excellent choice of dream cars, first of all
I liked it, but not as a MW 2005 reboot or anything. I did some digging on what happened to this game and turns out EA didn’t give Criterion a chance to even finish the game. They made criterion release it half baked. Since that was the case, it was a very well polished and good looking, modern arcade racing game. I won’t say it was a proper Need for Speed, but it was still a good one.
TNP has never played Simulation racing games, only arcade ones.