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Need For Speed: The Run Review

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Claave 23rd November 2011, 14:28 Quote
An update on gamepad support: we previously said that The Run doesn't support gamepads, but what it actually doesn't support is our Raptor Gaming M3 Platinum mouse (most of the time). It incorrectly identifies this as a steering wheel, and ignores your request to use the keyboard or gamepad instead. Apologies for any confusion caused by this bizarre issue and our previous comments.
Anfield 23rd November 2011, 14:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
What are you talking about? You would play a racing game on PC with a keyboard and mouse?!

Most certainly no.

There is that thing called Wheel...
SMIFFYDUDE 23rd November 2011, 15:17 Quote
The last arcade racer I played which was any good with a steering wheel was NFS Porsche 2000, games like the Race Driver series and NFS Hot Pursuit 2010 are hidious with a wheel, even Shift 2 is a bit iffy with one imo.
phuzz 23rd November 2011, 16:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers
Why would u use a shitty gamepad for a driving game? Force feedback steering wheel and pedals or don't bother.

Because I can only afford a shitty gamepad, and I don't play enough racing games to justify getting a wheel.
k?
k.
Sutura 23rd November 2011, 17:06 Quote
Well, yeah 90% is a little bit high. Even Gamespot that are very generous gave it around 7 point something. Dunno haven't played it yet can't really tell. I am glad other people like NFS Most Wanted too. I thought I was the last person to think this is one of the best NFS games.
Waynio 23rd November 2011, 17:36 Quote
:) My room is already cluttered enough without a big bulky game controller, would be nice to have the space & money to make a kickass cockpit, in fact if I was loaded I'd have a gaming room with different setups for different game types but I'm not so I'll stick with a pad which is also clutter :).

Does it force Origin on you? this is the to buy or not to buy question for me.
S1W1 23rd November 2011, 18:04 Quote
Just got this and love the gameplay- yes the plot is painful, as are any bits not involving racing, but the actual racing is fantastic.

It's not for people who want a realistic racing game like Forza 4, but it really is great fun.
jimmyjj 23rd November 2011, 18:34 Quote
30 fps, no keyboard controls and a 2-3 hour campaign does not sound like my idea of a great PC game.
Speed 23rd November 2011, 18:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by jimmyjj
30 fps, no keyboard controls and a 2-3 hour campaign does not sound like my idea of a great PC game.

Well all these things shout console port to me, frankly I'd only buy this sort of game on a console as A you use a gamepad from the offset and B can sell it on for near what I paid easily, without it being locked to something like Origin etc.
Xir 23rd November 2011, 20:28 Quote
When was the last PC steering wheel shootout?

I remember the Microsoft Sidewinder FF wheel beeing good value for money, then the Logitech Momo FF (the momo had metal gears?) then a lot of plastic crap, then the really, really expensive ones start.

Neither the Sidewinder nor the momo are produced anymore though.
So what now?
An el-cheapo rumble PS3 wheel? naaaah!
ya93sin 23rd November 2011, 21:03 Quote
I use keyboard for arcade racing games.
I use a PS3 controller for online racing games such as Dirt3.
I'd use a wheel & pedal if I had them for racing simulators such as Race 07 and Richard Burns Rally.
feathers 23rd November 2011, 21:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by phuzz
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Originally Posted by feathers
Why would u use a shitty gamepad for a driving game? Force feedback steering wheel and pedals or don't bother.

Because I can only afford a shitty gamepad, and I don't play enough racing games to justify getting a wheel.
k?
k.

Oh please. My logitech wheel and pedals cost 35 on ebay second hand 12 years ago and they still work today.
rogerrabbits 24th November 2011, 00:54 Quote
Need 4 Speed: The Runs: Gaming diarrhea edition.
Marvin-HHGTTG 24th November 2011, 02:22 Quote
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Originally Posted by rogerrabbits
Need 4 Speed: The Runs: Gaming diarrhea edition.

Hehe, it's an unfortunate name...

Not really sure whether this deserves 90%, seems a little too high for an arcade racer that brings nothing new to the scene, is ported (and obviously so), and has laggy steering wheel control. Then again I thought much the same of Shift 2 which was also reviewed highly, I think I might have to get a more general consensus with racing games, rather than just BT.
damien c 24th November 2011, 07:37 Quote
It is funny how obvious it is that this game is ported from the console to the PC.

I have Need For Speed Hot Pursuit on the Xbox 360 and on the PC and the PC version is about 40 to 50 % better looking and it just feel's smoother to play.

I tried this last night on the Xbox and found the graphic's are exactly the same and it play's smoother on the Xbox than on my pc and my pc is not a slow machine by any means.
feathers 24th November 2011, 09:31 Quote
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It is funny how obvious it is that this game is ported from the console to the PC.

