Feeds
75%
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Streets ahead?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Police and thieves in the street

At its most apparent, that fusion sees team play rewarded over individual achievement. Street racers earn the most Bounty – the game's holistic system of experience points – by ensuring at least one car crosses the finish line, with far less rewarded for simply finishing first. And traffic cops are rewarded far greater spoils for halting the entire race than for taking down individual cars.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Completely over the top

These team-focused mechanics make for tense cat-and-mouse affairs. Do you try to out-race the police or hang back and watch car numbers dwindle before dashing for the line? Do you try to catch the racer far ahead, or turn your police car around and pick off stragglers?

Gameplay is novel enough through driving alone to differentiate from the crowd of sprint-to-the-line variants in so many other racers. But DICE's influence doesn't stop there. Its multiplayer pedigree is brought to bear on Hot Pursuit's weapons, imbuing gameplay with a consideration that promotes them far above gimmickry.

Racers and police share two weapons: forward-firing EMPs, which buffet opponents off the driving line, and stingers, which spin cars out. In addition, traffic cops can set up roadblocks or call in helicopters to distract racers and drop stingers from above. Racers, on the other hand, can use jammers to temporarily disable police weaponry, or use turbo to defy conventional speeds.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Who's doing donuts now?

Weapons are least effective in isolation. EMPs do little damange, and stingers and roadblocks are circumvented with good driving. But combine weapons through team play and the mechanics shine. Avoiding stingers becomes impossible when hit by an EMP. And roadblocks represent far greater challenges to drivers worried when the helicopter above will to drop its payload.

New hybrid storage solutions

Next page: Road worthy

More from The Register

next story
Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained
They just cannae do it in time, says analyst
Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?
How keen will buyers be when exposed to the real price?
Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper
Monsters need to earn a living too
Amazon axes hated Fire Phone price: 99 pennies but a niche? Ain't none
Forgive the double negative but seriously, no one wants this mobe
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
The Apple Watch and CROTCH RUBBING. How are they related?
Plus: 'NostrilTime' wristjob vid action
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.