Arcade racers are a generally appealing experience that most gamers can agree upon. Whether it’s the manic glee of MotorStorm or the automotive pileups of games like Split/Second, there’s a competitive charm about the genre that puts the emphasis less on how cars feel--leave that to the Gran Turismos and Forza Motorsports of the world--and more on bragging rights and trash talk.
Based on our time playing it, and the content EA has showed off, we have plenty of reason to believe that Need for Speed: Most Wanted may end friendships. Frankly, that’s a fantastic reason to be excited for it. If nothing else, it evokes the fierce rivalries of Burnout. We expect to hear four-letter words flying around like so many pieces of scrap metal and car tires after a wreck. Here are nine reasons to be excited to play it.