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Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £19.99 | HMV | 360

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Brendan Griffiths
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted | £19.99 | HMV | 360

In something of a scant year for racing games, even a Burnout-esque NFS game from Criterion failed to really burn up the charts. It's almost as if people couldn't afford it because of all the other fucking games released at the same time, or maybe because it has the same name as the toss 2005 release. Less money for greedy publishers eventually leads to some decent discounts for us though, so here we have Need for Speed: Most Wanted for half price already. Is this EA's unwanted Xmas puppy? Better give it a nice home then, you won't regret it.

Thanks to ram44 and GenericUsername123 at HotUkDeals.

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GetsugaTenshoS  Dec. 29, 2012 at 15:37

This is a great game. There's no story whatsoever for this game but it really doesn't need one. I bought this a few weeks ago from PC World for the same price when they had their 15 hour sale on. I'd recommend giving this a go for that price.

I didn't like Burnout Paradise because it didn't really give me the feel of a Burnout game, the cars felt a bit too light and the character just wasn't there for me. This game feels like Paradise 2. Criterion refined a fair few things, the multiplayer seems better and the game feels like it has more character to it which makes the game a lot more fun for me.

It's also £19.99 from Play.com for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PS Vita.

Last edited by GetsugaTenshoS, Dec. 29, 2012 at 16:57
sits69  Dec. 29, 2012 at 16:13

I have to most respectfully disagree with previous post. I've put in 100 hours in Burnout Paradise and 50 hours into NFS:MW. This game feels so much like Burnout Paradise (sans the flips, barrel-rolls, spin-jumps, mega-crashes and console 60fps). Incredibly fun game, but it's very, very different to the feel of Burnout Takedown, and especially Burnout Revenge. (For the record, I hated Revenge, but I absolutely loved Takedown.)

IMO, if you liked Paradise, then Most Wanted is right up your alley. You'll have a blast. If you go into Most Wanted expecting Takedown or Revenge, then you're going to be disappointed.

sits69  Dec. 29, 2012 at 16:17

...I forgot to mention, how disappointing it is to see Most Wanted, something so technically brilliant and critically acclaimed, commercially fall by the wayside to another year of CoD. It's so endemic of our industry, to be at the knees of the appetites of 14yo's shouting at each other. But what can you do...?

GetsugaTenshoS  Dec. 29, 2012 at 16:52

I have to most respectfully disagree with previous post. I've put in 100 hours in Burnout Paradise and 50 hours into NFS:MW. This game feels so much like Burnout Paradise (sans the flips, barrel-rolls, spin-jumps, mega-crashes and console 60fps). Incredibly fun game, but it's very, very different to the feel of Burnout Takedown, and especially Burnout Revenge. (For the record, I hated Revenge, but I absolutely loved Takedown.)


I'm not meaning that Most Wanted is very similar to Takedown and Paradise but rather it has a very similar feel to them with the character the game has. It feels like they took a few things from Takedown and brought them into this as well. The cars feel like they have more weight, traffic is deadly in both directions and takedowns feel like they require a little more effort but you keep the free roaming and all the good things Paradise had.

I also meant to edit the bit that says "this game feels like what Paradise should have been" before I posted that comment as I thought of a much better way to put what I was trying to say. What I was going to put there before I completely forgot about it is that Most Wanted feels like Paradise 2. Criterion refined things and made the game feel a lot more fun to me. I'll make that change to my previous comment now.

As for Takedown and Revenge, I loved Revenge but I do agree that Takedown was a far better game. Revenge had a lot of great stuff going for it but it just didn't feel as solid as Takedown. The multiple routes threw me off quite a bit.

sits69  Dec. 29, 2012 at 17:11

I'm not meaning that Most Wanted is very similar to Takedown and Paradise but rather it has a very similar feel to them with the character the game has. It feels like they took a few things from Takedown and brought them into this as well. The cars feel like they have more weight, traffic is deadly in both directions and takedowns feel like they require a little more effort but you keep the free roaming and all the good things Paradise had.

I also meant to edit the bit that says "this game feels like what Paradise should have been" before I posted that comment as I thought of a much better way to put what I was trying to say. What I was going to put there before I completely forgot about it is that Most Wanted feels like Paradise 2. Criterion refined things and made the game feel a lot more fun to me. I'll make that change to my previous comment now.

As for Takedown and Revenge, I loved Revenge but I do agree that Takedown was a far better game. Revenge had a lot of great stuff going for it but it just didn't feel as solid as Takedown. The multiple routes threw me off quite a bit.


YES! Completely agree with everything you just said.

On a sidenote, after I was finished with Most Wanted, I threw Revenge back in to give it an nth and final attempt at liking (over the last five/six years or so), and I just couldn't get into it, sadly. Traffic-checking just isn't my thing -- I like the deadly two-way traffic. (Some might point out that traffic-checking is in Paradise -- true, but only for a specific type of boost, and only if your vehicle is sufficiently large enough compared to the vehicle you're ramming from behind.)

On another sidenote, after looking at Revenge again, whilst Most Wanted refreshes at half the framerate, it makes you go "MY GOD MOST WANTED IS GORGEOUS." Criterion really know how to milk a system for all its worth.

Last edited by sits69, Dec. 29, 2012 at 17:13
GetsugaTenshoS  Dec. 29, 2012 at 21:54

YES! Completely agree with everything you just said.

On a sidenote, after I was finished with Most Wanted, I threw Revenge back in to give it an nth and final attempt at liking (over the last five/six years or so), and I just couldn't get into it, sadly. Traffic-checking just isn't my thing -- I like the deadly two-way traffic. (Some might point out that traffic-checking is in Paradise -- true, but only for a specific type of boost, and only if your vehicle is sufficiently large enough compared to the vehicle you're ramming from behind.)

On another sidenote, after looking at Revenge again, whilst Most Wanted refreshes at half the framerate, it makes you go "MY GOD MOST WANTED IS GORGEOUS." Criterion really know how to milk a system for all its worth.


I didn't really say what I was meaning properly the first time, good that my second attempt did the job. I can understand not liking Revenge but I still love the game.

My only problem with traffic checking is that it makes the game a little too easy. The challenge of avoiding traffic is pretty easy when you only have to avoid the odd bus. Aside from that though I love it because I was pretty good at getting takedowns with it in multiplayer. Nothing like waiting at just the right speed for your opponent to overtake you and then sending a well aimed car right into him.

I'm liking the challenge of avoiding traffic in Most Wanted although sometimes it's proving to go against me with a badly placed car at a bad time. It makes getting a strong build on a car very satisfying at the very least.

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