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Discussion in 'Console Games' started by jshelton, Dec 23, 2010.
List the pros and cons of each, and the overall fun factor.
You'd have to compare Shift, since Hot Pursuit is trying to achieve something vastly different than GT5
Shift? No not at all. It's as if EA knows nothing about how a car works. Take a look at the steering when you can. The inside tire keeps rotating further after the outside has achieved full lock.
Either way, the NFS games are arcades, GT5 tries to be a sim. If you want fun gameplay, go with a NFS title. If you want somewhat sim physics but terrible AI, with little gaming substance go with GT5.
As others have said, if you want to just have a car game then get a NFS...can probably pick up two games or more for the price of GT5.
If you want to fiddle with real cars, real specs, etc and drive famous world tracks then get GT5.
Both series have cars, but that's about where the similarities end.
Get NFS unless you want a diehard sim, I got GT5 and I hated it. Fell asleep during a B-Series(Game races for you) race because my car was so good I didnt have to do a thing but I was limited to amateur because I didnt have enough points/level to race anything harder. Oh and you have to own about every car to do more than 5 races...half the races require some special thing like Front Engine - FWD, Front Engine - RWD, Rear Engine - FWD...etc or a certain year/country of origin. Horsepower limits and for the dirt/snow races you have to gamble to find a car that can use a snow tire and then gamble some more to find one that can use a dirt tire. Dont forget about all the License challenges, that freaking Simbo or whatever Top Gear bus race is next to impossible, cant hit another bus, cant go outside a certain line blah blah blah. Then you have the Nascar races where you have a lane 1" wider than the car and you cant blow on a cone to hard or look at the wall and its disqualifying you.
And to finish it all off, the last A-License race. 1 lap to pass 15 cars, but DONT DARE touch one or you get disqualified. Heres the funny thing though, I went into a corner and the computer plowed me in the rear and spun me out but I cant touch them. Oh and 7th place is required for the lowest medal/trophy and I was in 7th place til 10ft from the finish line where some car magically turned on NOS or something and blew my doors off.
NFS: HP should be here Monday and I will tell you what I think of it. I have always liked the NFS series because you can customize the car and the way it looks. Yeah real damage...I used a ton of cars in GT5, standard and premium and I never seen real damage. GT5 has been in the works for something like 4-5 years now and they only have a handful of premium cars...and the moron that made the navigation screens needs shot because you have to ZOOM IN on about everything to read it. Also did an arcade race with a supercar that couldnt even spin the tires from a dead stop...real? You tell me...
If you like cars, specs, great graphics. GT5
If you just want to go fast and spin out others. NFS
I personally traded in NFS:Hp for GT5, because the gameplay is almost infinite and I'm kind of a car junkie. However, Hp had a great online tie-in with their autolog (is that what it's called?).
I think it would be a good idea to wait a couple weeks and add Test Drive Unlimited 2 to the discussion. From my understanding from the videos and things I've seen, it's somewhat between an arcade and sim game.