Need For Speed Analysis: The Run
It’s been a year since the boys put on the market Criterion Need For Speed : Hot Pursuit, thus leaving Burnout to focus on one of the most important sagas Electronic Arts to date.
This year 2011 Electronic Arts announcing surprised us all Need For Speed: The Run . This new game Need For Speed franchise back into the hands of developer Black Box , which was in charge of Carbon, Pro Street and Undercover. Many hands we took the lead, since it was Undercover is not a favorite with the players, but still had to be given a vote of confidence to see that we could surprise.
But anyway … I think it is time to explain to you as The Run, so abrochaos belts and go start the car.
The first thing that surprised us The Run is going to deepen much more to the story, giving script turns to surprise the player and give a touch of originality to this saga. Basically one could summarize in movies like Fast and the Furious.
Play the role of Jack , who must save his life for a debt that can not meet at that as one of the most experienced drivers plunges into a very exciting career where you have to travel from one end to another across the country, just from San Francisco to New York , one of the first of 200 runners to participate in this crazy race. No speed limits, no allies and no rules, Jack will have to get the $ 25,000,000 prize to remove the debt off, but this will have to suffer in this infernal race, in which not all be one way roses.
One of the characteristics that differentiate this Need For Speed of others, are the situations we have to leave the car. These situations will only happen at certain times of the game, but are full of tension and action, so it will not be completely boring to the player.
I will not reveal spoilers about events, but if you comment that To succeed we must follow guidelines by touching the screen marked us at times to tell us, making it a very original Quick Time Events, yet rather easy. Do not think that will give you freedom to go by the city as it pleases you, because it is not, so they basically are a series of kinematic QTE implemented.
If you talk about driving is another issue. Many of us are accustomed to the Need For Speed have a pretty good arcade driving and affordable for all audiences, but EA Black Box has wanted to step forward and not give so easily to the player. We will find a mix between simulation and arcade, making notice the weight of the car and what it takes to maneuver with, since it seems they have not wanted to follow the path seen in Hot Pursuit with a more focused controls Arcade.
Each car is different, so each will have a completely different driving style. When cornering this time we have to adapt the control system, it is not as easy as it sometimes tends to leave the car or even to reduce speed, so if at some point we will hand in a hurry the small nitrous oxide to facilitate the acceleration of the car.
As we move up levels of driver, we will unlock a number of features for ease of handling, either nitrous oxide or supported by the slipstream of our opponents, and that from the beginning we will not have these features.
Before I have discussed this car’s weight and the truth is that this time you will notice pretty When you take shortcuts by land, leaving the asphalt behind, so a car with lowered suspension and suffer quite dramatically reduce the speed, but if instead we have one with a good suspension will not have problems with the land, but with the speed at which we, as we tend to lose control of the car but maneuvers well with. The truth is, that’s a plus for the developer, and they do not provide all possible facilities.
Throughout the game we change cars, as you mark the script, but if life’s coincidences or directly from the moment you are not comfortable with which we will have the opportunity to change cars at any station you find along the track. Normally tend to signal where they are, so you will hear a small sound and a brand of gas station at the bottom left of the screen, so be careful and as soon as you see on screen will have to turn away only. But of course … not everything is as perfect as can happen in real life, lose jobs in the race for our short break at the gas station to change cars, but only have to overtake them again once we leave at full speed. The cars that will give us a choice that we will be getting over the competition or directly we get to beat a chief circuit.
The small changes in climate will give us some problems, as the roads will be affected by them, either by small frost, snow, leaves accumulated around the asphalt and the water accumulated in the rain. So you have to be careful, as this can cause us to step out of the road or go directly to a ravine.
The races that we have from San Francisco to New York will be varied to not tire the player. Most will be passing a number of drivers to go beating the 200 in the race, but there will be others in which only have to make up time, so that things which pertain to script our friend Jack anger wasting time at times and it will go a little circuit in the best possible time to get that lost time. In this type of racing, we have the difficulty on climate change and the accumulation of traffic, so there have to be very eye.
Besides the typical races, we will have some times that compete with the Regional Managers . Basically be a few drivers with improved AI and modified quite a few cars, which will get if we just win the race. Often accompanied or alone, but even if you succeed to promote, not always fall behind, so they tend to surprise you and you forward to a top speed quite spectacular, and then depend on your ability to overtake or not.
Apart from the story, we also have a multiplayer mode for a break from the adventures of Jack. In the multiplayer races we will be up to eight players which we will change the categories of cars.
This mode will be linked to a small wheel of fortune to be shown on every startup class, so you leave as you will get a hefty additional premium at the end of the racing series, either some experience points or new cars.
Autolog return for the fourth time in our lives, as it has been used in Hot Pursuit, SHIFT 2 and Burnout Crash. As usual, we will share our best times, photos of “Photo Mode” and racing to recommend our friends to try to overcome our record, so it gives more to picking a dot on improving our times.
