History YMMV / NeedForSpeed

22nd Jun '16 7:47:44 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* SilentMajority: Possibly for the Criterion installments. Mention ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 or ''Most Wanted'' 2012 on [[FlameBait a forum or in the comments of a news posting or a YouTube video about]] ''NFS'' and [[FlameWar you'll get some heated reactions from the tuner side of the fanbase]]. However, both those games still sold well (''Most Wanted'' 2012 even outsold 2011's ''The Run'', Black Box's last game in the series), casual and older fans of the series tend to like them, and most recently during the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale, ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010[[note]]The game was released on Steam before EA switched to using their Origin service for new PC game releases.[[/note]] was put up against ''VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Spartan Assault'' as a Community Choice vote for a bonus discount and won.

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* SilentMajority: Possibly for the Criterion installments. Mention ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 or ''Most Wanted'' 2012 on [[FlameBait a forum or in the comments of a news posting or a YouTube video about]] ''NFS'' and [[FlameWar you'll get some heated reactions from the tuner side of the fanbase]]. However, both those games still sold well (''Most Wanted'' 2012 even outsold 2011's ''The Run'', Black Box's last game in the series), casual and older fans they both made Website/WatchMojo's list of the series tend to like them, [[http://watchmojo.com/video/id/16010/ Top 10 Need for Speed Games]],[[note]]''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 at #8 and most recently ''Most Wanted'' 2012 at #6, although ''Hot Pursuit 2'' and ''Most Wanted'' 2005 ranked higher at #3 and #2, respectively[[/note]] and during the 2014 Steam Holiday Sale, ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010[[note]]The game was released on Steam before EA switched to using their Origin service for new PC game releases.[[/note]] was put up against ''VideoGame/SlenderTheArrival'' and ''Franchise/{{Halo}}: Spartan Assault'' as a Community Choice vote for a bonus discount and won.
4th Jun '16 5:44:17 PM nombretomado
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*** Note that the PS2 version was Black Box's first ''NFS'' title, while the other versions were EA Seattle's last.
*** In this case, it's difficult to call this a "Porting Disaster" because ''Hot Pursuit 2'' existed in two different realms: the PS2 and everything that wasn't the PS2. The Xbox, [=GameCube=], and PC versions can't be considered the same game as the PS2 version at all.

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*** Note that the PS2 [=PS2=] version was Black Box's first ''NFS'' title, while the other versions were EA Seattle's last.
*** In this case, it's difficult to call this a "Porting Disaster" because ''Hot Pursuit 2'' existed in two different realms: the PS2 [=PS2=] and everything that wasn't the PS2. [=PS2=]. The Xbox, [=GameCube=], and PC versions can't be considered the same game as the PS2 [=PS2=] version at all.
30th May '16 1:21:38 AM Krieger22
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*** The writer of [[http://www.channelworld.in/news/need-for-speed-puts-the-fast-and-the-furious-back-into-street-racing this article]] shares this sentiment. It wasn't that ''Most Wanted'' 2012 and ''Rivals'' were bad (they were perfectly competent games themselves), it's just that--despite ''Most Wanted'' 2012's surreal cutscenes--they lacked ''personality'', which the ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious]]''-inspired ''Underground'' games had in spades.



*** The writer of [[http://www.channelworld.in/news/need-for-speed-puts-the-fast-and-the-furious-back-into-street-racing this article]] shares this sentiment. It wasn't that ''Most Wanted'' 2012 and ''Rivals'' were bad (they were perfectly competent games themselves), it's just that--despite ''Most Wanted'' 2012's surreal cutscenes--they lacked ''personality'', which the ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast & Furious]]''-inspired ''Underground'' games had in spades.
30th May '16 1:20:40 AM Krieger22
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*** The [[http://www.needforspeed.com/en_AU/news/under-the-hood-7 announcement]] that the [=SpeedLists=] update will be the final free content update for the game, due to the remaining unfixed issues regarding car balance and handling physics.


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** The 2015 reboot appears to be this, with both professional critics and fans agreeing that the game is nowhere as good as promised.
28th May '16 2:22:50 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** The old schools fans, which most of them grew up playing the first NFS titles in the PS1/Saturn era. They praise the first titles for having good gameplay, climate changes (like rain and snow in NFS 4 High Stakes), [[SceneryPorn gorgeous landscapes]] and super sport cars. In other hand, they despise the tunning era, often saying it was a blatant copy of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' and the heavily focus in tunning ruined the franchise.
** The Underground/Tunning fans, which most of them grew up playing NFS Underground to Carbon in PS2 era. They deny the existence of first titles, claiming NFS Underground was the first NFS and Pro Street ruined the franchise. They despise the new entries of the franchise, like Shift and Shift 2, Hot Pursuit (2010) and Rivals and while having criticizes towards The Run and Most Wanted 2012, they think both games still hold “the true series [=DNA=]” unlike the others.

