It’s getting hot in here …
… but please keep your clothes on. It’s Need for Speed Heat. The next in line of games from EA in the series that just won’t quit. The hot take on Heat is that it comes two years after Payback, and it’s a step up to be sure, but it is two years later so maybe there’s not that much to celebrate here.
The best way to explain Heat is as a mosaic of all the things that make Need for Speed good, done on a 2019 canvas.
Great customization, engaging races, and a story slapped on top to keep you mildly interested. We have to talk about the gameplay here. Don’t expect too much realism from Heat, in fact, the handling of the cars feels more arcade-like than ever and most cars will understeer like it’s no one’s business, and the customization, it’s way over the top (I say with a greedy smile). One of the great additions is the difference between driving during the day, and driving at night, which is a day and night difference, and the heat levels, the heat levels actually work, a remnant of the 2005 iteration of Most Wanted, to my childish joy.
My final word? Heck, Heat is a really fun game, and I’ll probably put in 80+ hours just messing around with it. Is it good? Yes, it is. Is it a good introduction to the franchise for new players? Maybe not so much. If you’re an old soul like me who have been playing Need for Speed for ages, it scratches the itch for another year. However, I’m still on the fence as to whether it’s worth the price tag or not.
A solid 3/5 sheep. It brings NFS back on the right track.
What are your thoughts, HOT or NOT? Let us know in the comments section below
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