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Need for Speed: Undercover £9.95 @ 7dayshop [Xbox 360 Games]

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Marius Goubert
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Need for Speed: Undercover £9.95 @ 7dayshop [Xbox 360 Games]If you’re a fan of the Need for Speed franchise then it might interest you to know that Need for Speed Undercover is currently going for just £9.95 on 7dayshop. According to price comparison this is £5 cheaper than the next best price of £14.95 from mymemory.

However, according to IGN, who completely ripped the game apart and described it as an all round failure, Need for Speed Underground might not be the wisest addition to your Xbox 360 collection. IGN argue that the game has no hope of competing with the likes out Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Burnout Paradise. In a damning review, they state that this is in part due to ‘its complete misuse of the open world format’ in which players are not encouraged to explore the environment in the slightest.

Matters are made worse by the fact that the open world format becomes closed during races. There are no lanes of traffic to deal with or any alternative routes to discover. On top of this the game is visually quite poor and the world simply doesn’t feel alive due to a lack of other vehicles on the road and little attention to detail.

However IGN do praise it for good sound effects and the game's great sensation of speed when you fly through the city in the likes of a McLaren F1. But these good points are unable to redeem what is, overall, a fairly poor driving simulator. However it is worth bearing in mind that Midnight Club and Burnout are substantially more expensive than Need for Speed and even though the game won't be winning any awards, for under £10, you could probably do a lot worse.

Thanks to dontdothatagain on Hotukdeals.

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OFI  Jul. 28, 2009 at 17:55

Since when was Burnout Paradise "substantially more expensive" ?

There have been deals on it for weeks and weeks at around the £10 price point even for the Ultimate Box version.

The IGN review on this game is rubbish. Yes the open world thing is useless and tacked on but I really don't find it much use in the games that do it properly (Midnight Club LA, Burnout) unless i'm playing around online that is.

I don't understand how the graphics can look poor, there is quite a lot more detail than previous games in the series, the car renders are quite good even if the city does feel empty and the other cars look a bit rubbish.

It doesn't claim to be a 'driving simulator' as far as i'm aware, in the sense of games such as Gran Turismo and Forza at least. It's just a daft arcade game that imo was far easier and more rewarding to get into than Midnight Club LA.

Burnout Paradise still beats both.

marius  Jul. 29, 2009 at 11:56

Thanks for the reply. Good to get another side of the argument. Having not played much of the game, I just offered up the IGN point of view. I think that's a valid point about the game not claiming to be a 'driving sim', so cheers for the heads up.

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