I have Need For Speed Hot Pursuit on the Xbox 360 and on the PC and the PC version is about 40 to 50 % better looking and it just feel's smoother to play.

I tried this last night on the Xbox and found the graphic's are exactly the same and it play's smoother on the Xbox than on my pc and my pc is not a slow machine by any means.


The xbox is a dinosaur now so if it looks better on your xbox then you must have one crap PC!

What graphics card does your PC have?
wuyanxu 24th November 2011, 09:38 Quote
just gave it a quick go this morning, got to Vegas. i think it deserves 90%.

EA Black Box nailed the controls, perfect mix of arcade and weight to the car. Hot Pursuit didn't have the weight feel, like all other Criterion games. The Run feels just like how NFS should feel, i'd go as far to say it feels similar to Most Wanted, Hot Pursuit 2 and earlier NFS games.

the gameplay is nothing new, but it nailed the Need for Speed feel. the sense of urgency when getting chased by police, and the adrenaline rush when overtaking cars on beautiful country road is corner stone of NFS games.

The Run is a classic NFS game. everything feels right. that's why i think it deserves 90% even though many may view it to be not as feature rich as other race games out there. it's like saying Half Life 2 ep3 doesn't have aim-down-sight so it must suck.
Jipa 24th November 2011, 11:43 Quote
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Originally Posted by phuzz
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Originally Posted by feathers
Why would u use a shitty gamepad for a driving game? Force feedback steering wheel and pedals or don't bother.

Because I can only afford a shitty gamepad, and I don't play enough racing games to justify getting a wheel.
k?
k.

This. Also I've been looking for a race game that I could give a quick try and this might be it. Thanks for the review!

feathers just tone it down ffs.
damien c 24th November 2011, 12:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers
The xbox is a dinosaur now so if it looks better on your xbox then you must have one crap PC!

What graphics card does your PC have?

I never said it looks better I said it looks the same and plays smoother.

My pc spec's are perfectly fine for this game.

Core I5 2500K @ 4.8ghz
12gb Corsair DDR3 1600MHZ
GTX 480
LeMaltor 24th November 2011, 18:34 Quote
There's no pc demo right lolz
damien c 24th November 2011, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by LeMaltor
There's no pc demo right lolz

no only console.

I think they didn't release a pc demo because of the fact it is so obvious that its a straight rip from the console version with no improvements.
feathers 24th November 2011, 20:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by damien c
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Originally Posted by feathers
The xbox is a dinosaur now so if it looks better on your xbox then you must have one crap PC!

What graphics card does your PC have?

I never said it looks better I said it looks the same and plays smoother.

My pc spec's are perfectly fine for this game.

Core I5 2500K @ 4.8ghz
12gb Corsair DDR3 1600MHZ
GTX 480


Why would u have 12gb ram on anything than X58 platform?
rogerrabbits 25th November 2011, 00:59 Quote
coz it costs about 2p
sear 25th November 2011, 04:26 Quote
Funny how a lot of other people think this game is complete and total ****, even next to previous Need for Speed games which haven't been all that great the last few years next to the competition. Maybe it's fun, but to me the content selection is extremely sub-par compared to other racing games, there's a severe lack of options and modes, and other glitches like poor gamepad identification are all pretty serious flaws for what should be a premier racing franchise.

I'm also concerned that things like the lack of in-game settings and the 30 fps cap aren't even mentioned in this review. These are huge issues for PC gamers and yet bit-tech, a PC-oriented site, doesn't even think they're worth bringing up? I have to wonder if someone's wheels have been greased, especially considering EA's blatant manipulation of Battlefield 3 reviews lately.
damien c 25th November 2011, 08:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by feathers
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Originally Posted by damien c
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Originally Posted by feathers
The xbox is a dinosaur now so if it looks better on your xbox then you must have one crap PC!

What graphics card does your PC have?

I never said it looks better I said it looks the same and plays smoother.

My pc spec's are perfectly fine for this game.

Core I5 2500K @ 4.8ghz
12gb Corsair DDR3 1600MHZ
GTX 480


Why would u have 12gb ram on anything than X58 platform?

Because I had 6gb of ram from a old X58 system that the board, failed on and it was only a extra £50 to go for the I5 2500K bundle.

The ram I had spare was 2000mhz 10-10-10-27 1.5v, so I put 4gb of it in my pc to take me to 12gb and it is now running perfectly fine with the other ram, which is 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5v.

When I have the spare cash I will replace the 4gb with 8gb and take my pc to 16gb of ram, and buy also a cheap board for my 920, and build a media server.
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