Need for Speed Heat

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by WhiteLightning, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Evileh

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    The game also has the same texture streaming issue that payback did... ugh.
     
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    I know it's an arcade racer but being able to drive through trees and brick walls is a little ridiculous.
     
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    I guess the game is still using the Frostbite Engine?
     
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    Thats some heavy cpu usage on all those threads. I can imagine 8threads would be 100% all the time. Shame game is running dx11 though.
     

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    it is crazy , probably some anti-piracy crap
     
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    Yeah I don't care for that much either. But I do have to admit the driving does feel really nice, especially the handbrake and drifting. This still doesn't feel like a true successor to the Underground games, but I think it's better than many of their recent offerings. NFS 2011 from Criterion was probably the last good one that was released. This will be a good purchase when it goes on sale a year from now.
     
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    Love the com chatter from the cops and the whole atmosphere at night, but the driving experience seems to be sluggish at best. Really sad.
     
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    Midnight Club Los Angeles is still the best open world street racing game.



    Cockpit view at 3:36.
     
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    Well son of a bitch, I played for an hour right after the trial finished downloaded. Now it's crashing during the main menu. Just confirms that this is a budget buy.
     

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    It crashed quiet often on the ps4 pro. :(
     
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    Awesome game played for over 12 hours not a single crash. My best NFS game experience after mw 2005.
     
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    Played for about 4 hours,game has good graphics look to it,got game on a SSD but I noticed textures are loading slow.I have to give the game more time, still not getting into the game yet.Maybe it will be like Metro Exodus slow start but it eventually grows on you.

    The game also hits the CPU hard but that is a great test for CPU overclocks.
     
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    no there isn't.
     

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    What a disappointment this is considering this has had a longer than usual development cycle. The loot box crap has now gone, thank goodness, but everything else about the game is pretty much the same as Payback. The visuals, while nice enough, are that amazing when you realise how utterly lifeless the environment is that you drive around in. You only see people during circuit races and cutscenes otherwise the city is empty of life and even vehicles. The game comes to life at night with the neon lighting and I wonder if perhaps the game should have been set *only* then rather than having both day and night events. Daytime driving is fairly bland and there's plenty of noticeable draw in even maxed out.

    I don't think Frostbite is a particularly good fit for this game as the game struggles to run at 60 fps on Ultra 2560x1440 settings on my system, usually hovering between 35 and 55 fps during races and only hitting 60 fps while driving around the empty city. Not sure what it is doing to warrant that kind of performance hit but Forza Horizon 4 looks far better than this game IMO *and* runs better. The game still lacks a cockpit view as well.

    The whole game just reeks of laziness IMO; it does the absolute minium to tick all the requirements for a Need for Speed game while failing to advance it in anyway. The best thing about the game is the car handling; the drifting/handbrake is fun to use but the game still lacks any real sense of speed. Hit the nitrous and the car still feels like it is going at the same lethargic speed. Hardly thrilling at all.

    Don't get me wrong, the game is not awful, it is just utterly average compared with other games such as Forza Horizon 3 or 4. Ghost, the developers, should take note of those games and also the superb Midnight Club: Los Angeles for inspiration for future NFS games. Rockstar's game is a classic IMO and the best Need for Speed game that isn't called Need for Speed to date even though it came out on Xbox 360 and PS3 years ago. It had better characters, a better storyline, actual missions, a city that felt lived in and fun to drive around plus a fantastic sense of speed during races even for a 30 fps racer.
     
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    I ended up uninstalling this game.
    As Darren Hodgson stated, the game is lifeless and also extremely boring for me.Would be awesome if you could just get out of the car and do something different.
     
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    wait 1 year for some updates, then try again!
     
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    nfs games don't really need to be alive, but some traffic is expected.
     
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    Take Grand Theft Auto 5, combine it with Need for Speed.... that would be cool.
     

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