Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3

Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3

Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3

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  • Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race
  • Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead
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  • Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race
  • Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead

It’s called The Run. An illicit, high-stakes race across the country. The only way to get your life back is to be the first from San Francisco to New York. No speed limits. No rules. No allies. All you have are your driving skills and sheer determination as you battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most dangerous roads. In Need for Speed The Run, you’ll weave through dense urban centers, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds, all the while evading a relentless police force prepared – and willing – to use lethal force to take you down.

On one side of this country lie the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and cable cars — on the opposite coast there are massive skyscrapers, the Statue of Liberty and the endless glow of Times Square. What separates these two great cities is nearly 3,000 miles of roadway through dense urban centers, over epic mountains, across arid deserts and in constricted canyons.

Need for Speed The Run
Evade the Police

Evade the Police
A race to get your life back!

A race to get your life back!
Gorgeous car designs

Gorgeous car designs

Synopsis

With no speed limits, rules or allies available, only Jack’s determination and driving skills will keep him going in this heart-stopping race to get his life back. Thrills and excitement hide around every corner of this breakneck race across the country, but so do the police — and the men who want him dead. Evading these ruthless forces in one town won’t be enough. You must have the Need for Speed.

Key Features:

  • Be the first to cross the finish line as you speed across the country from San Francisco to New York in an illicit, high-stakes race
  • Race as Jack, a marked man who must make it to New York City ahead of the competition, the police and the men who want him dead
  • Grip the wheel, put the pedal to the floor and use your slick driving skills and sheer determination to keep Jack alive inside and outside of the car
  • Battle hundreds of the world’s most notorious drivers on the country’s most treacherous roads
  • Snake through dense urban settings, plunge down icy mountain passes and carefully traverse narrow canyons at breakneck speeds
  • Evade a relentless police force that is ready and willing to use any means necessary to take you down
  • Connect to Autolog and compare your best times against your friends in a race to New York where every second counts
  • Engage in high-octane multiplayer racing and join races already in progress with matchmaking technology, create a party with friends and pick a playlist of your favorite challenges and vie for racing supremacy across every stage of The Run
  • Level up and earn access to exclusive vehicles, upgrades and abilities by mastering the playlists
  • Powered by the new Frostbite 2 engine, created by the award-winning DICE studio, delivers an amazing level of visual detail, immersive environments and emotional impact
  • Prepare for the race of your life in Need For Speed: The Run. This extremely illegal, high-stakes race across the country requires only slick driving skills and your sheer determination to be first. There are no rules, no allies and most importantly, no speed limits in this dangerous competition. Battle against hundreds of the world’s most infamous drivers on the country’s most hazardous roads. As you rocket down icy mountain passes, snake through dense urban centers and steer through narrow canyons, beware the unyielding police force determined to bring you down — by any means necessary, including lethal force. Are you ready for the drive of your life?

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    1. 108 of 118 people found the following review helpful
      3.0 out of 5 stars
      NFS The Run: Momentum lost from NFS:Hot Pursuit, November 15, 2011
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      J. Cummings “Somewhere in PS2 land” (San Antonio TX) –
      (REAL NAME)
        

      This review is from: Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3 (Video Game)
      For anyone that played NFS:Hot Pursuit, one could argue the only thing that game was missing was a “freeplay” mode (ala Test Drive Unlimited 2) to run over any part of the map you wanted. But the gameplay was top notch, as was the online multiplayer, which shows why NFS: Hot Pursuit still has a strong following.

      And while I can appreciate what EA tried to do with NFS: The Run, it’s just not done very well.

      For a full retail game ($60) to be over in THREE hours, that’s not acceptable in a racing game considering that Blur could take you several WEEKS to work through, along with racers like Dirt 3, Gran Turismo 5, etc. This means unless you’re a trophy hunter or a die-hard online player, the game’s over in about the time it takes to play an NFL game on Sunday. So for this reason, I suggest if you don’t fall into the categories I just mentioned, give this a rental.

      From a graphics standpoint, the game looks awesome, especially during the cutscenes and the areas you’ll be driving. However when the graphics is the strongest point of the game, you’ve got a problem right there.

      One of the things that has plagued the Shift series of games is the floaty handling. And one of the things that made NFS:Hot Pursuit so GOOD was how well that game handled. Sadly, in NFS: The Run, it seems you’re driving a Land Rover instead of a Zonda. It’s extremely hard to execute good, drifting turns, hard to weave in and out of the environmental scenes (which Split/Second did far better and more convincingly), and more often then not, you end up wrecking. While the “rewind” feature is nice, a 10 second interruption in the gameplay is not while you’re waiting to get back in the race.

      Furthermore, if you’re going to have a story you better care about the “main” character. Unfortunately, it seems like EA went to the Paris Hilton school of “souless” acting because while the cutscenes look cool, you’re really not getting a sense of intrigue (OMG, we have to win, Jack owes $25M, he’s going to die if he doesn’t pay. Get the ___ out of my way, I gotta win! Erm, no so much).

