Hello Skooter Blog readers. Today I talk about Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Limited Edition, acquired in Offerhouse. A Offerhouse is a Hong Kong shop that also sends to Brazil. Payment is via PayPal and shipping costs recorded $4,00 USD (U.S. dollars two). This store was already an old acquaintance, but did not buy it because the prices are usually the best ShopTo. On the occasion Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit na ShopTo was slightly more expensive, then opted for Offerhouse, a bit cheaper and in limited edition.
The limited edition included with exclusive access to two cars: Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione e Ford Shelby GT500. Furthermore, four cars already unlocked: Porsche Cayman S and Dodge Challenger SRT8 for police career, Audi TT RS Coupe and Chevrolet Camaro SS for race runner.
Now ShopTo também tem o Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Limited Edition, then the choice of a store or another will depend on the price at the time of purchase and the preference of the reader by the English version or Asian, which depend on the product.
The Asian version has English text, In the same way as the English version. Electronic Arts continues to provide the freshness of a code with the game that must be activated on PSN so you can play online, in order to try to eliminate the trade in used games, because the code can only be used on one console. The drawback here is that the game must be activated on PSN country of origin, in other words, if you buy the English version will have to turn it on PSN English (I already have my account there, probably also can be in other countries of Europe) and if you buy the Asian version, have to turn it into a Asian PSN (I created a PSN account in Hong Kong and activated there). Once activated, you can play with a PSN account from any country, inclusive do Brasil, that is what I am using.
As for the game, is very good. I'm a fan of the Need For Speed series since the first game came out for PCs (DOS) in 1995, and followed the ups and downs of the series. Got a bit of control in the early, for he was accustomed to the controls Need For Speed Shift (has review Blog here in Skooter, but it was purchased on Amazon Canada while I was there) and the F1 2010, but soon got used. You can play the cop chasing runners, and the role of the corridor, eventually fleeing from police.
The graphics are very beautiful and well-crafted, including effects such as those generated by the weather conditions and time of day. Throughout the game in career mode you'll unlocking new cars and can run with them, all graduates Veículos.
An interesting feature is called Autolog, it takes your friends list and compare your times with them. In general, is quite frustrating for the player, doing other things in life besides playing, see that while endeavor is almost impossible to mark the best time among all players in the world. So what Autolog does is create a ranking between you and your friends, making things more fun. If someone on your list beats your best time, Autolog warns you and asks you to try to improve it.
The downside is that it's a racing game without multiplayer dividing the screen. Play in two people requires getting in and out of the game every time control passes to another person, so that each person can log in with your account, driving their own cars, Autolog in dispute with their own friends, earn their own trophies, etc. Why is that Sony does not provide a way to allow the exchange of players without leaving the game, giving this option to developers? It's something I would love to know.
But summarizing: a good game, com bons graphics, boom, good gameplay, interesting career mode and Autolog to continue the fun after the career mode become monotonous, increasing at “durability” Match.
The purchase on Offerhouse was made in 26/11/2010, and sent the same day, coming 21/12. Less than a month is an excellent time considering that in November / December, the mail from Hong Kong and the IRS in Brazil are overloaded and delays happen in droves. There are packets sent before this that have not arrived yet. The package came as declared “Toys” no value $16 USD. The package also comes marked “Gift” and the sender is an individual named “André Vinicius”, should be part of the strategy of putting a store “Brazilian name” to minimize the chance of being taxed. De fate, was not taxed, but I think that is more the issue than by sampling these antics do not fool anyone.
Through the tracking number I see by the Hongkong Post website that the package left Hong Kong in 04/12, by mail and see that he was awarded in Brazil 15/12 and was delivered in 21/12:
|21/12/2010 19:24||CSD (Removed)||Delivered|
|21/12/2010 12:29||CSD (Removed)||Out for delivery|
|15/12/2010 14:14||BRAZIL – BRAZIL / XX||Awarded|
|Received / Brazil|
And I'm ending here leaving the links to products mentioned in this article:
- Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (ShopTo)
- Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Limited Edition (ShopTo)
- Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit – Limited Edition (Offerhouse)