Need for Speed Payback
| Nov 8, 2017 | By: FEARIUN
Have you always wanted to play a Need for Speed game that has similar action to the Fast and Furious movie franchise? Then you are in luck, because that’s what Need for Speed Payback is in a nutshell. It’s a very fun arcade racer that doesn’t require you to raise the foot off that accelerator.
The storyline in this game involves multiple characters which must use all in their power to redeem themselves through a wide range of races, thrilling moments and challenging action. To do that, you will have to complete lots of races and unique challenges that are very action packed.
The open world of Need for Speed Payback is astonishing, and it looks extremely well. The team at Ghost spared no expense to make the game look amazing, and at the same time you have a huge variety of cars. They did a very good job at bringing in dozens of manufacturers and you do get plenty of vehicle types as well.
You will particularly note there are a lot of off-road races, so you do have plenty off-road vehicles to boot, which is very nice to begin with. Aside from the main story which does last for quite some time, Need for Speed Payback also has a great selection of races, they also integrated tons of side content too.
If you’re a perfectionist, you are bound to spend a lot of time in the game. There’s loot to make your car better, but sometimes the process of getting this loot can be a bit of a grind. It’s not bad, but it does tend to take away from the fun of driving around and dealing with various types of challenges that come right in front of you.
Drag racing in Need for Speed Payback are very tough, so many times you will need to have the very best attention and focus if you want to win. Not exactly what you would want from a drag game experience, but it’s still not that problematic.
The AI is good, but sometimes it makes some strange decisions. The game did add some RPG elements with the progression system, but you will have to play for a long time to get all the stuff you want, especially the better cars in the game. Which isn’t a huge problem, but the game will even require you to repeat some of the older races just to get better stuff. Which is a bit impractical, because you do play to get new stuff, not repeat the old one.
If you can get past that, Need for Speed Payback can deliver a very good time. But yes, the experience can be a bit of a grind, so you will have to spend a lot of time in the game in case you want to unlock everything. Which in the end isn’t exactly that problematic, so try to take that into consideration. As a whole, the open world and interesting storyline make up for the minor mishaps. So, if you want a Fast and Furious-esque experience, Need for Speed Payback may be right up your alley. Yet if you want simulation, you should look elsewhere.
Need for Speed Payback release date is November 10th
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