar experience, but this game is clearly junk.

Graphics: This area is very good. Nice detailed vehicles, tracks and such. I give it a 9.0

Sound: Sound is OK, nothing great especially when compared the thrilling Real Racing that's been out for over a year. 6.0.

Presentation: All around very nice presentation with clear menu system. No clutter to be found here. 8.0

Game Play: This is where it all goes down hill. The game not only runs terribly slow, and I do MEAN SLOW, that even when you are using the nitrous, the racers from Real Racing will appear like they are still moving faster. I played this game about 5 times non-stop, then I had to go and play Real Racing for just 5 minutes to really digest how awfully slow, uninspiring, soul-less, NFSS really is. It lags, chokes, and jerks up every 30 seconds. AI cars will suddenly accelerate (when you're catching up) with no apparent nitrous being used. The way you drive has no bearing on passing your AI opponents. So for example, if I'm close to an AI opponent and both of us are taking a corner, if I turn on the inside of the corner and the AI turns on the outside, I should pass the AI since I travel less distance by turning on the inside. But despite the AI making a long wide turn, it still holds its lead. 2.0

Final thought:

I own an iphone 3g and that is NO EXCUSE for NFSS to run so poorly and the AI to be this shallow. Buy at your own risk if you must, but if you already own Real Racing, I'd recommend just go back to playing that instead of making a purchase. Because the smooth and graceful motion of RR, mixed with some witty aggressive AI is not at all present here. At the end, I have to admit, I wasted $10.

Final Score: 4.75 (MEDIOCRE)
12-18-2009, 01:54 AM
#2
User reviews belong in the user review section.

12-18-2009, 01:55 AM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,280
Quote:
Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
User reviews belong in the user review section.
that dude just got pwned!!

You are not pretty enough to be that stupid.
12-18-2009, 01:58 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 1,612
Quote:
Originally Posted by helmania View Post
Now we all know how great NFS is on the 360. I was expecting somewhat of a similar experience, but this game is clearly junk.
A. Wrong section

B. Were you really expecting to get a similar experience out of a handheld game that you got out of a console game? Really?

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12-18-2009, 02:02 AM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 134
Quote:
Originally Posted by jecebn View Post
A. Wrong section

B. Were you really expecting to get a similar experience out of a handheld game that you got out of a console game? Really?
No, not at all. Except I wasn't expecting it to be junk either. For $10, I at least was expecting it to be on par with the best racing game in the App store: The undisputed Real Racing.
12-18-2009, 02:03 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: the 56th realm of existence
Posts: 5,948
Did you restart before playing?

Beta tester of 54 games
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.
12-18-2009, 02:03 AM
#7
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 186
im currently downloading shift

u gave me a sad

curse you
12-18-2009, 02:04 AM
#8
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 676
Umm...welcome to Touch Arcade?
12-18-2009, 02:05 AM
#9
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 4,461
So far I like it more than RR, but we all have our opinions.
12-18-2009, 02:06 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Australia, mate!
Posts: 8,419
Looks like you made this account just to express how much you hate Need For Speed: Shift.