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Psuedo



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Need For Speed Shift 2 Reply with quote

If you liked the first you'll probably like the second. With a better a graphics engine, and a new camera that makes driving more immersive as the driver turns his head to the turn.

The cars handle a bit more realisticly. With new tuning options like Forza, or Gran Tursimo.Tire pressure, tear wear, more over steer, and under steer. Tune all the things on your car to your desire, and to better suit for a track.

Which brings me to the point if you don't like the idea of tuning your car, or having to tune it for specific tracks, and from track to track you wont like this game. I've spent really an hour tuning a car just for one race, and that same tuning does not go for the next track. Which thaknfully you can save each tuning for each track. However you will have to/want to tune your car for the tracks.

Other than that the same things from the first one remain. Great sense of speed, great cockpit camera. Great sense of feel for cars. Well unless you like to play in third person view. The cars handle terribly if you like third person view.

If your looking for something in between sim, and arcade the Shift series is a great option.

If you don't like the idea of tuning your cars a lot, or don't want the extra realisim added in I would go with Shift 1. If you want an upgraded version of Shift with more features, and realism go with Shift 2. They're both great games, and I would say the second is a great update from the first.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Shift series, even though it'll always be second fiddle. Need for Speed should stay arcade-y imo.

Criterion's NFS games were the best, followed by all the burnout games, followed by... the original Most Wanted. And then Shift 2.

Still, the second is definitely better than the original Shift.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea I'm liking it more than the first. The two games are the same price at gamestop, so it's all up to which you prefer. A more detail oriented Shift 2, or not having to take all the time to tune your cars in Shift 1.

It's like Shift 2 threw in a little Gran Turismo, and called it a day lol. I like it though I think the biggest drawback is you really get the most out of the game tuning your cars which would be a pain tuning multiple cars to multiple tracks especially for multiplayer.

It is cool though driving your car around the track your trying to tune it for 100 times and slowly dialing it in to how you want it making this, or that change ever so slightly, yet at the same time affect a major part that needs to be balanced out. I never messed with tuning in Gran Turismo, or Forza when I had those games. I am however forced to mess with the tuning on an uncontrollable retro BMW with a V10 engine that spins out every touch of the throttle. I really would like to see what it's like with a racing wheel.
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