After taking a break for a year, EA and Ghost Games come back at it with a new Need for Speed game known as”Need for Speed Heating.” The question here is: Does Need for Speed Heating supply the horsepower to cross the success line with the other demand for Speed names, or does this trail behind, being left in the dust together with all the ones that are forgotten?
Continue Reading to our Need for Speed Heating review.
The Wrong Story
Need for Speed: though I am not sure it is a one for your match Heating will not feature a narrative that is narrative-driven. You take the part of an unnamed character of your own choice, which starts their journey of being a racer that is respectable at Palm City. That’s where it ought to have gone. off the gate, the match will do anything, and paints a film which police officers are complete assholes. It is a very clear spin on today’s perspective of police officers, though rather than managing race (since that would be too obvious)they instead opt to produce racers the victims of police abuse. But at the scene among those racers whose car crashed into the sea and can be currently lying on the floor gets gunned down simply to send a message. Was that there were still cameras. I could not help but roll my eyes while I do know that there are this is not the sport. And I feel the vast majority of us may agree we play with Need for Speed matches in the first location that narrative, generally speaking, is . The game doesn’t work together with the story, Though placing their intent apart.
Heat really puts a heavy focus on police officers and their dislike for racers. Multiple news broadcasts will highlight the hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage caused by illegal racing, yet the game throws this view out the door when it comes to day time racing. You see there are two faces to this game, one day and the other night, and they are vastly different from one another.
During the night, police officers are brutal and always on the search for you, however in the day they seemingly ignore you. Palm City will sanction off areas in the city for racing purposes. Think about that for a second. A city that has a major problem with illegal racing that they had to build a dedicated task force to stop them, only to allow these same racers to roam freely without any consequences? That’s not how you fix a problem, that’s how you worsen it. I remember driving 100 mph plus down a street, and a police officer wouldn’t even bother chasing me down. I also rammed into one at low speeds to see how well they would react and still nothing. I’m not sure how this was even overlooked, or if the developers even cared much for it, but that narrative doesn’t get driven to well when the gameplay works against it.
Driving Fast by Night, Earning Doe By Day
Need for Speed: Heat, in a sense, is two games packaged in one. What I mean by this is that being given the choice to race during the day or night, the gameplay changes drastically. By day, you’ll be racing on closed circuits that are generally smaller courses filled with tight bends. It feels more of a professional take, rather than raw street racing. Because of this style of racing that is offered, players are able to compete for cash to purchase upgrades that they have unlocked. However, certain dealers won’t sell you vehicles or upgrades until you’ve reached a certain street reputation, which is where the night time racing comes in.