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Need For Speed Heat Trial Available For EA Access & Origin Access Subscribers (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Need For Speed Heat

Need For Speed Heat Trial Available For EA Access & Origin Access Subscribers (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

The Need For Speed Heat trial is available for EA Access (Xbox One, PlayStation 4 – $4.99 per month, or $29.99 for a full year) and Origin Access Basic (PC – $4.99/month or $29.99/year) subscribers.

Origin Access Premier (PC – $14.99/month or $99.99/year) subscribers can download and play the full version of the game now, with no time restrictions.

EA Access and Origin Access Basic allows members to try upcoming EA games, for up to 10 hours, prior to release, offering 10% off all EA digital purchases and more. It also gives users access to The Vault, which houses a growing library of EA games subscribers can play as much as they want. Origin Access Premier subscribers can download and play the full version of games, prior to official release date.

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed™ Heat, a white-knuckle street racer, where the lines of the law fade as the sun starts to set. By day, Palm City hosts the Speedhunter Showdown, a sanctioned competition where you earn Bank to customize and upgrade your high-performance cars. At night, ramp up the intensity in illicit street races that build your reputation, getting you access to bigger races and better parts. But stay ready – cops are waiting and not all of them play fair.

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  1. Just played the first race with the EA Access Trial and all I can say is I am extremely disappointed with how the driving feels. There is no vibration feed back when driving. The old Need For Speed Underground games had vibration feed back where you could feel the road. That is non-existent in Need For Speed Heat.
    I won't be getting the game unless this is something they can patch in.
    I haven't played Need For Speed in years. Maybe due to the horrible reviews, especially the most recent NFS game. After having played this on Origin Access , I'm actually enjoying it. It probably helps that my expectations were not high. I understand that this is not Forza, nor is it Horizons.
    Early Impressions
    Pros:
    +Gorgeous game on a powerful PC. I imagine it will look great on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
    +Sound is spot on as well. Engines sound mean.
    +Customization options for cars are fantastic.
    Cons:
    -It hasn't been difficult to evade police (though this could scale up in the game as I progress).
    -If you're hoping for a game where handling doesn't feel like your car is on a rail, prepare to be disappointed. I think it works, but that's just my tolerance for an "arcady" racer. Racing purists may not like it.
    -It's still EA. I suppose this was going to be a con no matter what game they put out. Expect micro-transactions, the SJW agenda to rear its head, and a game attempting to appeal to the masses rather than the hardcore.
    Tried it last night on my XBox One X... I was very disappointed in it overall. It looks great graphically and has some pretty good audio, but that's where it ended for me. First of all, I was shocked to see that it doesn't support a steering wheel, so my Thrustmaster TX sat idle while I relegated myself to a controller (which I suck with in ANY racing game of any type). It didn't matter that I was using a controller in this one though, as the game feels more like I'm guiding a camera on rails rather than steering a car.... (sigh).
    After 10 minutes I'd had enough. It wouldn't matter if wheel support was there or not for this one, if it's going to be on rails, it would be of no consequence. I wasn't expected much with this one as it's been over a decade since a NFS came out that I found appealing, but this one didn't even live up to my already diminished expectations.
    It's a shame wheels don't work with the consoles because the emulator programs out there on PCs let you use wheels, and it works quite well with this game.  
    The more I read, the happier I am that this game didn't even register as a blip on the radar for me.
    A shame. The first time I played Need for Speed back on the 3DO, it was awesome. Sucks it's come to this place. The fact that I'm sure it's "free" on Origin Access Premier and it's STILL not worth a download is sad.
    TCrouch
    The more I read, the happier I am that this game didn't even register as a blip on the radar for me.
    A shame. The first time I played Need for Speed back on the 3DO, it was awesome. Sucks it's come to this place. The fact that I'm sure it's "free" on Origin Access Premier and it's STILL not worth a download is sad.

    NFS on the 3DO was my favorite of the lot as well. I've already deleted Heat from my hard drive. The only way I would possibly ever try it again would be if they ever add steering wheel support, which would include my Thrustmaster TX. Then again, if the handling is as on-rails at that point, I don't think it would help matters much.
    I am really liking this game. of course, I'm not a serious racer and don't play racing games with a steering wheel. I'm not the type into Forza.
    I also don't really care for customization but the game makes it easy to do and understandable.
    This is the type of game for someone like me and others who don't care about all the bells and whistles of racing and just likes to drive around, win races and have cop chases. The characters are interesting too.
    Will play out my trial and then wait for it to go under $20 or go in the Vault.
    Graphically and sonically it's very impressive. I'm looking for something that has more of a driving and handling feel to it, and it's clear that wasn't part of the core design of this game. They don't advertise it as such so it's not like they're hiding anything.

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