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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Game Review 02: NFS Shift 2 Unleashed

For those of you who don't know NFS Shift 2 Unleashed is the sequel to the highly popular NFS Shift. Personally i much prefer the NFS series to games such as Forza Motorsport 3 and Gand Turismo, and i can say without a shadow of a doubt i prefer this one too! NFS Shift 2 combines solid gameplay with the feeling that you are actually in the car whereas i found Forza and Grand Turismo lacking, some of the main features that help emerse you in the game are the features such as the new camera mode helmet cam, this not only is a cockpit view but you are actually looking through the drivers helmet (example in picture below). Another feature which helps emerse you in teh gameplay is the use of motion blur in the game, i feel that the NFS Shift games have always been the best at this as when you are going at high speeds the scenery and environment outside becoming increasingly blurred the faster you go. 

These features combined with the various classes which gradually get you into faster and faster cars creates a great gameplay experience. However there are some down sides for example once you get to the faster cars e.g. Bugatti Veyron, Aston Martin Vanquish, Lamborghini Gollardo the cars tend to slide across the track or roll if you take a corner slightly too fast. These points mentioned i would give this game a solid 7.5/10

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