Our hands-on gameplay video coverage of Need for Speed: Rivals continues in part 2, as Alan explores some of the events you can play as the in-game police. Except of course this is Need for Speed, so you won't be seeing Vauxhall Astra police cars patrolling Redview County. Alan's car of choice was the all-new Aston Martin Vanquish pursuit special - you know you've had it when you see one of these in your rear view mirror. If only the police force here in Britain were this well equipped.
In this video, Alan takes part in an online response event before engaging in a Hot Pursuit for a classic, adrenaline-filled Need for Speed cop vs. racers chase experience, taking down crims while admiring the lavish scenery powered by Frostbite 3.
Alan wasn't the biggest fan of last year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted to say the least, but Need for Speed: Rivals seems to have won him over. From my point of view, it's certainly looking like a return to form for the misguided series, with developer EA Ghost mashing together all the best components of previous fan favourites such as Hot Pursuit and Underground before it went off course.
Those tyres on the Lotus are really not suited to the extremely wet track, lol.
Surely SMS can kit it out with some wet weather rubber?
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line.
I'm not going to get my hopes up because there have been too many rumors for far to long. But after GT6 the only thing that would make me buy another GT title would be the addition of bikes (and a good selection of those at that).
In regards to Tourist Trophy, that game still holds up today. Not perfect (bikes a tad to floatly) but over all it gave me the closest sense of how it feels to...