The latest issue of the Official PlayStation 2 Magazine – which features Sega Superstars Tennis on the front cover, oddly enough – contains an unbelievably negative preview of Need for Speed: ProStreet.
In the first paragraph alone they claim it to be the â€œworst game in the seriesâ€, although the preview does read as if theyâ€™re simply unhappy with the way that this latest installment is a serious car-tuning sim rather than your typical arcade-style racing fare.
Manual tuning is absolutely necessary and reportedly incredibly dull and painstaking, and they found it frustrating when their current set of cars werenâ€™t slick enough to win races and had to go back to the workshop and tinker with the â€˜Autosculpâ€™ facility to make their motors more aerodynamic. Towards the end of the preview they report that the handling is â€œpretty unresponsiveâ€ and often causes damage to your car – which you then have to pay out for to be repaired. â€œAn experiment destined to fail,â€ is their conclusion. They also point out that the drag racing is the best bit – a worrying sign.
Look out for an 8/10 review next monthâ€™s issue!