Starting 2nd Of November 2017 any one with an EA Access subscription will be able to start there new career in the latest outing of Need For Speed. Need for Speed Payback will have you joining Tyler, Jess and Mac as you complete races, mission and challenges to earn the respect of fellow races in the Valley's underground and earn the right to take part in the ultimate race to bring down The House.
The trial will allow gamers to take part in a block buster Highway heist as you play through the opening 2 chapters of the title as well as begin building up your collection of cars. As you play you can also customise your new racers and if you're lucky you could even find a derelict car to restore. This is a new concept to Need for Speed, allowing you to find scrap chassis throughout the game which you can there work on and restore into your very own custom hot-rod.
Redout: Lightspeed Edition is the full package version of Redout. Coming to Xbox One in Europe on the 31st August, Redout: Lightspeed Edition includes the original game, the first three expansions (Europa, Neptune and V.E.R.T.E.X) and adds 15 more circuits. There are also two platform exclusive liveries.
Need for Speed games in my experience of always felt a little bit hit or miss. But then something like Need for Speed Payback pops up. The gameplay reflects what is loved by the series, fast cars and gorgeous landscapes. But this instalment looks to have taken inspiration from both Burnout and The Fast and the Furious series. Payback looks to add a deep narrative behind the game as well as a variety of stunts in the game. The slow motion collision are a very nice touch.
F1 2016 is the latest in a long line of annual releases for the Formula one series by Codemasters. F1 2015 was met with some negativity from the fans as they found that it was a bare bones experience, but was praised for its driving mechanics which critics said where the best they have ever been. So does F1 2016 follow suit and fall short or does it break free to become the best F1 game to date let’s find out.
The graphics in F1 2016 are pretty good, a few rough edges in places but the game looks great in the places that count. The cars are the best they have ever looked which is good as you spend most of your time looking at the cars. The tracks look great as well, although only in the track confines, anything outside the track doesn’t look that good but it won’t really bother you as you will be going past it at such a speed you won’t see it. The weather effects also look amazing especially when it rains, this is when F1 2016 comes alive. Like I said there are a few rough edges in the game, mainly the character models and their animation, the game has some of the worst character models and character animations. Although this shouldn’t bother you as you will spend most of your time on the track. There is also some screen tearing in places, but this rarely happens that often.
When I saw that this game was coming out for Xbox One I was to say enthusiastic! As a fan of Rock 'N Roll Racing I was hoping that this was going to be a spiritual successor. In fairness it kind of is but it could not be any different.