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« on: May 27, 2012, 12:22:23 AM »

outed by the E3 schedule.  hopefully after the thud that was The Run they'll manage to bring back the magic of Most Wanted.

oh, and NO QTE'S YOU IDJITS!
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2012, 01:27:51 AM »

love this game, but hated the rubber band AI
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012, 12:17:51 AM »

Most wanted was good, but you want magic? NFS underground was the best they ever made, also the last not made compatible with 360. Dammit.

PS: underground 2 ducked monkey wang.

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2012, 12:58:24 AM »

Porsche Unleashed disagrees. I did love Most Wanted, though.

Quote from: Combustible lemur on May 31, 2012, 12:17:51 AM

Most wanted was good, but you want magic? NFS underground was the best they ever made, also the last not made compatible with 360. Dammit.

PS: underground 2 ducked monkey wang.

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 07:55:34 AM »

definitely looking cool, plus I like the music biggrin
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 03:27:11 PM »

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 28, 2012, 01:27:51 AM

love this game, but hated the rubber band AI

+ a fucking gazillion

I despise rubber band AI in racing games. 

Quote from: Combustible lemur on May 31, 2012, 12:17:51 AM

NFS underground was the best they ever made, also the last not made compatible with 360. Dammit.


I actually really enjoyed Hot Pursuit.

I just wish the racing in NFS wasn't just so noticeably arcadey.  It was somewhat less glaring in Hot Pursuit, but turbo jets and being motivated to run into things sometimes takes a bit away from the racing portion of the game for me. 
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 04:39:48 PM »

This really just looks like a stealth release of Paradise 2.0, so this should be great.
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2012, 10:44:18 PM »

Criterion is now in charge of the entire Need for Speed franchise.
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 03:09:09 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 23, 2012, 10:44:18 PM


This sucks, actually, because we now have no Burnout and not sure I'm thrilled with what they are doing with Most Wanted.
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 03:21:54 PM »

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As for the Burnout franchise, Criterion definitely has not forgotten the series and its many fans. The studio put out the downloadable Burnout Crash! last year, but Ward was mum on the future of Burnout other than to say that the developer "[thinks] about it all the time.

"I think something big will have to happen soon to enable us to do some of the things we want to do."

Sounds to me like they're working on something. That, plus:

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Our stamp's going to be in everything you see in Need for Speed and Burnout going forward in the future.

He brought up Burnout, not the other way around.
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 06:35:24 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on June 27, 2012, 03:09:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 23, 2012, 10:44:18 PM


This sucks, actually, because we now have no Burnout and not sure I'm thrilled with what they are doing with Most Wanted.

we still get cheap downloadable arcade titles for the series though  icon_twisted
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« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 04:27:10 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 27, 2012, 06:35:24 PM

Quote from: Misguided on June 27, 2012, 03:09:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 23, 2012, 10:44:18 PM


This sucks, actually, because we now have no Burnout and not sure I'm thrilled with what they are doing with Most Wanted.

we still get cheap downloadable arcade titles for the series though  icon_twisted

Oh don't even get me started...
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2012, 03:29:02 AM »

the new MP video makes this game look insane.
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2012, 03:07:26 AM »

a look at Kinect integration with producer Chris Roberts.
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2012, 04:56:45 AM »

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a look at Kinect integration with producer Chris Roberts.

"Yeah, I think that will help you go faster, jump further, win more races, set faster times..."

What a lot of bullshit.
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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2012, 09:31:00 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 20, 2012, 04:56:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 20, 2012, 03:07:26 AM

a look at Kinect integration with producer Chris Roberts.

"Yeah, I think that will help you go faster, jump further, win more races, set faster times..."

What a lot of bullshit.

Yea, it doesn't do any of that nonsense, but it does allow you to swap your mods and select races without the need to stop your car.   It's not in any way a 'needed' thing, but it's a 'nice to have' if you already have your Kinect hooked up.
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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2012, 04:04:47 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 20, 2012, 04:56:45 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on October 20, 2012, 03:07:26 AM

a look at Kinect integration with producer Chris Roberts.

