“ Manufacturer: Nintendo / Online: Online Gaming Support / Control Elements: Gamepad / Control Elements: Joystick / ESRB Descriptor: Suggestive Themes / Max. Number of Players: 2 / PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+ / Output Signal Support: 480p / HDTV Support: Without HDTV Support / Audio Support: Dolby Digital 5.1 / ESRB Rating: E10 - (Everyone 10+) / Genre: Racing / Driving / Publisher: EA - Electronic Arts „
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This is when the Need For Speed series started to go downhill, Most Wanted was excellent, Carbon was a step down but still a good game, and Pro Street lost nearly all the appeal it had.
I think the main thing that i dislike about this game, is the fact that they've removed police cars, every sort of free roam that everyone loved, and turned it into a circuit racer like Forza and Gran Turismo, games which the Need For Speed series just can't compare too. All tracks now take place on closed circuit courses. Several tracks in ProSreet are based on real world locations. A few old game modes do return however, such as Drag and Drift events.
The driving with the wiimote is quite nice and i think adds a bit to the game, but the game still just doesnt feel like Need For Speed. The game does have a 2 player split screen mode, but AI is not supported. The Xbox 360, DS, PSP, PS3 and PC versions all feature online multiplayer.
The customization is similar to that of Need For Speed Carbon. Keeping the same autosculpt feature that created so much potential, however there are a few things that were removed from ProStreet, such as neon, as all races take place during the day, as opposed to Carbon which entirely took place at night.
Compared to the other Need For Speed games, there are a lot of cars, 46 in total (55 on PS3,PC,360), all are fully customizable, buying the collectors edition (PC,PS3,360 only) adds an extra 5 cars, using cheats can unlock a further 4 cars.
If it hadn't have been a Need For Speed game, it might have been good, but they tried to combine a street racing game with a circuit racing game, and it didn't turn out well.
The advantages of this game are that there are a number of different categories of race or event to compete in.
First of all, there are a number of different event/competition days, which are made up of 5-10 seperate competions. Completing each one earns a number of points, with each "day" having a threshold to meet in order to complete the "day".
The different categories include:
-straight out race, over say 3 laps
-fastest lap: like a normal race with 3 laps except you need to get the fastest time
-drifting: the faster and longer the drift, the more points
-one where the track is divided into sections and the aim is to gain the most points. Onces you enter a section, the point start counting down until you enter the next one
-speed events where you have a long stretch of road and have to register the highest speed at each marker.
I hope this gives an accurate indication of the range of events, which gives it a variation. You can also buy cars for each category, and modify them to enhance performance.
One disadvantage is that some of the tracks are very similar and repetitive, but this isn't a massive negative as there is still a good range
Need for Speed: Prostreet is a game based around street racing. I picked it up as I have always enjoyed the Need For Speed series. However, I think they have gone downhill slightly and I am relieved to see that the next game is going back to its roots.
The graphics aren't to bad but look poor compared to other games that I have. The game has a good soundtrack but has some framerate issues and will sometimes crash. The game also has some glitches preventing you from gaining cash.
The game has splitscreen which is good fun when some friends are round. However, the other parts of the game disappoint. The controls are very hard to master but are easier when a controller is used instead of the Wii Remote.
The game runs very smoothly and I didn't notice and slowdown or other things that can harm to game.
The game is one of the best racing games on the console and is very good if you can get it cheap on Ebay or other sites. The game is great fun with mates but not that good on your own.
Need for Speed: Pro Street for the Nintendo Wii is a racing game based around the street racing culture, however as the series has progressed its now street cars but in a more circuit based area.
The game supports HDTV and is multiplayer upto 2 players.
One of the drawbacks with the game is that you can only use the Wiimote to control it and as all the racing games on the Wii, the control scheme isn't the best. The game controls a lot better on the PS3 compared to that of the Wii but it would benefit if you could use a Gamecube controller instead.
That aside the graphics on the game are some of the best on the Wii, the car's look amazing like on the PS3 & XBOX 360 versions and the game runs smoothly.
The game at first can be hard to get used to due to the Wii's driving controls and the controls change per event so what you use for circuit races will be different to drag races etc.
The game is one of many in the racing genre on the Wii and controls quite well and overall is a very good game, worth a buy considering you can get it very cheap especially on eBay.