Review: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

John Funk

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Review: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

The fastest and the furious-est.

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Onyx Oblivion

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Thanks, Funk. You've cemented this as a purchase for me over Gran Turismo 5.

It was getting close after Kevin Butler's GT5 ad.

One question, I've heard that you can explore Seacrest County, but what is there to do while exploring?
 

WrongSprite

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'Vehicle snuff porn' had me rolling, I like it.

This surprised me actually, I lost faith in Need For Speed after the fantastic Underground 2, but this actually looks fun.
 

seekeroftruth86

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I think the game's lack of depth is just what non-racing, but curious, fans need to get into the genre. I think the arcade elements are essential for people like me who really just don't care that much about cars.

That being said, racing is the only "sport" game I like (other than maybe UFC, but I think those games are rubbish compared to other, more solid fighting games). I might consider this for a rental definitely, a great party game to have when company comes over anyway.
 

John Funk

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Scrumpmonkey said:
"Racing fans shouldn't miss Need For Speed: Most Wanted"

Really? Well im glad to know that but what about Hot pursuit?
Nothing. You saw nothing. ;)
 

SnipErlite

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It can't be better than the 1990something Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (or High Stakes).

Seriously, that game was fucking awesome. Best NFS ever ;P
 

6urk17s

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Am I the only 1 that thinks its more burnout with cops that Need for Speed?(I know its made by Criterion games who made Burnout)
SnipErlite said:
It can't be better than the 1990something Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (or High Stakes).

Seriously, that game was fucking awesome. Best NFS ever ;P
If i understand you wright, than i agree, NFS hot pursuit(1998 i think) and High Stakes(Road Challenge)(1999) are 1 of the best NFS Ive played. Playing with friends on spit screen against bot police, helping or screwing each other, getting custom cars where some of the funnest moments of the game :). Sad of the vehicle limit is only 50 :/
 

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I'd love to say the game is pure awesome but after almost owning a PC copy for a week, I still can't get it stable. Hopefully a patch will be out soon as numerous folks have the same problem.......damned EA.
 

SnipErlite

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6urk17s said:
If i understand you wright, than i agree, NFS hot pursuit(1998 i think) and High Stakes(Road Challenge)(1999) are 1 of the best NFS Ive played. Playing with friends on spit screen against bot police, helping or screwing each other, getting custom cars where some of the funnest moments of the game :). Sad of the vehicle limit is only 50 :/
Ah sorry I did type the wrong name there, I meant Road Challenge :) Either way, yes it was awesome. Playing as the police in that game was such good fun ^_^
 

6urk17s

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SnipErlite said:
6urk17s said:
If i understand you wright, than i agree, NFS hot pursuit(1998 i think) and High Stakes(Road Challenge)(1999) are 1 of the best NFS Ive played. Playing with friends on spit screen against bot police, helping or screwing each other, getting custom cars where some of the funnest moments of the game :). Sad of the vehicle limit is only 50 :/
Ah sorry I did type the wrong name there, I meant Road Challenge :) Either way, yes it was awesome. Playing as the police in that game was such good fun ^_^
No you got the wright name, the Road challenge is European, while High Stakes was North American.(I think)
 

6urk17s

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SnipErlite said:
Ah sorry I did type the wrong name there, I meant Road Challenge :) Either way, yes it was awesome. Playing as the police in that game was such good fun ^_^
No, you got it wright, High stakes is North American and Road challenge is European.(The games the same, names different :D)
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
Thanks, Funk. You've cemented this as a purchase for me over Gran Turismo 5.

It was getting close after Kevin Butler's GT5 ad.

One question, I've heard that you can explore Seacrest County, but what is there to do while exploring?
I must say I really love the game, but what I found disappointing in the game was the free driving mode. You can't drive to events, get chased by the cops, or complete other tasks while in free driving mode. It's basically just driving for the sake of driving and enjoying the scenery, but it's not as interesting as say Most Wanted's free driving mode. One thing I also loved about Most Wanted was that the cop chase continued out in the open streets even after you crossed the finish line, you could basically drive around the whole city and countryside having an epic cop chase lasting as long as you could hold out.

But Hot Pursuit is still worth the buy, I'm currently waiting for Amazon to send me my copy (that I preordered), so I've had to pirate it in the meanwhile :\
 

ProfessorLayton

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This seems like everything I loved about play Hot Pursuit years ago. I'll wait for the price to go down since I'm not really a racing type of guy, but this looks really good.
 

Weaver

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For PC players, I found this game to be incredibly unoptimized. You've been warned.