NFS games used to really beautiful and creative tracks. I used to love just cruising around on the great variety of maps and taking in all the breathtaking scenery. Every map was so unique.
But since Underground, the only tracks you get are the same repetitive urban city tracks over and over again. No imagination whatsoever. Not to mention all the tacky bling bling, cartoonish graphics and handling.
The last decent NFS game was Hot Pursuit 2. But since Underground, EA seems content trying to grab that hip-hop urban youth market. So all the 12-year old gangsta wannabes out there will probably love this game.