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Need for Speed: The Run Is Two Hours Of Racing

Can I just walk it?

Uh oh. This doesn’t sound very good. According to the video review for EA’s upcoming transamerican racer, it’s only got around two hours of actual racing. That figure doesn’t include the cut scenes, menus or retries but it does account for all the actual interactive game elements.

That seems shockingly short and with the structure of the game being tied into a story, the prospect of replaying sections might be limited too. Of course, two hours of the best racer ever might be well worth retail price but that depends on NfS: The Run having something amazing hidden under its bodywork.

We’ve been trying to get review code ourselves but as yet, we’ve had no response from EA.

Source: GameTrailers

50 Comments
  1. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    I thought the demo was Weak Street myself and I love arcade racers, sounds like the Criterion entries into the NfS series will be the one’s to watch out for.

    2 hrs of game time bulked out by (IMO) a load of bullshit is shocking.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:37.
    • p9ul
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Personally, I’m hoping Criterion are working on a Burnout game rather than an NFS title.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:50.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        Which they are, thankfully. They’re working on an open world racer, so a sequel to Paradise is a no-brainer.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 17:08.
      • DJ Judas
        Epic
        Since: Aug 2008

        How unfortunate. Fingers crossed for that Burnout HD collection.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 17:27.
      • Jakster123x
        Member
        Since: Aug 2011

        Yeah same. Paradise was awesome.

        Para-para-paradise.

        Sorry.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 17:49.
      • CoD sucks
        Banned
        Since: Apr 2010

        This comment is hidden.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 19:21.
      • KeRaSh
        Member
        Since: Nov 2009

        +1 for Jakster’s Coldplay reference!
        Anyways, with the game being called The Run, there might be more to the game than just racing. Assassin’s Creed probably has less than 2 hours of assassination gameplay…

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 20:55.
      • Deathbrin
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        I thought that was a pata-pata-patapon reference :D

        Comment posted on 15/11/2011 at 01:55.
  2. djhsecondnature
    Since: Forever

    I find this VERY hard to believe. We hear these figures all the time and they’re more often than not bullshit.

    Of course, it if is true, then it doesn’t bode well.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:39.
  3. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    TWO HOURS!? That’s just put me right off it. Why do i get the feeling that it will be padded out in an attempt to make it seem longer? :(

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:39.
  4. nemesisND1derboy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    Oooof. 2 hours?

    That can’t be true, can it? For the sake of that franchise, I hope not.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:39.
  5. HoboCastro
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    2 hours is probably why there isn’t a review code. Shocking! Seems to be a straight fight between Forza and Driver for driving GOTY.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:40.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Driver? Really?

      Not saying I disagree with you as I am quite enjoying it personally, but i know quite a few people that just plain didn’t get on with it.

      Not sure it’s GotY material myself tbh, but it is a fun romp.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:46.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        Looking at the Racing games this year, it’ll certainly be up there.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:50.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Actually, now that I think about it, the only other driving games I have actually played this year are Motorstorm Apocalypse & Dirt 3 (I think).

        You have a point.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:53.
      • CoD sucks
        Banned
        Since: Apr 2010

        This comment is hidden.

        Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 19:24.
      • nemesisND1derboy
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        TrackMania 2 Canyon says hi!

        Comment posted on 15/11/2011 at 02:09.
  6. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Ridiculous, given the amount of actual time it would take to drive that distance – you couldn’t fly it in that time!!

    Not saying it should be the same as actual time, but defo more than 2 hours!

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:43.
  7. nofi
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Might not be all that bad – for example, Outrun lasts about 10 minutes, and I love it.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:44.
    • freezebug2
      Member
      Since: Dec 2008

      GTI club+ 2 minutes? :P

      Comment posted on 15/11/2011 at 09:19.
  8. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    Strange I read a preview today from someone who claimed he played for two hours and reached the first city (1/4 of the game).

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:45.
    • Forrest_01
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      I guess the thing to bear in mind is whether he meant that he timed the sections that he played & it all amounted to two hours, or if in fact he turned it on at 12:00 & switched it off at 14:00.

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:48.
  9. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    To be honest, after playing the demo, for anyone that buys it it will probably be a godsend that it only lasts two hours.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:46.
    • cc_star
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Forever

      Hi five

      Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 22:35.
    • mugsybalone
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Couldn’t agree more. From the steady flow of racing games released over the past 12 months or so, this was the worst by a healthy margin, judging by the demo. It’d take a remarkably easy platinum trophy to get me to play any further.

      Comment posted on 15/11/2011 at 02:01.
  10. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    If this is true that’s terrible. 2 Hours of racing…in a racing game!? I really didn’t enjoy the demo for the game. The driving was just odd in comparison to Hot Pursuit which I felt was brilliant.

    Comment posted on 14/11/2011 at 16:47.

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