Hello there, it’s been long since I have some spare time to write a few words about some games that I (still) play on my PSP. Actually I’ve played a few – some of them keeping me a few good night hours playing them – I don’t know if I will be able to finish this game – the lack of time and sleep prevents me from doing it – as well as a pleasant surprise the game has to offer – but a bit later about that.
I’m checking here – and it has been long since I’ve written any article here it seems – sorry ed – but here I go. Checked the last need for speed or some of the series? Tuned cars, action, hip-hop style music. I usually compare this games with the PC version – I do this because I don’t own a console except for the PSP and also because I think people are more familiar with these versions. But let’s see. I don’t know the numbers tthing o be honest – I have no idea how many cool cars ready to race are aut there but at the first glance are a lot.
A nice addition is the bonus each kind of cars has. The bosses are also a good idea. But the thing that attracted me is the feeling this game offers – it’s simply addictive! You want to play more and more and you are really sorry when the tube gots to the station you want to get off to – or when the tram that gets me to work reaches the destination and I almost feel sorry that I have to shut down my PSP, interrupting my race series… Good thing the PSP has this thing that “freezes” the game and you can resume it in a matter of seconds next time you open the console. In my case… the tram back home of course:).
One thing everybody loves at this game is the fact that all the cares look exactly like the real life ones – brands included. So if you want to ride at incredible speeds through the narrow streets of the city a Mercedes, a Chrysler, or maybe a Lamborghini then this is the game for you. Between this game and Need for speed undercover only the fame adds some interest to the latter.
The pleasant surprise I’ve mentioned: you play. And play. And you unlock all the cars, all the races, you beat all the bosses and you have plenty of money. You almost feel sorry that the game is going to end. But the real surprize is that it actually doesn’t ! You find out that you’re actually somewhere in the middle of the game because a new city is unlocked (!). Sounds like boring, over again playing the game. For some, maybe. But in the new city new cars new races await you. And above else, the driving is on the left side, fact that takes you some time to get used to it, you really have to master again the driving in the streets that have the rules changed…
Very good game overall. Great music, great graphics, great adrenaline, great cars. Great game. 9 – 9.5 out of then for the only reason that the perfect game doesn’t exist – it’s a matter of taste.