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  1. #41  
    Can someone please make a video about NFS? Pleeeaaassseee!!!!! I'd like to see it from launching the NFS game, navigating inside the menu, playing the game till swiping it away.

    that would be awesome because Palm has forgotten about us european!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rrryanc View Post
    1) The game clearly isn't anything beyond a limited iPhone port. The back-gesture and keyboard do nothing, even though they'd be great for the menus, and possibly even parts of the game. As far as I can tell, there's no way to play your own music in the background, though that might be more of a performance issue.
    Playing your own music in the background would be nice.

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    2) The menus suck. The icons are _somewhat_ intuitive, but it still wouldn't hurt to have labels, would it?
    I thought so at first but then I realized you can run your finger along the menu and the labels appear next to the icons. So actually I think it's pretty slick.

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    3) The lady's mouth moves in the text intros to things( not the cinematic portions ) but there's no voice. What's up with that?
    Yeah that was weird.

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    4) A phone isn't the ideal medium for a racing game. It's not terrible, but without the option of controlling speed, shifting, etc, it's really just a watered down racing game. Fun, but not breathtaking.
    Yeah if it had speed control it would be much better; but as is it's not too bad.

    Quote Originally Posted by rrryanc View Post
    I'm still going to enjoy this game, I don't regret spending $10 on it in the slightest. But on my absolute game scale of greatness it gets a 6.5/10.
    I haven't played far enough into the game to know if it has police chases (like other NFS games). If it does, I'd rate it higher. If it doesn't, I'd give it about the same rating.
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    I just got finished playing NFSU on an iPod Touch 3g and Palm Pre. The only difference I saw was faster loading times on the Touch and a little closer up view of the car you were driving. The accelerometer felt a little more sensitive on the Touch too but that wasn't that noticeable. Graphics were the same.

    I'm sure continued updates from Palm and EA will get the loading times up. But overall I think we have a true iPhone killer. Hopefully we get all the hot iPhone Apps ported over soon!
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    The graphics are great on this game. The controls are easy to learn. I got to race a few before my son took the phon from me. Looks like I will be playing this one after his bedtime.
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    all i can say is.... so long PSP-Go!

    I was thinking of buying that but with this start on 3D gaming, i dont think i will need a PSP anymore.

    Now i hope they make NBA Live soon! \

    WOrth the $10!
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    Pretty happy with it so far, up to the fifth track/mission. Graphics look awesome, no real glitches, would like to see these more in the $5 range, but pretty good experience overall...
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  7. #48  
    This is cool, I am not a huge gamer, but addicting and very inuitive, don't need a lot of labels.
  8. #49  
    As resistant as I am to spending $10 on a single app that I don't get to try first... I'm going to go for it... even if I never play it, I'll at least have a nice "show off" app. haha
  9. #50  
    Quote Originally Posted by DanPLC View Post

    I haven't played far enough into the game to know if it has police chases (like other NFS games). If it does, I'd rate it higher. If it doesn't, I'd give it about the same rating.
    It does....I had to escape 5
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    So what are the odds that EA or similar developers would continue to work on a title like this and send us updates of an even more-better game? Have they done anything like that on the eyePhone?



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  11. #52  
    I'll post a video of it when I download it in a little bit (even though there's already a little bit on the home page of this site).
  12. #53  
    Quote Originally Posted by Steph3n View Post
    It does....I had to escape 5
    I played the level where you have to bash up 5 cop cars. Is that the level you're talking about, or is there another one where they actually chase you and you have to elude them?

    I wonder if all the levels are linear races. I have one of the NFS games for the Xbox 360 and there were levels where you could explore the city. If you caused enough trouble (speeding, accidents, etc.), the police would start coming after you. Now that was fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanPLC View Post
    I haven't played far enough into the game to know if it has police chases (like other NFS games). If it does, I'd rate it higher. If it doesn't, I'd give it about the same rating.
    Oh there are most definitely some police chases
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    Need For Speed - Undercover

    So here we are, hours after the CES Press conference with a series of new apps that have been released by some fairly high profile companies, a first for WebOS and a much needed boost to the App Catalog. Today I will be reviewing Need For Speed - Undercover. In case you've been living under a rock that has been hidden in a cave for the past decade you most likely know what Need For Speed is, however, for those of you that have only recently emerged I'll give you an overview of what your looking at here. The Need For Speed (Or NFS for short) franchise from Electronic Arts is all about taking a stock production car and personalizing it per your taste and then driving it... fast. This personalization includes performance tweaks and visual modifications and then going out and establishing yourself as a dominant racer in a number of different scenarios. The game we're looking at today has you going Undercover (As the title suggests) and racing against all sorts of nasty-for-no-reason thugs who apparently spend a majority of their time street racing... in fact, just imagine Fast and The Furious with less plot and your in the right zone, so lets get into it...

