Rivals runs on the Frostbite 3 engine so it's a given that the game looks and sounds gorgeous. Supercars howl as if their very engines want to come to life. The weather effects are equally impressive. Rain storms will violently alter the environments in which you race, with rain smashing into your beloved supercars and lightning tearing up the skies above. It all looks very impressive. Except for the fact that it all looks a little bit too familiar.
Let's face it, Criterion's Need for Speed Hot Pursuit wasn't exactly a "minger". When Hot Pursuit was released, it was praised for its astonishing level of detail in cars and surroundings. Apart from the long awaited return of Ferrari (possibly the single most exciting aspect about Need for Speed Rivals at this stage), there is virtually nothing there that we haven't seen already. Unlike in Hot Pursuit, there will be limited customization, but don't expect to be turbocharging your Ferrari. According to the developers you will be able to change your rims, add some decals and change your number plates, to add your personal touch to each car.
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