For a while now, developer Criterion has given up the Burnout franchise to work on another successful arcade racer: Need for Speed. After Hot Pursuit which turned out to be an excellent title, they are back with Need for Speed: Most Wanted, a sort of reboot of the game which was available at the 360 launch. Because the PC version suffers from a few framerate issues for the moment, we can't show you any 1080p/60fps gameplay footage of the game but Miguel took *a few* screenshots to accompany our videos of the 360 version. Enjoy! Update: Added three PC videos at 30 FPS with still some slowdowns.
Some US websites have been very enthusiastic about this new installment, we are a bit less, not so much because the game isn't fun, but mainly because some areas are a bit disappointing in our opinion. For example, cars cannot be totally wrecked as in Burnout, even when you crash into a wall at full speed. It can clearly be explained by the fact that cars are now licensed and they must look good. Moreover, there's a bit of latency in the controls that makes gameplay a bit awkward in the beginning. When you get used to it, you tend to forget about it, but it feels a bit odd at first. Finally, not everyone will like the rubber band AI, as it will always be impossible to lose your opponents even when your driving is at its best. All in all, Most Wanted is still a good game, with a good amount of content, and you'll especially enjoy it if you miss the good old Burnout vibe.
@Megido: retarded... too much crazy anime, vs. stylish in MGS. The bosses on MGS4 were retarded, minus ocelot. he was awesome. (3 Hours ago)
These Quake betas are too short. They could at least run later into Sunday. (5 Hours ago)
The problem with MGS 2 is that you hate all the characters, and the villains are retarded. Then you beat the game in 2 hours if you skip all the codec speak. (5 Hours ago)
lukeward destination visually and there isn't much sandbox to the level the tanker level had. still great, freakin 60fps and probably some of the best visuals, effects in any game to that date. (6 Hours ago)
the problem i had with mgs2 was that the tabker level was in itself a freaking great sandbox demo and one would imagen where on manhattan the full fledge game would take us. then the big shell is a (6 Hours ago)
@Megido: errr... no. it has long cutscenes, yes, but there is a lot of meat to the game compared to say, MGS:TEA where you beat the game in less than 10 hours and there still is a lot of cutscenes. (7 Hours ago)