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** The old schools school fans, which most of them grew up playing the first NFS ''NFS'' titles in the PS1/Saturn [=PS1=]/Saturn/Windows 95/98 era. They praise the first titles for having good gameplay, climate changes (like rain and snow in NFS 4 High Stakes), ''High Stakes''), [[SceneryPorn gorgeous landscapes]] and super sport cars. In other hand, they despise the tunning tuning era, often saying it was a blatant copy of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' and the heavily heavy focus in tunning tuning ruined the franchise.
franchise, with the tuning-free ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 being a return to form.
** The Underground/Tunning ''Underground''/Tuning fans, which most of them grew up playing NFS Underground ''Underground'' to Carbon ''Carbon'' in PS2 the sixth-gen console era. They deny the existence of first titles, claiming NFS Underground ''Underground'' was the first NFS and Pro Street ''NFS'', ''[=ProStreet=]'' ruined the franchise. franchise, and the 2015 reboot was a step in the right direction. They despise the new entries of the franchise, like Shift the ''Shift'' games, ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 and Shift 2, Hot Pursuit (2010) and Rivals ''Rivals'', and while having criticizes towards The Run they criticize ''The Run'' and Most Wanted ''Most Wanted'' 2012, they think both games still hold “the "the true series [=DNA=]” series' [=DNA=]" unlike the others.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Almost every entry in the franchise falls into the "discontinuity" for some fans. For old school ones, everything after NFS Hot Pursuit 2 (although they accept the existence of Hot Pursuit 2010.) For Underground fans, everything after NFS Carbon, but they accept the existence of NFS Undercover. Others wanted more recent franchise developers like (of all studios) Criterion Games to stop making ''Need for Speed'' games, which in the case of that developer actually did happen. (Although, many of Ghost Games' employees were from Criterion.)

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Almost every entry in the franchise falls into the "discontinuity" for some fans. For old school ones, it's everything after NFS Hot ''Hot Pursuit 2 2'' (although they accept the existence of Hot Pursuit 2010.) ''Hot Pursuit'' 2010). For Underground ''Underground'' fans, everything after NFS Carbon, ''Carbon'', but they accept the existence of NFS Undercover. Others ''Undercover'' and believe that the 2015 reboot is what the franchise needed. They also wanted more recent franchise developers like (of all studios) Criterion Games to stop making ''Need for Speed'' games, which in the case of that developer actually did happen. (Although, many of Ghost Games' employees were from Criterion.)
27th May '16 3:48:27 PM nombretomado
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** In response to the problems PC gamers had with ''Rivals'', Ghost Games has delayed the Windows version of the 2015 reboot to 2016 so they can focus on making the game look better on PC with an unlocked frame rate. All downloadable content that will be released for PS4 and Xbox One before the PC version will be available for PC on day one of its release.

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** In response to the problems PC gamers had with ''Rivals'', Ghost Games has delayed the Windows version of the 2015 reboot to 2016 so they can focus on making the game look better on PC with an unlocked frame rate. All downloadable content that will be released for PS4 [=PS4=] and Xbox One before the PC version will be available for PC on day one of its release.
22nd May '16 6:01:12 PM nombretomado
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** While not exactly a port as such, the [=PlayStation=] 2 and Wii versions of ''Undercover'' are considered by reviewers as nothing more than just cash-ins for fans who don't have a more premium system, and therefore, the superior version. The visuals are worse than ''Carbon''[='=]s, despite being two years younger, the frame rate is (amazingly) worse than the 360/PS3 versions, and the game's landscapes aren't actually new; they're actually just various roads and highways from both ''Most Wanted'' 2005 and ''Carbon'' clobbered together. On top of that, it still suffers various problems that griped the superior versions (i.e. the glaring, shiny street effect).

