TOTS Demo: Need for Speed Shift

In case you missed it on TOTS, we gave you a hands-on look at Need for Speed Shift!

Discussion

62 comments
Gaia27
Gaia27

If PC gaming was ruined, which it's not, it would probably be because of the pirating.. :l

gimousis
gimousis

I'd say it's very good for a racing-driving simulation game, but it's not by any means a genuine "need for speed" game. It's good for just another racing game but it doesn't deserve to exist under the name "Need for Speed"!

elleptic
elleptic

A big disappointement :(

Zobat-X
Zobat-X

Well When People Go To The Bathroom They Are Making Some BrownThings It's The Same Of That I Never Thought That The Same Company That's Made Prostreet Well Do Something Like This It's Sooo Browny I Know That They Most Move Forward Not backward I Hate The Game I Hate The Graphic The Only Thing I Love Is The Reward But It's Sooo Sucks Game I HATE IT I Thought That Well Be Better Than Grid But Now Grid Is Awsome Even Drift IS Bad I Don't Know How To Say It Browny

DamageIncM
DamageIncM

I like how they split up the 'Need For Speed'-games into more Arcade and more Simulation. They probably realized they couldn't keep doing the same old tuner-car-street-racing-game. Still, I'm disappointed the original 'Need For Speed' is gone. I guess all the original creators are gone too though. But what I want to see is a simulation of street-racing with the ridiculous exotics and cars like that. I like how they made this one first-person though, I always loved that even in the very first "NFS"-games. Hated when they took it out in the "Undergrounds" and such games, but other features made up for it. They just don't seem to get the idea that you should put more features together. It always seems to be one or the other, or otherwise some new concept that they're not even sure of if it will be successful. Anyway, 'Need For Speed' WAS original, until they started copying first of all tuner-car street-racing, and then on to GT-racing. Once again, this is on tracks, I don't know where this came from, it's not typical 'Need For Speed'. Guess it's still dead then...

03240978
03240978

If it's made for the consoles, then the PC version will suck. Game devs no longer make games for the PC. If you like the feeling of a console on your PC, then go ahead and buy it. Consoles have ruined PC gaming and nobody cares.

maverick_76
maverick_76

Game looks cool, hopefully it has a true physics feel to it, That is what makes games like GT5 so much fun, not just beating your opponents but beating the track itself. I don't know how many hours I spent just learning the tracks so I could do the turns blindfolded practically.

bugtot
bugtot

does anyone of you guys hava any idea about the pc system requirements? im looking forward for getting this game. ...really awesome.

Amish132
Amish132

wow! soo many races to play! AWESOME.

alpha11gxp
alpha11gxp

Whoever is giving everybody a thumbs down for liking the game is an idiot. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean its bad. I'm not even saying its going to be good but give it a chance to fail if you think it is.

sombratexas
sombratexas

I agree with darzentas its going to fail but you can prove me otherwise. I'll stick with GT and ForzaMotorsport. I just hope the new Forza will do a decent job on dritfing like GRID which was very good even online.

darzentas
darzentas

is that gran turismo or the new need for speed??? cause it doesnt looks like the old need for speeds on the roads with the police and the extreme races on the roads..... the graphic design is cool the game play also but again this game its going to fail... this is my opinion thanks guys

yiotis82
yiotis82

Simulation? the steering ratio is very sensitive it's a car not Formula 1 each driver has his own driving style, why should we stick with the game's default racing line?

rickster34
rickster34

It does look good but maybe ill stick with Forza 3

thenittygritty
thenittygritty

I am hoping for a mix: GRID's grafix(at least) gran turismo's mechanical tweaking, previous nfs titles body costumization

Wasted_FREAK
Wasted_FREAK

of course .. a demo is required ... the past NFS games wasnt that promising ...

willow576
willow576

i guess it's totally different from Dirt 2. NFS Shift are on asphalt tracks.i must have them both!

Aztech25
Aztech25

I look forward to this game and hope that EA can make another NFS like the original Road & Track versions.

frob1965
frob1965

im kinda wandering about how good online races will be because in past nfs games the online races have been really laggish

Amster_G
Amster_G

This game has FULL G25 compatibility - and I mean even the clutch can be used!!! There is a God.

markin91
markin91

if its better than dirt2 itll be my fav. cause DIRT2 is f...in awesome!!!

qazwe
qazwe

im not really into this arcade genre..illegal race should be more fun...nfs need to be more action in racing such crash time like burnout...that awesome.

ProVail
ProVail

I need to play a demo before i get any more need for speed games because they have not been doing so hot in the past few games.

alwaleed1195
alwaleed1195

no its not like Grid Grid is better but is look gd i wish if there demo too download it

kOoLEstGuy
kOoLEstGuy

the game look soooo good its like race Driver GriD

slotheater
slotheater

sadly its not forza and never will be...

Neo_revolution7
Neo_revolution7

i think there trying to make up for prostreet but nonetheless it looks good

xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

I loved undercover, but this looks great too. Wheelman view is much more different than the view being behind the car, and this looks like an impressive simulation. The graphics look real. The animations look real. The audio is great. The physics look real. Cop chases were great, but its all really about just hitting the orange triangles then disabling their vehicles. Can't judge a game before it comes out, but i predict that this will be pretty badass

Horial
Horial

nfs needed this change in direction, come on we got all the police chase and everything in undercover and we hated it

kartik24
kartik24

critics have given it a 9!! make this an offical come back

roybass
roybass

Yay, another track simulation... Just what my granny was looking for.

brutal47
brutal47

that sucks! i hope they will combine nfs mostwanted+nfs underground2 concepts.. police chase,neons,hydraulics...mannnn thats a dream for every nfs fans...

barackodrama23
barackodrama23

underground 2 and most wanted were the best most recent...if they put those to games in to one they'll have a solid game this isnt even street racing anymre...but i hope its good why is the demo coming out so late

Tuppe666
Tuppe666

I can't wait! I hope this won't flop.

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

after this its hard to play a game like gran turismo. the driver experience is so immersive, its awesome. im wondering though how Forza's cockpit cam will be. if its as good thatd be amazing but I dont think itll be anywhere near as immersive as this.

shoelaces-4-all
shoelaces-4-all

@kakashi6666 thats what I keep ttryin to say. sorta. The whole race experience is amazing. awesome feeling actually being kinda sketched out about crashing because of the realistic collision effects in the cockpit cam. the cars feel just right too in my opinion. people should cut it out with the complaints that this isnt street racing. theyre doing several different styles of NFS now. theyre reaching out to everyone, a street racer will probably be out in a year or year and a half or maybe two... theyre workin on somethin for everyone so chillill.

arsenal_rox10
arsenal_rox10

need for speed is copying forza its gay it isnt street racing anymore

heniurisaito
heniurisaito

IGN review was good, hope this is far away from that hip-hop, rap pimpin' crap and goes back to the old school. I stopped playing nfs when it went to the ps2 (underground was awful.)

vit12345
vit12345

This game looks very promising. I will definitely play this as i want some change after 2 years of letdowns from EA. Hope this game will hit hard this year and can't wait Corvette Z06 vs Dodge Viper Car battle!

kakashi6666
kakashi6666

u guys dont know anything i hav had a chance to play this and its an amazing game

Valkirye22
Valkirye22

@mariokazzi same here, i think it will they can't afford another Pro Street like failure but even tough it's on track it looks promising. and both handling and realistics look awesome. but they shouldn't push too far towards Gran Tourismo kinda games