What I Played Today: Need for Speed: Undercover


Need to do a little something different gameplay-wise today. I’ve been itching to play some racing games since watching a Forza Horizon 2 livestream about a week or so ago. So, I found myself on Steam looking at Burnout Paradise. Realizing it was an EA game, I found my way to Origin in time for a sale on racing games (I don’t actually know if it was specifically a racing game sale, but that’s all I looked at) looking for older Burnout games. No luck on that front, but I need end up getting Need for Speed: Pro Street, Need for Speed: Undercover, Need for Speed: Shift and Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box for around $20.

My first thought was to play through the Need for Speed cames in order of release, but unfortunately Pro Street turned out to be a wash. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t get the game to launch (and I was unable to get a refund, as best I can tell because I waited to long after first attempting to launch the game). So, with one out, I moved on to Undercover. And was pleasantly reminded that these games use live action cutscenes for story, in this case using Maggie q and Christina Milian, so that was a fun discovery.

I’m not sure how much time I’ve put into the game so far, but I’ve been having a lot of fun with it, and I have found myself becoming weirdly invested in the story, as cliche as it is. Earlier today I recorded a little more than an hour’s worth of gameplay in which I think I hit each of the game’s different race modes and culminating in one of the aforementioned live action cutscenes. I know i’ll be playing this one through to the end (assuming my limited skills allow me to) and I’ll probably even stream some of it at some point in the next week.

  1. […] talked about the why behind me playing Need for Speed: Undercover before (click here to see that). The important thing to note about this stream is that it was the first time […]

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