Need for Speed ​​Unbound hits me with its underground style

NfS Unbound looks like the action-packed racing game Annika needs.

I admit: I don’t know anything about cars and personally I am a very careful driver. But if I could do what I wanted, that is, without fear of risking my neck, I’d get into the fastest carts in the world and race across the tarmac until the rubber snapped. But since that’s not the case, I like to escape into action-packed and brutal racing games that don’t take themselves too seriously. And that’s exactly what Need for Speed ​​Unbound really got to me after a long time.

Annika Bavendiek

Racing game is not same as racing game. Annika, for example, can do little or nothing with ‘nice’ racers such as Forza Horizon and simulations such as Gran Turismo. She needs risk in illegal racing, tuning, and a story that could also appear in a Fast & Furious movie.

Finally street racing again instead of the Horizon Festival

Yes, I love Forza Horizon 5 for its beautiful Mexican open world and really nice cars. However, the posturing around the Horizon Festival is always too dull and tame for me. I want drama and I want tuning that can turn the tide in illegal street racing like extra nitro with the police glued to my bumper. Almost like Fast & Furious, whose movies I still love for their exaggerated nature.

Wrestling with the police on the street is what Annika likes.

Wrestling with the police on the street is what Annika likes.

To me, Need of Speed ​​Unbound exudes this arcade-action underground feel from the very first trailer. In addition to multiplayer, the Criterion Games development team has also announced a campaign where we can not only tune our car, but also use it to annoy the police on the streets of Lakeshore, which sounds like some nice illegal street racing.

Visually unusual, but stylish

What I also really like is the style: realistic cars combined with comic elements. This is not only a welcome change, but also exactly my thing for me as an anime and comic fan. In addition, this character prevents looks that do not come close to the realistic level of the cars and therefore appear inappropriate. I don’t know who came up with the brilliant idea at Criterion, but I love the comical flames and smoke.

The trailer already shows how stylishly the realism is combined with the comedic elements:

Need for Speed ​​Unbound - The first trailer radiates strong underground vibes


Need for Speed ​​Unbound – The first trailer radiates strong underground vibes

For me, the developers mix two good ingredients together with the underground vibe and comedic look. And I’m already looking forward to the finished dish. Happy he is Dec 2, 2022 not as far away as Need for Speed ​​Unbound comes out on PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC and it’s like: go out and give it to him!

What do you think of Need for Speed ​​Unbound? Why do you want the racer and why not?

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