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.
What platform? I picked this up on the PS3 yesterday and she's coming through loud and clear for me.
360 for me.
Unrelated to that (or maybe it is related if the narrator gave me a tip that I didn't hear), but I find the pursuits to be ridiculous in this. Not in a good way. They show you that bubble on the map that you're supposed to escape, but I haven't been able to outdistance the cops at all. Even remotely. They move exactly the same speed as me on the minimap and move exactly as I move. Then they pull ahead of me to try to crash me.
The only time I've gotten into cooldown mode is by accidentally getting them into accidents (which still raises the heat level), and then they find me within seconds.
I read online that you can turn your car off by clicking the left stick. Until I discovered that, there was no way these pursuits would be beatable.
I'm sure that upgrades may help over time, but the game doesn't give any sort of clear indicator about that.
Honestly, I think the system here is one of the worst I've ever seen.