Need for speed
Race by day and risk it all by night in Need for Speed Heat, a white-knuckle street racer; where the lines of the law fade as the sun begins to set. During the day, Palm City hosts the Speedhunter Showdown; a sanctioned competition where you get Bank to customize and upgrade your high-performance cars. At night, turn up the intensity in illicit street races that build your reputation and give you access to bigger races and better parts. But be prepared: the police are waiting and not everyone plays fair.
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What if we told you that Need for Speed Heat has a little bit of all that and even a little bit more? Ghost Games, returns to the wheel of the saga after developing Need for Speed: Payback, and returns to the beatings putting everything it has to its credit to bring us a new title in the series that comes with the intention of breaking with everything; or, at least, try to do so.
The action takes place in Palm City, home of three things: speed, cars and sunsets. Before we start, we are given the choice of our avatar among a series of 12, very varied among themselves -6 men and 6 women-, and we start the action. The game presents you with an open city, which we can roam freely, whose extension is divided between different gangs, with competitions between them and, logically, avoiding at all times that we do not get caught by the police. There are races in circuits, following a route of checkpoints, escapes, chases…
But before plunging into his world, there is a brief introduction and the classic choice of vehicle, to choose between three different models. Specifically, in Need for Speed Heat we can choose between these initial models:
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The division between day and night in Need for Speed Heat allows 2 sides of Palm City to be shown. During the day we can see a fairly large city with differences in terms of environments, roads and buildings that show the work that Ghost Games did with Frostbite. On the other hand, during the night we will see a city whose urban centers are distinguished by the use of neon-colored lighting that perfectly matches the combination of colors proposed by Need for Speed Heat, clearly inspired by the street racing scene and the modifications that can be made, in this area, to cars.
The visual aspect of Need for Speed Heat can be considered as an adequate reflection of what happens with Frostbite, as there are parts of Palm City that look impressive and others that leave much to be desired and sometimes make you feel like you are in a Playstation 2 or early Xbox 360 game. Since this is a game focused on speed, it is clear that you do not stop to admire the details of the buildings or the field, but in this case the aspect that the environment has when integrated with the races is considered and that is where it becomes noticeable that Need for Speed Heat can present very well achieved visuals and, at the same time, visuals with obvious shortcomings, although it must be recognized that the generation of the cities is very well done and rarely you will find the creation of textures on the way while you run. On the other hand, it should be noted that in terms of cars and races, Need for Speed Heat shows a good visual work and cars look good, with an exacerbated reflection and lighting that responds to the theme of the game. After all, this is street racing and all competitors want to show off their cars and modifications.
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However, as time went by and the fashion for tuning and bright colors began to fade, Fast & Furious was able to adapt. Adopting a more sober aesthetic and abandoning high school rebellion in favor of an action proposal with persistent characters. In short, to configure a cinematic universe based on the origins based on the tuning of the 2000s but leaving it aside.
It is true that the open world of Need for Speed Heat is well configured, has variety and offers an incredible amount of content. The same can be said of the online elements, which greatly extend the life of the game and make it a service to return to daily to complete challenges and all sorts of time-based objectives. But, however well this works, it still lacks a little more courage; the ability to leave fads aside and set up a video game that is immediately recognizable as Need for Speed.
Regardless of how good or bad it is (which we’ll discuss later), Need for Speed Heat is a game that, while it puts the franchise back on the right track, it’s still not entirely clear what it is and what it wants to be. Except for the night races and the chases they involve, Need for Speed Heat limits itself to phagocytize elements from other recent driving works to incorporate them into its recipe. The end result, although fun, is a work that lacks personality; that lacks that Need for Speed stamp that makes it instantly recognizable.