Since the beginning i released that the latest version is nothing like the original classic. Game play wise the entire game is based on a drifting/sliding technique. It is fun to drift around when you are sight seeing or joy riding but when u are racing, when you are in a hurry to reach from point a to b, i simply do not get the point. Classic games in the series such as nfs :underground and underground 2 did had drifting but only for specific races.
In this game cars simply wont turn a corner and only way for you to turn is to drift. Then there is the accident cam (or as i call it the explosion cam) cut scenes. Every time you anything but touch another car/wall there will be a cut scene and your car starts to do a body-roll. If you are in a race everyone would be in front of you by the time the drama is over. You are talking about cars like the Audi R8 GT Spyder and Aston Martin V12 Vantage which in real life are impossible to flip.
Then there is the sound. All the cars make a total of 2 sounds. And it is ridiculous when a BMW M3 Coupe and a Bentley Continental GT Make exactly the same sound and so does an Audi A1 Clubsport quattro Hatchback!!!!.
The Game has beautiful scenery, and map but the game developers it seems, do not know the first thing about making a racing game. Roads are like real world style with dips and bumps which make it nearly impossible to Race!!!
This game it is not about going fast or "The need for speed". I have have done races where i have posted fantastic times and still was the last and other times i did really bad time and still came first in the same race. This was a frustrating, dull and forgetful experience.