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Need for Speed Heat Reveal

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Play on the retro theme (Cyberpunk, etc.), yet have modern tropes all up and down.

Seems like the retro branding theme is a marketing coat of paint only, just to maximize on the new trend soon, especially the Cyberpunk retro/synth style. Feels out of place with the modern edginess in there.

This franchise has been and still is dead to me.
Yeah I think you're right, I got that too - trying to ride the coat tails of the popular synth wave/80's styling that has been in basically everything of late. Does indeed seem very superficial, which is pretty pathetic really. Shows us they have no real artistic integrity or direction of their own.

If this was set in the 80's with period cars only like Lamborghini Countach's and Ferrari Testarossa's... that would be a whole different story. That would have gotten gamer's licking their chops - if they had actually have committed to their chosen theme. But it looks like no more than a marketing gimmick, slapped on top of a particularly bad Fast & Furious outing.
 
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Yeah I think you're right, I got that too - trying to ride the coat tails of the popular synth wave/80's styling that has been in basically everything of late. Does indeed seem very superficial, which is pretty pathetic really. Shows us they have no real artistic integrity or direction of their own.

If this was set in the 80's with period cars only like Lamborghini Countach's and Ferrari Testarossa's... that would be a whole different story. That would have gotten gamer's licking their chops - if they had actually have committed to their chosen theme. But it looks like no more than a marketing gimmick, slapped on top of a particularly bad Fast & Furious outing.
Exactly how I feel, and the impression I got as well.
 
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~Fake

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Its hard to recommend NFS anymore. My last NFS was hot pursuit, but none of those really shiny.
If people really want NFS imo the most close both fun and graphic speaking is Forza Horizon.
 
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Meh. Could be good as long as it doesn't have too much of that "Racer Culture" crap (And always online).

I just want to race cars on streets. I don't want some shitty Fast & Furious knock off.
So you want a racing game, what looks to be an underground street racing game, a scene that is so set in it's "racer culture for a reason, to have no race culture in it?

You listening EA?
 

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So you want a racing game, what looks to be an underground street racing game, a scene that is so set in it's "racer culture for a reason, to have no race culture in it?
No real race culture is like that shit :messenger_grinning_smiling: This is "movie" racer culture.
 

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People say this is a mix between Payback and 2015.

Considering the whole cringey zoomer theme, they managed to brought the worst of the worst in a single game, i'm impressed.
 
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Anything after Carbon is shit.
Need For Speed is a dead franchise, taking its rightful place alongside Dead Space and Mass Effect in the cemetery of franchises.
Damn, almost every franchise went downhill after 2010.
Carbon received lukewarm reception back then both critically and commercially and I can honestly see why. It couldn't deliver what its two predecessors did. It was way too easy and way too short. Cops didn't have much of a presence at all and the team gimmick was tacked on. I ended up just using sprinters as partners because they were the only ones worth a damn. Also it started to feel stale. They tried this style again with Undercover and honestly, woudn't the game be as unfinished as it is, I would honestly prefer it over Carbon. Carbon is definitely the better product though. Anyways, I don't think Most Wanted and UG2 have aged very well. I love going back to MW for the cop chases. They are amazing and the best they have ever been in the series. Anything else is a chore though.

What made Need for Speed big in first place was Hot Pursuit. No open world. No tuning. However it still had track design and is exactly what a racing game should be in my eyes. Good at delivering fun and challenging races with beautiful environments and fast cars. I dont want a shit car that drives 300 km/h. I dont care about tuning that much tbh (Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with it being in there but I dont need it. All I need is paint optimization and I'm fine) and the whole style seems so cheesy in hindsight. I think the Midnight Club series did open world and street racing much better too. They added tuning later on, which I still dont care too much about but it was well-made.

Hot Pursuit (2010) and Shift were both released after Carbon and I'll take both over Underground, Most Wanted and Carbon any day of the week. Even Burnout Paradise 2 aka. Most Wanted (2012) I prefer over those.

@Trailer
Pretty much tells me nothing. I need real gameplay.
 

