Posts Tagged ‘Need For Speed: The Run’

It’s A Race To The Future

By Jim Rossignol on October 20th, 2011.


Where can racing games go? How can they push boundaries and the same time provide us with the speed and competition we crave? The genre is already offering some clues about what it might be able to do, aside from improving graphics, realism, or going online, or doing anything else purely technical. The future of racing games is going to depend on designers doing interesting things, and fortunately for us some studios are doing just that.

Let’s take a look…
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Car Wot Goes Quicktime: NFS The Run

By Jim Rossignol on September 27th, 2011.

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Need For Speed: The Run, EA’s attempt to blend racing with scripted action, continues to intrigue me with the latest trailer. It doesn’t really show off that much in-game action, instead opting to set up the story in which the protagonist, Jack, finds himself forced into a $25m-prize race from San Francisco to New York. The trailer seems to hint a few of the events that might take place along the way, such as avalanches and fights with cops. It’s going to be genuinely fascinating to see how people react to this hybrid approach.
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Quick, Time: Need For Speed: The Run, E3

By Jim Rossignol on June 6th, 2011.


The new Need For Speed, The Run, game looks quite unusual: a mix of the expected chase-driven races with some scripted stuff, and some getting out of the car and running about. Hmm! Pretty intense, though, it might actually be worth keeping an eye on. (Says me, who pretty much gets bored of NFS games after a few minutes these days.) That seems like it something that should have happened earlier – dragging more traditional action events into racing games. And we’re overdue a truly linear kinda racing game in the manner that FPS games are linear, right? Trailer below, there.
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Intriguing: Need For Speed: The Run

By Jim Rossignol on April 29th, 2011.


Well, it’s just a teaser trailer, but the idea of this NFS game is kind of interesting, and it appears to have some manner of story – an actual tease! The trailer comes with this blurb: “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.”

A race across the whole of the US? Hmm. I wonder how that is going to work. According to VG247 this reveal looks a bit low key, as there are no other details. It could be Black Box’s NFS game, due to be shown at E3 in June.
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