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** While not exactly a port as such, the [=PlayStation=] 2 and Wii versions of ''Undercover'' are considered by reviewers as nothing more than just cash-ins for fans who don't have a more premium system, and therefore, the superior version. The visuals are worse than ''Carbon''[='=]s, despite being two years younger, the frame rate is (amazingly) worse than the 360/PS3 360/[=PS3=] versions, and the game's landscapes aren't actually new; they're actually just various roads and highways from both ''Most Wanted'' 2005 and ''Carbon'' clobbered together. On top of that, it still suffers various problems that griped the superior versions (i.e. the glaring, shiny street effect).
21st May '16 5:58:21 PM mizorefan
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* BrokenBase: ''Need for Speed'' has probably the most fragmented fanbase in all of {{Racing Game}}s.

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* BrokenBase: ''Need for Speed'' has probably the most fragmented fanbase in all of {{Racing Game}}s. Basically, there are two main types of fandom:
** The old schools fans, which most of them grew up playing the first NFS titles in the PS1/Saturn era. They praise the first titles for having good gameplay, climate changes (like rain and snow in NFS 4 High Stakes), [[SceneryPorn gorgeous landscapes]] and super sport cars. In other hand, they despise the tunning era, often saying it was a blatant copy of ''Film/TheFastAndTheFurious'' and the heavily focus in tunning ruined the franchise.
** The Underground/Tunning fans, which most of them grew up playing NFS Underground to Carbon in PS2 era. They deny the existence of first titles, claiming NFS Underground was the first NFS and Pro Street ruined the franchise. They despise the new entries of the franchise, like Shift and Shift 2, Hot Pursuit (2010) and Rivals and while having criticizes towards The Run and Most Wanted 2012, they think both games still hold “the true series [=DNA=]” unlike the others.



* FanonDiscontinuity: Look around this page; some Internet comments have included people wanting the franchise's focus to go back to that of an earlier era (with several wanting to go back to the ''Underground'' days) and will disregard more recent titles. Others wanted more recent franchise developers like (of all studios) Criterion Games to stop making ''Need for Speed'' games, which in the case of that developer actually did happen. (Although, many of Ghost Games' employees were from Criterion.)
* FandomRivalry: With ''VideoGame/TestDrive'' during TheNineties.

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* FanonDiscontinuity: Look around this page; Almost every entry in the franchise falls into the "discontinuity" for some Internet comments have included people wanting fans. For old school ones, everything after NFS Hot Pursuit 2 (although they accept the franchise's focus to go back to that existence of an earlier era (with several wanting to go back to Hot Pursuit 2010.) For Underground fans, everything after NFS Carbon, but they accept the ''Underground'' days) and will disregard more recent titles.existence of NFS Undercover. Others wanted more recent franchise developers like (of all studios) Criterion Games to stop making ''Need for Speed'' games, which in the case of that developer actually did happen. (Although, many of Ghost Games' employees were from Criterion.)
* FandomRivalry: FandomRivalry:
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With ''VideoGame/TestDrive'' during TheNineties.TheNineties.
** With ''VideoGame/MidnightClub'' during TurnOfTheMillennium.



* GameBreaker: In ''Most Wanted'' 2012, the Everyday car class contains the Audi A1 Clubsport quattro, a pocket rocket with 496bhp and a 0-100km/h time of 3.7s.

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* GameBreaker: GameBreaker:
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In ''Most Wanted'' 2012, the Everyday car class contains the Audi A1 Clubsport quattro, a pocket rocket with 496bhp and a 0-100km/h time of 3.7s.
1st Mar '16 9:32:39 PM Josef5678
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* {{Defictionalization}}: In March 2014 (coincidentally the same month as TheMovie of this series released), the Los Angeles Police Department began using a police-painted Lamborghini Gallardo for recruitment purposes.
30th Jan '16 2:53:26 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* MagnumOpus: There's no universal agreement on this.
** For the critics, the Creator/{{Criterion|Games}} installments of ''Hot Pursuit''[[note]]Website/{{Metacritic}} scores: 89 for [=PS3=], 88 for Xbox 360, and 86 for PC[[/note]] and ''Most Wanted''.[[note]]Metacritic scores: 86 for ''Most Wanted [[UsefulNotes/WiiU U]]'', 84 for [=PS3=] and Xbox 360, 79 for the [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationVita PS Vita]], and 78 for PC[[/note]]
** For the Black Box-era fans (and apparently most of the current fanbase), the two ''Underground'' games and the first ''Most Wanted''.
** For those fans who joined in the classic era, ''III: Hot Pursuit''. Also during that era, critics gave the [=PS2=] version of ''Hot Pursuit 2'' good reviews.[[note]]Metacritic score: 89[[/note]]
** Also some fans, including the newer-bloods, make the argument with ''Rivals''.
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