Yes, this is a formidable end to an awesome legacy of story based games from NFS. But as the story goes out new things do come into line. Talking about realism and reality is does makes a hit. There has been a lot of hue and cry about it being similar to Burnout Paradise. But not having a story behind its career game-play did disappoint few people, me for an instance. Its feels like racing for no reason! (Lack of motivation.) Most importantly I see a lack of experimentation, and innovation, which is quite expected from NFS franchise. But hey! Cutting edge graphics! An awesome game-play! Do make things even and smooth.