      I had VERY high hopes for this game. But coming out around the same time Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Batman, Saints Row and MW3, and containing about 1/10 of the gameplay time, I simply can’t recommend buying this game except for the most diehard Autolog/achievement hunter.

      And it’s a shame. We want developers to push the edge, and then crack back on them when they fail. As much as I’d like to see EA make another go at this, you’re probably going to see a return closer to what Hot Pursuit was then you’ll see another “The Run” type of game.

      Pros:
      – Great graphics and sound
      – Autolog and lots of achievements to chase

      Cons:
      – WAY too short at 2-4 hours long
      – Bare multiplayer modes compared to NFS:Hot Pursuit
      – Sluggish controls/responsiveness
      – Lack of connection with the story

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    2. 30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
      5.0 out of 5 stars
      what’s not to like, November 24, 2011
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      This review is from: Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3 (Video Game)
      I give The Run 5 stars and I’m puzzled that there are so many complaints and 1 star ratings. I have several of the PS3 racing games, Grid, Dirt 1,2&3, GT, NFS series, and they all take a little getting used to, at least for me. Once you get the hang of it, it’s simply a blast. With The Run, you get to street race in San Francisco against oncoming traffic or weave in and out of traffic on an LA freeway with spectacular graphics. Seriously, what’s not to like. I’m about a third of the way thru, playing the challenges along the way and I think The Run is a 5 star addition to my game collection. That’s my 2 cents.

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    3. 23 of 27 people found the following review helpful
      4.0 out of 5 stars
      It’s not Hot Pursuit, but it’s still fun!, November 16, 2011
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      This review is from: Need for Speed: The Run – Playstation 3 (Video Game)
      Black Box is not Criteron Games, so I wasn’t expecting anything nearly as good as Hot Pursuit. With that being said, I haven’t been disappointed yet. The tracks all look amazing as do the cars. Yes, some of them are hard to handle but if you’re having a hard time, just use a car with normal handling and you’ll be ok. But there is great reward in mastering tracks with cars that are harder to handle as you’ll take seconds off your lap time as you sacrifice easier handling for speed. There is a lot of rubber banding AI though. There’s been several races that I’ve been on the final stretch, saw someone coming in behind me and I punch the nitro and they still fly right past me and beat me by a split second…and I started it on easy just so I could familiarize myself with the tracks. The cops in this game are more annoying than they are fun like in Hot Pursuit too. I can’t count how many times so far that I’d go to drift around a turn only to be super human rammed by some cop and go flying right off a cliff or the path.

      Speaking of that, the game also seems to have a problem with you being off of the beaten path. If it’s not a shortcut or the actual road, the game will make you rewind (an annoying feature added that takes you back to your last checkpoint). It’s a nice feature for when you wreck but more often than not, you’re going to be seeing it because your car was slightly just past the cones or you were bumped through the yellow turn there arrows because they aren’t an invisible wall in this game. My favorite so far has been getting a ton of air from a jump that I think I bounced off a tanker truck and then somehow I wrecked before I even hit the ground (and it would have been a perfect landing!). Bottom line is this game could have a lot of epic and cool moments but it prevents itself from ever allowing it. I’m also not a fan of a “story” mode in my racing games.

      This game does have a rather interesting story, but it seems like it doesn’t know how to go about it. Any rival races are introduced to you as text on the loading screen and that’s all. But then you randomly have these poor looking cutscenes, and by poor I mean a lot of shading pixels around Jack (the guy you’re racing as) and the frame rate often stutters a lot during them. On top of not being very visually pleasing, they tend to have some quick time events in there. There is nothing worse than quick time events. But the concept of racing across the US actually does work in the games favor by having a very wide and very nice variety of tracks. And while the story mode is rather short, there’s good reason.

      The game seems more focused on competing with friends (which hopefully you’re not like me and actually have friends who did buy this game hah) so while yes, the story is fairly short, it’s also to encourage you to replay it to surpass a friends autolog completion time for the campaign. But if you’re not one to car for competition, then there are a good amount of challenge modes that unlock as you complete each stage in the campaign. You’ll find yourself trying to better your lap times as you try to attain platinum medals for your efforts in these challenges. There are online modes, which seem to have a focus on working as a team but as i mentioned earlier, I don’t currently have any psn friends who have this game yet. Hopefully after black friday that will be remedied but for now, I haven’t had a chance to play online just yet.

      All in all, the game is actually a lot of fun. The bugs in the game are in the parts that no one should really care about and the cars all handle well. It takes some getting used to since again, this isn’t Hot Pursuit and the controls don’t feel as great at first but with the right car, you’ll have little to no problems drifting around tight corners. The asking price does seem a little steep so maybe wait til you can get it cheaper, but by all means this game offers quite a bit to do as long as you have friends to compete with.

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