Need For Speed has had cops in almost all of their games up until Need For speed Underground came out. Now though, they have launched Need For Speed Most Wanted. This game is about a group of the Most wanted Streetracers in the town of Rockport called the Blacklist.
Wanting to get revenge on Number 15 who won your car in a race between you and him when he sabotaged your car and used it to get to the no.1 spot, you're looking for Revenge and take him out and the rest of the Blacklist with him.
The graphics are amazing for a NFS game and look beautiful on the screen. The main movies with the characters in it look amazingly designed. However, this is up to a limit. Although the characters look eal, they are all very shiney and look like someone's attacked them in their dressing rooms with Pledge.
As for the driving graphics, they're also good up to a limit. You see, there is 1 problem with the graphics, and this has appeared on all of the NFS games I've played. Although the car graphics look beautiful, the scenery graphics are all panel shaped. I've looked at the pillers at the Stadium, and they're octagonal! They should either make the scenery beautiful, or the cars rubbish. But then again you need to look very carefully for this, so there are good and bad points.
The sound is amazing! The characters sound real, even on the SMS. And the cars are even better. Not just do the revs sound realistic, but there are all the different sounds for the different cars. For example, the VW Golf GTI, the Mercedes Maclaren SLR and the Porsche Carerra GT all sound completely different. Just like they would in real life! Even small stuff like crashes, smoking wheels and police sirens sound realistic.
The speed is intense and adrenaline pumping. The races are so fast it's breathtaking. And this game has it's secret weapon: This is the first ever NFS game with a combination of races and pursuits. All of the other NFS games, the cops would always chase you only in races. You can reach amazing speeds... Yet this is how it goes wrong. You can reach 200 in a Porsche Carerra GT that's fine. You can reach 200 in a Lambourghini Murcielago that's fine. MY GOLF CAN REACH 200 AND THAT'S NOT FINE!!!!!!!!!! This game is just unrealistic. The crashes can send cars flying, you hit invisible barriers, and I've flipped from driving in a straight line! And to make things worse, the races are less exciting as they were in Underground 2, the graphics are slightly worse than in U2, and the shopping feature is worse than in U2. Underground 2 is a pure classic, and this would have been a great tribute... But they spent more time on the pursuits than anything else and put everything else in in the last minute. If they had put more time into more than just the pursuits then this would have been a great game.
This is where the game shows it's true colours. This is a great game for the younger new NFS fans, but if you're a true professional at knowing how to race and knowing what to spend money on can do this in a few weeks probably. The races are just too easy and the pursuits are just too hard. Up till now, the races have been the first priority of the game. I think this would have been a great game for lastability if they had got the difficulties right. It would've been even better if they had just forgotten about the pursuits altogether and just did an Underground 3.
This was the first game from NFS that I liked. But after playing Underground 2, it is a disgrace for the NFS series. Sure NFS Underground 2 had it's own setbacks, but it is a classic of a game and that can't be changed. However, MW did not shine it's brightest. This would start as a grate game, but it will simply crash and burn. There is a new game called Carbon coming out but until then, I personnally would settle for Underground 2.
Final Score: 60%