Some People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Customise Their Need For Speed Cars

Some People Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Customise Their Need For Speed Cars

This is why we can’t have nice things.

The new Need for Speed launches in Australia today. Despite the stuttering issue which is still occurring for me and many other Xbox One players the day after launch in the US, I continue to play, largely due to my children loving cars.

I love them to, though you wouldn’t know it from what I’ve done to my 2002 Mazda RX-7 Spirit R.

Need for Speed allows players to customise cosmetic parts on their vehicles — spoilers, rims, those little side bits — that sort of thing. It also allows them, much like Forza Motorsports, to create their own custom paint jobs and apply decals in order to make their ride an extension of themselves.

Looks about right.

This never happens in Forza, because Forza stacks the car customisation screen with beautiful designs made by players with much more time and patience, so I never bother trying to make my own. In that regard, Need for Speed has made a horrible, horrible mistake.

What makes this horrible design even more fun is there are full motion video scenes where the player’s car is visible in the scene, yet somehow the actors manage to do something other than just stand there and stare at it.

Here’s a shot of my car next to one owned by CHRISROCK25. I am going to assume that’s actually THE Chris Rock, and that he loves me.

She’s poetry in motion, the Faheymobile.


  • Why hasn’t the world learnt from Halo yet? Give a player freedom to customise and all you’ll see is dicks. Dicks everywhere.

  • I want this game just for the customisation. The gameplay itself looks like arse.

    But any game where I can put a rocketbunny widebody kit and work meister S1’s on a Toyota 86 is pretty cool.

    Not gonna buy it though.

    • I’ve actually heard very good things about the gameplay in this, although it doesn’t look good in the videos i’ve been told it feels amazing.

    • dont judge it until you get your hands on it, as someone who plays forza with all assists off and manual with clutch even ive found the driving to be challenging, the fact that the car settings make a massive difference to the handling is a massive plus, i went in thinking that the cars will drive like shit and ill smash through the main storyline and just build mad cars, but im struggling with certain races, the cars have a heft to them that is brilliant, it plays a million times better than it looks in video form. borrow a copy from a friend or find a story thats got it in a display machine.

  • What an article… It is indeed a terrible car, but hey, it’s your design and you can chose to make whatever you want.

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