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Need for Speed: Most Wanted - New Trailer Released at E3

This year’s E3 is packed full of exciting games, but sadly for EA, their Need for Speed of the year is a reboot of the 2005 ‘Most Wanted’, a game which allowed endless customization options and, despite not being a very good title, it received lukewarm reviews when it was released, 7 years ago.
Do not get your hopes up for the new ‘Most Wanted’ game, because from what we could see, it’s just another arcade game with a complete disregard for the laws of physics (most noticeably tire grip), which will insult your intelligence with every corner you take, whlie driving the same-old cars you’re used to seeing in the genre.

It is set in an urban environment, which looks quite good, actually, judging by the trailer and screenshots we’ve seen and it also appears to have a decent variety of cars (which will be uncustomizable). Sadly, the game appears very shallow and EA will probably attempt to flush it out with a predictable and boring story, as they have done with their most recent offerings.

For those who were wondering, Autolog makes an appearance in the game and gets a ‘2’ added to its name to maintain the illusion of progress - but don’t be fooled, it’s exactly the same as it was since its introduction in the 2010 NFS game, ‘Hot Pursuit’ (another reboot of an old title which spawned 3 games in total with the original being launched way back, in 1998, with the subsequent games following it in 2002 and 2010).

When their press statements sound like “Players will have the freedom to drive anywhere, discover hidden gameplay, takedown rivals, challenge friends or just hang out and toy with the cops. Everything they do counts towards the end goal of becoming #1 on their personal Most Wanted List,” for a game which is a reboot and will be available on PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, iOS and Android platforms (though it will excel on none of them), it makes one wonder: is EA keen on making good games, or money?

If you're still interested, and haven't seen Forza: Horizon, the game comes out 62 days before the end of the year, on October 30th, on the aforementioned platforms. If you think that the genre has moved along considerably from this, and EA's latest offering isn't exiciting for you at all, you can always take the bus.

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