At 6/15/10 05:09 PM, BlueFlameSkulls wrote:
Actual footage of the Top Gear test track in GT5 and Twisted Metal are my personal favourites of this Sony E3.
This and also seeing NFS Hot Pursuit from EA made me happy. Well rather I should say that the TRAILER of Hot Pursuit made me happy because it was looking great, then they started going into more details about the game, it still sounded great because they were getting back on track with the series it seemed, then I hear that they're going for a release date of November 16 of this year and that's where I was like "Ohhhhh HELL NAW!"
I absolutely hate EA for always trying to pull a November release date of each year for each new NFS game, that's not making us true fans of the series happy. While I absolutely LOVED NFS Shift and I still intend to go and buy it because the sensational realism to it is only rivaled by Gran Turismo 5, it still wasn't the NFS I fell in love with back when I was 9 years old and playing NFS High Stakes on Playstation. Honestly though, they keep treating their series like their sports franchises, they release a new installment yearly with only roster updates and one or two new features at a time.
What really astounds me about this November release date is that not only are they more than likely going to mortally screw over a NFS game with a namesake like Hot Pursuit by trying to rush it to that November release like the retards they are, they're also completely suicidal because they're now going to release this game in the same month that GT5 is coming out and 2 months after TDU2 comes out. I'd love to see NFS Hot Pursuit actually be a good game so not only should they stop trying to rush it like they do everything else (except Shift, that was a nice final product), they should also stop for a second and look at their competition on a November release this year. They don't stand a chance against GT5 and TDU2, they just don't.
Like I said, I'd love to see NFS get back to it's roots a bit with the new Hot Pursuit and I think the gameplay looks good so far, not to mention that they got Criteria helping them out which is wonderful, so they should stop trying to rush it out so soon. I don't care how long the team was working on it before the E3 2010 revealing, I don't care if they started working on it before Shift came out (lol Undercover, what a disaster that was despite it was being worked on before Pro Street was even released), I don't care how much time they put into TRYING to make a story (they should just keep storylines out of NFS and let the players carve their story with their driving imo), and I really don't care how captivated I was by the beauty of the police Lamborghini Reventon in the trailer. If they're going to make another NFS Hot Pursuit which should be a sign to us saying that EA is going back to the TRUE roots of NFS a good bit, then for the love of god make it the best it can be.
They have the resources, they have Criterion who had remarkable success with Burnout, and most importantly they have time and plenty of fans who will wait as long as it takes to deliver our salvation that'll take us back down memory lane of what NFS was 8 years ago back in the days of Hot Pursuit 2 and such. That "salvation" is known as Need For Speed Hot Pursuit and it BETTER LIVE UP TO THE NAMESAKE WE KNOW AND LOVE.
Then again it probably won't so hey, prove me wrong~ :)
So anyways yeah inFamous 2 looks okay so far, I'm not THAT shocked (get it?) because with how inFamous 1 ended, a sequel was inevitable. But seriously though, wtf happened to Cole's voice??? ._.