The latest entry to the Need For Speed series Need For Speed Payback
will be launching in less than 48 hours and fans of the franchise who pre-ordered the game are surely itching to get their copy of this " Fast and Furious' inspired game. But for those who have not decided yet, let's take a quick look at what some of the gaming industry's top critics have to say about the upcoming game.
"The off-road racing is addicting and the search for Derelicts could remain a mainstay with the franchise moving forward. This is much less of a CAR-PG than the previous game, as players will be able to build a great library of cars much quicker." - Hardcore Gamer Review Score 4/5
Need For Speed Payback is currently getting a mixed response from the critics who reviewed the game. Its current Metascore is at 71/100 getting 10 positive feedbacks out of 21 reviews. Positive feedbacks highlights the game's off-road races which was described by some as 'addicting," however, a single feature cannot save the game from its other flaws. On the bad side, the game's open-world is said to be beautiful but empty, over-complicated AI, microtransactions, and other frustrations related to the game's racing events.
"Fast and Furious, this is not; and that's a disappointing outcome." - Gamespot Review Score 5/10
Overall, Need For Speed Payback is a combination of all the great features of the Need for Speed franchise. The game features great graphics running on Frostbite but it seems that some of the game's gameplay mechanics may not be for everyone, especially those who do not like "grinding" on a specific game. For those hardcore fans of the series, however, this is a real evolution of the series that combines the classic customization, cop chases, checkpoint-based racing, and other elements that makes the identity of the franchise. Check out Gamespot's video review and the launch trailer for the game below for more information and stay tuned for more gaming news and updates.
"NFS Payback Video Review By IGN"
NFS Payback Launch Trailer"
Source: Metacritic, IGN, Need For Speed