“ Published by: Electronic Arts / Genre: Driving & Racing / Ages 12 and Over / Release date: 2006-12-08 „
I got this game with my Wii and I was extremely pleased with it. The graphic are very decent compared to Gamecube or PS2 and so is sound quality when driving and crashing. I really love the good crumpling graphics that occur when you put slow motion on, its great. The shadows and lighting on the metallic or wet surfaces are also really good but don't look all that realistic..
The gameplay was even better because you have to use a Wii remote to drive, I actually bought the wheel accessory which the remote fits into, this really feels like you are driving and the controls are really responsive, this i feel is much better than on ps3 and xbox where a steering wheel would cost way more, be difficult to set up and probably not be as easy to use or as fun, so the wii's benefits are clear on this game.
The are a variety of car types for example muscle cars. And as with all NFS games you can then customise and upgrade for better performance in races or just simply better aesthetics so your look the part! The game is free roam which prolongs the life of the game and makes for a better game, and there are a large variety of game modes, such as drift, race, time trial, no real added features form earlier NFS games but definitely a great game with all the coolest cars!
Overall a great racing game for wii, one of the best out there infact. And its NFS at its best!
taken from my ciao
Electronic Arts is primarily known to everyone through their Need For Speed series. In year 2006 they completed Need For Speed: Carbon. If we compare this series to other series, It's really different and many things have changed very much. But gameplay is very similar, especially to Need For Speed: Underground 2. You ride along the streets in the city and you complete missions to conquer territories. As usually, you earn money, and also you can unlock new things for your racing car. As you know, with money you can buy new cars and different engines, transmissions and other things for your car. It's great game for racing games fans and this game gives you real racing experience.
In the beginning of the game you are some kind of rookie, who earns money and earns fame by racing. There are a lot of different missions to complete, example sprint race, circuit race, drifting race and much more. You ride through Carbon Canyon in route to Palmont City. Every event was really interesting and very challenging and gives you real racing experience. But maybe steering with your wii reomote is a little bit messy, It's pretty hard, but still It's pretty interesting. Big surprise for me was drifting event. In Need For Speed: Underground 2 drifting event sucks, but in Carbon It's awesome. Maybe It's really easy, but surely It offers you a lot of fun.
In the garage you can make everything with your car, everything what you want to do. And It's surprisingly easy and interesting. In performance menu, you can change your car engines, transmissions, tires, suspensions, nitrous and much more. Also you can change engine or some other application settings. Example with engine, you can change your speed higher or change your car acceleration faster. A better tire gives you better street ability, so you don't slip so much in the curves. But if you are challenging in drifting race, It's better to change your tires settings, that you slip more that usually.
In the right corner you can see little GPS. From that you can see challenges where you can enter and of course you see police cars. Finding challenges and completions is really easy. You can take out your bigger map and then you see all races where you can enter. Races are marked with little yellow icons. Police cars are marked with little triangle shaped red icons.
Example if you are trying to escape from cops and they don't find you at the moment, you can see little grey icons on your GPS. These icons are safe spots, where you can enter and after that you lose cops really fast. Usually these spots are somewhere in covered place, from where cops can't see your car. But of course these places don't arise immediately after that, you have lost cops, you have to wait about fifteen seconds before you see these spots.
As I said, that these safe spots don't arise immediately after you have sot cops, so be careful all the time, because if cops going to arrest you, your car heat going to increases. If your car heat level increases for three times, cops going to give your car away from you. Always you see police icons on the GPS, slow down your speed and drive really carefully. Some police cars are really heavy and they have awesome strength and It's really hard to escape from them. Their speed is really fast and they just press you to the corner, from where you can't escape so easily. Of course in the beginning there are
Some little police cars and you don't care this cars, but after there are much stronger and faster police cars. Also they put car barriers on the streets and also there are nails beside these barriers, but not always.
If you play Need For Speed: Carbon you surely fell a love with that and you can't stop playing. But streets and background of the city is really weird. It seems, that all the time It's night in the city and there isn't sun. But earnestly, graphics surprised me very much. If you compare Carbon with Underground 2, or with some older series, Carbon has really great graphics and It really amazed me. Cars look really amazing and all details are really realistic. And these videos among the game, these videos are really fantastic. These videos are like real, but also these are like animated movies.
As I said, gameplay is really interesting and challenging. Especially I like police chasing. I like to ram these police car barriers with slow a motion. Cars fly away so cool and I really like it. Like other EA games, also this is playable in online. It's nothing special and Personally, I haven't played it online, but my friend has and he says, that It's really interesting, but there aren't many people, who's playing online. Even if you have bad internet connection, It's pretty interesting and your internet connection don't annoy you.
In conclusion, Need For Speed: Carbon is really interesting and challenging game. Single-player gameplay is really awesome and interesting and also online gameplay is pretty good. I don't think, It's disappointment to someone, because everything is really ok in my thought. There aren't any minuses, except that, you can't delete your accounts in the game. Graphics are awesome and surprised me a lot, everything looks really realistic. It's recommended to everyone, especially to racing game fans.
What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you in the world's most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals' neighbourhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.