NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 3 REVEALED 150 Fan favorite spinoff series returns! BY MITCH DYER Today, fans of EA's long-loved Need For Speed series are in for a treat. Ghost Games, under it's new chariman Craig Sullivan, has announced what seemingly every fan of the long storied racing franchise has been waiting for. "I'm pleased to announce the 3rd installment of our hit racing franchise today!", said Sullivan at a press conference held in Ghost's Gothenburg, Sweden headquarters. "Today marks the day of Need For Speed returning to it's roots of drifting around corners at 200 miles an hour by simply tapping the break, a boring and uninteresting open world environment that spans 2 square miles, and having 10 exotic cars that everyone has driven in some other racing game before, using the exact same models as Most Wanted 2012! Of course, you can always pay 30 dollars for 5 more cars in the extensive plethora of Day 1 DLC that will be available on release! This coming to you at a crisp resolution and framerate of 1920x1080 at 30 frames per second. Don't worry PC gamers, you get to run it locked at an AMAZING 15FPS locked with graphics settings a GT 610 can run on ultra!", Sullivan said excitedly at said press conference.
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Do you think that they would have cops in UG3? I mean, Criterion has ALWAYS focused on cops in Need For Speed games. And as far as I know, there are some developers from Criterion in Ghost. But, the Underground series has NEVER had cops. And personally, I think that's the reason why it was selling so good. People didn't have to worry about cops and getting busted, instead they could focus on tuning and racing… I just think that it would be hard to make the switch from highly focused on cops to no cops at all.
NFS was always about the rivalry between cops and racer in world's hottest cars on the most breath-taking roads.
Underground and Underground 2 were successfull not because they didn't have cops, being a cop or racer and takeodwn the opposite side of the law is great and would have made the games more attractive on the long run, once you finished the career and raced your buds the game becomes a dead end, you've got nothing to do, tho, Underground 2 offer es the Outruns and Free Roam but other than that it was only picked up for challenging your friends - but the games were simply not laid out to have cops, but if you know Hot Pursuit 2, you know it would have been great and damn that game was huge success, specifically on the PS2.
I honestly believe HP2, U and U2 came out at the right time to have even more success...with PS2 (or Xbox) being freshly around the kids - and I simply can confirm this as every guy in our clique, which also involves brothers of the girls in our squad - had HP2, Underground and/or Underground 2 for Christmas along sports games and of course other stuff.
And the Underground-Series had the hype of the Fast-Movies, which was the reason such games were released around that time.
However, there was a reason why cops returned later.