5 Very Good! What NFS should have been!Will1986 | 24/11/2008 | See all Will1986's reviews (12)I liked the Need for Speed series until post-Underground 2 and have missed not having a title like this on the XBox 360. Until Now.***How it works***Like any Rockstar open-world title, you can progress through the game via a variety of paths.You have to make money and build reputation by winning races, making deliveries, running from the police and various other ways which allows you to unlock more physical and mechanical upgrades.***Difficulty***I have seen a few people complaining about difficulty, let me clear this up.The AI/Computer can be caught up if you crash, but let's be realisitic, if you're in a Golf GTi versus a Mercielago Roadster, you're gonna get beaten. SO DON'T RACE THEM FOR PINK SLIPS.So what Rockstar have done is filled the streets with main challenges with various difficulties but have also included an arcade style option where you can race arcade style on a specific route. This is accessed from the pause menu, then RB until you find the correct section.You can choose the difficulty of the AI and the amount of traffic etc. making it very easy.I used this arcade feature until i had enough performance upgrades to dominate the 'main' races with so much ease :)***Cars and parts***It's as simple as this.If you enjoy designing cars with detail ranging from seats and interior neons to wheels and suspension - you will LOVE this!I cannot get enough of tweaking my little Golf!The look and reactions of the cars are very detailed and uniquely diverse.***Online***Very Fun. You can race against others for rep and money for your career or just cruise around LA with your mates. Really good modes and great fun, like Burnout Paradise online.This is what would have made NFS:Underground 2 perfect.***Overall***Awesome game for all ages interested in modding cars.The only negative point is that it isn't obvious that you have all the routes available to you i.e. using arcade to build money first.Otherwise, this game is Epic. There is no doubt in my mind that NFS will have to take a long look at itself, a la Tony Hawk after Skate's release.100% BUY IT!!!