NFS Most Wanted vs NFS Most Wanted 2012

Discussion in 'Need For Speed' started by darren200cook, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Darren.

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    I think the original Most Wanted is the better game because I think Most Wanted is about story and getting revenge on someone, in Most Wanted 2012 this element wasn't captured. Also the city (Rockport) just seems a lot better crafted than Fairhaven. Example, Fairhaven, doesn't have the epic bridge jump Rockport had. And the minor bits MW2012 didn't have like customisation, Heat Levels that stick to a car, Sgt Cross and pursuit OST keep me coming back to the original. I am going to quote this post from the FM vs GT thread for good measure and as I think it is relevant.
     
  2. AOS-

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    I like how you don't give us anything to say or move your readers in a direction.


    For the most part, I'm pretty sure the general consensus is that MW1 is way better than MW2.
     
  3. dhandeh

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    And the disclaimer. :rolleyes:
     
  4. AOS-

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    "Pretty sure" is not absolute and the sentence was an assumption.
     
  5. MXH

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    I did share your opinion in the beginning but then you have to remember that this is not a sequel and was never meant to be. Enjoy it for what it is and stop comparing it to the original game.
     
  6. Spoil-t

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    MW 2012 is a rehash not a sequel. As was HP 2010. We are comparing apples & oranges.
     
  7. Baron Blitz Red

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    I would also say this is another re-hash of a popular title. Just as with HP2010, it shares the same name as a previous hit, but it misses out on lots after that. I hope this trend of trying to recapture high school glory will end soon... Like now.

    Have a good one
     
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  8. Tornado

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    Much like with Hot Pursuit 3, if they didn't want it to be compared to the original they should have called it something different rather than intentionally reusing a name to draw hype for it and then crying foul when that bites them. You can't have your cake and eat it too.
     
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    I think the original MW was a complete piece of ****. Yes, it had a story, but much like a porn movie has a story, a.k.a. ultra cheesy and extremely superficial. The (voice) acting was of similar (abysmal) level. I am glad they didn't go that way in MW 2012. Rubberbanding was also much, much worse implemented in the original.

    Customization would have been nice, but if I would have to choose between that and Autolog (a huge advantage the current incarnation has over its predecessor), I'd pick Autolog any time of the day.
     
  10. Spoil-t

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    Making the underside of the car glow is a thing of the past people need to get over. If you want to customize your car drive it into a darn wall. BODY KIT!
     
  11. rallymorten

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    I'd take the original Most Wanted, I feel like it's more complete and new thinking, even compared to MW 2012, which is basically Hot Pursuit (2010) with upgrades, free roam and a new location. This doesn't mean it can't be good though. I still agree with Toronado on the name case. Then rather have it called something else or just call it 2.0 so people will know it's a complete redefinition.
     
  12. TilDawn

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    The original appealed to a different demographic, much like how the new one does as well.

    If there's anything I can compare, it would be the pursuit system. Personally I prefer the original considering that you get penalized for getting busted. Not to say the new one is bad, it actually works well with the way the game is structured. But the added risk makes the pursuits that much more enjoyable, whereas in the new Most Wanted I shrug off being busted.
     
  13. Terronium-12

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    Easy, the original.
     
  14. AOS-

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    And these apples and oranges are still fruits, just as MW1 and MW2 are driving games. They aren't worlds apart so ranking and selecting one over the other can be done.
     
  15. theotherspongey

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    Well maybe they should name it something else...?


    And I agree with the OP; MW1 is much better in terms of story and overall gameplay, but the social integration and realistic sounds of MW2 makes it more fun than MW1.
     
  16. MXH

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    From that point of view, sure, I do see your point and agree. I complained myself about it before. Though, NFS games of this generation (with the exception of Most Wanted) had the corniest titles anyway. I doubt it would've been any different and I'm glad they just re-used two older ones instead of making it worse.

    I do however hope EA Ghost will be more creative in that department.
     
  17. Babadingldoo

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    The major difference between these two games is what they were built around. The old one was built for singleplayer, while the new one was built for multiplayer. Whichever of these two gameplay elements you play games for, it's obvious which one you would pick as the "better game."

    The reason it's named the same is because this is how Criterion would have made Most Wanted. Instead of fighting for the top of the most wanted list with the law and the racing gang league crew, you're fighting for the top of the most wanted list with your friends via points, leaderboards, records, etc. Competitiveness will keep players playing far longer than things like customization ever will, if arcade machines of the past are any proof of this being true.
     
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    I don't like that both Criterion games have used old titles, specifically of Black Box games which seems like trying to give the studio slap in the face (not that I'd mind that after The Run).

    Thing is, they are sequels. Everything since NFS 2 is a sequel and has been building, and demoing and remodeling, to reach where we are now. Like it or not, the Criterion games would be compared to the rest of the series no matter what the name was.

    MY opinion, both Criterion games are better than their namesakes. For HP, It looks good, it was fun for a while, had intresting ideas, and kept me entertained as opposed to HP1 back on PS1 that I have played maybe four times total.

    As for Most Wanted, I have thought the demise of Black Box began somewhere between NFSU2 and MW. Rockport didn't flow, it felt thrown together with lots of "look-at-me" shiny stuff inbetween sections, the story wasn't hard to follow but it was hard to care about, especially coming off the U2 storyline of "That ******* tried to take me out!" that better warrants the structure. The cars were numb-handling bricks that had reverse as an afterthought. And then the dealbreaker for me was not the bland "customization", but the forced cop chases. Carbon mad them optional, but in MW you're required to hit certain marks in chases in order to advance, and if you mess up and get caught, all progress made is erased and you have to do it again, to which I finally said "No, I've had enough".

    Not to say the new one is perfect, the cops are pathetic up to level 3, the cars still feel like bricks if you don't have certain upgrades, civilian crashes are still just as annoying as they always have been, the soundtrack doesn't work for me (one moment as I praise the person who decided that personal playlist should be an option, whomever that may be.), and Fairhaven has it's own flow issues. The thing is, New MW overcomes most of what I just rattled off, where the old MW just sat there.

    Of course, this is all my opinion, and as I seem to be most of the rest of the time, I'm likely in the very small minoity.


    P.S.-Oh yes, drag racing in MW1 Sucked hard.
     
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  19. Nibster

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    MW1 had better everything, except for better graphics.
     
  20. Sage Ages

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    Most Wanted 2005, while amazing for the time, isn't as great as a lot of people say it is.

    Most Wanted 2012 however, appeals to a very different type of gameplay style. It's a very different game from the original and I feel like the name was just baggage from the supposed successor that they wanted to do but never quite got to.

    Both of them do things very differently, and it's hard to say which is a better game rather than which one you simply enjoyed more.
     
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