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Gamescom: NFS Shift at the Nürburgring

Gamescom: NFS Shift at the Nürburgring

Need for Speed: Shift is back with this video from the 360 build showing a part of the Nürburgring.

Gamescom: Nürburgring
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Commented on 2009-08-20 15:51:13
drove 7 laps ont the Nurburgring Nordschleife 2 months ago (irl with a real car that is) and I gotta say this looks the most accuracte compared to Forza 1/2 and PGR 3/4.

driving skills of the guy in the vid are questionable though....
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:05:23
damn, I really didn't want to buy this. but now I think I've got too!
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:18:52
Im impressed.

Does the Game run in 30fps or 60fps?
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:32:13
Th more I see it, the more I want it. I hope there will be a demo.
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:36:23 In reply to krisq
Posted by Buddah86
Does the Game run in 30fps or 60fps?
Afaik on consoles only 30FPS.
Posted by krisq
I hope there will be a demo.
They wanted to release one before the game hits the shelves...
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:39:55
Thanks. :-)
Commented on 2009-08-20 17:03:27
WOW, very very impressive. Nice and smooth, lovely graphics, great looking trees.
I like that you are racing against at least 12 cars or more.
I think Forza 3 only has 8 car races, until I am wrong.
Man, I need to take 6months off work so I can play and complete all these great racing games.
Forza 3, Need for Speed, Dirt 2, and maybe GT5 if we are lucky.
I can't wait.
Commented on 2009-08-20 17:07:52
Looks good. How many cars are on track at the same time, 16 like GT5?
Commented on 2009-08-20 17:11:39
LOL it's funny how all it takes is a couple snazzy vids and all these gamers sunddenly start saying they are gonna buy the game. Us gamers are such a fickle bunch :-)

I agree the vids are impressive and the talk of the game sounds promising, but until I play a demo, I'm not buying any racing game from EA with NFS in the name.
If no demo, I'll wait and see what the reviews say, as I almost always tend to agree with the review average on most racing games.
Commented on 2009-08-20 18:33:25
HA! The driver in the vid was actually pretty decent. I don't think most tradeshow attendees would hardly be able to finish a lap at The Ring.

I just noticed that when he drove across the grass it didn't seem to affect him that much. Hopefully that was just because of the easier settings.

PLEASE tell me they're putting in an option to turn off those stupid crash effects! They're even using the dreaded black and white effect now! Pretty sure if I bump something in my car I'm not going to lose the color in my vision for awhile. Just let me turn all those crappy effects off!
Commented on 2009-08-20 18:45:02
Graphics are impressive indeed. I'm really digging the camera fx, but it doesn't bode well in the 3rd person view...looks weird.

Definitely interested, but will await some reviews before getting too excited...
Commented on 2009-08-20 18:58:55
To be fair that does look bloody good, especially pic 4. The last NFS I touched was Most Wanted, which I enjoyed, but felt broken compared to Hot Pursuit 2 and of course, the original NFS. I'm hoping this will address the tragedy over the years...
Commented on 2009-08-20 19:00:13
awesome graphics both cars and scenarios. the reflections in windshield.. wow
this, FM3 and DIRT2 having a nice fighting for the best racing graphics this gen.
Commented on 2009-08-20 19:30:24
Looks very nice indeed, backdrops look great but why is the car so bouncy, it looks like its driving one big baloon lol! Seems like pure arcade to me, but thats not a bad thing as it looks quite fun :)
Commented on 2009-08-20 21:25:54
alright! i really hope this turns out great and put down the EA naysayers. not a fanboy here, i just appreciate good competition.
Commented on 2009-08-20 21:41:32
In third person view, it's very clear that it's a central pivot control system. And it looks a little bit off. But the cockpit view is amazing. I will buy this for sure,, because I like arcade style racing sims (sounds like a contradiction, I know). This racer looks to be a lot of fun. And I must admit: the graphics are impressive for an Need for Speed game. So in this order I will buy: Dirt 2, NFS:S, Forza 3. Not because that's the chronological release, but because of the fun factor. But a review can change my mind very quickly ;o)))
Commented on 2009-08-20 22:46:49
That's really impressive... terrific sense of speed (unlike the last two NFS games!), gorgeous graphics, workable dashboard view, good framerate with none of the studder of the NFS games of old... it looks like Race Driver GRID 2009 really. Not that I mind, I *loved* GRID.
Commented on 2009-08-20 22:56:06 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
Man, I need to take 6months off work so I can play and complete all these great racing games.
Forza 3, Need for Speed, Dirt 2, and maybe GT5 if we are lucky.
I can't wait.
lol seriously when it rains it pours. I just don't understand why games like NFS and Dirt2 are released around the same time as F3 and GT5. I'm probably just going to pick up GT5 because it's obviously the best but I might pick up F3 to tide me over.
Commented on 2009-08-20 23:19:02
People need to realise that the realism and difficulty settings in this shift will be adjustable to suit your style if play. I have total faith in the guys behind this title. Don't let the need for speed franchise dishearten you, shift will be a great racing title.

I just hope the PC version isn't locked down as the modding community for racing sims as well as flight sims are capable of amazing things.
Commented on 2009-08-20 23:42:44 In reply to whatscrackin
Posted by whatscrackin
I just don't understand why games like NFS and Dirt2 are released around the same time as F3 and GT5.
Ummm... When exactly do you think GT5 is coming out?¿?
Commented on 2009-08-21 00:52:43
After watching the trailer again and paying more attention, I have to say the physics look WAAYYYY too unrealistic for me to enjoy. Central pivot and slidding so freely just makes for really bad gameplay on tracks. If it was running from the cops in a crowded city like most wanted, that is ok. But on the ring that kind of crap sucks. The way the driver would pass people by getting off the track was terrible!

I'm now a lot less excited about this game. I just really fucking hope that was easy mode and that easy mode and hard mode are MILES apart from each other.

You would think they would have the physics set to realistic to at least comfort all the doubters who are sick of games like Grid.
Commented on 2009-08-21 02:33:57
@ Nietzche - I was wondering why nobody else mentioned the physics. It looks like the game might be a competitor for Grid but it's not close to being a Sim.
Commented on 2009-08-21 03:00:16
Im suddenly a bit worried. So far the game has impressed me, but this footage looks awful. Its the back wheel turning all over again. Also, why isn't he losing any speed on the grass?

As Nietzsche said, this better be somekind of arcade mode or easy mode.
Commented on 2009-08-21 04:47:40
As good as shift looks, I still can't help but notice the bad framerate of the reflections on the car (I'm guessing its running at half the game's framerate/15fps). Last time I saw something like this was with Forza 1. I think Forza 2 also had reflections running at half, but its at 60fps so its more forgivable/less noticeable.
Commented on 2009-08-21 07:16:13 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Ummm... When exactly do you think GT5 is coming out?¿?
It has been highly rumored that GT5 is coming out at the end of this year. The rumors come from the same people who leaked the PS3 Slim. Sony can't keep secrets lol. After GT PSP launches, we will have a solid date I believe.
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