@postbox: I'm pretty sure we don't agree, I love Rivals and Hated Hot Pursuit, and let me tell ya I spent alot of time on Hot Pursuit trying to figure out what went wrong with my early childhood favorite from the Excellent Hot Pursuit 2 on PS2 to 2010's vers, I finally came to the conclusion it was Criterion it looked ok for remake but the handling was completely off and made some cars completely useless outside just for looks variety, which proves they should have stuck to burnout where car stats, selection, and balance among classes are irrelevant.
Kudos! to ghost/ ex-crapterion devs they fixed it this time around every car is useful for certain areas of the map & certain matchups unlike before, all the cars handle different but aren't broken as before drifting is optional on a lot cars, so you'll have to find alternate methods to regenerate your nos like slip streaming, hitting your lines/missing traffic, when you wreck on rivals if you get your car down you know its your fault, not the driving engine's steering lag and response, as before to accommodate the incessant wrecks, crashes, and drifting paramount in the burnout games of old. Its silky smooth steering, if your stuck in a groove if you do begin to drift the much improved steering response gives a far greater opportunity to pull out of it especially if you've upgraded your controls on the racer side.
Frostbite 3 is Beautiful Across world with dust storms, lightning, night, day, dusk, dawn, overcast, rain, and snow. The only issues are the environmental glitches/ rendering(freezes/crashes) which will hopefully be patched just like BF4!, but far as hooking up with ppl online when they drop in your room I usually chase down racers by guessing where they're going on the map to hook up and do pursuits or chase down racers just starting out the campaign. most ppl have mics on 360, if they make a shout as to what they wanna do most will join racers/or cops its different way of doing it than we're use to but ppl will eventually adjust to it just like that infernal Autolog.
pretty good summation the drifting is so effortless in this game basically does it for you once you brake they really can't make it easier, the e-brake is kinda funky it has many permutations during use per situation it doesn't always pull perfect 180 and can/will through out of control if you stand on it too long unlike 2012 most wanted e-brake vs Hot Pursuit 2010's its super quick @ highspeeds but you definitely need use it judiciously in coordination with the regular brake or throttle @ times.....
@ALLoY1717: Yeah, not Really Much Can be Done bout the Cameras, this is Crapterian to a certain extent, fun above all else wrecking included. They can't be bothered about bonnet cams/ cockpit views, but I've adjusted to there lack of detail in this respect thats just not a priority with these era need for speeds. Besides, there so much going on outside the car in an intense car chase or battle thats where your focus should be, but from what I've seen the addition of customization features goes along way to add a sense of identity and uniqueness over most wanted and definitely! Hot Pursuit! when your playing with your buds you get a sense of identity/distinction with your load out of pursuit tech, license plate, vinyl, and car type uncover looks extremely sick + and stat differences between enforcer, patrol, and uncover give a unique feel for the same car for battle. sorry if you feel that way some ppl are so fickle now-adays. The handling, is the deal breaker for me tho, I've heard its handles more like Most Wanted than Hot Pursuit Now! so hopefully it'll turn well on current gen.
You Need Help, You do know you can play offine Right? change your settings so it won't be as problematic switch back to online when your ready for that its just making it more confusing, u do not have to drive to same home all the time just use easy drive to set a route to the closest one, same with the races and other objectives basically you can jump to any place on the map or drive there unlike hot pursuit. @ some points in the game in switching between cop/racer careers your hideout or command center will automatically switch you in to the appropriate type of car for the event which can also be Disorienting .... Good Luck!