EA released Need For Speed: Undercover on all major platforms last week, and here's the beginning of the game in video form. As a developer, you have a big amount of money, (semi-)celebrities lined up and a cool idea - what do you do? You ruin the game by sinking the framerate. Because even though this is the fourth NFS game in this generation, they still managed to mess up one of the most vital things for a racer.
It's worth pointing out that I played the Xbox 360 version, and surprise - the Playstation 3 version supposedly performs even worse.
The police is highly involved in this game. With that, you have an open city to drive around in filled with events. Though when you race, the free roaming is gone and you have barriers on the track, practically making it just like any other street racer out there. Not to mention that the traffic drives through these barriers like they don't exist.
Now and then you see video sequences, performed by actors. It's often a bit cheesy and they sometime use confusing camera angles (you'll see some constant zooming in the video here).
The multiplayer adds a bit of fun to it all though, with the cops & robbers mode. Overall there are many licensed vehicles and big areas to race around in, but the technical aspect just drags it all down. Enjoy the First 10 Minutes of the game below, where I take on two races and have some fun with the police.
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