Getting pro in ProStreet
I have this game for about two weeks now, and I must say Need for Speed ProStreet is one heck of a game!
Gone are the days where you drive a 200km/h block of metal into a wall and end up without a single dent. Because car damage is back in ProStreet! Whether thats good or not, it’s totally up to you. Frustrating as it can be at times, but I think racing has become much more realistic with damage and not to mention bloody challenging! xD
Though at times things could get pretty ugly. =\
Graphics in ProStreet are easily the prettiest in any racing game I’ve played, really. I had graphics settings all set to max and the game still runs as smooth as your momma’s ass. xD Save for some minor lags during the race day scenes but other than that, it’s really that pretty. =D
Basically, there are four racing modes in ProStreet. Namely, the grip, drifting, drag and speed challenges. And unlike Carbon, all of the races in ProStreet are set in real life legal racing tracks around the world. No more street racing, incoming traffic or cops. But that hadn’t taken the fun out of ProStreet though. =D
Grip racing is all about handling. It’s like your average cross-the-finish-line-first race but add in tons of tricky steep turns and corners, you have the grip. Things usually gets irky when you start slamming walls when braking at 200km/h round a corner just doesn’t cut it.
And remember, there’s car damage for you to worry about. Cross the finish line with a car made of twisted metal and you’re done with the repair costs. xD
If you’ve mastered drifting in Carbon, I have to tell you its not going to be the same in ProStreet. It took me awhile to master drifting in ProStreet but when you have drifting skills at your fingertips, you’ll be craving for more! xD Slide your ride ’round that corner dude, it’s an art! =D
Drag racing in ProStreet are easily most dependant on optimal tuning in ProStreet. If you ain’t a know it all in car tuning, its time you educate yourself because ProStreet takes every tweak you make to your car very seriously. Or if you wanna take a short cut like me, just head to some of the NFS forums out there for those juicy tips and advice. XD
And when you succeed in tuning that perfect drag machine, it’s a battle with time! Not with the AI, they’re really pathetic, even the Drag King.
If you’d ask me, I’d say Speed Challenge races are most well, challenging. Speed challenge is all about, you guessed it, speed. At 300 kilometers per hour, a slight bump on the road could send your car flying all over the place. And when that happens, you’ll be treated to a scenic camera view of your car being reduced into a spectacular shower of scrap metal. xD
Heck, even winning a race doesn’t give you such nice camera angles.
But really, speed racing in my opinion requires the most concentration and demands perfection. Lose one turn and your car is done. Sometimes its really good enough just to cross the finish line in one piece.
The storyline in ProStreet is pretty straightforward, you’re Ryan Cooper and you’re supposed to be a rising star which would make your way through your career to defeat the Showdown King, Ryo Watanabe, along with the other Kings of each mode of racing.
Yeah, that lame looking dude with short sleeves is you.
At this point, I can tell you that beating the Kings are pretty easy, especially the Grip and Drag Kings, which are both really pathetic. But getting the race days to beat them unlocked is another story.
If you got what it takes, head all out! By all means. xD
And while I’m at this topic, I have to say that I’m totally madly in love with the brand-new EVO X! Damn does that monster look sleek. XD
It’s easily my favourite car in ProStreet. =D
In short, ProStreet has really lived up to its hype and the guys at EA had done it again! Stunning graphics, gripping storyline, kick-ass cutscenes, sexy
babes range of cars, cool graffiti, and an exciting soundtrack selection, it’s Need for Speed ProStreet for you!