History YMMV / NeedForSpeed

30th Aug '17 2:35:29 PM FromtheWordsofBR
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* MemeticMutation: Marshall's [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/aaron-paul-screaming screaming face]] has become a popular reaction image.
27th Aug '17 10:23:48 AM TheRun
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** Need for Speed: The Run stands out the most. The opening cutscene shows Jack Rourke binded to a steering wheel. He is trapped in his Porsche 911 Carrera S, which is going to crushed like a tin can. The OST playing in the background makes our heart race faster (and it's creepy enough to chill your spine). Piano tunes raising by a pitch every second and the creepy guitar riffs along with some scary sound effects, makes this OST x10 times creepier. The OST is named as "Crusher". Coincidence? I think not.
8th Aug '17 5:23:06 AM Nick98
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** Darius from ''Carbon''. His car is an Audi Le Mans Quattro (Audi R8 Concept Car) which has all of the advantages that most of the other cars don't and requires the player to use almost perfect skills with a tier 3 car (likely a Porsche Carrera GT, a Dodge Viper SRT-10, a highly-tuned Nissan Skyline or a highly-tuned Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, etc.) that's very competitive.

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** Darius from Darius, the FinalBoss of ''Carbon''. His car is an Audi Le Mans Quattro (Audi R8 Concept Car) which has all of the advantages that most of the other cars don't and requires the player to use almost perfect skills with a tier 3 car (likely a Porsche Carrera GT, a Dodge Viper SRT-10, a highly-tuned Nissan Skyline or a highly-tuned Mitsubishi Lancer Evo, etc.) that's very competitive.
19th Jul '17 1:48:39 PM pisacrap
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** Now we have the 2015 reboot. Tuner fans are looking forward to this entry with cautious optimism based on what is revealed so far, but the classic fans are not, seeing EA as caving in to the tuner fans' apparent whining over the the previous installments' lack of "rice burners". It hasn't helped that the marketing language that EA is using has them basically saying that the "real" ''Need for Speed'' was what the tuner era games stood for, and current series creative director Marcus Nilsson has stated that the reboot will set the template for future entries in the series.[[note]]Which admittedly is what the franchise needed since it's been so unfocused for years now.[[/note]] All this means that classic-style ''Need for Speed'' won't be coming back for a long time.
*** There's also the revelation that the game will [[http://www.ibtimes.com/ghost-games-explains-why-need-speed-always-online-2045688 be always online.]] After the fiasco that went down with the last ''VideoGame/{{SimCity|2013}}'' game (that was also always online, to the game's detriment), the idea that always-online DRM is being shoved into yet another classically single-player game has got people bringing out torches and pitchforks. At this point, there is even a change.org petition to get the feature removed. A good summation of the situation, and reactions to it, can be found [[http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/05/need-for-speeds-always-on-spawns-petition-complaints-from-gamers/ here.]]
*** 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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** Now we have the The 2015 reboot. Tuner fans are looking looked forward to this entry the game with cautious optimism based on what is revealed so far, optimism, but the classic fans are not, seeing saw it as EA as caving in to the tuner fans' apparent whining over the the previous installments' lack of "rice burners". It hasn't helped didn't help that the EA's marketing language that EA is using has them basically saying said that the "real" ''Need for Speed'' was what the tuner era tuner-era games stood for, and current series creative director Marcus Nilsson has stated that the reboot will would set the template for future entries in the series.[[note]]Which admittedly is what the franchise needed since it's been so unfocused for years now.[[/note]] series. All this means meant that classic-style ''Need for Speed'' won't be coming wouldn't come back for a long time.
*** There's also the revelation that the game will The game's [[http://www.ibtimes.com/ghost-games-explains-why-need-speed-always-online-2045688 be always online.]] always-online DRM]]. After the fiasco that went had gone down with the last ''VideoGame/{{SimCity|2013}}'' game (that was also always online, to the game's detriment), always-online ''VideoGame/SimCity2013''[==], the idea that always-online DRM is was being shoved into yet another classically single-player game has got made people bringing bring out torches and pitchforks. At this point, there is There was even a change.org petition to get the feature removed. A good summation of the situation, and reactions to it, can be found [[http://blogjob.com/oneangrygamer/2015/05/need-for-speeds-always-on-spawns-petition-complaints-from-gamers/ here.]]
*** The [[http://www.needforspeed.com/en_AU/news/under-the-hood-7 announcement]] that the [=SpeedLists=] update will would be the final free content update for the game, due to the remaining unfixed issues regarding car balance and handling physics.



** The bonus car [=FZR 2000=] of ''Need for Speed II'' is the fastest car to ever have appeared in the series. Its top speed has only started to be rivaled by some of the most powerful cars that have appeared in the most recent games (although, with the 'pioneer' cheat, it becomes significantly faster), but its acceleration is humongously powerful (it goes from 0 to 200 mph practically in a blink) and its handling puts that of the [[SkillGateCharacter Ford Indigo and the Lotus cars]]' into shame - it says enough that its brakes only really have to be used when jumping would make it leave the track boundaries or crash into a wall due to how impossibly long they are with the [=FZR 2000=].

