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Need for Speed: Shift or Asphalt 5

12-18-2009, 11:25 AM
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Need for Speed: Shift or Asphalt 5

these 2 games has stunning graphics and great gameplay on its own.
which one do you prefer?

Shift has 20 licensed cars and Alphalt 5 has 30 cars including motorbikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Ducati.
12-18-2009, 11:42 AM
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Well, Need For Speed: Shift lacks an option for manual acceleration and Asphalt 5 lacks an option for a cockpit view. With that in mind, they may be even.

12-18-2009, 11:58 AM
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Real Racing

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12-18-2009, 12:19 PM
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To start off, Asphalt 5 does not have stunning graphics, and the framerate is low. On the other hand, NFSS has graphics that looks great on any device, and the framerate is smooth on my Touch 2G.

In terms of gameplay, although Asphalt has more cars, in NFSS each has a different feel and they really make a difference (and you have to save for upgrades), instead of buying and fully upgrading one after each level up. Also, exluding Cop Chases, the races are quite easy and can get boring quickly, whereas in NFSS it is always a challenge if you turn off the assists.

Overall NFSS has a feel of polish to it that Asphalt 5 lacks.

Go with Need for Speed: Shift
12-18-2009, 12:22 PM
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Real Racing
why that, need for speed is better need for speed shift is the best racer git it now mann
12-18-2009, 01:52 PM
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If you're a graphics and framerate wh0re like me, then get NFS:S.

If you prefer a more realistic driving simulation, go for Real Racing.
12-18-2009, 01:54 PM
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This one's not even close. A5 was disappointing to me. NFSS is leaps and bounds above. Real Racing isn't in competition with this I think. Most people who wanted RR already have it. It is amazing in every way, and more of a sim than NFS, even this version of it, but EA did a great job here, and you can tell they took the time to do it right.

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12-18-2009, 02:23 PM
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This one's not even close. A5 was disappointing to me. NFSS is leaps and bounds above. Real Racing isn't in competition with this I think. Most people who wanted RR already have it. It is amazing in every way, and more of a sim than NFS, even this version of it, but EA did a great job here, and you can tell they took the time to do it right.
Just out of curiosity, what did you dislike about A5? I thought it was pretty good but I'm more a fan of arcade racers than Sims. I've yet to pick up NFS:S because it looks "simmy" and I already have RR.

Edit: and the multiplayer on A5 works really well for me
12-18-2009, 02:28 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what did you dislike about A5? I thought it was pretty good but I'm more a fan of arcade racers than Sims. I've yet to pick up NFS:S because it looks "simmy" and I already have RR.

Edit: and the multiplayer on A5 works really well for me
Honestly, the main complaints that I have are related to graphics (I have a 3GS and to me the game looks washed out), and although people complain that NFS is "on rails", I hate the fact that when I nitro in Asphalt it almost always involves me scraping around corners no matter how hard I steer. That feels much more "on rails" than NFS does. Also, I think Shift still has an arcade quality to it, it's more sim than Underground, but less sim than RR. I really like it.

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12-18-2009, 02:51 PM
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Honestly, the main complaints that I have are related to graphics (I have a 3GS and to me the game looks washed out), and although people complain that NFS is "on rails", I hate the fact that when I nitro in Asphalt it almost always involves me scraping around corners no matter how hard I steer. That feels much more "on rails" than NFS does. Also, I think Shift still has an arcade quality to it, it's more sim than Underground, but less sim than RR. I really like it.
Yeah that resonates. I have a 3GS also and I remember being underwhelmed by the graphics when I got the game, because some of the screen shots I saw looked really nice. If NFS:S is less sim than RR then I am going to definitely have to pick it up, especially with the licensed cars. Thanks for the feedback.