Everyone is busy and everyone gets busier around the holidays. Hence, this ain't cheating…it's justified.

The first two DLC packs have arrived for EA's highly entertaining Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit , and believe it or not, neither one actually "adds" anything. No, both are Timesaver Packs for those who have little time and less patience. The Racer Timesaver pack unlocks all the available cars for racers and the SCPD Timesaver pack unlocks all the cop cars. Yep, with these packs, you will get access to every single vehicle in the game, without ever having to clear a single solitary event. It'll only cost you $8, too, as the packs are $3.99 each. Of course, if you don't want to be a pansy and opt to earn your super hot cars, we understand. It's that feeling of accomplishment, right? Heck, these packs are almost like paying to see the ending before playing the game…well, almost. It's just a bunch of cars, really. Besides, don't you want to destroy the times set by your friends, who are probably still tooling around in the lesser rides?

Hot Pursuit is a darn fun game but for hardcore racing aficionados, today is exciting for a different reason…

Related Game(s): Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

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CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

I never understood these. Why buy a game if you don't have time to play it… Although I guess online play is partly to blame for this. I don't know how many times I've gotten into an online match and I've heard someone say they haven't played the single player campaign. They just jumped right into online.

I don't get that. I like unlocking something in campaign and then trying it out online. I've always felt that games should have the unlockables and the online coincide. You have to actually play the game to get the most out of it…but if someone is willing to shell out money to not play a game that they paid for…who am I to laugh at that business model?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

It's entitlement thinking. People actually say – I paid for the game, I should have everything immediately without putting any effort into it. Games used to have unlocks and you played the game to find them. Now games come with everything unlocked, or with a purchasable unlock. It's all about the lowest common denominator. Gotta make the games accessible to casual gamers, so here come the unlocks. EA got Criterion to add this to Burnout Paradise about a year after launch. The whole game was overhauled a bit to make it easier too, things like auto-barrel rolling and what not. It's all about feeding the entitlement minded casual gamers who complain the instant they can't get something because they suck at the game.

</rant>

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

lol @ buying success.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Doesn't get you the trophies though.

🙂

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yep, say this in the in-game store. EA made them do this with Burnout Paradise too. It was a feature that was added nearly a year after release and made Burnout Paradise easier than can be, no more learning the routes and winning races to get the cars for you. Nope, just give us $4.99 and save all that game playing….

I hated it then, and I hate it now.

That said, my wife enjoys racing games, but the high speed, don't hit anything kinds of event she hates because she's less precise on the control. She's playing it for fun, not competition, and so this may be something for her because I rather suspect she won't have the patience to do both racer and cop careers all the way through.

So I do see the other side of the coin. Still, I hate it when some n00b has the best car because they paid for it and didn't bother earning it. Then again in an online race when it's like that, the n00b is still a n00b, and it shows within about 10 seconds of the start as his super car is left in the dust by something far less exotic.

Simcoe
Simcoe
9 years ago

Especially when you take them down in ye old reliable Crown Victoria!

The Crown Vic should be available in all classes, just for the hell of it!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

LOL! I like that idea. Either that or they need to add a specially souped-up version that looks like the conventional Crown Vic, but drives like a car that's worth $250,000 more…

frostface
frostface
9 years ago

I have to admit. I don't like the idea of buying all the cars but I did just that in Burnout Paradise. My brother had used my profile to unlock cars, beat the road rules, trophies/awards and kinda ruined the achievement element of the game for me.
Even when I deleted the save data, he'd most of the game completed under my name so I only really was getting any fun out of the online with Ch1n00k and Deadman. So I wrote the game off and bought all the cars just for the online element. I wasn't happy about it but it was the only way I was gonna unlock any more then the few starting off cars, after deleting the save data.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

That sucks man. I know they have their uses, but I still hate these time-saver unlock everything add-ins.

CH1N00K
CH1N00K
9 years ago

Speaking of which, we still need to finish those online challenges. I think I'm only a few away from on locking the diamond p12. I almost had it and then we stopped playing for some reason.

Don't imagine I'll ever get it now, with NFS and GT5..plus all the other games coming down the pipeline, It's getting hard to find the time to play all the new games let alone go back and revisit the old classics.

frostface
frostface
9 years ago

Always make time for the old classics. Let me know when you have time and I'm down!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

anyone crazy enough, this game will be $35 at best buy on black friday.

as for this dlc if i pick up this game this will not be something i get. rather actually play the game.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
9 years ago

Wow how cheap. Got a good review for nothing. Paying 64$ for it inclides all the cars . Paying 8$ to unlock em is a way for developers to get money… People the cars are already there….

