Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving

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Which NFS games have you enjoyed the most?

Poll ended at Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:19 pm

The Need for Speed (1994)
2
6%
Need for Speed II (1997)
1
3%
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (1998)
3
9%
Need for Speed: Road Challenge (1999)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed (2000)
1
3%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002)
2
6%
Need for Speed: Underground (2003)
3
9%
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004)
2
6%
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005)
5
15%
Need for Speed: Carbon (2006)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: ProStreet (2007)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: Undercover (2008)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: Shift (2009)
1
3%
Need for Speed: Nitro (2009)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
5
15%
Need for Speed: The Run (2011)
0
No votes
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
4
12%
Need for Speed Rivals (2013)
2
6%
Need for Speed (2015)
0
No votes
Need for Speed Payback (2017)
0
No votes
jawa, you've missed out the World / Shift 2 / Mobile games and they were my favourite ones :-X
2
6%
 
Total votes: 33
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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:42 pm

Having revisited Underground 1 & 2 these, along with the original Most Wanted, are my favourite NFS titles. The series has been pretty limp of recent. I was enjoying Payback to begin with, but it quickly gave way to tedium.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by jawafour » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:52 pm

I played NFS Rivals a few weeks back and I was surprised at how good the graphics are. It ran real slick, too.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Gemini73 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:58 pm

jawafour wrote:I played NFS Rivals a few weeks back and I was surprised at how good the graphics are. It ran real slick, too.


Ah yes, Rivals is quite good although a bit of an unnecessary crash fest at times. Trying to get back to a hideout without losing all your current progress can be infuriating.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by jawafour » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:04 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Ah yes, Rivals is quite good although a bit of an unnecessary crash fest at times. Trying to get back to a hideout without losing all your current progress can be infuriating.

Yeah, it seems pretty easy to give cause for the police to chase you. I got caught a few times but then made it back to the hideout!

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by jawa4 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:04 pm

The Need for Speed franchise is being assigned to EA's Criterion studio.

Eurogamer wrote:The Need for Speed franchise is doing a U-turn: and by that I mean EA is moving development back from Sweden to UK studio Criterion.

That's because the current franchise developer, Ghost Games, is set to become EA Gothenburg once more as it becomes an engineering hub to assist with EA's wider portfolio. This is partly due to issues finding the right talent to continue developing Need for Speed in Gothenburg.

EA is hoping to transfer many of its staff from Ghost Games to Guildford-based Criterion, although the publisher told GamesIndustry.biz that 30 roles remain at risk. "Outside of the engineers and those that we plan to transfer to other positions, there would be 30 additional staff in Gothenburg, and we would hope to place as many of them as possible into other roles in the company", EA explained.


I feel that Ghost started out well but their takes on NFS perhaps haven't hit the kind of sales EA are looking for. I still like the franchise and I hope that Criterion can create something exciting for the future.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:24 pm

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by jawa4 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:42 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:strawberry float Need For Speed.

Give me Burnout.

.. :lol: . Yeah, Burnout was (is) terrific! I still enjoy the NFS series, though, and with relatively few decent-budget arcade-styled racing games around now, I'd love to see a new iteration from Criterion. I wonder if the next game could be a few years off, recognising that this change has only just happened?

Definitely want to pick up NFS Heat at some point but I'm waiting for a price cut.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Buffalo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:59 am

All of the ones made by Ghost - as in, the last 4 games - have been utterly hamstrung by the fact that the car handling in each one was absolute trash. A fairly important component to a decent racer, I feel.
Good riddance.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Saint of Killers » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:04 am

Criterion had that land/air/water racer but I'm guessing that got cancelled. So what have they been doing since?

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by Buffalo » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:14 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Criterion had that land/air/water racer but I'm guessing that got cancelled. So what have they been doing since?

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I read in an article that they’ve been helping the Battlefield people do...stuff.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by DarkRula » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:50 am

They helped Ghost with Rivals (which probably explains why it's a competent game), then were moved to Battlefront 2 to help with starfighter combat, then to Battlefield V's expansions.

As I said in the general racing thread, I feel Criterion can do this series justice and outshine any recent efforts.

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by jawa4 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:56 am

This sounds like a win; I've liked Ghost work's on the NFS series, it seems that many Ghost staff are able to move over to Criterion, I've enjoyed Criterion's past work on NFS and it's great to know that the series will continue. It seems to be all good! :-) .

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PostRe: Need for Speed | Twenty-five years of furious driving
by imbusydoctorwho » Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:27 pm

Fantastic news as the last decent game was Rivals, Criterion did a stellar job with the Most Wanted port on Wii U.

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