So the last NFS I played was ProStreet and I bought this based on having serious fun with NFS Underground. I played the NFS 2015 Beta and still kept my pre order. This game is full arcade, I will not compare it to Forza or Gran Turismo.
Car selection is limited, even more so are the bodykits. Ie. Can't change the wheels on the F40 or the Supra only having two bumper options. The sounds of the cars are near enough, as you can hear the difference between a rotor/4banger/v8 etc. Driving is always at night and the map can feel rather small if you teleport to every race. The AI are entertaining and can be challenging at times. Ranking up offers motor parts and the odd exterior mod. No real detail tuning options, just a scaling system between drift and grip. (Yes you can change ride height, offset, brakes etc).
The story/script is nothing special, rather cheesy. You join a crew and make yourself known to the scene through events. The game is online only and I haven't had any issues while playing. Hosting or getting your friends to join can be long winded as this isn't as easy as it sounds.
There's fun to be had, so long as you don't take the game seriously. Drifting down the mountain with your friends whether it be an event or challenge is a hoot. Drifting… Well I said it was arcade and yeah this is a great example; no real skill require. Once you understand how the game wants you to drift, plunging into corners at high speed with multiple cars is a breeze.
My one sentence summary is just wait… Why, because the game doesn't feel complete, it needs to patch a few bugs, release more content before I give it more than 5–6/10.
If you enjoyed Midnight Club LA, NFS Underground then this will still well in your gaming collection.