Reviews for Need for Speed Rivals (NA)
Best looking, worst playing Need for Speedsycomantis1991 | May 29, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »
This is the one truly bad and disappointing newer Need for Speed. Surprisingly, they tried to do something new with the rival system. Unfortunately, it just throws you into random races you're told are important that amount to nothing. The game looks absolutely stunning, but the controls are the worse in the series. They're finicky and awkward and it never feels precise or natural trying to control your cars.
Looks great... and that's where it ends.Kveni | Nov. 11, 2014 | See all Kveni's reviews »
When Need For Speed Most Wanted came out a few years ago, I got it almost immediately, and when this came out, I think I was still in the Need for Speed hype, so I go this game. My hype ended right there. Okay, yes the game WOULD be fun, but that's only if the game felt like it treated you normally. It babies you throughout (what feels like) the entire game, and there are so many pointless cinematics that cannot be skipped. The driving of the game is really great, I have to admit, Need for Speed usually does really good in that area, but honestly, this game was not ready for release, or didn't feel like it was. There are so many things that could've either been left out, or things added in to help smooth out the game a little more. Altogether, it's a decent game, but it could've been a LOT better.
Hey, Need for Speed, but with issues!ctp94wakko | Nov. 24, 2013 | See all ctp94wakko's reviews »
Need for Speed Rivals is a great racing game when it comes down to the racing mechanics, the realism, the art direction and the raw sound of the engines, but that doesn't make it a perfect game. The biggest issue with Need for Speed Rivals is that the tutorials are everywhere and the game treats the player like he/she has never raced before. If that is not enough, how about the loading screens and the cinematics that never stop. Before you even get to race, first you have to wait for mintues on end while the cinematics, which you cannot skip, play out. To restate my previous claims, the art style, the sound, and the driving mechanics are near perfect and a pleasure to experience once you get to racing, but the problem(s) occur even before you get to the better parts of the game.