Need for Speed Heat in the test – The best NFS for years

Special reports, analyses , and background information for role-playing heroes or hobby generals as well as single-player enthusiasts – from professionals aware of the games being played. Your benefits: There are two Heat worlds However, …

Special reports, analyses , and background information for role-playing heroes or hobby generals as well as single-player enthusiasts – from professionals aware of the games being played. Your benefits:

There are two Heat worlds

However, the most significant difference from the daytime is that it can be seen in how the police work. If they let in the day, even during the brightest hours, let some people through, it will already make the prospect of a visual search on you in the evening. In addition to the typical Need for Speed speed-rush, this gives an additional adrenaline rush, mainly when helicopters suddenly fly over the horizon.

The day and night system performs admirably and accomplishes one thing best of all: it incredibly motivates. If you need money or want to climb the rankings, always the gravel is beckoning to buy a new car or unlock an essential component with an increase in fame.

Optics Check

However, we were impressed by the fancy car models and the lighting effects. At night, stormy rain can often lash toward us, adding much to the ambiance. If we add bright brake smoke, which obscures our bolide while drifting around the bend and then clamp those neon lights onto the underbody, it’s just as the standard NFS character would put it “damn beautiful and bold.”

Fun arcade action, but with design problems

We then get to the main point in any racing game: the experience of driving or, more accurately, the fun we experienced at the virtual race track.

In theory, your vehicle may also stop working because of too much damage, which you’ll detect on the damage indicator. For this to happen, however, you’ll chase every light over the hood. In our tests, we were completely safe from losing everything.

If we did feel some sponginess on the controls at the beginning of the gameplay, it disappeared with the introduction of more efficient components, the selection of the best vehicle, and, most importantly, through personal improvement in learning. The less-than-optimal handling of the cars at the beginning of the game isn’t bad game design; it’s an intentional choice by the creators that perfectly fits into the overall concept of Heat.

What kinds of racing are available?

Other than drag racing (acceleration races) that unfortunately did not get into the game, The following events are waiting for you during the game:

Do you think it works? Does the Open World work?

This is our main complaint aside from the plot we’ll discuss in the future. The shifts from one moment to the next feel like an unneeded time-waster since Palm City as a setting does not provide much visual value.

The Developer Ghost Games does try to provide the world with collectibles for labels (stickers for your vehicle) and optional challenges such as playing across billboards and speed traps, drift challenges, and so on. However, it’s not that enjoyable. It’s just not engaging. The convenience of selecting one of the events from the list would have strained our nerves more and stopped us from extending the time of the game.

It is the best way to tune

Let’s get to the biggest strength in Need for Speed Heat, the tuning. The options available here regarding technological upgrades and, more specifically, regarding visual (and acoustic) possibilities for customization are awe-inspiring.

This resulted in the decision to make only one car for each race. Since drift cars require completely different components than such as an off-road vehicle or even a race sled.

The enduring NFS criticism of NFS

In the final section, we’d like to share a few thoughts about the admittedly unimportant story of Need for Speed.

It’s not much better than this with our character, which demonstrates how unimportant the story is. At the beginning of the first day, you are given the option of selecting 12 characters. If you’ve decided to pick one with an emotional heart, you can change your mind at any point without being debated. That means it does not matter which racer you like, but it will not affect the plot. Exchange is the key word in this case since the story, delivered through special missions, including beautiful scenes, can also be exchanged and non-relevant.

In closing, we’d like to remind you that the plot isn’t the main focus of a Need for Speed. It doesn’t detract from the positive overall experience of Heat. The game does well in terms of tuning and its enjoyable arcade gameplay.

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