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** The bonus car [=FZR 2000=] of ''Need for Speed II'' is the fastest car to ever have appeared in the series. Its top speed has only started to be is rivaled by some of the most powerful cars that have appeared in the most recent games ''Rivals'' and ''NFS 2015'' (although, with the 'pioneer' "pioneer" cheat, it becomes significantly faster), but its acceleration is humongously powerful (it [[note]]It goes from 0 to 200 mph practically in a blink) blink[[/note]] and its handling puts that of the [[SkillGateCharacter Ford Indigo and the Lotus cars]]' into shame - it cars]] to shame. It says enough that its brakes only really have to be used when jumping would make it leave the track boundaries or crash into a wall due to how impossibly long they are with the [=FZR 2000=].



** 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.
*** The 2015 game's PC version still falls into it in spite of Ghost Games's efforts, [[DownplayedTrope though not too much]]. The most clear issues is that the interface is ''very'' uncomfortable when using a keyboard (to the point it's not even the default controller option), with questionable choices like getting to the objectives menu by pressing Tab instead of Escape, or getting into events by pressing [=PgDn=], and you only press the Enter key in the splash screen. It also makes no use whatsoever of the mouse for menu navigation (which while not new for the series, the interface could have taken advantage of it), and you cannot change the game settings once you start playing. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the Xbox One controller shows up during the first loading screen the game shows after loading]]. It's not to the extent of ''Rivals'', but PC players get the worst experience of the game out of all platforms unless you own hardware that let you play it as if it were a console game (e.g. joysticks).

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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 could focus on making the game look better on PC with an unlocked frame rate. All downloadable content that will be released scheduled for [=PS4=] and Xbox One before the PC version will be was made available for PC on day one of its release.
*** The 2015 game's PC version still falls into it in spite of Ghost Games's efforts, [[DownplayedTrope though not too much]]. The most clear issues biggest issue is that the interface is ''very'' uncomfortable when using a keyboard (to the point it's not even the default controller option), with questionable choices like getting to the objectives menu by pressing Tab instead of Escape, or getting into events by pressing [=PgDn=], and you only press the Enter key in the splash screen. It also makes no use whatsoever of the mouse for menu navigation (which while not new for the series, the interface could have taken advantage of it), and you cannot change the game settings once you start playing. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the Xbox One controller shows up during the first loading screen the game shows after loading]]. It's not to the extent of ''Rivals'', but PC players get the worst experience of the game out of all platforms unless you own hardware that let you play it as if it were a console game (e.g. joysticks).
2nd Jun '17 11:02:03 AM RisefromYourGrave
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* TearJerker: Many players were upset and depressed regarding the shutdown of ''World'' after five years of it's release. Fortunately, it's still playable but only through an [[GameMod offline modification]]. According to the YouTube comment section of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxSRiZhIsC4 After the end]]'', the game itself is now a gigantic GhostTown...
** ...or not. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lH-Hn7c_SE As in 2017]], the modders who are trying to revive the game are managing to bring back ''World'' to it's online glory while Electronic Arts seem to no longer care about the game itself.
** Music/{{Mick Gordon}}'s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i77Xd1QAti4 Static]]" deserves a special mention, as the commmunity associates the track itself regarding the game's shutdown.

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* TearJerker: Many players were upset and depressed regarding the shutdown of ''World'' after five years of it's after its release. Fortunately, it's still playable but only through an [[GameMod offline modification]]. According to the YouTube [=YouTube=] comment section of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxSRiZhIsC4 After the end]]'', the game itself is now a gigantic GhostTown...
** ...or not. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lH-Hn7c_SE As in of 2017]], the modders who are trying to revive the game are managing to bring back ''World'' to it's its online glory while Electronic Arts seem to no longer care about the game itself.
** Music/{{Mick Gordon}}'s Music/MickGordon's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i77Xd1QAti4 Static]]" deserves a special mention, as the commmunity community associates the track itself regarding the game's shutdown.
25th May '17 8:14:13 PM CodyPurple
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* TearJerker: Many players were upset and depressed regarding the shutdown of ''World'' after five years of it's release. Fortunately, it's still playable but only through an [[GameMod offline modification]]. According to the YouTube comment section of ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxSRiZhIsC4 After the end]]'', the game itself is now a gigantic GhostTown...
** ...or not. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lH-Hn7c_SE As in 2017]], the modders who are trying to revive the game are managing to bring back ''World'' to it's online glory while Electronic Arts seem to no longer care about the game itself.
** Music/{{Mick Gordon}}'s "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i77Xd1QAti4 Static]]" deserves a special mention, as the commmunity associates the track itself regarding the game's shutdown.
1st Mar '17 5:29:42 PM jormis29
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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), they both made Website/WatchMojo's list of the [[http://watchmojo.com/video/id/16010/ Top 10 Need for Speed Games]],[[note]]''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 at #8 and ''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.

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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), they both made Website/WatchMojo's list of the [[http://watchmojo.com/video/id/16010/ Top 10 Need for Speed Games]],[[note]]''Hot Pursuit'' 2010 at #8 and ''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'' ''VideoGame/HaloSpartanAssault'' as a Community Choice vote for a bonus discount and won.
18th Jan '17 7:30:11 PM Giantsgiants
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** Cops in the 2015 game especially fall under this for those going for the prestige medals. Not only do they swerve in front of the player, but they prevent the player from immediately restarting in the case of a mistake.
12th Dec '16 7:52:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Awesome Video Game Levels]]: Most of the series has at least one of them. You be the judge!

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* [[Awesome/VideoGameLevels Awesome Video Game Levels]]: Most of the games in the series has have at least one of them. You be the judge!
9th Nov '16 6:43:21 AM Wiseoung-5
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** [[spoiler: Pete's death scene]] also deserves mention.
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