    Gameplay
    Being a game designed for a cell phone there are limitations as you might expect. However, that being said, the setup is pretty standard for racing games on touch screen devices. Hold the phone landscape style with the slider closed and tilt it to the left and right like you had an awkwardly shaped steering wheel. Now, the car automatically accelerates for you, so there isn't any way to adjust your acceleration rate. The being said, you do have some options, 1 Finger on the screen Brakes, 1 Finger swiped up initiates your Nitro Boost (NOS if we're being all Paul Walker about it), 1 finger down activates a slow-mo that allows you dodge obstacles (aka. Bullet Time). Also, tilting the phone sharply initiates a drift (Controlled Slide) around a corner. And then 2 fingers on the screen pauses your game. Simple, yet effective. It will take you a little while to master it, but in the end, it works... and that's what you want, right? In terms of actual gameplay, you race against your opponents, out run the cops and upgrade your car. The tracks you race on aren't exactly the most exciting things on the planet, but they seem to cater to the control scheme more than anything, which in the end is actually a pretty good thing. I would rather have a game that plays well then one that ends up frustrating me to end with a shoddy control scheme and unnavigable tracks. Its a fun combo that can be addicting, I've only had a few hours with it up to this point so I can hardly call myself a master, but I doubt that there are layers of depth that I'm missing at this point. Its fun for fun's sake and sometimes, that's what matters the most.

    Graphics
    So, wow... graphics... if you haven't been active in the homebrew community and witnessed what the WebOS Internals guys have done with Doom and Quake, then this game will quite simply melt you brain. Sure, its the first in a series of games that actually have access to the Pre's GPU, but it looks VERY impressive to be one of the first to pop up on the platform. The graphics are easily better than anything you will find on the Nintendo DS, and while they might fall slightly short of the PSP in the texture department they still look fantastic. What we are seeing here is the Pre emerging as a platform that can truly stand up and say that its a capable gaming machine, something that most of us have been waiting for for quite a while. The game has an extremely solid frame rate and I experienced no slowdowns in my play time. An impressive feat from a phone that would freeze on me while playing Topple Ball not but 3 weeks ago.

    Sound
    Sound is actually pretty interesting here, I was expecting basic engine rev'ing sounds and a relatively unimpressive sound scheme. And while its far from the quality of sound you'll get from a modern day console, its still something that works extremely well within the context of the game. It does have an actual music soundtrack, which doesn't appear to be customizable as of now and is largely there just for background noise as far as I'm concerned, but its still a nice touch. Other than that, engines sound like engines, tire squeal is tire squeal... again, it just works.

    Value
    Well, so we come to it, the price of the game is $9.99, which is a pretty steep price of entry for a game with no demo to try out. However, with that being said, I've certainly spent more money on less. The game is a solid package and is absolutely one of the most impressive apps available in the App Store today. Its not mind blowing, and I personally think it should be priced at the $5.00 range, but I doubt that you will find yourself being very disappointed with it even at $9.99.

    Overall
    SO, would I buy it again? Yes... hands down it was one of the most exciting things I've been able to download from the App Catalog to date. It has the same kind of polish you would expect to find on a game that has been created by one of the earths largest gaming entities and its fun. There isn't much more to it than that.

    I will add, that while we witness the birth of real, functional, innovative and beautiful apps we can look on the games that were released today and see what a difference a few months can make. More than anything this game is exciting because of the possibilities it hints at, and in the mean time, we have a pretty solid racer on our hands, and I'm very happy with that.

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    #56  
    Quote Originally Posted by DanPLC View Post
    Playing your own music in the background would be nice.



    I thought so at first but then I realized you can run your finger along the menu and the labels appear next to the icons. So actually I think it's pretty slick.



    Yeah that was weird.



    Yeah if it had speed control it would be much better; but as is it's not too bad.



    I haven't played far enough into the game to know if it has police chases (like other NFS games). If it does, I'd rate it higher. If it doesn't, I'd give it about the same rating.
    i rocked nfs with pandora in the background. sure it would work with music player, too. just a thought.
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    #57  
    Anyone try playing NFSU on the Touchstone with the Palm Case on? Works surprisingly well, kinda feels like a steering well and theres no worry about battery drain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PreGk View Post
    Anyone try playing NFSU on the Touchstone with the Palm Case on? Works surprisingly well, kinda feels like a steering well and theres no worry about battery drain.
    Not a bad idea hahaha...... im gonna try that. But im still trying to decide to download NFS or Asphault 5 first? Which one crashes the LEAST?
  18. #59  
    NFSU crashes on me all of the time. it's so annoying.
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    I have too much free time on my hands I already beat the game it only crashed on me a total of 3 times very impressed now going back and beating my scores the drift mode at the end was fun during the gameplay I was thinking it would be cool if they had something like that and to my surprise they did
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