Need for Speed was the only EA game that I liked recently, until now. I played the latest installment of the series and I’m a bit shocked. The question I would like to ask here, is why is there a promotion of stupidity in the mainstream games?
I remember years ago when I was playing Test Drive I had to figure out the best and fastest route for the car to drive on. It was part of the fun, a learning experience. So now when I drive a real car I know how to cut those corners and give the finger to anyone that was in front of me. Well you don’t have to think about it anymore with a new DEFAULT option (remember stupid people never play with the options) called Best Line. You can see how evil it is on the following screen I took it personally with my digital camera “Print Scrn”:
The next great feature is game difficulty levels. What’s bad about that?
Game difficulty used to set how tough are your opponents. Not anymore. The new game difficulty levels are as following:
Casual, something I don’t remember and King.
Wow! I wanna be king! I’m gonna play that level it will be tough as hell! Why is it more difficult than the others?
Because you have to use the brakes on your own.
Apparently on the first level the game brakes for you entirely, on hard corners and such. The second level helps you with controlling the speed on the turns.
It’ll take me months of figuring out how brakes work until I can play the King level… fortunately I have the Best Line so I don’t have to think about where I’m going. I just have to focus on keeping the car on the green line.
Hmm… I was trying to think of an old arcade game to compare it that was 2D and the only thing you had to do is focus to stay on a line, but I can’t think of anything. This must be the stupidest game ever.
At least we have the graphics. With EA’s famous touch for the level of details we don’t have to worry about that. Or do we? Take a look.
Apparently 300 programmers and artists didn’t notice that the driver has no butt.
Not to mention that he doesn’t move his arms while driving, I think 15 years ago Car & Driver had better attention to details.