Need for Speed is also called NFS, it is the racing video game franchise and it was published in the Electronic Arts and it was developed under different studios including Ghost Games, Criterion Games, EA Black Box. The series was released for the first time in the year 1994 and the title was a famous quote of 1986 film under the name of Top Gun. The installment of the game is about racing cars on different racks and it has different titles that include the police pursuits in the races. From the Need for Speed: High Stakes, the series have brought about the car body customization in its gameplay.
Need for Speed is the most successful video game series based on the racing cars. it has came to be one of the leading franchise of the entire time and over a 150 million copies of this game had been sold in the entire world up to now.
In the year 2012, from restructuring of Black Box, then Criterion Games which are British developer then announced that they are the one in control of Need for Speed games. However, in the year 2013, the British and Swedish developers called Ghost Games and the Criterion Games came together to make up the foreseeable future for Need for Speed.
Need for Speed games use the same fundamental rules or similar mechanics. A player is in charge of a race car and in different races; the goal of the game is winning the race. In career or tournament mode, a player should win the series of the race so that he can unlock the tracks and vehicles. Before every race, the player may choose the vehicle and he has an option of choosing manual or automatic transmission. All the games in this series comes with some multiplayer mode form which lets the player to race one another using the split screen, internet or LAN.
Even if the game uses one name, the focus and the tone of the game may be different. The example is when some games cars do suffer visual and mechanical damage and in other game, it is not possible for the cars to be damaged completely. In certain cases, the software can stimulate the real-car behavior and in others, some physics are with forgiving physics.
Need for Speed: Underground, the series turned from the racing of the sports cars and turned to be point to point tracks and to tuner or import subculture with the street racing in the urban setting. Up to now, the theme continues to be the same in many series.
In some Franchise, there are police pursuits in one form or another. In the game where there is police pursuit, a player may play like either cop or a felon. The concepts for dragging or drafting had been introduced with the Need for Speed: Underground. The mechanics had been included in the career and tournament mode besides the regular street races. In the drift races, a player may defeat even other racers through totaling more points and he earns them through timing and length of the drift made by the vehicle of the players. In the drag races, a player needs to finish the first in order to win this race. However, when a player crashes in obstacles, this race will end.
The concept with the car turning had evolved with every new game and it focuses more on the mechanics of this game and this includes the looks of the car. Every game comes with the car turning option and it has some set of the options for some items like downforce, traction control and the ABS. You may also upgrade the gearbox and the engine. The visual turning of the car of the player becomes even more important in career or tournament mode with the release of Need for Speed: Underground 2. The appearance is rated starting from zero to reach to 10 points. If the car attains high visual rating, the car will be eligible to be put on a fictional magazine’s cover.
As any other racing car, Need for Speed features the list of the cars that had been named and also modeled after normal cars. The cars are found in different categories, they are tuners, muscles cars and exotic cars with the special cars. The exotic cars has high performance while they are also expensive cars, they are Chevrolet Corvette, Ford GT, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, Lamborghini Murcielago. The muscle cars are Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang. The tuner cars are the cars such as Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Nissan Skyline. The special cars include police and civilian police cars and they are available to be used in certain games like Ford Crown Victoria in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and in Garbage trucks or fire engine or taxis found in Need for Speed: Carbon.
Before, the series were taking place in the international settings like Africa, Europe, and Australia’s race tracks. Starting to Underground, the series started to take place in the fictional metropolitan towns. One game featured the traffic on the head to head mode and the later games traffic may be toggle off or on while starting to the Underground, the program has fixed obstacles.
Need for Speed is set in the fictional version for the World and there are a number of different time periods. Some of them are Ventura Bay, Redview County, Fairhaven City, Seacrest County, Tri-City Bay, Coast City, Palmont City, Rockport, Bayview, Olympic City and Motor City.
How to play Need for Speed
Need for Speed series had been known to be something of chameleon. At different points, it can be a realistic track racer, a police chase simulator and a Cannonball run-style in the action movie over the wheels. The latest games use the footsteps designed by the Fast and Furious film and they explore white knuckled world for the illegal street racing. Even if it is not a complete novel approach for the series, it will open the new avenues needed for the Speed’s Arcadey but in the nuanced style for racing. This is notably in the customization and progression system.
At one time while playing, you may find yourself not knowing what to do next. You may build some stocks for unstoppable tuner but you may not be able to use it. You will not be able to get through the unlocked story mission. After trying and retrying, you can finally grind smaller side events so that you may get some rep or cash. The extra cash can let you graduate using these missions while the process will let you earn some valuable lessons. You have to use the single but balanced ride for race and drift events which are a terrible idea at the highest level and even during all these frustrating nonsense, the need to have a speed put through; you will have to follow the procedure set.
You are to take up the Goofy but also the endearing narrative with the live action cutscene that are contained hit after the other. Some of the scenes do not have to take place in the cars since most of them starts when someone arrives and ends when someone else leaves.
The world of the game is found in the open but it holds up the scrutiny. The Need for Speed is the game that it is modeled normally after the city of Los Angeles and there are other four boroughs and many subsections with the range starting from the hilly switchbacks, tangled highway and tight urban corridors. It is populated with the event markers that you may tackled in the order you wish. This gives a campaign the casual set up of the belies and the intensity of the challenges. You may find yourself in some areas many times but the level of overall believability; variety and details make the city to be the immersive space of high speed playground together with the rain slick street with the suspicious sparse traffic.
The Need for Speed uses semi rate vehicle with the occasional car and they have the still joy to outrun by a way of roster of different cars like Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis. Keep in mind that it is the game about the street racing while you may buy the high end stuff, you will spend most of the campaign gradually until you can unlock good components with the aesthetic upgrades to get even less exotic tuner mobile.
You have different options when it comes to the visual of your car, you can change the design, the color or you may add the aftermarket spoiler. Whatever you can think of, you will do it. The components such as the suspension system and the engine blocks at another hand, they may be slightly less impressive. When you use expensive part, you will be able to learn even better. The components like suspension system or engine blocks are not that impressive. Buying the components increases the granular control on the handling of the car. You can open up over 16 sliders and they are used to control everything starting from the shock stiffness and tire pressure and you will be able to feel an impact of every adjustment you make.