Sunday, 2 January 2011

Need for Speed - Hot Pursuit [A review]

Baba Gyani Triviani said:
"I love to drive on the left side in the US. Hell, I am a felon in NFS anyway... Catch me if you can"


'One of the best games I have played' - Swami Nikhilaananda

'Marvellous! Extreme action, extreme graphics... extremely satisfied' - Swami Gulagulaananda


This game is one of the best that I have played. I bought it at just $0.99 which I got for some offer.



EA has brought out yet another masterpiece. The Need For Speed game series has been one of the most popular ones out there, and this one is for your iPod.

The Modes
The NFS Hot Pursuit has two modes - Racer and Police. In the racer mode, you are a punk who evades the law, and the police are in hot pursuit. There are four main stages - Each stage has different tracks with each track having its own mode. In one, you just have to evade a police car that is constantly chasing you, and reach the finish line within a given time. Along the way, you will be chased by a police car that you can bust, and there will be annoying vehicles of the citizens that keep coming along the way. There is an elimination mode, where you have to come first, a race mode, where you have to be within the top 3, and so on. The police mode is where it's the other way around.

The controls
You control the car by tilting the iPod to move. It has auto acceleration that you can change to manual if you wish, along with brakes (which I never use). A simple slide of your finger will release the enormous acceleration of nitro boost that will, as the name says, boost your speed temporarily. You can pause the game at any stage, and change some things on the fly. Simple is the keyword overall.

Earn bounty
As you burn rubber and leave a trail of blazing fire along the path, you can earn bounty by doing various stunts. Driving at high speeds and turning suddenly (Also known as drift) or nudging others' vehicles, including citizens and police cars as well, earn money. Not only that, my favourite stunt is to drive extremely fast and extremely close to an oncoming car (Near Miss) where you can hear their horn (With Doppler effect - although I have a feeling you can listen to 'Crazy punk' if you listen closely). Not only this, you also have ways of earning more money by coupling these stunts with Nitro boost

Extra powers
Think this is it? Far from it... While driving, you get extra powers. You get nitro boost in every game, but apart from this, you also get overdrive mode (which looks and feels great by the way) where you can go really blazing fast and ram through the police roadblocks, oil slicks that you can use to spin cars approaching from behind out of control, as well as police radar jammer to well, jam the police radar. Similarly, in the police mode, you have equivalent modes.


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Amazing cars and great sound effects with music
As the title says, with advances in levels and with increasingly higher amounts you earn as bounty, you can buy better cars, faster cars. You also have the ability to change colours of those cars to the one that you like. They also let you view the cars from all angles by swiping your finger. EA has done an amazing job with this game. Sound effects are great and the music as well. Really exciting!

The tracks
Drive through various tracks including coastal, deserts and others with amazing graphics. The time of the day changes as well - day, dusk and night... and gives you a great effect overall.

Other features
If you get bored of playing this game against the computer (although I'll bet you won't for a long time - considering two modes - racer and police, various challenges and so on) you can play against your friends over Wi-fi or Bluetooth.

Overall
Like I said before, the game is one of the best you can play. Buy it now, and have a great experience.


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