My opinion on Need For Speed Heat

Here's my opinion on Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed is the franchises most recent game. With the addition of Ferrari and Polestar, as well as a bigger map and a new exciting storyline, the new game looks promising. However there are quite a few flaws with it. This list will compromise all of the good, bad and otherwise things and features of Need for Speed Heat.

First of all, the good things. With extra cars and brands in the game from the previous game, Payback, players have a larger selection and variety of cars. And with payback's DLC cars now being available for everyone in the dealership, brands like Infiniti, Alfa Romeo, Pontiac and Mini (not to mention the other cars), could now easily be played with, and gave the brands some bragging rights.

Then there was (well, you can still download it), the free mobile app called the Heat Studio App, which let people download every car in the game and customize it for free and then perhaps buy the game for real (which is pretty good marketing I think). Best of all, if you had designed your own wrap in the heat studio app, you could scan your tv, and your design would sent straight from your phone into the game.

When I got the game, I was impressed with it at first, better sounds, graphics, map and I liked having to survive the nights trying to not get arrested or getting my car destroyed. However, when I played on, I got more and more disappointed with it.

First of all the AI. I know it may not sound like much, but it was shocking. Cars would stop or turn without giving way (like what they would in Forza Horizon), they would just turn, and smash into you, costing you precious time. The police cars were worse though. They would drive around aimlessly, smashing into everything they could find, and swerving from side to side.

Another thing I was disappointed with was the storyline. It was fun to play, and it was more exciting than Payback (and more realistic) but it was extremely short, and I finished the game within a week. And it was surprisingly easy as well.

Then there was the nitrous system. Unlike every single other Need for Speed game, you had to wait for it to recharge before you could only get a small burst. You couldn't spam the nitrous, making it easier to boost for long distances.

Then there was the races. Yes they gave you high payouts and rewards, but I noticed when ever you finished a race, the reward payout would decrease in value. This would then make it more difficult to earn money, or rep. Then there was the vast amount of races. There were barely any, and it made the game feel not very need for speed-ey.

Then there was the car selection. I personally find it pointless having cars that you cannot customize. Eg: the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and the Ferrari Testarossa. I also find it stupid how they included convertible versions of cars, such as the Lamborghini Huracan and the Huracan Spyder. I would much rather one car, and that would be the Coupe version. Imagine how many different cars they could have put in replacing these specific cars. Also, I hate how they put huge luxurious SUVs and Sedans in the game, with no customization potential at all.

So there we have it. My list (or rant) on why I hate Need For Speed Heat. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed.

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Comments (6)

  • I wrapped the game ages ago, had a lot of fun doing it, but then it gets old once you've maxed everything. PS, the FASTEST car in the game is the Volvo 242 with a V8 swap and all the top mods. realistic is that? The Porsche 911 RS (the 73) with the big flat 6 swap and max mods is about dead even and a somewhat better drifter. Honestly after buying and modding pretty much every car in the game, that was the final conclusion. The modern exotic stuff couldn't touch either of those cars for twice the price. Even the pay to play McLaren wasn't fast enough to beat them.

      9 months ago
  • I like the Police, they were really aggressive. The races payouts usually reset after ending the day. But the Coupé thing I think was just to have a more impressive car list so yh it was a bit useless. Also I'm pretty sure I'm alone here I actually liked the new NOS system because you had to use your brain to determine when to deploy it. And if you unlocked the biggest bottle the zoom out effect was really really satisfying.

      9 months ago
    • There were quite a few races but tbh they weren't always that varied.

        9 months ago
    • Completely agree with the story tho-far, far too short. But hey the M3 returned in proper form!

        9 months ago
  • I agree with most of your article. Especially the AI cars that just stop. Every. Single. Time.

    I don't agree with the nitrous issue though. I like not spamming the nitrous.

    I do also kind of agree with the non customisable cars too. I was always disappointed when I bought a car and it had no options. Yes, I was prewarned by the rating bar they have now but still...It's Need for Speed.

    With the app, you scan your TV? I just signed in, saved and had my wraps in game. Never knew about the scan option.

      9 months ago
    • Oh god...the AI cars were the worst...especially in the middle of a race.

      "I think I'm going to make a left turn across traffic here, right in front of oncoming cars ....oh, maybe I should stop halfway through it" stupid.....

        9 months ago