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Yep, all you have to do is play for a while. It's not hard.

556pineapple
556pineapple
9 years ago

I remember when all you had to do this was enter a secret code. Now you have to give them money to do it. It discourages cheaters I guess…

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

It's in that other DLC that automatically buys all similar DLC's and also charges by itself to your credit card used for your PSN.

spiderboi
spiderboi
9 years ago

Chalk it up once more for the "casual gamer".

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

EA has been doing this for some time. If people don't have the time, they can pay EA to give them access to everything right away. I think it's more prudent to unlock everything yourself, though.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

That's pathetic… I understand that people would choose to take that route, but I don't understand why. I mean, damn. You put in fifty hours and you get the exact same result, so why bother shelling out extra money? I still remember putting in over 60 hours to get 100% on Burnout Paradise, and that was super rewarding for me… Then I lost my save data. So sad.
Peace.

swapnilgyani
swapnilgyani
9 years ago

Fail!

tlpn99
tlpn99
9 years ago

As highlander says on one side it is a good idea on the other it can seem a bad idea. I would not buy it myself. There was one for BC2 unlock all the guns I wouldnt play it again if I did that lol. 🙂

DemonNeno
DemonNeno
9 years ago

It's one thing to unlock cars for local multi player,especially if you're trying to get a variety to play with. As for career gaming, I wouldn't want to ruin the fun of earning things.

STAY3R
STAY3R
9 years ago

sooo basically it's like selling the cheat codes, godddd after somedays they will start selling the game ending as dlc, peace be upon them

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
9 years ago

These "time saver" packs were available on release Tuesday.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I think this kind of unlock is for people who don't game. They spent this money for a game and they want to see all the cars right away. Heaven forbid they PLAY the game and unlock the cars.

As if they "don't have the time" … If they didn't have the time they'd have waited for the game to be cheaper.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

OK, when I first read this article, I was just going to keep my big mouth shut, but the more I thought about it, the more it got me seething on the inside.

OK, I've got nothing against this gameat all(I loved the demo), but…

I'm really beginning to hate on all these games & places are now offering you early in-game rewards for pre-ordering there.

I mean, come on, where's the freaking pride of just playing the game to unlock all the game's rewards on your own?

I blame, & also damn, M$ for all this inferior gaming BS that's been running amok this generation, seeing how they brought on this f*cking twitcher, entitlement, mentality.

And all us who are non-twitchers should be very, very, very, worried, cause pretty soon they'll probably start wanting to only offer us all only i choice… of no actual games at all.
Just pre-orders that just buying the story-ending clip, and that is only shown on their own in-store monitor.

That way all these no-time-for-real-gaming addled chimpanzee's(no offense to any real chimps), can both, buy, & sell back, their freaking "untouched by human hand's" game in just 1 swift 7-second feeding frenzy.

More bananas for MaGilla, anyone?

___________
___________
9 years ago

does this fix the controls?
no?
pass!
wont be buying this game till i can ask the car to turn, and it immediately turns, no more of that waiting list BS!
why, o why couldent criterion just make this burnout paradise with cops?
instead of spending the week blasting by cops which i should of been doing, ive been severing limbs and turning peoples insides to there outsides in splatterhouse.
such a cool game that, puts a massive sadistic smile on my face.
now THIS is the game i would make!

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

For someone who says they spent so very long playing GT4, you have a lot of trouble with an arcade racer….Personally, my DS3 works just fine, and the steering is about as responsive as I could expect in an arcade racer that encourages irresponsible speeds and drifting.

___________
___________
9 years ago

i dont have trouble with anything, the controls are just slow to respond.
the dead zone is faaaaaaaaar too big!
even on the PC with wheel support, you do a full lock and it takes the car a few seconds to turn.
next time you play the game drift around the corner by hitting square, than compare it to coming off the gas than going back on.
you will notice if you hit square the tail comes out straight away, which is how it should always be, but slamming on the gas mid turn takes a while for the back to break loose.
everyone knows you slam the gas on mid turn, the back of the car is suddenly going to turn into the front, than back, than front, than back, than front again very quickly.
especially if its a muscle car!
im not asking it to be GT5, im just asking it to have different handling cars as it should.
there should be no lag in the controls, and a muscle car should handle completely differently to a exotic car.
when you have a lambo handling like a corvette you really know your in trouble!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Pagani vs Lamborghini

So, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is all about living out unrelastic car fantasies…

"But what if it was for real"?

That question has now been answered in this trailer with a Pagani Zonda Cinque and a Lamborghini Murcielago Interceptor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cm8f-TvxJR0&feature=player_embedded