"Yeah, I think that will help you go faster, jump further, win more races, set faster times..."

What a lot of bullshit.

no no no, only painting lightning bolts on your car will do that  icon_lol

my plan of attack for this one: I'm renting the 360 version through Gamefly, and if I like it I'll be buying the PC version.
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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2012, 04:34:38 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on October 24, 2012, 04:04:47 AM

my plan of attack for this one: I'm renting the 360 version through Gamefly, and if I like it I'll be buying the PC version.

My plan is to get the 360 and Vita versions first, and then the PC version in 6 months when it's cheap (I was going to say on Steam, but I'm sure this will be an Origin-only title, so who knows...).
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2012, 05:05:49 PM »

And my review is UP!
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2012, 05:20:04 PM »

Got in about half an hour with this and am loving it!  My best description for this would be..

Think Burnout Paradise, make it bigger and prettier.  Now tone down the takedown aspect and highlight the driving stuff. Add in a GTA style wanted system and a buttload more challenges/cars/autolog stuff and you have Most Wanted.

I can't say how this compares to the first Most Wanted title as I never played it, but this one is heaven.

[edit]Oh, and damn you Ron with your headstart on times![/edit]
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2012, 05:26:39 PM »

Let me tell you - it's a blessing and a curse.  The review schedule can be insanely tight (i.e. you have 2 days to review this RPG before the embargo lifts and everyone else posts THEIR reviews...) or thankfully forgiving (I've had a title for mid-Nov for about 2 weeks now) but it's always a challenge.   Realize that we send out our reviews to anyone and everyone that will hear it from us, and that's a lot of pressure to 'get it right'.   There are certainly days where I think "You know...I would rather just pick up the game on launch day like everyone else".   heheheheh

Glad you enjoyed the review though, and I'm glad to see that my experience was the same as yours!
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« Reply #21 on: October 30, 2012, 06:58:00 PM »

Yep, I plan on spending some decent time trying to beat friends.

Anyone who wishes to add me to their friends list to build up people for the game, feel free

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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 07:21:36 PM »

Any Multiplayer one the same console for this one like Criterions latest racing game?
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 09:34:59 PM »

Question for those that have this.  What camera options are available?  I like playing racing games from inside the car.  I hate chase cam for sure and might be able to tolerate a bumper cam, but really hoping there is something from inside the car.
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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 09:49:22 PM »

woohoo!  my copy is on it's way from Gamefly.  doubt I'll see any MP action as it's an EA title and I'm not going to pay them for the privilege but can't wait to dive into the SP portion.
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« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 09:51:56 PM »

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Question for those that have this.  What camera options are available?  I like playing racing games from inside the car.  I hate chase cam for sure and might be able to tolerate a bumper cam, but really hoping there is something from inside the car.

Chase cam and bumper cam only that I've seen in very limited play.  I love in car cameras but for this game the chase view is the best option imo.  I accidentally put the bumper cam on and was freaking out until I figured out the left bumper on the controller changed the views.  Also this is a controller game and not a wheel game, the driving is really setup for the controller, I will try my steering wheel when I get a chance.

The game is really fun!  Tried some single player and was having a blast right from the start even though I was chatting to Hark while help screens were scrolling on and off so I have no real idea on some things but hey drive fast, avoid cops, find cars seems to work.  Jumped into a multiplayer public game and had a blast, griefing isn't a problem since it is part of the game play and you recover quickly from a takedown.  

I have a Kinect hooked up and it was causing a few issues since I was chatting to Hark and the Kinect would bring up a menu every so often.  Once I have more time I'll find out how well it actually works in the game.
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2012, 06:57:45 AM »

Is there any Single Console multiplayer? Split screen, party game or the like?
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« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2012, 09:29:18 AM »

I would stay away from the PC version, apparently it has inconsistent performance and a dodgy frame rate even on higher pc's.

I also don't like the fact it seems to. We no progression as such, most cars are available lstraight away and it's 4 races per car and move on, personally I prefer to use a few fav cars rather than all of th em, still something to pick up nearer Xmas when it gets cheaper.
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« Reply #28 on: October 31, 2012, 11:07:25 AM »

looks like rubber band AI is being used, but I want a new racer, so I will be picking this up soon.  Had some unexpected expenses, so this will be a purchase next week I think...