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Carbon received lukewarm reception back then both critically and commercially and I can honestly see why. It couldn't deliver what its two predecessors did. It was way too easy and way too short. Cops didn't have much of a presence at all and the team gimmick was tacked on. I ended up just using sprinters as partners because they were the only ones worth a damn. Also it started to feel stale. They tried this style again with Undercover and honestly, woudn't the game be as unfinished as it is, I would honestly prefer it over Carbon. Carbon is definitely the better product though. Anyways, I don't think Most Wanted and UG2 have aged very well. I love going back to MW for the cop chases. They are amazing and the best they have ever been in the series. Anything else is a chore though.

What made Need for Speed big in first place was Hot Pursuit. No open world. No tuning. However it still had track design and is exactly what a racing game should be in my eyes. Good at delivering fun and challenging races with beautiful environments and fast cars. I dont want a shit car that drives 300 km/h. I dont care about tuning that much tbh (Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with it being in there but I dont need it. All I need is paint optimization and I'm fine) and the whole style seems so cheesy in hindsight. I think the Midnight Club series did open world and street racing much better too. They added tuning later on, which I still dont care too much about but it was well-made.

Hot Pursuit (2010) and Shift were both released after Carbon and I'll take both over Underground, Most Wanted and Carbon any day of the week. Even Burnout Paradise 2 aka. Most Wanted (2012) I prefer over those.

@Trailer
Pretty much tells me nothing. I need real gameplay.
For me, Carbon was the last good Need For Speed. Mostly because it's an extension of the gameplay from Most Wanted with added features. The drifting races and the autosculpt were cool. It might not have been as good as the previous games but it's way better than what came after.

I tried playing Hot Pursuit (2010) and I just couldn't stand it. I found Grid to be a much better racing game.
 

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idk trailer looks generic, that 2015 game was alright. however

I don't see how that is different to say preordering the $100 version of Forza Horizon 4 or having to buy the VIP membership to gain double Credits.
It's the world we live in today. Some people just get away with it better than EA.
 
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Its hard to recommend NFS anymore. My last NFS was hot pursuit, but none of those really shiny.
If people really want NFS imo the most close both fun and graphic speaking is Forza Horizon.
Problem is that Forza Horizon is only on One and PC :(
 

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Cockpit view DLC incoming

Ugh and once again those cringey characters and poor voice-acting. No heart and soul. Yep, this franchise is dead.
 
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I mean, I'm curious about it, but I can't trust any of these AAA publishers anymore. I'll be waiting a month or 2 minimum to see what they do with the game.
 

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I don't see how that is different to say preordering the $100 version of Forza Horizon 4 or having to buy the VIP membership to gain double Credits.
It's the world we live in today. Some people just get away with it better than EA.
Agree, other software houses "hide" MTX issues better than EA
 

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Man oh man. Now I need to listen to NFS II through IV OST, thanks for that!

Just going to leave this favorite here for hopefully someone else to enjoy, one of Saki's all-time greatest works, IMO. (RIP Saki)

Omg yes! My favorite track,. I was quite happy when I heard it in Mass Effect 2 too:)
All in all this is THE nfs and I wish for once they would've made a game just like it, with the same music and that feel of car showcase throughout the game.
 

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Looks desperate. I predict a flop

We just want Underground 3, but more like the first one, with no open world bullshit and simple arcade style gameplay.

I guess that asking for no microtransactions is too much
 

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I guess that asking for no microtransactions is too much
Its EA after all. Activision its not far off, I mean, put microtransactions into a blood remaster CTR. EA still make a lot of money just by putting microtransactions into FIFA, so yes, money money money.
 

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Yeah right. I don't believe them and EA has done nothing to earn trust either.

We've even seen this stuff fully added into games after launch to dodge negative reviews.
 
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“If you catch fire, run. You'll burn faster.”
The voiceover belongs in the cringe thread.
 
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I've actually preorder it, I never got the last one but hey this looks to be the right direction.
I mean Need for Speed 2015 was the right direction but the city was meh so the tracks was meh.
This has a mixture of day and night
A hint of Shift in there too.
I have to see gameplay, I guess I'm hopeful
If there no drag racing then I'm out.