NFS: Undercover

(I know a lot of people reading this probably aren’t gaming fans, but NFS is one of my weak spots, and when EA Games came out with the latest installation of the series last Thursday, I knew I had to do a post on it)

Need for Speed: Undercover hit the streets last week on the 18th of November and it got me excited.

Historically, the Need for Speed series has always been the hallmark of EA Games ever since the first installation came out way back in 1995…and one of my favorite games of all times.
Back in my school days, I remember trying to tweak my ancient Pentium II machine to get it to run NFS: High Stakes on it.
While I was at college, we’d huddle around at best buddies’ places for one-on-one, all night long tournaments of NFS: Hot Pursuit2 and sneak into computer labs for illegal versions of NFS:SE.
When I finally (saved enough and) got my own laptop a couple of years ago, one of the first things I did was get Underground2.

But after all this, I’m upset that EA disappoints us this time with a game that’s both boring and technically flawed. I haven’t tried it out myself, but every single review I’ve read unanimously agrees that Undercover has serious flaws that let the frame rates get out of whack and cause graphics to jump at you.
Also, the AI is supposed to be so dumb you can win each game the first time round. And after ultra-realistic modeling and physics in Carbon and Pro-street, this game apparently has laughably poor detail and animation.
The game also contains a video-based storyline that features a half-naked woman smoking a cigarette and telling you what to do…which is simply not my idea of a good game play.
All in all, in one sentence the reviews simply read: “Whatever you do, please don’t buy this game”

Hope the guys at EA are listening – and come up with a better and more stable Undercover2 fast. Because at the it’s-not-worth-it-now price of over €60, this is one game I’m not gonna buy in a hurry.

3 comments:

The Bollywood Lover said...

I like NFS: HP2 and Underground. I saw a review appreciating (err...) it:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/42885.html

People are saying in the comments, "thank god I saved my money,"!

-Saurabh-

Rayees Ahamed said...

Aaga, Computer games hihi :)

I am not much a game freak, i did enjoy NFS.

Recently i tried to download NFS undercover through some sources, and ended up downloading some 1 GB malicious software.

-=A.R.N.=- said...

@saurabh
Yeah, GT was one of the first reviews I got...almost sounded like a marketing promotion for Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Burnout Paradise. What you think?


@rayees
I love NFS...played nearly every one of them.
btw, you downloaded a 1GB virus???
Man, that must've been some bummer huh?