Need for Speed most Wanted
Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a
unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players
build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black
List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go
head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically
evade more than half dozen cops at any one time.
Electronic Arts have sure dominated the world of PSP gaming this year
with not just one but two awesome racers for the system that include
Burnout Legends and also their latest game, Need for Speed Most Wanted.
Most Wanted features a plethora of different gameplay options (including
career and online) and also some of the nicest graphics on the PSP.
The storymode of Most Wanted follows the same basic outline as the
consoles version where the gamer assumes the role as a novice
endeavoring to rise through the ranks of a Black List which includes 15
of the most elite underground racers ever known. To build up your
reputation, you'll have to take down all the local competition, peak
your "heat" meter, and most importantly, avoid the cops at all costs.
Although the gameplay of the series has changed throughout the years,
this game almost goes back to the basics of the original game with
players vs. players vs. cops!
The career mode is the heart and soul of Most Wanted, offering players a
robust, challenging single-player affair. Players will race through more
than 140 different events (spanning 10 circuits—forward and reverse,
respectively), including things like time trials, enduring police
pursuits, boss battles, and more.
Exclusive to the PSP, is a new mode called "Be the Cop" that gives you
an opportunity to play as an officer of the law and enjoy the thrill of
pursuit. There's also another cop-centric component available, called
"Tuner Takedown" which is sort of like a cop themed version of the "Road
Rage" in Burnout 3: Takedown that gives you the chance to hunt down and
make arrests against the crafty, urban racers.
Graphically, Need for Speed Most Wanted is extremely impressive and is
almost on par with Burnout Legends. There are a number of visual effects
in the game like the reflective surfaces, realistic lighting and motion
blur which really provides a grand sense of speed. The car models are
superb even when you deck them out with crazy “visual upgrades.”
Unfortunately like Gran Turismo, the cars in Most Wanted don't take any
damage so no matter how many times you crash, your car will remain like
it was when it was bought off the floor. I'm guessing the reasoning
behind this it that the game uses licensed cars that include BMW,
Lamborghini and Mitsubishi to name a few. Fortunately, Most wanted
maintains a respectable frame-rate without any slowdown whatsoever.
As with the graphics, the sound effects have been flawlessly implemented
into the game and sounds extremely realistic, provided you are listening
to the game with headphones as the internal speakers of the PSP are a
little rough at the best of times. The musical score of the game is
provided by EA Trax that features all the adrenaline sounding songs of
illegal street racing. The game also features some great banter by the
police that nicely ties in the genre of the game.
In conclusion, Need for Speed Most Wanted is a highly adept game for the
PSP that features strong gameplay, impressive graphics and a plethora of
gameplay options to keep you entertained for hours upon hours. Check it