As a fan of NFS: Underground 2 and especially of NFS: Most Wanted, I just had to get this game. My friend got it for the Xbox 360 and said it was 'just like Most Wanted'. True enough, the gameplay is very similar and it features a lot of the best elements from Underground 2 and from Most Wanted. Now for the bad part . . .
The graphics. The in game graphics are so bad, I was seriously thinking about returning this game and getting the PC version. Even trucks appear out of nowhere and the only way to tell that a vehicle is approaching is by looking for their shadows on the ground - it's ridiculous.
How come Nintendo seem able to produce super shiny graphics for their consoles, but 3rd party companies can't? This isn't a new phenomenon either - remember Mario 64 and Wave Race 64? Groundbreaking stuff at the time, but the 3rd party games never came anywhere close.
I actually made the statement that the graphics were worse than on Most Wanted on the Gamecube, but then I put that on the Wii to see if I was right. well, Most Wanted was in lower resolution and looked a bit grainier, but the detail level was better than this game. Undercover has more pixels and is shinier, but the graphics are only marginally better than those on the Gamecube. How can this be possible? Did Nintendo forget to tell EA something, I wonder . . ?
In summation: DISAPPOINTING!!!