This game is fun, before you try to defeat the last crew.
The controls are easy to master, and you'll be finding yourself in first all the time in about a day of gameplay.
I'm not to sure now the online gameplay is, since I don't have XBL.
The customization is good, but as a great as other games such as Midnight Club LA. But it'll get you what you want on your car.
However one of the good things about the game is the graphics. Very good for 2006, or any year to say the least. It's definately a revolutionary game for Need For Speed, but not one I would want to finish.
Not the best in series, and could use some improvement, but it's fine overall. 6.5 out of 10.