T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Need 4 Speed 4 (Not how it use to be)
Well since i got my new computer i was "initally" all excited to get Need For Speed 4 High Stakes working. My computer runs it easy with me being able to run it on high res and colours.
But i'm very very disappointed. Seems the game has gone backwards in many ways since Need for Speed I and II, and they seem to focus the game on more arcade style playing that realism.
Here are my opinions why:
Dash board layout a shocker: The dash doesn't look remotely like the real thing. Even the colour is off. Rear vision mirror is not real.
Sounds: In NFS 1 they actually digitally recorded the in car sounds of every car and it was soo good to the point that you could feel the difference of the Beefy Viper, to the revvy NSX as well as the realistic gear change noise.
Anyone who's raced the Ferrari 512TR would know what i mean that it has the Ferrari feel to it.
In NFS 4 the sounds are very piss poor, they almost all sound the same.
Next is the handling: just seems that it doesn't have the realistic handling like version 1.
Last of all i really hated the way they totally screw up the look of the Falcon AU1 XR8, really annoys me big time. The Holden seems to be all in proportion but the XR8 is stuff, teh front is too has to short of an overhang, and the sound isn't no where near like a real XR8.
If a game came out like NFS1 but with all the cars of late i will be the first to buy it, seems they really lost the plot somewhere.
Whats everyone think???
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