Crap Halo 4 next week... scratch that
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« Reply #29 on: October 31, 2012, 12:56:11 PM »

What about the PS3 version? How does that compare with the 360?
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« Reply #30 on: October 31, 2012, 04:41:49 PM »

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I would stay away from the PC version, apparently it has inconsistent performance and a dodgy frame rate even on higher pc's.

That's actually not what the Giant Bomb guys had to say at all.  They said the 360 version had dodgy, inconsistent frame rate and the PC version looked much better and ran super smooth.

I still have the 360 version, so hopefully it's not too bad.
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« Reply #31 on: October 31, 2012, 05:14:54 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on October 31, 2012, 04:41:49 PM

Quote from: Reemul on October 31, 2012, 09:29:18 AM

I would stay away from the PC version, apparently it has inconsistent performance and a dodgy frame rate even on higher pc's.

That's actually not what the Giant Bomb guys had to say at all.  They said the 360 version had dodgy, inconsistent frame rate and the PC version looked much better and ran super smooth.

I still have the 360 version, so hopefully it's not too bad.

Plenty of talk on the forums re poor pc performance, it seems like there is some controller lag as well.
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« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2012, 05:24:46 PM »

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Is there any Single Console multiplayer? Split screen, party game or the like?
Unfortunately no.

I played for a couple of hours last night on the 360.  It's a good racer.  The open world works well, with seamless transitions into races.  I played long enough to take down #10 on the most wanted roster.  I spent a lot of time just driving around exploring and picking up new cars along the way. 

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« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2012, 07:04:28 PM »

The only thing missing is an easy way to see what races/medals you have already completed or need to still get gold in.  As it is, you have to physically switch to a car then look in your race list to see what you might have left to do.

Maybe there's an indicator or something when you get gold in all races for a specific car; since I have yet to do that, I wouldn't know.
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« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2012, 09:35:53 PM »

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on October 31, 2012, 12:56:11 PM

What about the PS3 version? How does that compare with the 360?

I only played the one-hour trial on the PS3, but it ran very smoothly and looked great.
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« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2012, 04:25:26 AM »

well, played a bit and I can see it's Paradise City 2.0, which means I'll buy it but not until after a few price drops.  I can snag the PC version right now for $27.50, but I'll wait until it's around $15.
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« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2012, 05:59:50 AM »

Quote from: Roguetad on October 31, 2012, 05:24:46 PM

Quote from: Razgon on October 31, 2012, 06:57:45 AM

Is there any Single Console multiplayer? Split screen, party game or the like?
Unfortunately no.

I played for a couple of hours last night on the 360.  It's a good racer.  The open world works well, with seamless transitions into races.  I played long enough to take down #10 on the most wanted roster.  I spent a lot of time just driving around exploring and picking up new cars along the way. 

If you want some times/scores to beat, feel free to add me.  Xboxtag: Roguetad

Thanks for answering and damn - Thats a shame! I wonder why developers have forgotten that families play together, also racing games.
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« Reply #37 on: November 02, 2012, 04:31:26 AM »

Is anyone else having a hard time hearing the narrator lady?  I've tried tweaking the music and sfx to lower levels and she's still incredibly hard to hear.
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« Reply #38 on: November 02, 2012, 05:19:07 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 02, 2012, 04:31:26 AM

Is anyone else having a hard time hearing the narrator lady?  I've tried tweaking the music and sfx to lower levels and she's still incredibly hard to hear.

I'm an avid subtitles user so problem fixed! Btw, in the vita version she is a bit soft spoken,not too bad though. Does the ps3/360 versions have subtitles?
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« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2012, 05:46:03 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on November 02, 2012, 04:31:26 AM

Is anyone else having a hard time hearing the narrator lady?  I've tried tweaking the music and sfx to lower levels and she's still incredibly hard to hear.
Same thing for me too.  I can barely hear her.  I tried the same tweaks as you with no luck. 
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