Tuesday, November 18

Need for Speed Undercover Mixed Reviews?

 Need for Speed Undercover is a poor game with a ton of problems, both technically and in terms of design. The open world design is completely lost as you can't actually drive to any event, many races are closed off which means no cross traffic, and it's incredibly easy. The presentation could have been good but winds up feeling totally contrived and confusing at times. The game could, and should, have been leaps and bounds better than it is. As it stands, though, there's absolutely no reason to pick this up over the likes of Burnout Paradise or Midnight Club: Los Angeles, both of which demolish it in every way possible.
IGN Ratings for Need for Speed Undercover (X360)
Rating Description
out of 10
6.0 Presentation
The cutscenes don't work as well as intended, it's way too easy and the open world setup is almost completely pointless.
5.0 Graphics
The cars don't look all that great and the city is lifeless. It also doesn't run as well as it should.
8.0 Sound
The engine effects are great, though they could be mixed better. The soundtrack is decent, though it isn't used too often.
5.0 Gameplay
Why is this game set in an open world? You can't drive to events or find anything, so what's the point? It's also way too easy.
6.0 Lasting Appeal
The online stuff works, but it's very basic and will get old after a while. There's a decent number of events, but it just isn't any fun.
(out of 10 / not an average)
Team Xbox Review
No matter where the NFS franchise takes gamers, one thing has held steady throughout the journey: These racers are only as good as their core engines. While Need for Speed Undercover delivers in the areas of cinematic production, audio, visuals and through its sweet vehicle roster, it falls a bit short in the realm of top-tier, arcade-quality handling models.

Need for Speed Undercover is still worth a serious look due to its overall thoroughness, but those looking for sheer circuit mastery by something other than raw horsepower numbers should probably give Need for Speed Undercover a rental first before deciding if to steer clear of its sneaky ways.

Great po-po AI, but it’s tough to do any fancy driving to evade them with the suspect handling engine. Excellent cinematic production values.
Helped along by items plucked from ProStreet. Frame rate is solid in most cases.
Unreal vehicle sound effects to go with the authentic CB chatter.
A good vehicle lineup and unique online modes add additional length to this racer.
Wheel-to-wheel fun that doesn’t quite raise the bar.

8.0 out of 10

Legends Note: Look like this game is getting mixed reviews, you know what that means...RENTAL!!!


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