If you’re familiar with car racing and arcade games, then you might’ve seen or heard of Need for Speed, the street racing game that is usually packed with actions. This year makes it the 25th years since the brand had been in operation and so they’ve decided to celebrate such memorable event by releasing the 24th game in the series titled: Need for Speed: Heat which is super fast and interesting.
So far, the game isn’t the perfect one you’ll play but it’s worth noting that it’s still convincing and interesting enough for anyone that wants something packed with action and fun altogether.
And speaking of the new Need for Speed: eat, there are about 127 unlockable supercars which you chose from popular car brands like the 2002 Nissn Silvias to the 2019 Ferrari FXX-K Evo. Eventhough it might cost you time to unlock such high-end sportcars, chances are that you’ll still enjoy starting from scratch.
There is a number of interesting things about the game for example, exploring though the city feels like it’s never going to end with different terrain to drive your customized car around. It also feature action soundtracks that correlates well with the mood and speed of your car.
Another interesting in the game includes those street dialogues which you can hear faintly while driving by a location.It’s all aimed to mock reality. But then if you ever get to upgrade your car then you’re going to experience the best of your car as it’s normal speed could hit as high as 130-140 MPH on the steady making it feel as though you’re flying. Meanwhile the handling of the car is very great and hope you pay attentions to the dubious road and know when to turn to the right directions.
And in terms of taking the wrong turn, there are nice collisions on the road. There are usually short brick walls, telephone poles and all these collisions are parts of what would help you unlock new cars.
Your car barely takes damage, for better or worse. If you’re used to strategically using the barrier sometimes in racing games, you’ll have to give up on that dream right now. In NFS: Heat, you’ll probably barrel right through it.
But then comes in the night time which could difficult for the average Joe. One big difference between the day an night in order to get your car upgraded is Earning cash by the daytime while Earning Rep by nighttime.
Another fun part which could make you cringe is the never ending Police chase because this is NFS and whenever the cops are behind uour tail, they’re never going back until you’re busted.
Honestly speaking, the police in this game are ruthless and they would just show up out of the blue while you’re busy winning a race. The AI on the cops (and racers for that matter) can seem pretty weird. At times, some drivers seem like they’re going impossibly fast, but at others it seems almost too easy to grab a win. There seems to be some “rubber banding” going on, a common technique in racing games, speeding up the cars in the back and slowing down the cars way out front to keep the pack more together, but in my experience it didn’t feel super consistent.
The next part or probably the most frustrating one is the drifting part because if you don’t do this often enough, you might get tired due to frustration quickly. There are some game events whereby the only thing that needs to be done is to just drift. So know when to til and swipe or control your device well enough and be fast about it.
Even though the essence of the game is to make you stick around and part of that is creating some really annoying obstacles that you’d always want to conquer every time you fail them. But if you’re a great racer then you might find it interesting with numerous racers online.