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JTL
09-11-2009, 06:40 AM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023577p4.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023577p4.html)

Although Prostreet and Undercover were a big disappointment to me, I'll definitely get this game this time. :woop:

Minty
09-11-2009, 06:49 AM
From what I saw at PAX, they need to move the decimal point to the left one spot....

Looked alright, handled badly...was nothing special and certainly not a NFS game

Need4speed
09-11-2009, 07:13 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023577p4.html (http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023577p4.html)

Although Prostreet and Undercover were a big disappointment to me, I'll definitely get this game this time. :woop:

Good to hear. We also received a 9 out of 10 rating from the Official Xbox Magazine. Become a fan on FB www.facebook.com/needforspeed

Zomaarch
09-12-2009, 12:17 AM
I was surprised when i saw that the first two reviews were 9's , happy I preordered this month...

Well I take back my comment from before, it might be just two reviews but i like ign and know they are reliable, so looks like they did NFS right, congratulations Slightly Mad, Shift looks like its going to be a good competitor for other sims out there.

jorGe62990
09-12-2009, 01:50 AM
Wow, that score really surprises me! It's good to see NFS get some love after all these years of duds and misses. I'm really not liking how Dirt 2 has came about. The minimal focus on rally is very unattractive. If only there was a demo for Shift, then I could make a real decision. Oh well, I guess I will just have to wait for more reviews to come out of the oven.

Coadster1
09-12-2009, 02:27 AM
I'm surprised, a 9.0!?! I might consider renting this when it comes out and checking it out myself.

Dz06lt
09-12-2009, 02:36 AM
From what I saw at PAX, they need to move the decimal point to the left one spot....

Looked alright, handled badly...was nothing special and certainly not a NFS game

its suppose to be a sim not arcade like previous NFS games they want to compete with forza/GT

StolenPaper18
09-12-2009, 02:51 AM
I'll probably pick it up and give it a try. It didn't look all that bad from what I've seen. I guess I'll figure out soon.

agentplatypus
09-12-2009, 03:00 AM
I shall give this a rent and if I like it I may even buy it. A demo would be really nice. *hint hint*

Veteran
09-12-2009, 03:46 AM
Decent game, drifting's hard and steering is pretty stiff at first.

I think 9/10 was a bit too high though.

Coadster1
09-12-2009, 03:49 AM
Yeah, a demo WOULD be nice, that way, I wouldn't even have to rent it.

RECKLESS x360a
09-12-2009, 04:55 AM
I really like this game. Plays well and the cars are sweet. Got me about 2 epic badges already :)

MayCome
09-12-2009, 08:08 AM
Im afraid , that its a Prostreet2 =/

Painkiller Q8
09-12-2009, 09:09 AM
I tired it last night ,,, its amazing .. but the driving sucks with that assistance .. just turn it of and enjoy the best driving ever !
plus I am in the middle of DiRT 2 ... so I will stop NFS:Shift and finish that DiRT first !

Need For Speed: Shift worth the price :)

Simzo
09-12-2009, 09:24 AM
Awesome, I will be getting this I think. I have had every other NFS so this one won't be any different.

FOX-Inc.
09-13-2009, 10:47 PM
Looks like the Need for Speed series is back on track :)

Need4speed
09-14-2009, 06:07 PM
Looks like the Need for Speed series is back on track :)

I think we have. We also got 9 out of 10 from the Official Xbox Magazine and the Official Playstation Magazine.

If anyone lives in the LA area, we're having our launch party there this week. Go to: bit.ly/19J5eT to get free tixs.

HamsterLV
09-14-2009, 08:33 PM
From what I saw at PAX, they need to move the decimal point to the left one spot....

Looked alright, handled badly...was nothing special and certainly not a NFS game
Yeah looks more like Forza or PGR...

beer is gud
09-14-2009, 09:31 PM
This game is just sounding better and better everyday. Going to rent it for sure now! Hopefully the NFS series is back on track.

jorGe62990
09-14-2009, 11:12 PM
These reviews sound very promising. If you had told me a few months back that Shift would be averaging better scores than DiRT 2 I would have told you to check yourself into a mental institution. However, I hear a demo is coming one or two weeks after release (why that late? I have no clue). To be honest, I will not purchase this game without playing a demo beforehand.

HadMatters13
09-15-2009, 08:24 AM
I'm quite surprised that it got a 9/10, but the review does sound really promising. I might consider picking this up when it releases, although a demo would be good. :)

ezekiel 08
09-15-2009, 09:50 AM
Looked alright, handled badly...

I know what you mean. It's a fun racer but the cars handle very weirdly. They are much harder to control than Forza 2 or even GRID. It's like they turned everything into a boat :(. Still, once you get used to it it's great fun. An 8/10 from me :).

HamsterLV
09-15-2009, 12:47 PM
I am surprised IGN gave it 9 points!

GGN Sumidor
09-15-2009, 02:55 PM
I've only played the "test lap", which pretty much introduces you into the game, gets you started, etc., so far and I like it. I didn't choose to turn the assists off after the first race (like in Halo, it asks you what you want to change, and you can do another test lap to try it out), and now that I'm into the race race, I regret it. I think turning the assists off (completely) will be your best bet.

I was fairly disappointed in the NFS games post-MW, but I decided to give this one a shot. So far, I'm pleased.

jorGe62990
09-15-2009, 04:25 PM
GameTrailers gave it a 9.1 in their review.

HamsterLV
09-17-2009, 12:55 PM
Damn, now I am intrigued. Just got this game haven't played yet!

pined5551
09-17-2009, 06:32 PM
I'm quite surprised that it got a 9/10, but the review does sound really promising. I might consider picking this up when it releases, although a demo would be good. :)

Yeah, id like to wait for a demo. Mixed opinions coming across, but it does sound like its a lot better than previous NFS games (none of which i've played, except one on a mates PS1 i think, lol). I have Forza 3 on pre-order and have wanted a new racer for ages, but i think seeing as i havent bought Dirt2 yet, i'll buy that and maybe when i see a copy of this for a cheeky 10'er i'll pick it up.

JoeCalzagheFan
09-18-2009, 03:45 PM
must of been high when he rated this crap a 9 more like a generous 6.i really enjoyed dirt 2 but this game is so boring:(

DeafSunchaser
09-18-2009, 08:03 PM
come on............. 9.0? thats gay! thay was paid to give it a 9 jeeze this game sucks bad!

h3liumX
09-18-2009, 08:34 PM
yep the review was either a typo or they were bought out

scousers on tour
09-18-2009, 10:22 PM
just started playing it but it seems like a 0.9 instead of all the 9.0, maybe too early to judge will persist and give it a fair run , but first impressions should have took the `f` out of shift, wish i hadnt 99% finished dirt2 already

HamsterLV
09-23-2009, 05:59 PM
How the f*** could they give this s*** a 9!? I give it 6 points MAX! It's a god damn ridge racer! Why is the f***in car always sliding!? Lame piece of s***! And spin out opponents... MOTHERF***ER! I just spent 90 min trying to do it in US, got 3 spins 3 times... GREAT!