Need for Speed: The Run

What We Expected: Another top-notch racer from one of our favorite franchises. We have to admit, though. Those QTE’s that were shown for the game at this year’s E3 had us a bit worried, but the racing action on display took our fears away. Plus, it’s Need for Speed. That’s all we have to say. 

What We Got Instead: An unexciting racer with the worst excuse for a “story” we’ve ever had to play through. There just wasn’t much to do in this game. Rubberband A.I. reared its ugly head again, the story was painfully short (it sucked anyway) plus the QTE’s felt like a complete afterthought. More avalanches and chase sequences could have kept this racer in our systems for a lot longer. Next year we expect something more worthwhile, EA.