I read a lot of things about the game before it was released. All signs pointed to it being a great game, even better than PGR, Rallisport, and Sega GT. Well they were wrong, big time.
I loved the NFS series for the Playsation. Their style of gameplay, and the way you could move the cars made it my favorite racing game. Sure, it wasn't too realistic. But it was on the border line of realistic and un-realistic, which made it a great game. Well, it looks like Hot Pursuit 2 has totally mutated into a new type of game. The cars are very hard to move, almost like they way twice more than they should. You also can't getaway from the cops anymore. They stick right on your side, and the only way to shake them is to slow down, and spin them out by hitting the side of their bumper.
I thought that the graphics would've been superb, even better than PGR. They aren't, and its obvous that this game was trying to become the 2nd PGR. They basically copied them in every instance of gameplay! And couldn't even get the graphics right.
I'd rather play NFS: Hot Pursuit and NFS: High Stakes for the Playstation anyday than NFS: Hot Pursuit 2. I am just disapointed and let down by this game.