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Review NFS: Hot Pursuit
Run away from the police or pursue violators
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 10 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Decent animation, unusual plot, convenient controls, quality physics
Mediocre graphics, paid continuation, high price
Let us introduce to you another race for Window Phone from the Electronic Arts studio, NFS: Hot Pursuit. We have to mention now that in this game you will not find any plot. All you need to do is either to hide from the police chase, or vice versa catch up and neutralize the perpetrators. The graphics in this game are of course better than the one in 3D Brutal Chase, but the gameplay differs only in a wide variety of vehicles, an impressive number of tracks that can be raced at different times of day, and an opportunity to switch roles with your virtual opponent.
GameplayAs a criminal, you have to get to the precious finish. On the way you will be sometimes caught up by the police car and rammed at full speed. Also on the road there will appear barricades of police cars and plastic borders. You have to decide all by yourself how to drive round them. Just do not get too much damage and reduce the speed to the critical limit, otherwise you will be arrested.
By the way, you can ram the chasing car, too. Above it there is a status indicator that initially filled with green. In proportion to damaging the police car the indicator will empty and change its color from green to red. Should you empty the indicator, and the police car will leave you alone. However, further you will necessarily run into another one. In the role of the police person you are to solve the same problem, but now you need to have time to disarm the offender at the stipulated time. At the very least, if you want to get enough reward.
Game controlling in NFS: Hot PursuitControlling in the game is carried out with the touch screen and accelerometer, but you can change it and make a full touch in the settings. While driving offenders' car you will only need to turn on the cornering and push the brakes, if necessary. When you control a police car, on the screen there emerge another button that you can use to cause a barrier of police cars blocking the road for bullies. You can use this button many times but after its activation it is not available for some period of time.
ResumeRoads in the game cannot be called monotonous not only because of the decent number of levels and driving at different times of day, but also because each of them has several branches. That is, you can choose an alternative route at any time. As for graphics, they are of pretty average quality. In this regard, the game can't even be compared to Real Racing 2, to say nothing of Asphalt 7 Heat. Just because of this, we believe that the price of the full version of NFS: Hot Pursuit is a little bit too high, and if you are not a fan of this series of games, the disappointment is inevitable.