Monday, October 24, 2011

Need for Speed: World - Free to Play

Here's another free to play game based on the hugely popular racing games Need for Speed

Just as all the other free to play games NFS World lets you use the majority of the features of the game, and forces you to pay if you want the really good cars.

This concept is really annoying as it always makes the game feel halfway done, from the developers side.

Other than that, the games concept works really well. You drive around in this huge racing city, with few cars, some cops and the occasional player driven car speeding past you.

The idea is for you to have this world with other players in where you can meet and watch each others cars and race together or against one another. The world you are in has a number from 50-100 players so the chances of meeting someone you know is very rare. This would have been cool is the game just put you in the same world as the people on your friend list, or at least gave you a way of joining each others worlds. Just like they did in Red Dead Redemption.

When you drive around the city you will find places to start a race, from here you can wait for other players to join and race against them.

You can also at any time drive into a police car and they will start engaging you. The more cop cars you destroy and the longer you stay alive the harder the cops will get.

The game also features a nice customization tool allowing you to add cosmetic parts and colors as well as new engines and tires improving performance.

 A really cool feature is the ability to add vinyls to your car. They come in all sorts of shapes, forms and sizes and you can change the color scheme, to get that perfect ride.

The Graphics are just amazing, the ambient lights and the shadows are mind blowing, making this look like a proper game and not like so many other free to play games.

 When you speed up the camera blurs and zooms out creating an illusion of speed worthy of a racing game.

The games flaws comes when you start playing with other people. The connection is okay, and it's lag free. What i'm complaining about is the way people drive in these games, with no penalties for crashing into one another, what really determines who wins is who ever had the best spot in the start of the race.

All and all a good game, I've spent some hours on it and its nice to just go and drive like a maniac for fun.

Make sure to read: Great free to play games!

Enjoy these screenshots of me messing around in my Mercedes Eclipse GT, to get a better idea of what i'm talking about.

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