Also added a small way of “Challenge Series” that are unlocked once we’re past the story mode. This series of racing challenges show us all kinds, in which we must improve our time, competing against some rivals, and so on. So it is an added plus to consider where you can extend your gaming hours trying to get the gold medal in each.
Technical and Sound Section
EA Black Box wanted to surprise with a good graphic section , so they decided to use the Frostbite engine 2.0 , DICE. With hard work could be adapted to a driving game and the truth is that I’m a pretty spectacular product but sinned while on some points.
The optimization has not been very good , so it tends to be rather clumsy frame rate and already capada step was about 30 FPS. The items on the screen are very good, having a pretty good light, worthy of that seen in Battlefield 3 . The cars could have had a better finish, as there are some that are very well designed, but others who have a small defect, either a lot of color, reflection, etc, but on the other, once you start racing you do not notice in these small problems.
The climatic effects are very well designed, with thunderstorms, avalanches in the mountains, rain, etc. so there should be given a bonus.
The characters are well designed, so thanks to motion capture has been given a more natural, but for now it faces its most negative, although we tried to improve what is seen in Battlefield 3, still has to improve the design and the naturalness of the faces.
The sound section is very elaborate, with engine sounds, very good braking and skidding. The soundtrack fits the moments of the story mode, so as usual again matching the list of topics.
The dubbing, though minimal, is still up, so we’ll find folded completely into Castilian.
Need For Speed The Run is a new installment of the saga that has attempted to give a touch of originality. The career mode is good, yet not quite complete, and what you can practically finish in less than two hours and a half, so the player will feel a little disappointed by it.
The challenges and multiplayer are an added plus quite complete, but is going to have to work harder on their next installment, because you have to work on new modes of play not to bore the player.
The Run is is basically half way, but does not remove it a good driving game and will not make you aburráis at any time. Back Box EA has tried to improve what was seen in previous installments and so from here, we encourage you to continue to improve in their next projects.
Sound Effects car
Implementation of Autolog
Multiplayer rather small
Short campaign mode
The control is somewhat crude at times
Rather clumsy frame rate
Play the most popular characters from Cartoon Network on an epic adventure
Deep Silver and developer Papaya Studio California Cartoon Network Launch Explosion Punch to Nintendo 3DS , an expected production that brings together many of the most popular original shows on Cartoon Network on an epic adventure.
A mysterious force is merging new world of Cartoon Network, which leads to unlikely partnerships and alliances with evil vile. Dexter and the forces of good must join the pieces of this puzzle are grouping interdimensional universes before it is too late. Explosion Punch Cartoon Network is featuring several of the most iconic Cartoon Network programs, a gang fighter who gathers his big stars for the first time for Nintendo 3DS . Fans can battle characters from your favorite Cartoon Network characters like Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and more.
? More than 40 characters, including 18 playable characters, among which include eleven of the most popular characters from Cartoon Network.? Original story that combines popular events and places: the players can take on all your favorite heroes and villains of the universe of Cartoon Network.? Includes 32 scenarios in multilayer environments, showing locations of nine worlds of Cartoon Network, with its decor and its supporting characters.? Several game modes :
- Single-player Story Mode: presents an original story written by a writer for Cartoon Network. Players can experience some different styles of play as they travel through the worlds of Cartoon Network .- Battle Mode ( Multiplayer ): 4 players can compete through a Wi-Fi in 21 different battlefields .- Battle Mode (against CPU): the player can face up to 3 of your favorite characters at once.? A wide variety of game elements:
- “Assists” special: they invoke characters that help you in battle.
- “Super attack” sequences and initiate attacks sublime.
- Different color sets and character player.
- Three levels of difficulty.
- Special bonuses and unlockable hidden characters.
- How to download Nintendo 3DS: Play with up to 3 friends with a game card.
- Customize the rules of the battlefield! You can adjust the timers, the number of lives the character and the frequency of improvements .- Repeat with heroes new levels unlocked.
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It’s a messy kid adventure lover, who was raised by Bubbie, a talking whale. Despite her warnings, Flapjack is spellbound by the stories of Captain Munoz and has set the objective of becoming a real ADVENTURER.
-The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy
Billy is a fool happy and hyper. It is too dumb to be scared when faced with monsters and demons, usually only their curious nature leads him to get into all sorts of problemas.Mandy is Billy’s best friend. It’s full of rage and cruelty, usually gets what it wants with its sheer force of will, even their parents are afraid.
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Chowder loves food more than anything else. You can eat it all. Leaving nothing. Not at all. You just have to watch it. Chowder lives with his Master Chef, the legendary truffle Garbanzo and his wife.
-Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends-
Mac is a normal and intelligent boy of 8 years. Bloo is the creator and spends his time helping Foster and Bloo out of trouble!
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Number 1. Nigel One is a master strategist. Developed elaborate plans for world domination that are too good not to try them. It is the leader of the KND.
His real name is never revealed, Jack is the alias he adopted in the second episode of the series after hearing when a group of street was called “jack”, a nickname that was given to a man generally. He is the son of an emperor who ruled the empire where Aku originally fell, and was sent into the future by Aku in battle.
Ben 10 -
Ben is a typical boy of 10 years, play the games , rides his bike and sometimes gets into trouble. When you get the power to turn into various alien heroes, he realizes that he must use it to do good, but that does not mean that, from time to time, do not get into any mischief caused by their super powers.
Petal is the leader of the Powerpuff Girls. It’s strong, determined, methodical, makes an effort to make your life not only work but also some diversión.Burbuja is the kindest and sweetest Powerpuff Girls, but this does not mean it is easy to master. Sometimes the monsters and villains tend to forget about it, but always end pagándolo.Cactus is a tough girl and temperamental characteristics of man. Never have time to plan. Fight hard and has many victims who can prove. To evil, Cactus is trained and ready to go fast and furious.
-Dexter’s Laboratory Dexter is a typical science genius who wears a lab coat, is one meter and has a strange accent. However, his biggest challenge is keeping his meddling sister Dee Dee away from your next great invention.
Before it was one of the laboratory assistants of Professor, Mojo Yoyo went from being a simple ape a monkey with delusions of grandeur because of a tragic accident that forever changed the course of the history of Townsville.
Yesterday we attended the presentation ceremony and took advantage Expocomic visit their booths and enjoy one of the best fairs in Madrid at the Palacio de Cristal de la Casa de Campo.
Expocomic 2011, the International Exhibition of comic in Madrid yesterday and pulled up next Sunday December 4 would be his XIV issue number and will keep its doors open for fans to enjoy their favorite comics and comic books with a special interest in new models like the comic on the internet and in digital format.
With some 12 publishers and over 50 shops and exhibitors, this year is expected to exceed the figure of 29,000 attendees last year. To achieve this, along with signatures of the most prestigious authors as Cels Piñol, Alfonso Azpiri, Forges, Rick Leonardi and Tony DeZuniga, have a program that includes exhibitions, workshops and master classes.
He also delivered his now classic awards, which vest in authors like Stephen Maroto (Lifetime dedicated to the comic), Paco Roca and Astiberri (National Best Play and Best Screenplay) and Carlos Pacheco (Best National Cartoonist).
Like last year, the Spanish Association of Friends of Comics, event organizer, 2×1 repeated the offer to the public who attended yesterday’s opening day, with the aim of enabling all people who wish to visit this room. Will also be available four days bonus amounting to 12 euros. Likewise, when we entered the room, we are able to change the input by a comic or a comic book for free.
Yesterday was a perfect day to enjoy Expocomic, without the crowds expected for the weekend so we could stroll the stands watching, buying a little something or trying out the latest video games from Namco Bandai, as he usually does, are present in a large play area with plenty of consoles to enjoy the latest games like Ridge Racer Unbounded, The King of Fighters XIII, Soul Calibur V, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Tenkaichi Dragon Ball Z Ultimate, Ace Combat Assault Horizon Dark Souls. Also during the four days of their game characters come out of their virtual worlds to take pictures. Yesterday we saw Goku, but will also be monsters Pocoyo and Ben 10.
With respect to the exhibitors and shops, these are the most varied and can find everything related to the manga or anime, cartoons and comics quite old, all kinds of merchandising series and video games and even books as varied , among which, to our surprise, we found a Don Quixote.
This fair is also a good moment to complete this collection we get half or autograph or inscription of the author that we like. And there were many booths that offered the possibility, reminding the Book Fair, to be able to go out with the dedication, with figures included, the writer or artist of our favorite comic or cartoon.
During Saturday and Sunday morning, also made by Namco Bandai, a Cosplay contest themed Soulcalibur V. You can participate by a cosplay of the following characters in the game: Siegfried, Mitshurugi, Patroklos, Pyrrha, Ivy or Natsu and point you to the start of the cosplay booth Expocomic information. But also on Saturday December 3 Namco Bandai in the tournament will be played on xbox360 Soulcalibur V. The tournament will start at 16h and 15h can sign up to or until all seats (limited places: 32). It will be played best of 3 rounds. The semifinals will be played best of 5 rounds and the final best of 5 matches. The winner will get a collector’s edition of the game and the second unit will Soulcalibur V.
For little more than tell, except to recommend that Expocomic asistáis to 2011 if you draw comics, comics, manga or other culture that gathers in this show. Do not disappoint.
You have available the photo album of the event on our Facebook profile .